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Top Seven Books I Couldn’t Wait to Get My Hands On & Still Haven’t Read


Being someone who is fond of self-help books, I am always searching for new ones that can help me grow as a person and improve my life. I have found a lot of interesting books over the years which have made me want to start reading them immediately. Unfortunately, sometimes I get too busy with other things and the books end up gathering dust on my shelf. In this article, I will tell you about seven such books.

 1. **The Courage to Be Disliked** by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga

This book combines the principles of Adlerian psychology with the techniques of philosophical dialogue. It introduces Alfred Adler’s ideas – who was an influential psychologist – through the conversation between a philosopher and a young man. This dialogue tackles profound subjects like self-control, happiness and interpersonal relationships. According to this book, one can change his life by changing the attitude and the action taken. It also challenges the belief that our past traumas and experiences determine our future. The authors argue that people should not be held captive by what society expects from them as well as their self-imposed limitations. The reason why I was so keen on reading it is that, complex thoughts are expressed in simple language here. But its simplicity is only the appearance, because it requires quite a lot of time and effort to grasp its depth.

 2. **Atomic Habits** by James Clear

This book represents a new era in self-help literature. James Clear dissects how habits work and gives practical tips on how to form good ones and break bad ones. He proposes  atomic habits – these are small changes that can bring about large transformations if consistently followed. According to Clear, goals should give way for systems; he says that we need to concentrate on building processes that lead us to our objectives, rather than fixating on the outcomes themselves. Packed with actionable advice, scientific research and real-life stories, it is a must-read for anyone who wants to change his life permanently. Despite the fact that many of my friends and colleagues have recommended it highly as well as its popularity among people I know, I have not found time for this book yet.

 3. **101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think** by Brianna Wiest

Brianna Wiest's collection of essays offers transformative insights into life. She writes about emotional intelligence, self-awareness, mindfulness and personal growth. Each essay challenges conventional thinking and promotes deep thinking. Wiest's writing style is poetic and thought-provoking which makes her essays therapeutic. Her works explore the human mind; she shows how our thoughts create our world and how we can change it by changing our minds. I discovered this book recently and immediately felt connected with it since it is said to be a source of inspiration but unfortunately, I haven’t had time to go through each reflective piece due to my tight schedule.

 4. **The Mountain Is You** by Brianna Wiest

In “The Mountain Is You”, Brianna Wiest talks about self-sabotage and emotional intelligence as the solution. The book has become popular especially on BookTok where readers share how she has changed their lives. She refers to a mountain representing internal obstacles that stand in the way of actualizing oneself. According to her, destructive behaviors result from unhealed wounds; however, they can be turned into opportunities for growth. Compassionately written but still very empowering because it gives steps for those suffering from doubtfulness or fearfulness or those who keep postponing things they want to do because of feeling unworthy or not good enough for them or any other reason which might seem valid but if examined critically will prove otherwise. I anticipated a lot from this book too but like the one above, I am yet to come to terms with myself emotionally and mentally before subjecting my heart to such depths during reading hours.

 5. **Daring Greatly** by Brené Brown

Vulnerability, shame, and empathy are among Dr. Brené Brown’s areas of expertise. “Daring Greatly” is a book in which she shares an idea that one must be ready to take risks by being exposed enough in order to live a full life. Having done extensive study into this area, Brown claims that being vulnerable does not mean weakness but rather bravery that brings about deeper connections with others, creativity and ability to bounce back in life. The writer also delves into how our fear for showing imperfection can hinder different aspects such as love relationships, career growth among others. She provides inspiring stories coupled with practical advice on cultivating vulnerability and accepting oneself with all their flaws. A lot people have been transformed through her works with some terming it as life changing. Despite all these, there is still one significant piece of work lying idle on my shelf waiting for a time when I will internalize its powerful contents fully;

 6. **The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People** by Stephen R. Covey

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey, is known for being one the best self-help books ever written. It contains seven habits which if followed can help an individual become successful in both their personal life as well as professional career. Covey takes a holistic approach when writing this book because he talks about principles based on character ethic vis a vis principles based on personality ethic. You start with being proactive or begin with end results already achieved among others up to seeking mutual understanding before trying solve anything together are some these habits described by author. These may seem simple but they are deeply rooted into our human nature thereby promoting things like honesty fairness integral part thereof throughout life span development. In addition it provides effective personal development plans that enable people realize who they really want to be by aligning themselves with what is deeply valued most thereby shaping future destiny. Though I must say I had started reading through different sections [paragraph continues].

 7. **Think and Grow Rich** by Napoleon Hill

"Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill is a seminal work in the field of personal development and success literature. Originally published in 1937, the book has influenced countless individuals seeking to achieve their goals and improve their lives. Hill's work is based on the principles he learned from studying successful figures of his time, including Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford. The book outlines 13 principles for achieving success, such as desire, faith, autosuggestion, specialized knowledge, and persistence. Hill emphasizes the power of thought and the importance of having a clear and definite purpose. "Think and Grow Rich" is more than just a guide to financial success; it's a manual for developing a success-oriented mindset. Despite its age, the principles in the book remain relevant and inspiring. This classic has been on my reading list for years, but its depth and the need for careful contemplation have kept me from diving in so far.


These seven books are just a few examples of the many self-help books that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on but still haven’t read. Each one offers valuable insights and practical advice that can help in various aspects of life, from building better habits and improving emotional intelligence to embracing vulnerability and achieving success. While I have been busy with other projects and responsibilities, I know that these books will be valuable resources for personal growth and self-improvement. The anticipation of reading them continues to build, and I look forward to the day when I can finally delve into their wisdom. I hope that this post has inspired you to explore these books and find the ones that resonate with you the most. Whether you’re looking to make small changes in your daily routine or seeking a profound transformation, these books offer a wealth of knowledge and guidance that can help you on your journey.