By | February 1, 2018

15 Books for Self-Improvement You Need to Read

Reading makes you smarter. It opens new worlds and characters in front of your eyes, and it inspires you to seek the answers to the most important questions deep into your soul. Self-improvement books help you discover your purpose in life, boost your productivity, and reach your full potential as a human being.

We’re recommending 15 self-improvement books you need to read before you turn 30:

  1. “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brene Brown

The imposed image and messages from society can push you in a state of shame, discomfort, and constant discontent. Brown teaches you how to move away from that image and accept your imperfections.

  1. “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” by Kamal Ravikant

When you understand how valuable you are as an individual, you will reach a state of being that no external conditions can disturb. With this book, Ravikant teaches you how to start loving yourself for who you are.

  1. “Self Improvement: Breaking Bad Habits: Understanding Why We Do What We Do, and the Tools You Need to Become Habitually Successful” by J.J. Thomas

Do you understand your bad habits? Do you know where they come from? This book will help you understand and break those behavioral patterns.

  1. “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor Frankl laboured in Auschwitz and three other concentration camps during World War 2. He understood that suffering was inevitable, but he also realized that he had to face it. Although this book is mainly a memoir, it’s also a self-help manual devoted to a man’s search for the meaning in life.

  1. “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark” by Carl Sagan

You didn’t expect to see Sagan in self-improvement literature, did you? Well, science is a big part of expanding your horizons. Carl Sagan helps you gain basic scientific literacy through concise, captivating language and factual information.

  1. “Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success” by John C. Maxwell

All people make mistakes. The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is in the aftermath. Successful people learn from their mistakes and turn them into strengths. Maxwell will teach you how to do that.

  1. “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz

Imposed beliefs and prejudices can prevent you from experiencing joy. Instead of suffering because of them, you can experience new freedom and unconditional love by abandoning self-limitations.

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

Carnegie teaches you how to connect with people who will stand by you no matter what struggles you face. He will make you realize how important it is to be a true friend if you want to get something in return.

  1. “The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health” by John Durant

Durant reveals a mind-blowing philosophy of life. This book teaches you about a new kind of lifestyle, which encompasses exercise, eating, fasting, sleeping, and other techniques inspired by ancient practices.

  1. “Attainment – The 12 Elements of Elite Performance” by Troy Bassham

Instead of being part of the masses, you can become part of the elite – the 5% of people who accomplish 95% of all winning. Winning is about passion, mental strength, using all opportunities, and more. Bassham shows you how to become an elite competitor in life.

  1. “The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys” by James Fadiman

Psychedelic voyages can be safe and beneficial if you approach them the right way. Through this book, Fadiman guides you to self-discovery.

  1. “Simplify” by Joshua Becker

You don’t need all that stuff that surrounds you, and you don’t need all responsibilities other people impose on you. This book teaches you how to simplify your life to reach its full potential.

  1. “Philosophy for Life” by Jules Evans

In addition to making sense of the world, philosophy is also an important part of your psychological immune system. Evans reveals philosophical techniques that can train and improve your cognitive functions.

  1. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman

Your thinking patterns affect your decisions in ways you can’t imagine. Instead of being an unconscious, irrational machine, Kahneman teaches you how to make logical, sound judgments.

  1. “Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change” by Derek Rydall

No matter how much you want to improve yourself in different aspects, it’s hard to make that first step outside the comfort zone. Rydall will motivate you to do that!

Today is a perfect day for reading. Use it wisely!

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