6 Books To Read For Self Growth If You Want A Better Life
“The Man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” – Mark Twain. Following are some books to read for self growth to get you started.
Although this blog is not about the importance of reading books, still I felt like the need for everyone to read this quote.
If you’ve stumbled upon this blog then most probably you’re into reading good books and gaining knowledge for your own purposes.
The books mentioned below are all read and practiced by millions and accounts of people’s life getting changed through them are immense.
The list is not in any order, all of them are equally important – Chose the one that teaches you the skills required for you right now.
But remember whichever one you chose, you don’t just have to read it once, the goal is to read it AND apply it and then move over to the next one, because the main power is in the application of the given principles.
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#1 Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl, William J. Winslade, Harold S. Kushner
As the name suggests, this book truly inspires its readers and helps them give a meaning to their life.
For all those who feel stuck or are experiencing hardships of any kind, this book helps them come out of the ‘lost city’.
The main lesson I gathered from it is how one should never allow pleasure-seeking to be the driving force in their life.
It will help you get above the problems in your life and will set your thinking to the right path.
#2 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson
This is another option for you to check if you want to know the purpose and passion of your life.
The simplicity and impact this book holds attracts the readers and puts its point across really well.
It uses psychology, philosophy and other disciplines to break it down for the readers.
#3 Atomic Habits – James Clear
You HAVE to read this book, if you have found your purpose and you already know your life goals then this book will help you change your actions for you to be able to achieve them.
Knowing your goals is important but then having the right path to take action is even more important.
An idea will stay an idea if you don’t execute it.
And more often than not we are stuck in a loop of a messed up unbalanced routine which keeps us from achieving our goals.
This book preaches why is it important for you to “set habits instead of goals”. In my opinion, this is one the best books to read for self growth.
#4 The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma
This book is special because it outlines a 30-Day program for you to follow, it brings together the distance between spirituality and practicality.
But the key again is to not just give a reading to it but to apply what it teaches and being open to change.
#5 The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
This book tells you the importance of thoughts and how they are absolutely creating your reality.
This book will set your thinking straight which is the first step to setting your actions straight.
It makes you mentally healthy and spiritually enlightened and to achieve success and lead a healthy life, understanding its teachings and applying them is of utmost importance.
This book makes you take responsibility for your own reality and sets you straight for true happiness and success.
#6 Why We Sleep? – Matthew Walker
Written by a neurologist, it summarizes past 50 years of research and explains what sleep and its functions are, why we sleep and on establishing proper sleeping habits.
The books is pretty straightforward when it talks about the dangers of not sleeping well but that makes it an even more relevant and important read especially for people of this generation.
This book might feel like a personal attack to a lot of you but its necessary that you’re shaken up a bit to adopt proper sleeping habits.
So these were my top picks for the books to read for self growth in the mental, spiritual or physical orientations.
I’ll repeat myself yet again, pick the one that clicks – slowly develop you reading habits starting with one page a day and going forward slowly and easily thereon – then applying what you read AFTER reading the whole book.
Apply the principles slowly and steadily – After you’ve properly chewed one book then move on to the next one – Go slow but forward everyday and you’ll experience beautiful changes beyond your greatest dreams.
Side tip – Make a folder named “name of the book” in your phone’s gallery and keep clicking the parts that hit you the most in the book and save those pictures in this folder as notes.
Wishing you a beautiful and fulfilled life ahead ?