Self-development books can be extremely helpful, especially if you can’t afford therapy, or don’t feel ready for it. Whether you find yourself struggling with financial issues, trying to understand your love life, looking for fulfillment, or searching for the meaning of true happiness within yourself, there’s a book for you.
So here are our top books to help you live your best life.
How To Live A Good Life by Jonathan Fields
How to Live a Good Life is a practical, modern-day manual for helping you to navigate your life. Drawn from a culmination of science, spirituality, and the author’s experiential quest to learn from the masters from nearly every tradition and walk of life, this book offers a simple yet powerful model, the “Good Life Buckets ” —spend 30 days filling your buckets and reclaiming your life.
Each day will bring a new, practical yet powerful idea, along with your own personal exploration designed to rekindle deep, loving, and compassionate relationships; cultivate vitality in your every day, and make you feel at ease. This book aims to leave you feeling lit up from the inside out, and make you think about the way you contribute to the world. How to Live a Good Life is not just a book, it is a guide and also a path to possibility, to be walked, then practiced.
Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday
This book is based on the fact that our most common enemy is our ego. At every stage in our lives, the ego holds us back. This book draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature and philosophy to history. Influential figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, all reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. We can learn from their strategies.
The author writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”
Tools Of Titans by Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss interviewed many successful people to find out their daily routines, and what helps to make them so successful in their lives.
“ What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis?”
Ferriss states of the book “I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested.”
“Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.
You can learn a lot from this book, with many tools to be taken and practiced in your own life to help you be the best version of yourself.