There is no friend as loyal as a book, and maybe that’s why it is said that books are our best friends. They stay with us through thick and thin, teach us life lessons and transport us to dreamlands.
Self help books are a great way to find inspiration and motivation. Whether it is spiritual awakening you are looking at, peace, or just beneficial life lessons, you can find them all in the pages of these books.
Here’s the list of 7 popular self help books that would change your outlook towards life and fill you with energy.
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Ever since its release, The Secret has become a phenomenon. It is one of the most popular and most loved self help books across the world.
The book teaches you to use The Secret in all aspects of your life – relationships, health, money and happiness. It has words of wisdom from modern day teachers that can help you achieve eternal happiness and bliss.
Light compelling stories that are inspiring and heartwarming is what The Secret is all about.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The book talks about 7 habits of people to make them more effective in their personal and professional life. Stephen Covey explains how having healthy relationships is the key to an effective and happy life.
It is a concept centric approach to solving personal and professional problems. In today’s world where we constantly face challenges and upheavals, this is a refreshing book that helps you sail through the ups and downs.
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Next on the list of self help books is the much raved Rich Dad, Poor Dad. The book talks about money and finance all through. So if numbers are your best friends, this is what you should be reading.
Kiyosaki is a finance author and lecturer and gives insights of unique economic perspectives that he gained from different influences, his 2 fathers. One father who is highly educated but not financially strong, and the other who is a school dropout and a self made multi-millionaire.
The book teaches us various ways to view our finances. It’s easy to read and full of interesting anecdotes.
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
When talking about self help books, one cannot miss The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. If you are looking for a life full of abundance, joy, balance and courage, then you’ll love this book.
It is a story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. It is a life changing book and gives your life a direction. Full of inspiration and motivational lessons, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari will help you live fully one day at a time.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho is an author who needs no introduction. His books are a worldwide phenomenon. The Alchemist is a story about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. The book effectively tells us the importance of listening to our heart and transforming power of our dreams.
The story highlights the power of simplicity and is full of inspiring and motivating wisdom. What starts as a journey to find treasure turns into a discovery of finding treasure within. It is emotional and touches the chords of the heart in the right places.
- The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Dr. Vincent exhibits the power of faith in action in this worldwide bestseller. The book is filled with achievable practical advice that’ll help you at every stage of your life. You can rejuvenate and energize your soul, channel your energies in the right direction and find the initiative needed to achieve your goals in life.
It was written about 5 decades before The Secret and has similar teachings. The point is that in every era, these powerful teachings are meaningful. Implement them and you’ll find a new hope of life.
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Tensions and worries are a complementary gift of life. They become a cause of stress and uneasiness. It is important to eliminate or reduce tensions from your life and lead a happy and healthy life.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with emotions and life changing ideas. These ideas are easy to apply and would certainly make a difference. It is packed with powerful lessons that will last a lifetime and help you turn into a happier self.
The best thing is that even though you must have heard or read the advice before, but the way Carnegie amalgamates it with interesting stories makes all the difference.
Incorporate the lessons of these books in your life for a happier and more peaceful you.
If you have any favourite self help book, leave your recommendations in the comments section below. After all there is no such thing as too many books.