Top 10 Self Help Books of 2017

 

Self-help books are a huge help to all of us. There are many books out there which are featured in the category of “self-help”. Some of them are timeless, written many years ago. Self-help books teach you various things. They may teach you how to get better or how to deal with something you’re going through or simply motivate you to become better.

One cannot find an easy definition to define the meaning and the importance of self-help books. Although you’ll find many books out there, all of them do not fall under the category of top 10 self-help books of 2017.

 

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

This book is one of the most popular as well as one of the best book recommendations. This book teaches us the meaning and the importance of our subconscious mind. The book has several chapters, and all of these chapters are on different topics. This book will definitely change your life. The book incorporates many stories of people who have actually won challenging situations just by honing their subconscious mind’s ability.

Read it For:
The book is an impressive work and will teach you a lot about life and your mind.
Don't Read it For:
The book may appear boring for that reader who does not enjoy a serious tone of writing.
What makes this book stand out?:
“If you believe it, it will happen,” is what this book is about.

The Prophet

One of the best written poetic collections of books out there. This book contains all kinds of poetic essays about many topics. This book is not only a collection of self-help essays but also a magnificent collection of some of the best poems you will find out there. Khalil had a way with words, and his words will touch your soul.

Read it For:
The content of the book is so fresh and engaging that it makes your hair stand.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a collection of poems, so it is quite thin and does not feel like a book at all.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book encompasses some of the best kind of poems, and all of them are about an aspect of life. Every reader can relate to this book.

Outliers: The Story of Success

What does it take to be a leader? This book takes you through the journey of what makes a good a leader. The book also teaches you how to incorporate the qualities of a good leader and become one!

Read it For:
The addresses the problem of success and how to attain it extremely well.
Don't Read it For:
The book is overdone and talks about too many things.
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the best book to read and to recommend, this book will teach you how to become a leader!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Have you ever wondered what does it take to be a successful person? Have you ever wondered why do some people perform efficiently and are better than us? Well, this book tackles those questions and makes you realize that everyone has the potential to do great! The book takes you through one step to another to teach you how to change your life forever!

Read it For:
The book is written with an excellent content and serves the purpose of a self-help book.
Don't Read it For:
The book concentrates on many backstories, which can be annoying.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book states everything clearly, it is written in simple language which makes it easy to understand.
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The Last Lecture

When the author of the book was asked to give his last lecture, he did not have to overthink about his last lecture. He had been diagnosed with a terminal disease and was already fighting the battle. This book inspires us, as it talks about how we should utilize every day to our fullest just like the famous quote from the Dead Poets Society, “Seize the Day.”

Read it For:
Through this book, the author asks us to make the most of our life, he says that you never know when it becomes your last day.
Don't Read it For:
If you are not familiar with the tech world, this book might bore you. The book talks about many people from the tech department.
What makes this book stand out?:
This is an uplifting book, which will teach you the importance of every single day of your life.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

We all know that success does not come easy. But do we know how to grab success? Well, this book is backed by research done by a Standford professor. And it stands true to the saying, “if you believe in yourself anything is possible.” The book tells us that people with a fixed mindset do not find success but people whose mindsets change dynamically and constantly will always attain success and make it seem effortless.

Read it For:
A book backed by research, is there any need for appreciation?
Don't Read it For:
The book may delve into the psychology of the human mind, which may defeat the purpose of a self-help book for many readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
After reading this book, you will understand the true meaning of your thoughts and positive thinking.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

This book tells us why habits exist. Above all, the book also tells you how to get rid of your habits easily. The key to achieving anything in your life is the creation and the understanding of habits!

Read it For:
The book talks about the reasons for habits on a scientific note, which makes the facts believable.
Don't Read it For:
The book is heavily based on scientific records and data, which may turn out to be boring.
What makes this book stand out?:
This is one of those self-help books which will never go out style. This book will teach you how to break bad habits and create healthier ones.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

One of the most popular self-help books, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment has sold over two million copies worldwide and has been translated into many languages. The book teaches us the power and the importance of living in the present. The book introduces us to many ideas and concepts which work in our favor and teach us how to become happier.

Read it For:
If you’re looking for a book which changes the way you look at your life, then this is the one for you.
Don't Read it For:
The book is mostly repetitive and boring.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book teaches you the importance of the now.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

This book tells us that there are two kinds of thinking systems in our mind, a faster and a slower system. The author also tells us that when we find the equilibrium between the two, that’s when we will become successful.

Read it For:
The book provides excellent advice and brilliant life-changing concepts.
Don't Read it For:
The book is written poorly and lacks excitement.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of those books which teaches you to find the balance between everything in your life.

The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living

The fourteenth Dalai Lama’s book on how to find happiness is one of the best ones on this list. His work teaches us how to defeat the mundane and everyday life’s sorrow, anxiety and negative feelings.

Read it For:
A beautiful book from a beautiful soul.
Don't Read it For:
The book has too many detailed examples and stories, which becomes overbearing after a point in time.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book contains beautiful thoughts about life and happiness.

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