5 Amazing Books for Self Development

5 Amazing Books for Self-Development

Not All Self-Development Books Are Created Equal

As a self-development enthusiast, I would like to say that not all self-development books are equal. You see, most simply repeat the same information in different ways. Which is fine but sometimes you are looking for something completely different and enlightening.

Here is my list of best self-development books and why you need to read them. I have read every book here and feel that each one is an invaluable base asset to self-actualization. In other words, if you are looking to truly understand you as a human and how to ace life, these are the books to read.

Number One

Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy- By Sadhguru

Don’t bother reading another self-help book before this one. It contains all the best and most brilliant reasons to work on you. Sadhguru is a true master of his calling. A Yogi and inner engineering creator, he teaches you how to harness the life within you to create the best possible life.  Its a book about our well-being at its roots.

He tells his own path to awakening through hatha yoga. “The term guru, he notes, means “dispeller of darkness, someone who opens the door for you. . . As a guru, I have no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate. And that is because the only solution for all the ills that plague humanity is self-transformation. Self-transformation means that nothing of the old remains. It is a dimensional shift in the way you perceive and experience life.”

Sadhguru has a way of teaching the old knowledge in a modern relevant way; one which if followed can lead to a mastered happy life. The ultimate book on self-development, use it like a Bible, refer to it often.

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Number Two

The Brain That Changes Itself By Norman Doidge, M.D.

If you ever get tired of hearing others say “we are who we are because of the way we are born”. You can now confidently say “not so, we are what we practice”. This book is by far one of my favorites. It has amazing real-life stories of people who changed their brain even when Doctors told them they couldn’t’. In this book, Norman Doidge gives you such an amazing view of Neuroplasticity and the people whose lives it transformed.

The Brain That Changes Itself, is about an astonishing new science called neuroplasticity and how it overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable.

Per the publisher “Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed. People whose mental limitations or brain damage was seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQ raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed.”

Dr. Doidge uses these stories to inspire and alter the way we look at our own limitations as humans and encourage us to challenge our potential.

Number Three

Mind to Matter- By Dawson Church

Science can now prove that what you think creates your reality, in other words, you think therefore you create.  Neuroscientists have measured a specific brain wave formula linked to manifestation. Anyone can learn and apply this “flow state” to create anything in his or her life. Our thoughts change the energy around us and can either help attract or push things away.

If you are a person who can’t just take “The Power of Attraction” at their word, this is the book to read. I loved reading how manifestations worked from a scientific perspective. This is a detailed book with great storytelling and facts interwoven perfectly that delivers a great read. By far one of my favorites.

Number Four

The Power of Habit- By Charles Duhigg

At first, I thought I was looking at a manual type text but was greatly surprised by how easy and fun this book was to read. The easy delivery of information about science and psychology behind habit formation made it a breeze to read. This book taught me how to create a new habit by knowing the habit loop and braking or adding to that pattern to set new habits.

If you have hard to break, self-sabotaging habits, you need to read this book. Habits are hard for me to form, but once I hacked this pattern I immediately began to change my old ways. As it turns out one of my habit rewards is smells, the nicer something smells after I clean the more my brain wants to go back and finish that task. In short, anyone wanting to master creating or eliminating habits would benefit from this easy to read “gold” of a book.

Number Five


The Secret- By Rhonda Byrne

This is a fun and less intimidating version of my suggestion above Mind to Matter. Rhonda Byrne shares the Secret and its life-transforming possibilities for those who experience it. It exposes the secret wisdom that is hidden inside us; this secret can bring joy to everything you do, from getting rid of the disease to acquiring wealth, and other seemingly impossible feats.

The Secret was my first book on raising my vibration and I loved its message and very exciting manner of sharing that information. It began as a movie with the same name The Secret, but I recommend reading it and keeping a copy for journaling. If you want a beginner book on the power of creation, this is the one to start with.


These are very informative valuable books that can broaden your self-development potential. If you want to fast forward your self-development at a deeper level you must read these books. To conclude, these five books give the best base on life. The life you want to improve now, so you can enjoy it to its fullest. I hope you enjoy each one like l have.

 If you have already read any of the above books comment below and let me know what you thought.

Q.If you have not, what books have you read, and recommend?

Thank you for your time. Happy Reading!



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A former nurse and life long self-help learner, I have a passion for teaching the fundamentals of life. I never stop learning, but most of all I never stop being okay with being taught. I am a mom, a wife, and an awakened soul. Welcome! You are never lost, you are just on a quest.

Lucia Stakkestad

A former nurse and life long self-help learner, I have a passion for teaching the fundamentals of life. I never stop learning, but most of all I never stop being okay with being taught. I am a mom, a wife, and an awakened soul. Welcome! You are never lost, you are just on a quest.

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