“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot
Reading has its own benefits like it gives a new way to life, enhances your creativity, changes your perspective towards life, builds up your vocabulary and much more. There are fiction books, Sci-Fi books, motivational books, action books, books on History and mystery, and self-help books. So, in this article by Alveloz you will be explained about what exactly are self-help books and their importance in life.
We all experience one or more points in our life where we question our purpose of living, our mind gets stuck between all kinds of negative thoughts, and we are in desperate need of break from our thoughts. Self-Help books are an excellent way to change our negative thoughts to pleasant ones and I am not saying it is a one night miracle formula, you will have to make up your mind for the change that you want in your life and start reading books about self-improvements as they also build our confidence overtime, if people practice what they read, they can improve the things they want to in their lives without having to ask for help from other people. Self Help books help us deviate from the path of Why me? To New me. And now when people have finally started to talk about mental illness, I think one should read one of the ten books mentioned below for a happier and content life. Yes, I am aware of the fact that happiness is within you, but self-help books will only introduce you to your happiness again.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – It is a self-improvement book founded on Covey’s conviction that our views of the world are completely based on our own. We must change ourselves in order to change a situation, and we must be able to change our views in order to change ourselves. Be Proactive, Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, etc.
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – For a variety of reasons, The Alchemist has become a common book. It gives you an understanding of how life can be seen from various angles. At the same time, it emphasizes the importance of your goals and encourages you to pursue them. It inspires you to follow your dreams.
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – This one is my favorite because There are a lot of things you learn from the book from not criticizing people to changing the attitude and behavior of a person, the books tells you a lot about how you can influence people and win them, and, in some ways, influence the development of peaceful societies.
4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – The book lays out thirteen timeless concepts that are interconnected and built upon one another. In order for massive wealth to flow to us, all thirteen concepts must be applied and mastered – building these habits takes time, so patience the is key. The principles are desire, faith, auto-suggestion and so on.
5. The Power of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle – We are so wrapped up in reliving the past or obsessing about the future that we forget to live in the present. This book tells you about the power living in present moment has. Make it your mission to remove from the past or future whenever you can to reach the power of now.
6. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins – As the name suggests this books is for people who want to master their inner self. According to Tony Robbins, people are unaware of their negative behaviors that prevent them from achieving success. And this is a must read for those people.
7. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson – The plot revolves around four characters who live in a maze: All is going well because they’ve discovered a large supply of their favorite snack, cheese. And it has become the focal point of their lives. It is an informative account of how, after we have achieved success in our lives – once we have “found our cheese,” we become so happy with the status quo. The main takeaway is that, much as in the film, we can get stuck doing the same things over and over again in life. Cheese is a metaphor here, the main message in the book is that things change, so we must adapt accordingly.
8. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay – Louise L. Hay is a strong believer in the belief that our minds can cure almost everything. She discusses how all of this can be accomplished in You Can Heal Your Life, as well as how she was able to use this experience to cure herself after being diagnosed with cancer. Your mind has more strength than you can imagine; use it to your advantage to achieve feats you never imagined possible.
9. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale – The book highlights the benefits of positive thinking through positive case studies and practical self-help advice. Keeping yourself busy is indeed a good idea, particularly if you find yourself in a negative thinking cycle. To completely stop worrying, focus on filling your mind with optimistic thoughts that will take the place of your worries.
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10. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – The Secret is about the power of positive thinking. The book is based on the “law of attraction,” a pseudo-scientific theory that states that “like attracts like.” Byrne focuses on the concept that your wishes do come true – that dreaming about money and riches will attract these things and encourage them to manifest in your life.
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