Top 10 Self Help Books of 2016 – India

 

Self-help is the best kind of help. What you learn from within is what will stay with you for a long time. In our society, seeking help is considered a weakness that is only shown by the losing side. This makes most people wary of seeking help. The truth, however, is that taking that first step to seek help is a sign of immense courage. Whether you need to build confidence, or you are seeking happiness, there is no shame in asking for help. And what better way to help yourself than to follow the advice of Grade A writers sharing their experiences and learnings of life? Here is a comprehensive list of the top 10 self help books of 2016.

 

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Gallup has a strong reputation of defining quality standards the world over. They have now finally published their bestselling e-book in print. StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an immensely successful set of self-assessment techniques to help people find their strengths. There are also strategies on how to apply your strengths in day-to-day life and how to look at oneself more positively.

Read it For:
A highly recommended set of techniques to find out your strengths.
Don't Read it For:
Applicability of the strategies mentioned in the book to use one's strengths can go beyond those imagined in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
Gallup is an expert in dishing out well-researched and tested self-analysis tools.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie has authored one of the most popular self-help books of our age. "How to Win Friends & Influence People" gives its readers an easy-to-follow manual of how to use a one's egotistical inclinations to one's advantage. A great read for those looking for a boost in their career or personal relationships.

Read it For:
Simplified and well-explained insight into the world of networking.
Don't Read it For:
Some assumptive social situations may actually turn out very different in real life.
What makes this book stand out?:
The style of work is easy to grasp and follow, making it immensely appealing to the masses.

Mindset: How Positive Thinking Will Set You Free & Help You Achieve Massive Success In Life

If you have ever wondered why some people achieve everything in life and others don't, this book is for you. Mindset teaches you how to embrace positive thinking to achieve anything you want in life. Discover the advantage of developing a positive thought process, appreciating yourself, and eradicating negative thoughts.

Read it For:
Adept Neuro-linguistic Programming(NLP) Techniques to condition your brain into becoming a winner.
Don't Read it For:
Stretched out portions on the importance of positive thinking which is usually a given.
What makes this book stand out?:
A guide to learning how to look for the silver lining in any situation.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Dr. Murphy recounts instances where he has seen miracles happening to seemingly normal men and women all over the world. Read, learn and follow simple scientifically proven and researched techniques about how to use your subconscious powers to perform miraculous healing powers. These powers can help you win friends, heal your body, earn more money, attract ideal relationships and attain a peace of mind.

Read it For:
An incredible new scientific discovery that can bring your subconscious mind under your control.
Don't Read it For:
Borderline information about the mind and brain that has still not been scientifically proven.
What makes this book stand out?:
Achieves a positive outlook towards prosperity, happiness, and good health.
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Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy

A book rich in insights and teachings straight from Sadhguru. The book claims to empower you to awaken your inner intelligence, given that you are ready to do so. The inner intelligence is the ultimate genius that reflects the genius of the cosmos. Sadhguru pens down his own learnings from spirituality and yoga and brings forth the concept of Inner Engineering.

Read it For:
Learning how to align the mind and body with energies around and within which ultimately creates a world of limitless possibilities and power.
Don't Read it For:
To be able to utilize the book's teachings, the reader must be ready to allow transformation from within.
What makes this book stand out?:
Sadhguru's teachings and experiences of Inner Engineering are second to none.

Habit Makes Perfect: Morning Rituals of 12 Most Successful People

The crux of Habit Makes Perfect lies in the importance of habits. Habits shape the reality of a person's life on a daily basis. Morning habits are the most crucial of the lot because they set the tone for the rest of the day. Through this book, you can learn about the morning habits of the most successful people and how those have habits have helped in shaping their success.

Read it For:
Inspiration from successful people to make effective changes in one's own life.
Don't Read it For:
Most of the content mentioned in the book can be found on the internet.
What makes this book stand out?:
The compilation of stories of morning habits and the impact they make makes this book stand out.

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking has been written to help people who have lost faith in themselves. Faith is the ultimate key to happiness according to Peale and it can restore all good things in the believer's life. He takes you through the entire process of developing a habit of thinking positive and the remarkable changes it brings in your life.

Read it For:
Imbibing shaken confidence and ridding oneself of the inferiority complex.
Don't Read it For:
The book fails to capture the essence of the precise way to restore one's faith in oneself.
What makes this book stand out?:
A classic guide to regaining your self-esteem and faith, ultimately leading you to success.

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Newport discusses the trend of professionals these days of valuing quantity over quality and how this trend has turned people into puppets desperately trying to multitask more things at a time than they can handle. This practice prevents them from focusing on deep work minus any distractions.

Read it For:
Learning how to improve your cognitive abilities in order to achieve quality.
Don't Read it For:
The book lacks out on giving fair credit to the importance of multitasking.
What makes this book stand out?:
The use of psychology and neuroscience to support theories.

The Magic of Thinking Big

Schwartz is a bestselling author of many self-improvement books. The Magic of Thinking Big is a guide to timeless advice on improving one's life simply by thinking right. One does not need innate talent to become great, All that is needed is understanding the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will make you successful.

Read it For:
Easy-to-understand advice to change the way you think and function.
Don't Read it For:
Some of the concepts are old school and heard of repeatedly.
What makes this book stand out?:
David Schwartz's convincing and motivational writing.

Ready, Study, Go!: Smart Ways to Learn

Find new ways to make studying interesting and enjoyable. Explore amusing attitudes towards studying and benefit from the useful and practical tips and techniques to make your study efficient and retentive. Learn how to master subjects you don't like, find the right diets and exercise to boost learning and learn the art of mind mapping to retain more information.

Read it For:
Useful pro tips on learning from The Art of Living teachers.
Don't Read it For:
The book starts on a high note then quickly goes downhill focusing more on The Art of Living.
What makes this book stand out?:
Fun and easy-to-follow book. Very practical approach.

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