Best Books – Self Development

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Self Development subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Self Development along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Self Development subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Self Development" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” Book Review: This book teaches six ways to make people like you, twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking and nine ways to change people without arousing resentment. It also discusses how advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. This book is a guide in improving a person’s aura in the world. It is about changing how the world views and treats you by changing your own behavior. It teaches you how to market yourself and generate more clients. This book tries to get you out of a mental hell and provides you with ambition and goals. It enables you to be friendlier and seem a positive person to others, it helps you become a popular person who is liked by the majority, it enables you to win new clients. It increases your earning power by helping you use your potential to the fullest and it helps you to become a better public speaker and to be liked by a mass audience.

2. “One Small Step Can Change Your Life” by Robert Maurer

“One Small Step Can Change Your Life” Book Review: The book shows how to visualize virtual change so that real change can come more easily. It also discusses how great discoveries are made by paying attention to the little details most of us overlook. It lists the way to change your life without fear, without failure, and start on a new path of easy, continuous improvement.

3. “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem” by Nathaniel Branden

“The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem” Book Review: The book demonstrates compellingly why self-esteem is basic to psychological health, achievement, personal happiness, and positive relationships. It introduces the six pillars-six action based practices for daily living that provide the foundation for self-esteem and explores the central importance of self-esteem in five areas: the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy and the culture at large. It also provides concrete guidelines for teachers, parents, managers, and therapists who are responsible for developing the self-esteem of others. It also shows why in today’s chaotic and competitive world self-esteem is fundamental to our personal and professional power.

4. “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D Wattles

“The Science of Getting Rich” Book Review: The book introduces the world to the power of positive thinking. It lists certain laws that govern the process of acquiring riches. It shows how to discover the secret of how to get rich, starting from where you are, with what you have. It also discusses the secret to how economic and emotional security can be achieved in a practical, imaginative and noncompetitive way, while being a loving and harmonious relationship with all of life.

5. “Attitude is Everything change your attitude change your life!” by Jeff Keller

“Attitude is Everything change your attitude change your life!” Book Review: The book contains a step by step plan for taking control of their lives and unleashing their incredible potential. The book shows how to use these principles to make positive changes in every area of one’s lives. The book contains lessons like your attitude is your window to the world, you’re a human magnet, picture your way to success, make a commitment and you’ll move mountains and turn your problems into opportunities.

6. “The Power of your Subconscious Mind” by Dr Joseph Murphy

“The Power of your Subconscious Mind” Book Review: This book contains tools you will need to unlock the awesome powers of your subconscious mind. It shows how you can improve your relationships, your finances and your physical well-being. This book guides you to your true place, solve your difficulties, sever you from emotional and physical bondage, and place you on the royal road to freedom, happiness and peace of mind.

7. “The Self-Concept: European Perspectives on its Development, Aspects, and Applications (Recent Research in Psychology)” by imusti

“The Self-Concept: European Perspectives on its Development, Aspects, and Applications (Recent Research in Psychology)” Book Review: This book provides state-of-the-art studies of the self-concept in eastern and western europe. It overviews the type of questions, points of emphasis, employed methodologies and major findings in the various european countries. It covers well researched areas in the study of the self-concept, others present new ideas, approaches and methodologies.

8. “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale

“The Power of Positive Thinking” Book Review: The book teaches how to believe in yourself and in everything you do, build new power and determination, develop the power to reach your goals and break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life. It also helps to improve your personal and professional relationships and assume control over your circumstances. It teaches how to achieve fulfillment in your life through powerful messages of faith and inspiration. It teaches you to know the power you possess and to make the best of your life.

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