7 Best Books on Self Confidence

Do you want to be more self confident? Does a lack of self confidence stop you from being the best ‘you’ you can be? Here are the top books to help you completely turn your life around.

1. Bounce Back with Power: 7 Steps to Build Self Esteem, Transform Your Life and Realize Your Potential by Jaya Ramachadran

People who struggle to have genuine self confidence often find it difficult to act without first seeking out someone else’s opinion. This can make it hard for these people to live their lives happily because they are so worried about other people’s thoughts about what they want to do.

This book will guide you through the steps necessary to live a better, and much happier life. You will learn how to create and then live the life you want to, according only to your standards without worrying about what other people might think of you. You will learn how to go after the things that you are passionate about, which will make your confidence soar.

2. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown

If you lack confidence, you have probably noticed that the absence of vulnerability has stopped you from accomplishing many things in your life. If you are afraid of exposing your true self to the world, you are going to spend a lot of your life hiding – and that will not solve any problems. In fact, it will likely only create many more.

You need to be able to let yourself be vulnerable, and this book is going to teach you how to do that, and so much more. If you want to be more confident in yourself, you are going to have to take more risks and let yourself dare to be better than you are right at this moment. You may think you are incapable of doing that now, but you are only just getting started.

3. The Habit Blueprint: 15 Simple Steps to Transform Your Life by Patrik Edblad

It goes both ways: if you do not feel good about yourself, you have a harder time taking care of yourself. If you don’t take good care of yourself, it is harder to have confidence in yourself. Simple things like forming better habits for living your life can make all the difference, and you do not even know it yet.

Learn how to take better care for yourself, so that you can be more confident in your ability to achieve your goals, interact with the people you want to get to know and live an overall healthier, more rewarding life.

4. Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others by Judy Murphy

There is nothing that crushes self confidence faster than feeling as though the people you are close to and/or those with whom you work daily or weekly do not respect you. By the time you realize this is a problem in your life, it can be even harder to figure out how to earn the respect of people who for whatever reason do not value your thoughts, opinions or beliefs.

This guide will help you to change your life for the better. Learn how to be more self confident and improve your relationships and career. With confidence comes respect, maybe not right away, but eventually.

5. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by Dr. David D. Burns

Low self confidence can be a symptom of legitimate emotional and psychological barriers, but it can also contribute to someone developing them over time as well. Not having confidence can make it hard to be social and engage in activities you enjoy, which is why it can help to change the way you perceive the world by improving your personal levels of confidence.

The author of Feeling Good, Dr. David Burns, highlights scientifically sound ways to gain control of your mood and emotions, feel better about yourself and take proven steps to leveling up your self confidence. This book is ideal for anyone who wants to be more confident in their everyday life.

6. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

We grow up with a lot of expectations being placed on our shoulders. We come to believe that all of these expectations come from within ourselves, even when they do not. And when we cannot meet those expectations for whatever reason, we start feeling bad about ourselves. We start to lose self confidence.

You can stop letting perfectionism stand in your way. This book features quality research about living without regard for whether or not you are meeting the standards and demands other people are constantly throwing at you. It is about living knowing your life is worth it – doing what you want, at your own pace, and feeling good about yourself and confident that yes, you really can do this.

7. The Unlimited Self: Destroy Limiting Beliefs, Uncover Inner Greatness, and Live the Good Life by Jonathan Heston

What scares you the most about pursuing something you have never had the courage to try before? Most likely it is because you think you cannot do it, or are worried someone else will tell you that you can’t. If you want to change your life, you have to change your perspective. You are much more powerful and capable of greatness than you think, and this book will help you to discover that, and so much more.

You do have some limits – but not nearly as many as you might believe that you do. Start changing your life by realizing that the space inside your comfort zone will neither bring you happiness nor success. If you want to be more self confident, you need to learn to face your fears, step out into the world and go after what you want, no matter what it takes to get out there and do it.