What makes a person destined for success? Is it their work ethic? Their career choices? What about the books they read – does that make a difference? It can, if they choose books that have the power to influence them to create their own success stories.
Here are a few books written by personal development experts that will motivate you and give you the tools you need to build your own success, despite the various obstacles that may attempt to trip you up along the way. Don’t miss out on their advice for making it big, even when you are the only one who believes you can.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Success is about the things you accomplish and the relationships you build with people throughout your lifetime. However, before you can begin to accomplish great things, you must create an environment that allows you to do so – including a positive mindset. This book explains the philosophy that positive thinking really does change the outcome of your life. Learn practical ways to counter negative thoughts with positive ones in order to create the kind of life you want to live just by changing your outlook. Never allow negative thoughts to keep you from success ever again.
The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn
No one particularly enjoys going through life’s many changes. However, at some point if you want to be successful you must learn that change is actually a good thing. Life occurs in seasons, and you must learn to embrace change as it happens to you. This book uses the analogy of changing seasons to show you how change in your life can lead to growth, and that if you learn to let change happen, it can eventually lead you to success. Change is not your enemy. Sometimes you must change if you want to grow, and you must grow if you want to succeed.
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
This book is especially essential if you are near the top of your organization or you are planning on starting your own business. It is a short and easy read that allows you to learn how to best lead a team and make the most of the limited time you often have as a manager or executive. The author uses real life examples to show you the importance of well organized time management and how it can lead not only you, but also your team and your organization, to great success.
The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill
This book features interviews from some of the most successful people out there, and the author forms these into lessons anyone can gather from. Everyone’s definition of success is different, and therefore everyone has their own methodology for making success happen for them. Learn how you might find success in your own life.
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill
This book is meant to be read by people who are afraid of failure. Often we associate failure with giving up, when in reality, failure is often just a side effect of trying something you have never tried to do before. The authors will teach you that trying, failing and trying again is the ultimate path to success, while not bothering to try at all is pretty much the only way to fail. If you can operate with the mindset that trying your hardest in itself is considered success, you will no doubt go far.
Some people believe that everyone is capable of success, that we are all born with potential and must do what we can to create our own success despite unfavorable circumstances. This book is your guide to achieving everything you have always hoped for, and so much more. Learn the strategies that will help you rise to your ultimate potential, meet your goals, influence people and create a successful life for yourself in both personal and professional terms.
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
Half of what makes you successful is your willingness to believe you truly can achieve great things. This book is here to remind you that what sets high achievers apart is that they work hard – not because they want to get ahead, but because they believe there are great things on the horizon waiting to be discovered. Changing your attitude and allowing yourself to believe you can go far is in its own way a form of magic – it makes you much more likely go accomplish what you set out to accomplish.
Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell
There are many traits and behaviors that make up a good leader. This book will show you how to develop the leadership skills you will need in order to find success in both your personal and professional life. There is leadership potential hidden within you. It’s all a matter of figuring out how to unlock that potential and use it to achieve your goals and change the world.
See You At the Top by Zig Ziglar
What does it take to make it to the top? In many ways, whether or not a person is successful depends on the attitudes they carry and the habits they perform in their daily lives. Self motivation and attentiveness to goals and processes are essential to your future success. This book will teach you how to be successful by showing you how to create the mindsets and routines that will get you exactly where you want to be, and far beyond. You will learn how to set and achieve goals and keep yourself motivated to accomplish everything you have always dreamed of.
Success is not so far away. With these experts’ advice, you will be able to build the kind of life your hard work and dedication deserve.