Whether they’re a step-by-step guide or a fictional tale, there are lots of self-help books that inspired over millions of people to change. Here, we’ve listed down five of the best of these self-improvement books that you should be reading now.
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. If there’s one book that can make you change the way you view life it would be Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret. The book simply states that if you strongly believe in something, or if you just think about something as if it’s already yours, it’ll happen. Another good thing about this literary piece is that it helps us focus on the greater things in life, while shutting out the negative things in the process. So if you wish to experience that same feeling, start reading The Secret and apply its principle into your life now.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This book is one great tale. It’s considered as fiction, but it also vividly mimics life. The Alchemist follows the story of a boy who’s following his dreams. In the process, the boy faces great obstacles but overcomes them eventually. He also learns to listen to his inner voice and learns how to become a warrior of his own dreams later on. This is a perfect read especially if you’re currently facing some obstacles in reaching your dreams. Believe me, it’ll help you in overcoming all the hindrances on your journey.
- The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. If you’re looking for a good self-improvement book where love and relationships are concerned, then this book is for you. The Five Love Languages teaches and shows us that we all perceive love differently, and that we need to feel loved in various ways. It contains stories of the couples Chapman has helped through his book. Such stories will show you that applying the different love languages in your life can change your romantic or work relationships.
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. This book has changed million lives through its simple, but powerful suggestion: Live in the now. Unlike most spiritual writings that focus on ‘achieving transcendence’, The Power of Now focuses on the problems that you have today, as well as the person you are this very moment. It’s a book that encourages us to recognize that all religion or traditions actually mean the same thing. The Power of Now also shares the story of Tolle’s immersion in the spiritual texts, as well as when he encountered the flash of enlightenment. You may find his sudden transformation a bit difficult to believe at first, but it’s definitely worth the read.
- The Road Less Travelled by Scott M. Peck. Beginning with the phrase ‘Life is difficult,’ The Road Less Travelled covers gloomy topics like the mental illness, the myth of romantic love, as well as the author’s psychological and spiritual crisis. The book is inspirational in an old-fashioned way, which puts self-discipline at the top of the list of what you need to have a good life. Peck’s classic may seem a little earnest at first, but it’s one of the known giants in the self-help canon that’s definitely worth reading.
By rewarding yourself with one of these books, you can already change how view life and the people around by just sitting and reading these classic pieces.