Whether it’s getting out of bed right after the alarm, starting a creative project, ending the shift forever, or Alleluia!
To discover. But finding the path that leads us there is a tedious, delicate and exciting challenge.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the effort involved a manual? Finally the good news: it does. In fact, many manuals.
If you are turning a new leaf and want to change your life for the better, we have many leaves to turn.
This list of 20 life-changing books on personal transformation and self-help will bring you closer to your goals and bring your world a little closer to what you dreamed of.
Are you ready to discover your next inspirational reading? Continue reading!
20 Best Life-Changing Books That Will Stay With You Forever
1. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
The Miracle Morning book can be the simplest and most effective way to create the life you’ve always wanted, faster than you ever thought possible.
The target audience for this book is someone who has never read a personal development book and is suspicious of the entire genre.
For me, it’s a basic thesis, upholstered with a hasty potpourri of other people’s ideas and covered with an exuberant “You can have the life of your dreams!” Promise I had to go through basic meditation and visualization explanations to get to what Elrod offered in terms of original thinking.
Based on the assumption that the beginning of your day has a significant impact on the quality of your day, work and life, The Miracle Morning offers the most important morning ritual and teaches night owls how to press the button. Repetition, even if I have never been a morning person.
Are you ready? This worldwide movement has changed the lives of millions and the book has been translated into more than 27 languages.
The next chapter of your life, the most extraordinary thing you’ve ever imagined, begins. It’s time to realize your full potential.
2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad is best the personal finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki tells the story of his two dads: his true father,
Robert Kiyosaki, author, and professor of personal finance developed his unique economic perspective by exposing himself to a number of different influences: his own highly educated but tax-unstable father and his closest friend’s father who is the eighth-grade dropout multimillionaire.
The lifelong money problems of his “poor father” (whose weekly checks, though respectable, were never sufficient to meet the needs of the family), met with the counterpoint of his “rich father”.
The poor work for money while the rich work for themselves. Kiyosaki retired at age 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and public adviser Sharon L. Lechter, reveals his philosophy behind his relationship to money.
Although it may take a frustratingly long time for Kiyosaki to express his points, his book advocates the kind of “financial education” that is never taught in schools.
The principle that income-generating assets produce healthier and end results than even the best traditional jobs explains how these assets can be acquired so that jobs are eventually eliminated. “- Howard Rothman
Robert has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money and investment and has become a global advocate of financial literacy and the road to financial freedom.
Rich Dad Poor Dad (and the Rich Dad series he has created) have sold more than 36 million copies in English and translated editions worldwide.
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends and Influence People have become one of the most successful books in the history of the United States.
In his first year of publication, he has gone through 17 printed editions and sold 250,000 copies in the first three months.
The book has since sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and sells more than 100,000 copies annually.
A recent Library of Congress poll rated Carnegie’s volume as the seventh most influential book in US history.
The book was very popular, but in many cases was also heavily criticized. Despite many negative comments by critics, Carnegie’s book established a new genre.
Carnegie described his book as an “action book,” but the category he has created since then is known as the genre of self-help.
Almost all self-help books have borrowed a style or form from Carnegie’s “innovative bestseller”.
This is an amazing book. I have listened to people who mention it for years, and I found the idea not so great.
The way some people talked about it made it look like a book for rogues or for socially awkward people.
I did not want to be, so I did not want to read it. Finally, a good friend recommended it to me and I started to read it.
This is a book for people. It’s not about being mean or admitting that you’re a nerd. It’s about how to get along with people.
Anyone who has trouble getting along with people should read this book.
I know, but this book has completely changed my point of view. This comes very close to a book that changes lives.
4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle. The book is meant to be a guide to everyday life and shows how important it is to live in the present moment and avoid the thoughts of the past or the future.
The late 1990s book was recommended by Oprah Winfrey and translated into 33 languages. As of 2009, an estimated three million copies were sold in North America.
There is a point in our lives where we say it is enough. That’s what this book is about. Eckhart Tolle teaches us the true meaning of spirituality in one of his best works.
It teaches us the importance of the present moment. By recognizing the ego, we become aware of how it destroys our lives.
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for the true meaning of his life, and anyone who is sick and tired of normalcy.
5. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book by Yuval Noah Harari, first published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 and in English in 2014.
The book analyzes the history of mankind since the development of the archaic human species in the Age of Stone to the age of the twenty-first-century centered on Homo Sapiens.
I believe that I’m relatively familiar with the story in general, and I’m generally not very excited to read more about it.
But this book was something else. This book, beautifully written and easy to read, has made me increasingly aware of how the world, in the author’s opinion, has evolved to what it is today.
Revolution for revolution, religion for religion, conceptual design, things was simplified and kept their validity and never got boring.
Best of all, I thought about it. The author does not treat you as ignorant at all: he does not assume that you do not know anything, but he assumes that you know a lot and understand a lot, and he does not teach anything, and this attitude makes it enjoyable the book to read.
6. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
Do the Work is a 2011 non-fiction book by American author Steven Pressfield. It is the follow-up text to his earlier work The War of Art, in which he reiterates his theory of the enemy of creative work, the resistance that prevents people from achieving the desired goals.
How do we win this fight? Because we are not wrong, as Steven tells us so clearly, this is a war, and the universe is not indifferent to our will, it is antagonistic, it is bad, it is a repulsive force, it is negative, it is here, to distract ourselves, to get away, to hurt ourselves, and use the best plans to get the job done.
You are at the mercy of this evil force unless you have a plan, allies, and a combat strategy.
This is the book that will arm you with all this and more. So read it. Read it if you ever plan to do something unusual in your daily life.
Read it when you’re writing a book, starting a business, leaving a good job, making a big change in your life, and generally wanting to do everything outside of your comfort zone and out of the ordinary way of life and existence.
Read it because the ears of the resistance lift when you see that you are leaving the normal path for greater rewards. Resistance awakens from your dream and chases you and your creative endeavors.
7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a novel by the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it became a widely translated international sales success.
The Alchemist, an allegorical novel, accompanies a young Andalusian pastor on his journey to the Egyptian pyramids after dreaming of finding a treasure there again and again.
The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our time.
His books have been sold over 165 million copies worldwide, published in 170 countries and translated into 80 languages.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation to write. He worked as a director, theater actor, composer and journalist.
His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raúl Seixas gave him some of the best classic rock songs in Brazil.
In 1986, he had a special pilgrimage to San Jaime Compostela (in Spain). The way to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in its existence.
A year later, he wrote The Pilgrimage, an autobiographical novel that marks the beginning of his career.
8. Mindset by Carol Dweck
After decades of research, world-renowned psychologist Carol S. Dweck of Stanford University discovered a simple but innovative idea: the power of mindset.
This brilliant book demonstrates how success in school, work, sports, the arts and in almost all areas of human engagement can be dramatically influenced by the way we think about our talents and abilities.
People with a firm mindset who believe that skills are firm are less likely to prosper than people with a growth mindset who believe that skills can develop. The mentality shows how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can use this idea to promote excellence.
In this issue, Dweck offers new ideas for his now well-known and generally accepted concept. It presents a phenomenon that calls false growth mentality and leads people to a deeper and truer growth mentality.
It also extends the concept of mentality beyond the individual and applies it to the cultures of groups and organizations.
With the right attitude, you can motivate those who lead, teach and love to change their lives.
9. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action is a book by Simon Sinek, which is on the New York Times bestseller list.
The book begins with a comparison of the two main types of influencing human behavior: manipulation and inspiration.
Sinek argues that inspiration is the strongest and most sustainable of the two.
10. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
On Writing Well was praised for his good advice, his clarity and the warmth of his style. It’s a book for anyone who wants to learn to write or write something to spend the day, just like most e-mail and internet users do.
Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, art or about yourself in the increasingly popular memory genre, On Writing Well offers you basic principles as well as the idea of a respected writer and teacher with over a million copies sold This book proves itself and remains a valuable resource for writers and budding writers.
11. Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson
If you’re interested in digital marketing, Russell Brunson has gathered so many ideas here that it’s almost a must to read. His marketing style is very aggressive: the book itself is basically an advertisement for its products.
However, there are a lot of materials and ideas that you can use to grow your online business. He’s not a big fan of what he seems to be primarily about being “rich,” being close to millionaires, and having such an important status for his life.
However, this is part of their overall presentation: Other marketing professionals will find these things easily accessible and buy their books and software. V
ery well done: Brunson sells you how to do marketing by selling it with the same marketing.
12. The Millionaire Fastlane by M. J. DeMarco
This book is unbelievable, which surprised me because the title is very bad. No, not only bad but also worthy.
Despite the title, the content is golden. The author, a self-made millionaire, breaks many accepted ideas for building wealth and presents superior alternatives.
The main premise of the book is that the traditional path to prosperity has two main problems: the path is not under its control and is a very, very long path.
The solution is to start your own business. Be your own boss and not just work for one. Be the guy who sells franchises, not the guy who buys them.
This gives you much more control and the ability to generate wealth for yourself as fast as you can generate value for the rest of the world.
Millionaire Fastlane is an informative and attractive book. Very well written, easy to follow and more truthful than any book of this type you’ve read in the past.
I don’t even want to compare this book to others because it’s not like any other book, it’s full of truth.
13. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
Where are you in your life? Are you satisfied with that?
This is NOT just another way to get the rich quick book. Especially if it’s just a matter of money for you to get rich. This book is about SUCCESS.
Success with everything you want to distinguish. Your faith, your relationships, your career, your finances.
The 10x Rule teaches you exactly what you need to know to achieve the success you want and deserve in life.
Grant’s writing will do some things for you. First of all, this book will help you put your head in the right place to welcome success.
Secondly, you can figure out how to attack your target in a way that guarantees victory. Moreover, the book will teach you exactly how much action you need to take to get the results you want.
There are no punches, and this roadmap to success is designed for anyone on any budget to pursue pragmatic, practical and sensible approaches to achieving what they expect from life.
14. Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley
Oversubscribed is an absolutely fantastic business book, a breath of fresh air. I really can not recommend this surprising and inspirational book enough, especially if you’re a small business looking to renew the spark, regenerate, a start-up band or even a single man/woman.
It is very easy to read; concise: only 200 pages long and no trace of bone fat. It’s full of innovative ideas to transform the imagination and make the ideas shine, and basically a really exciting concept: forget the massive appeal; Be exclusive and excel. Make a group of faithful followers, a tribe that stays true to your business.
Forget to please all and a few. Be unique or at least something special. “You only have to be famous for about 1000 people.”
Become your own market. You probably will not end up at the Malibu beach house, but it is very likely that you will get a profitable business and a great lifestyle.
15. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Man’s Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl in which he reports on his experiences as a prisoner in the concentration camps of the Nazis during the Second World War and describes his psychotherapeutic method. Imagine the result forcefully.
The book is divided into two parts. The first section contains vivid details of Frankl’s terrible experiences as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp.
Frankl, a former psychiatrist, also describes his observations about other prisoners and what he saw as the main way people tried to deal with the insurmountable obstacles they faced.
He discovered that those who could find meaning or purpose in their suffering also seemed to find the strength to go on.
As I recall, Frankl personally had his purpose in the hope of seeing his wife again one day, a hope strong enough to overcome the daily horrors he faced.
The second half of this book is dedicated to the therapy he developed in search of meaning, which he calls logotherapy.
The basic premise is that those who find meaning in their suffering can better cope with what would otherwise be a struggle that would be too hard to bear.
As a psychologist, I found this section as fascinating as the first one.
16. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: a counterintuitive approach to a good life is the second book by blogger and author Mark Manson.
In it, Manson argues that the struggles of life make sense and that the meaningless positivity of typical self-help books is neither practical nor useful. It was a bestseller.
Self-improvement and success often occur together. But that does not necessarily mean they’re the same.
Our present culture is obsessed with unrealistic positive expectations: to be happier. Be healthier Be the best, better than the others. Be smarter, faster, richer, more sexy, more popular, more productive, more envied and admired.
Be perfect and startling and take 12-karat gold nuggets every morning before breakfast while kissing your husband, who is ready for selfies and two and a half children.
Then fly your helicopter to your wonderfully satisfying job where you spend your days doing an incredibly significant job that will one day probably save the planet.
17. The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
The Blue Zones are regions of the world where an excessive number of people lead a healthy life into old age, often more than 100. In this book, Dan Buettner personally undertakes research expeditions to various parts of the world.
Sometimes he goes alone, sometimes he brings a research team. The aim is to first determine if people who claim to be very old are actually as old as they say, and second, to interview overaged people in order to identify the common factors that contributed to their long and healthy lives.
This fascinating book is an in-depth study of older super-adults in four places; Sardinia, Loma Linda in Southern California, Nicoya in Costa Rica and Okinawa.
Buettner discovers a variety of factors that have contributed to his long life. The lifestyle of older people includes, Almost vegetarian diet, daily exercise, social contact by extended families and neighbors, laughter and a sense of humor and meaning for life.
Between the lines, one of the researchers in Nicoya speculates that “sleeping” could also be a factor.
18. Deep Work by Cal Newport
Deep Work is my favorite book for sure I read this year. In times of knowledge work where so many things happen, the ability to focus and do profound work is a valuable asset. As Cal says, “The focus is on the new IQ.”
We all agree that too many distractions, smartphones, applications, social networks and all the things we enjoy today have turned us into multitasking machines.
Unfortunately, our brains are not designed for multitasking and at the same time able to do very deep and meaningful work.
As I said earlier, this is a very valuable book for the age in which we live. So surely this book would be very useful for you.
19. Principles by Ray Dalio
An incredible book, a must for anyone who has to make decisions in life, that is for everyone, but I think the more effective their decisions are, the more useful their framework will be.
I give 5 stars for the great ideas and their uniqueness, although I will warn you that the book is very long and very repetitive, there is probably a way to read-only parts of it and still get all the great ideas. I do it for most books these days.)
I read it with a combination of Kindle and Audible e-books, and Ray reads the first half of the book himself, and since this part is more biography, it is a lot more powerful to hear that in his voice.
Dalio was successful because he chose the right time: he was one of the first to use computers for the investment.
Along the way, he also invented a so-called “hedge fund” that you can only do well if you use computers.
He used computers on a large scale and turned all sorts of investment decisions into algorithms.
He found that this worked so well that he tried to turn ALL decisions into algorithms: this book looks at personal (life) and management (work) algorithms (also called principles).
20. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
This is a case where I find exactly the book I needed at the right time. McKeown has a simple, but a sound idea: we can do more by better targeting where we direct our efforts.
I was getting away from things that used to matter to me but left me feeling frustrated and empty.
When I read a book that articulates many of the deep impulses I have been fighting with, I would like to attack this fight with a new target.
I think the author’s points about boundaries and mindfulness resonate with many readers, whether they are in the business world or trying to create a moment of calm for artistic activity.
Improvements by expanding your mind and acquiring new knowledge. It allows you to form an opinion and a world view.
This list contains books that changed my life and enabled me to see the world in many different ways. It gave me different perspectives. The goal is not to live as someone. You have to find a lifestyle and a job that only you can do in a meaningful and satisfying way.
The ideas in these books allowed me to see myself and the world as they are. The stories provided me with principles and fundamentals and taught me to ask better questions. Besides, he made me an informed, self-confident, open-minded and interesting person.
The more I read, the more curious I become. Finding knowledge and understanding things you have never understood is the most exciting thing in the world.