5 Best Books For Self Improvement

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IN BRIEF: There are so many mediums and sources to acquire knowledge. In this post we introduce 5 books for SELF IMPROVEMENT, from a panoply of distinguished tomes.

Books can teach us many interesting things in our self improvement process. No wonder Self Help Section in a book store is always crowded with fascinating books. Self improvement books gives us practical, proven theories and facts to help us increase our standard of living, both mentally and socially.

Here are 5 books out of panoply of distinguished ones:

Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman

5 Best books on self-improvement

This book summarises research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky. It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working on cognitive biases, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness. It is an astonishingly rich book: lucid, profound, full of intellectual surprises and self-help value. It is consistently entertaining and frequently touching, especially when Kahneman is recounting his collaboration with Tversky.

Power of Habits – Why We Do What We Do by Charles Duhigg

5 Best books on self-improvement

The main fundamentals in this book revolves around the idea-we create and maintain habits to conserve mental energy so we can think about more complex and difficult issues; these habits can be good or bad or neutral, but once established, they never really leave us, but lurk, waiting to be rediscovered; and creating habits is straightforward, but choosing which habits to create isn’t. This book has many inspiring stories accompanied by many facts that an average human hardly knows.

Failing Forward by John C Maxwell

5 Best books on self-improvement

Failure is a part of success-We all know that but how to deal with failures? Maxwell peppers his book with anecdotes from celebrities, entrepreneurs, and famous people like Edison etc. He uses their stories to illustrate how successful people don’t let failure trap them; they “fail forward” instead. He also cites scientific research and shares stories from his own life.

Mindsight by Daniel J Siegel

5 Best books on self-improvement

Talk about self- transformation this book is your best deal. A book as inspiring as it is informative, as practical as it is profound, Mindsight offers exciting new proof that we aren’t hardwired to behave in certain ways, but instead have the ability to harness the power of our minds to re-sculpt the neural pathways of our brains in ways that will be life-transforming.

Power Of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

5 Best books on self-improvement

This book teaches us how to get hold of our wavering mind. Murphy offers very practical and easy-to-use tips on how to use your conscious mind to plant seeds that grow and influence your subconscious mind, the seat of our emotions, fears, strengths and weaknesses. In it’s simplistic approach this book takes you on the edge of happiness in daily life.

I am absolutely sure that there are a number of books which can make this list, however we would run out of space to mention them all. What are your favourite books. Mention them in the COMMENTS. Happy reading.


Charmy Chitnis is a Physics Graduate from St Xavier's Mumbai. She loves to compose music and play guitar during her free time. She is a trekking enthusiast, likes meeting new people and trying new adventures in life. Being an avid writer, she wants to leverage YourDOST platform to convey her thoughts about mental issues with people.