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10 Best Self Help Books for Beginners

Updated on June 22, 2020
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According to a research, 57% of people who start reading books choose their first book from the genre of self-help. Why?

Probably, the same reason you want to read a self-help book.

Change comes when we believe that it is possible, and when we open our minds to our hidden potential. So where do we start to work on this personal development? Self help books are a good place to start.

Not everyone is into self-help books and if you are a beginner, I would suggest you to start with some easy, simple, interesting and yet impactful books.

Here are my top 10 self help books for beginners:

1. Who Moved My Cheese? – by Spencer Johnson

This is possibly one of the shortest yet most impactful book I have read. It is an excellent read for anyone who is afraid of change or is dealing with change. This book will teach you not to be shaken by change or loss, because you can come out better with the right attitude.

Who Moved My Cheese? tells an amusing story of four mice who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. In the story, the mice are faced with an unexpected change and need to learn how to deal with the change to find new cheese.

In your life, the cheese may be a career, an aspiration, a goal or relationship etc. This book offers valuable insights on how to adapt to the change to eventually find new opportunities, have less stress and more success in work and life.This is a great short read with some valuable lessons to be learned.

2. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra’s teachings are summed up in 7 spiritual principles which can be applied to all areas of personal life to create success. Chopra’s basic premise is that the laws of nature are the same laws can help us fulfill our deepest desires and material abundance without extra effort. Each of the chapters provide 3-5 practical ways on how to achieve it. This is a simple and classic book outlining seven spiritual laws which include giving, karma, desire and intention, least effort and dharma. If you’re looking to align more with your soul’s purpose, then add The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success to your reading list.

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

This book by Brian Tracy offers a cure for procrastination. However, Eat that Frog is more than just a book on procrastination. Essentially, it is a book about goals- clarifying what you want and the power of the written goal.

‘Eating your frog’ means finishing the most difficult task of your day first, instead of putting it off. This means we all have to prioritize our tasks and Brian Tracy offers practical suggestions on how to break down tasks and how best to complete tasks.

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

4. The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

This is the only fiction book on the list, but it’s the kind of book that teaches you so many life lessons. The book tells the story of a shepherd boy Santiago who travels the world in search of treasure. He leaves Spain, goes to Morocco, and eventually ends up in Egypt. That is where he meets an alchemist who guides him toward spiritual enlightenment and self-understanding. Santiago’s Journey shows how the universe conspires to help you achieve your dreams.The Alchemist is the kind of book that will speak to your soul and provide you with endless wisdom for your own self-discovery.

5. Who Will Cry When You Die? By Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma became an extremely popular name across the world after his bestselling book ‘The monk who sold his Ferrari’. He is one of the world’s most sought after leadership expert and motivational speaker.

This book will help you in getting wiser and stop worrying about the little things in life. The book contains 101 tips that will help you in becoming a better version of yourself. It gives you multiple ways of beating stress and enjoy your life journey as you go on.

6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo is #1 New York Times best-selling guide to declutter your home . This small book has inspired a mega-popular Netflix show, an entire KonMari movement, and joy in thousands of households. And it comes down to one simple thing: a clean home.

Marie Kondo shows us the amazing power of decluttering our lives and its effects on our happiness and inner peace. Using her special KonMari method, Kondo shows us how we can quickly decide what’s important and what to delutter. Liberating and wise, this book will enable you to live intentionally and start a new decluttered, happier life.

Your power is in your thoughts, so stay awake. In other words, remember to remember!

— Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

7. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret contains wisdom on how to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you and achieve happiness in every aspect of your life. The Secret focuses on the law of attraction and teaches us how we can use it in our day to day lives. The key take away from the book is that you can have virtually anything you focus your thoughts and energy on. The book will make you realize the importance of positive thinking and will help you in becoming a positive and optimistic person.

8. You Can Win – by Shiv Khera

The book is all about self-confidence. According to the author,the person with self-confidence can achieve all that he or she wishes. This book has 7 carefully explained steps toward gaining self-confidence, and lots of practical tools and exercises for mastering these steps. There are lots of interesting anecdotes and examples which make the book both compelling and engaging.

9. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is one of the best books on financial literacy. The book uses the contrast between two characters, “poor dad” and “rich dad,” to teach various financial principles. The key takeaway is that those who have less money are that way because they work for money, whereas those who are good with their money amass more of it because they learn how to make money work for them. Kiyoski helps you rethink assets and liabilities. If you want to improve your ability to manage your finances, Rich Dad, Poor Dad is the perfect package of knowledge and actionable instruction.

10. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long Garcia and Happy Life by Hector and Francesc Miralles

The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason to live. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding your ikigai is the key to a longer and happier life.This little book explains the Japanese practice of living on purpose or discovering your life’s mission. This book is definitely a worth read as it informs us many unique Japanese principles and practices which make the Japanese lead an active and youthful life.

10 Best Self Help Books For Beginners

© 2020 Shaloo Walia


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