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5 must-read books on Self-Improvement

A self-improvement book is one that is written with the intention to instruct its readers on improvising themselves. When you read an inspiring book, you fill yourself with positivity and motivation. A worthy book of self-improvement/ Self-help can help you interpret your life in a different manner. Not only your views would expand but they also become more positive. These uplifting thoughts will then help you stay calm during an adverse situation.

Let us look at a few self-improvement books that will not only inspire you, but give you a fresh perspective on life!

1. Atomic Habits by James Clear

According to James, an atomic habit is a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do but is also the source of incredible power; a component of the system of compound growth. If you are someone who struggles with self-discipline, this book will definitely make you believe in the power of habits. The book is spread over 20 chapters, each of them giving you an insight about how your daily routine plays a huge role in shaping your life.

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2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The book talks about 7 habits you need to inculcate in order to improve your efficiency. These habits are:

  • Be proactive

  • Begin with the end in mind

  • Put first things first

  • Think win/win

  • Seek first to understand then be understood

  • Synergize

  • Sharpen the saw

It also leads you through the journey of power of affirmations. Stephen believes that writing or reviewing a mission statement changes you because it forces you to think through your priorities deeply, carefully, and to align your behavior with your beliefs.

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3. Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? by Seth Godin

The eye-catchy title of the book is summarised as: ‘Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue’.

The book talks about 3 big ideas:

  • Just Ship: Moving past the idea of perfection can do wonders in your life. The process should be more important than a perfectly-finished product.

  • Be human, Be different: This idea is focused on connection and caring. The book explains how a lot of potential not being tapped into because we are so busy adhering to the rules.

  • Consistency is key: Being consistent in whatever you do will bring you results in the long-term.

4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Managing our finances is one task that we all struggle with. The book was first published in 1997 and quickly became a must-read for improvising your financial habits. It destroys the myth that the rich are born rich, explains why your personal residence may not really be an asset, describes the real difference between an asset and a liability, and much more.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad contains a total of 10 chapters, apart from the introduction. It is an extremely interesting read, bound to make you financially literate by the end. And yes, the hype around the book is worth!

5. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This book reinforces the fact that good communication really has nothing to do with natural talent or smooth words, but knowing the right tactics to use with interacting with others, something everyone can do.

Communication is one of the single most important skills you can work on, given how critical communication is to everything that we do. In today's virtual world, communication is as important as ever. The book enlists 30 principles that must be followed to improve communication.
The 30 principles of the book, Credits: Hubspot


So guys, these were some books on self-improvement that we highly recommend!

Happy reading!


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