The Best Books for Working on Yourself

Kelsie Foreman
Jul 23, 2020
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No matter your age, we could all stand to improve ourselves just a little bit. And though quarantine was the perfect time to truly focus on yourself and read a few self-help books, just because it’s over doesn’t mean that it is too late to make a change.

If you’re eager to spend the next few months— in quarantine or not— becoming the best version of yourself, any one of the books on this list will help you get there. Learn how to let go of the things that no longer matter, prioritize your time, and be a better partner and friend.

After all, this year has been a rough one. Why not emerge in 2021 as a new and improved person?

The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss

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With Tim Ferriss’ guide, you can break free of the 9-5 workweek for a life full of travel, adventure, and whatever else it is that you want to do. His guide will help you eliminate much of your workload and make more time for the things that are most important to you. He is full of tricks for you to use at your own disposal.

Daily Rituals, Mason Currey

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Learn about the daily rituals of 161 of the world’s most recognizable artists. In this novel, you’ll feel inspired to shake up (or at least document) your own daily ritual as you read everyone else’s. The great thing about this read is that you will learn their daily rituals and their guilty pleasures. Some preferred coffee, others preferred...other things...

Outliers The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell thinks that those who are higher achievers are simply different than everyone else. According to Gladwell, the secret to success lies within the things that you focus on...and the things that you don’t focus on at all. This guide will change your life by helping you learn how to prioritize.

Let Go!, Pat Flynn

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We all face adversity, and whether or not we overcome that adversity is necessary to overall life happiness and success. And Pat Flynn would know, his life story, detailed in this book, has some pretty high highs and some very low lows. Flynn’s story will inspire you to pick yourself up when the going is tough for true self-improvement.

The Thriving Introvert, Thibaut Meurisse

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Introverts are living in an extroverted world, it’s just the way that it is! Learn how to reconfigure your life around your needs and your desires— based on your own personality traits. With Meurisse’s tips, you’ll learn how to maximize your energy on the projects and the people that matter so that you aren’t exhausted by the end of the day.

The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz

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Looking for a self-help book that provides advice that is actually attainable? This one is perfect for you! Virtually anyone can be a successful, thriving individual just so long as they change their mindset and thought process. And since it can be hard to completely change your thought process, Schwartz came up with a totally easy guide to help you get there. This book will help you utilize all of the important things in your life.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff, Richard Carlson

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Is anxiety getting the best of you? I know that many of us can relate to it. That’s why Richard Carlson wrote a book urging readers to think of their daily stressors as lessons instead of problems. Most inconveniences in life, though they might seem incredibly overwhelming, aren’t really that big of a deal at all. Get over the things that don’t really matter and focus on the stuff that does.

The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz

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Unlock your personal freedom with this quick read that will positively change your life. This read will inspire you to change every aspect of your life to focus on true happiness, love, and freedom. Not only that, but this read will inspire you to unlock your true self, and isn’t that the key to everything good?

The best scientists, entrepreneurs, and other people all spend a significant amount of time every year focusing on themselves and growing who they are as individuals. By continuing to work on yourself as an individual, you’ll never stop growing, giving you the opportunity to harness your true power.

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