Self-help books have formed an important part of our lives. The genre is not new, but has been there since ages. Even the great Hindu scripture- Shrimad Bhagavat Gita– has proved itself as one of the most influential self -help book over the time. So, if you are feeling low following some failures, or just been going through a rough patch, read these books to come up stronger and more efficient than before

Here are some important self-help books worth reading

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective people

Steven Richards covey was an American educator, businessman and author. His most revered book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective people has influenced millions of people till date. The seven habits, as claimed by covey, are

Sharpen the saw– by this, covey wants to say that one should work in a sustainable way and avoid working oneself to death. One should have enough time to rejuvenate, work on oneself, have time to relax and move with a long-term plan.

Be proactive– To be proactive and take your responsibility avoiding external affairs is a key ingredient to be an effective person

An end in mind– don’t wonder aimlessly and it’s important to have a vision.

First thing first– to prioritize what is important and avoid distractions.

The win attitude– don’t try to take out the biggest part of a division. What is yours is yours and to know this is important for your long-term relationships with people and with yourself.

To understand and then being understood– try to understand things before passing judgements

Synergize– to acknowledge that team work will make things more effective than the ones carried out alone. Be appreciative of each individual in your team.

The 5 AM Club

The 5 AM Club:

The 5 AM club by Robin Sharma is a revolutionary book conceptualised around the morning routine and its impact on the overall performance. Robin Sharma is a Canadian author who is best known for his book series The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. In his opinion, the time followed by 5 Am should be divided into three parts where you do exercise for first 20 minutes, planning for next 20 and study in last 20 minutes of the hour.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie-

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie-

It is a self-help book first published in 1948. Dale Carnegie was an American lecturer. He developed courses in self-improvement and corporate training. The book is divided into various sections where the author talks about common things people often find themselves worrying about like business tensions, financial fatigue, and how to look young. The book has remained in publications ever since it was first printed.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

It is a self-help book published in the year 1936 written by Dale Carnegie. The book, as the title suggests is about winning people. Dale provides fundamental techniques in handling people, ways to make people like you, to earn people and make them appreciate your thinking, and how to be a leader.


Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life:

Ikigai is the Japanese word for ‘ a reason to live’. The oxford dictionary defines the word ikigai as a motivating force, something or someone that gives a person a sense of purpose of a reason for living. The idea of ikigai is connected to the extension of life expectancy. Everyone has a reason to live and the book works on this idea too. The book is authored by Garcia Hector and has remained an international best seller

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