10 Self-Help Books You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

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When faced with rough times, self-help books can be your best mentors. Sometimes, all you need to soothe your soul is a more positive perspective on life in general, along with a few tips on how to handle difficult situations. Some of our favorite authors have shared their wisdom on life, purpose and relationships with the world in eye-opening books and we can’t wait to pass them on to you.
These books essentially convey the same message but the authors’ approach differs. So with every book, readers deepen their knowledge of themselves, of life, of human relations and gain a better understanding of the attitude to adopt to live a happier life.

1 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho will convince you to follow your heart and pursue your dreams to the best of your abilities.
Interesting quote from the book:

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity

2 The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz will break down the four laws one must follow in order to always be at peace with themselves.
Interesting quote from the book:

But it is not what I am saying that is hurting you; it is that you have wounds that I touch by what I have said. You are hurting yourself. There is no way I can take this personally.”

3 The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson explains that anyone can accomplish outstanding things in life. But in order to do so, one must go beyond the initial fear and get out of their comfort zone. All challenges along the way come as lessons to learn before achieving success and happiness.
Interesting quote from the book:

“Courage is not the absence of fear; rather, it’s choosing to act in spite of the fear. You could say that without fear, you can’t have genuine courage. When you do act in courage, you discover that fear doesn’t have to stop you. You see that what you thought were your limits are more like starting points.

4 The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle defines the way to happiness in one simple rule: be present; don’t apprehend the future, don’t think about the past, don’t daydream, but be fully present in everything you do. Definitely one of the most interesting books.
Interesting quote from the book:

All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms
of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”

5 The Mastery Of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz Explains emotions and relationships: where do they stem from and how can we better control them to live a more fulfilled life.
Interesting quote from the book:

“In the track of fear we have so many conditions, expectations, and obligations that we create a lot of rules just to protect ourselves against emotional pain, when the truth is that there shouldn’t be any rules. These rules affect the quality of the channels of communication between us, because when we are afraid, we lie. If you have the expectation that I have to be a certain way, then I feel the obligation to be that way.The truth is I am bot what you want me to be. When I am honest and I am what I am, you are already hurt, you are mad. Then I lie to you, because I’m afraid of your judgment. I am afraid you are going to blame me, find me guilty, and punish me.”

6 The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma provides readers with tools to master their spirit, and control their thoughts to be more positive and happier. He explains how meditation can help reach happiness.
Interesting quote from the book:

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” And another one that’s way too good. “It is only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. it’s only when you have opened your own heart that you can touch the hearts of others. when you feel centered and alive, you are in much better position to be a better person.”

7 As A Man Thinketh by James Allen lays down the law of attraction. This is such a classic Self-Help book and a must read.
Interesting quotes from the book:

“A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.” 
“A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.”

8 The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Inspired by James Allen’s findings, The Secret breaks down the ways to attract abundance in your life.
Interesting quote from the book:

“A lot of people feel like they’re victims in life, and they’ll often point to past events, perhaps growing up with an abusive parent or in a dysfunctional family. Most psychologists believe that about 85 percent of families are dysfunctional, so all of a sudden you’re not so unique. My parents were alcoholics. My dad abused me. My mother divorced him when I was six…I mean, that’s almost everybody’s story in some form or not. The real question is, what are you going to do now? What do you choose now? Because you can either keep focusing on that, or you can focus on what you want. And when people start focusing on what they want, what they don’t want falls away, and what they want expands, and the other part disappears.”

9 What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey. Learn life lessons from Oprah’s experiences. Amazing book.
Interesting quote from the book:

“I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.”

10. Quiet, The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. In a world dominated by extroverts, this books helps introverts better understand themselves and their assets.
Interesting quote from the book:

Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can. This does not mean aping extroverts; ideas can be shared quietly, they can be communicated in writing, they can be packaged into highly produced lectures, they can be advanced by allies. The trick for introverts is to honor their own styles instead of allowing themselves to be swept up by prevailing norms.”