My top 5 personal growth books. The best books on productivity, the rules for success, goal achievement and human relationship management.
"Read the best books first or you may not read them at all."
Henry David Thoreau.
Whenever I get the chance, I love spending time in the bookstore. I've always thought of bookstores as casinos: if it's your lucky night, you come home with a treasure. Thousand of ideas who sit patient on their shelves and wait for nothing but to be discoveries, Latvian e experience.
There is a sector of the bookstores where I dwell in particular: the one dedicated to books of personal growth.
I must admit, when I scrutinize the texts in this section of the bookstore, my feelings are mixed: The world of personal growth is fascinating and disappointing at the same time. Thousands of books have been published on the subject of self-improvement, but only a small percentage contain topics that are worth reading and that can actually improve your life.
In the hope that this list will help you, here are my top 5 personal growth books:
- The monk who sold his Ferrari. If you want to get closer to the world of personal growth, this splendid book by Robin Sharma is the best way to do it. Thanks to an exciting story, the author will guide you through the main "disciplines" of personal growth. All you have to do is choose where to start improving yourself.
- The seven rules to be successful. To be successful you have to change your habits and Stephen Covey, author of the book, would seem to know very well what the habits of successful people are. A book that all fans of personal growth, not only, should read. Applying even a small percentage of the dozens of tips contained in the pages of this text could revolutionize your life. My favorite rule? Put first things first.
- How to treat others and make friends. This book by Dale Carnegie, an American author of the first half of the XNUMXth century, was my first personal growth book ever. I had him as a gift at the end of an internship during high school and his advice accompanied me successfully during my university years and in my first work experiences. In these blog articles, dedicated to interpersonal relationships, you will find some suggestions inspired by this text.
- Getting Things Done. If I had to associate a name with personal productivity this name would be that of David Allen, consultant and author of Getting things done (GTD). Getting things done is not just a book, but a real lifestyle, which has hundreds of thousands of followers in the United States (and beyond) and which is the basis of successful blogs such as the renowned Lifehacker. If you are overwhelmed with work and feel that you have completely lost control of your businesses, this book can help you be more organized and tackle your GetPersonalGrowth business.
- Start!. No, I didn't go to my head, thinking it was mine guide to beating procrastination has suddenly become one of the best personal growth books. But by now more than 1.000 people have purchased, read and applied the principles contained in the Start! Digital guide. and have discovered how to stop postponing until tomorrow is the first real step to start your personal growth path. I would do a little thought ;-) Find the presentation page here .
You can find other personal growth books (and more) in the Books section of the GetPersonalGrowth Blog. What is your favorite book of personal growth? Let me know in the comments. Thanks.