Top self-growth books you should read at least once in your life

Updated: Mar 15

We all want to improve our daily life by changing our habits but if we don’t know how to change them in a good way, we can't be on the right path. If you are facing some problem and are stuck between them, take a book on that topic, read it and you’ll surely get a solution for your life problems.

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Books work as a catalyst in our lives, they speed up our self-development. From problems of career to finances, you will find your solution in that book or maybe you may develop a different perspective on how to deal with that problem.


There is a fact that “if we learn from our life we won’t be able to excel our career but if we learn from others' lives as well we will be going to make our mark in this world”. And no one has time to give you a piece of advice in their busy lives, so here comes the importance of books. When no one stands with our decision, books always show us the direction, they guide us as a life coach.

So, there are plenty of books to read, before searching best books for self-development on amazon and getting confused, you’re at the right place here I am trying to navigate you to find out the best books to read in 2022:


The psychology of money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel:

This is one of the best books of all time on how to manage your money. It’s about the behavior of money, how to make money from money, by investing and building your assets which are going to generate passive income. He shares 19 stories in this book which tells us about how people think about money and gives us the moral on how to spend money that it makes sense in one’s life.

In this book author Morgan Housel depicts how being rich and being wealthy is different from each other, if you’re earning money to show off this world then it doesn’t matter how much you are earning money, you’re not going to be financially free, and this wheel of show off will never stop. He also tells us about investments that if any type of investment is not letting you sleep, it’s not worth it.

He also stated that if you can buy time from money by hiring someone in your place and giving them work, means you make so much money that now you don’t have to work for money you are working what you love, then this is the best use of the money you can do because only some people can make perfect use of their time.


Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear:

This book has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 50 languages. This book is for the person who is suffering from a lot of bad habits and wants to break them. Author James Clear gives valuable bits of advice in this book on how to make good habits.

He stated how these small changes can help you in the long run. With some scientific proof and with the help of Olympians sportsmen, physicians from all over the world, and some of the business tycoons, he made a case study, and in that he advised us to leave those toxic habits and adopt a more desirable one. He explained that for some sudden pleasures we change our habit and then we realize it, we are so addicted to it, our body made those habits as a system, and it's hard to leave them quickly.


How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie:

It’s an evergreen book. If you want to start reading books, this book is the best to start. A small book with lots of learning on every page. Before reading it majorly people think the author just tells us some ways to influence people as we will find in search but he is trying to make us understand all those information with real-life stories which makes it more interesting, readers are keen to find out those learnings from each one. In the first two-three pages he also stated how to make the best out of his book or any of the books.

‘A drop of honey can catch more flies than a gallon of gall’ from this the author meant is always start a conversation with sweet words and a happy face, it can attract more people than to behave with attitude and ego in your mind. A friendly nature always sticks to the other person's heart, the person you met says that you were so well behaved in nature, so here you influenced them and they didn’t even know that you did it knowingly.


Eat that Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

The best book for time management as of now, if you know how to manage your time you’ll easily manage your life. Here eat that frog means just do it, according to a study most youths have problems in tackling the problem of procrastinating, they do everything in their imagination and then they realize most of the time is wasted in just thinking, so according to the author here, the frog eats them, after reading this book you’ll stop procrastinating all day.

He advised you to define your goals and write them down. Divide it into small tasks and then prioritize your work for eg. If work is your priority then complete that one first and then your second priority may it be spending time with family friends etc., apply the 80/20 rule given in the book, schedule the time for your task, and at that specific time focus only on completing that one task only. Make a schedule like this & practise it daily until it becomes a tenured part of your life.


Get Out of Your Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviour by Dr Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg:

The book is mainly focused on how to be sincere in hard situations where the author said that the people who grow know that failure is normal. He advised his readers to avoid pain if they want to improve their life. If you want to work with full potential, stop believing in beliefs just believe in yourself.

Some of the talks also conclude that this book helps you to challenge guilt, obsession, ego, jealousy, irritation, fear, procrastination, and many more such things.


Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins:

This is one of the best books on our list, it is an incredible autobiography of author David Goggins. The author faces so many huge problems in his life, just by some smart moves he makes things very big in his life.

It depicts that the author came from poverty and had tolerated abusive words in the past and now he is a motivational speaker. This book will blow your mind on how he overcomes these intolerable situations in his life, this will motivate you and will also help you to deal with your problems.


The courage to be disliked by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi:

It mainly describes how our mind takes over us and how it starts to boil our relationships. A must-read book for teenagers when they go through so many such changes.

This book depicts the story of an unhappy man, who visits the house of the philosopher. From conversations with him, he understands how to take control of his life and happiness. The philosopher says it’s not true that your past will decide your future but the present will and he also said that always focus on yourself & always be inspired from competition but never allow them to take your mind space.


Books can only guide us. The first step should be taken by you. Just by reading books and not implementing them in our life, we will not get any benefit out of it. you’re meant to apply all that learning from the book in your life to make the best use of your knowledge gained from books.

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