7 Personal Development Books You Should Read

Published on: January 6, 2021 (Updated on: April 22, 2024)

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In this post, I will share with you 7 personal development books you should read this year. The human mind is capable of anything only if you will devote some time for personal development.

When you dedicate some time to your personal development, you'll learn self-discipline. When you learn the act of disciplining yourself, achieving your goals becomes easier.

Also, to become the best in your field or industry, you need to develop yourself first. Doing this will give you the knowledge and courage you need to succeed in that field.

In a nutshell, personal development is the key to becoming successful, yet it is one of the most challenging things to do.

7 personal development books you should read this year

Below are 7 personal development books you should read this year

1. Incremental Improvements: Change your life one small step at a time by Mike Brodsky

Most people make new year resolutions now and then. Do you know why? Well, it's easy to do so. It's easy to tell yourself that you want to do a few things differently in the new year. You tell yourself that you want to be able to achieve certain goals by the end of the year.

Now, this is such a good mindset for growth. It's always a good idea to seek change and set new goals for yourself. However, the problem is that more than half of the times we created a new year resolution, we didn't stick to it till the end of the year. Have you ever wondered why or what you can do to avoid it?

In this book, the author, Brodsky, suggests potential actions that can be used to develop and implement new habits. The essence of these habits is to get you better results.

So, if getting positive results is something you hope to achieve this year, you should consider this read.

2. Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start by Steve Levinson

Again, it's easier to set a goal than to follow through till completion.

Steve Levinson, in this book, explains the design flaw that's in the human mind. This flaw is responsible for dismissing our goals half-way down. However, not only did he explain this flaw or concept, but also explores follow-through strategies to work creatively around it.

3. Getting Things Done by David Allen

From the title of this book, you can guess what it is all about.

Personal organization is crucial for growth, and David Allen explores how to achieve that in this book.

4. Maximum Achievement: Strategies and skills that will unlock your hidden powers to succeed by Brian Tracy

Sometimes, what we need to succeed aren't necessarily new habits but strategies. To find out what these strategies are and how to apply them, then you will need to read Maximum Achievements, a book by Brian Tracy.

5. Willpower by John Tierney, Roy Baumeister

Your personal development is incomplete if you lack self-control.

To build new habits, you need self-control (willpower) because there will always be distractions and interruptions along the way. How best you handle them, however, is dependent on your willpower.

6. The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business by Charles Duhigg

How do we form habits?

Our habits form us. They determine the results we get in life. They say a lot about our personal development and growth. This is why most people are so particular about building the right habits.

However, when it comes to getting rid of old habits, we struggle a lot to do so.

In this book, Charles Duhigg tells us that the reason why we struggle to get rid of old habits is that we focus so much on them. What we ought to do is to replace the old habits with new ones. The question is, how do we achieve that?

Well, Duhigg provides practical steps to do that in this book.

7. Mindset: The new psychology of success by Carol Dweck

To live an exceptional life, you need to develop a growth mindset. Success is only possible when you have the right mindset.

So, what is a growth mindset and how can one develop it?

Carol Dweck shares tips to achieve this in her book, Mindset.

There you go, guys! Enjoy your read.