5 Must Read Self-help books

It is rightly said that books are the bestest friend one can have. Today I am going to share 5 best self help / motivational book to read in your lifetime. 

Firstly ,  I see that a lot of peopls have a great misunderstanding of self help books and its readers / lovers. Let me be very frank and tell you that self help is my favourite genre. I love it the most  and why I love it the most ?  It is because it always recharges my low battery. when life throws a googly at me , I turn to a good motivational self help book to feed my soul. 

A  lot of peopls think that self help is something like a asylum to a mental patient. A big NO to such thinkers . Its NOT !!  I dont want write pages on the reality and generosity of  self help genre because those of you who understand will keep understanding.

But you know what ? I created a thought on this. Will you mind reading ? 

‘A self help is not just a book for solutions to some dilemmas , it is a path to strengthen relations with our  conscience and soul.’

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

–Vera Nazarian

Lets get back to our topic -5 Must read books.

Here we go :-


This book is written by Jeff Keller.

Mr. Keller divides the book into three parts with each part containing a series of lessons.

  • Part 1: Success Begins In The Mind
  • Part 2: Watch Your Words
  • Part 3: Heaven Helps Those Who Act

In part 1 – * power of attitude

                   * Belief to shape future.

In part 2 – * What words you speak.

                   * How words affect your                                     attitude.

In part 3 – *  Take action

You can  pick this book even if you are a fully positive personality. It will be a nice read for sure. 

2. The ALCHEMIST :- 

The second on my list but my favourite fable. The book says its a fable about fulfilling your dreams and so it is.  A bulky mass of nobility will give you a different look to your own  life from the very first page itself.

Its a story of a young shepherd who left his home in young age to experience travelling. He once gets a dream that the pyramids of egypt has some treasure hidden. He sets his journey to the place miles away. Every character in his journey has his own wisdom to share . 

The book will make you believe in the power of beliefs and dreams. It is a bestseller by paulo coelho ( my favourite author ). 


This book is again a bestseller by paulo coelho , a very renowned motivational writer.

 A very light but inspiring read.  In essence, like all Coelho’s books, it is a spiritual manual which could be read as a course in leadership or an inspiring manual for living life as authentically as possible.


A fictional and a little comical fable.

This is the story of 2 mice – Sniff & Scurry and 2 persons – Hem& Haw, who are as tiny as mice and their search for cheese to survive in their world that is a maze. The mice were the guys who adapted themselves always to the changes around them and survived happily whereas the 2 persons weren’t so adaptable to the changes happening around them and faced difficulties. The story tells you what you are going to gain when you adapt yourself to the situations around you rather than to suffer at one place.  The cheese in this story can be related to many things in your life like work, money, family, knowledge etc…

The fable captures well that moment after we have lost a job or a relationship and we believe it is the end of the world. All the good things were in the previous situation, and all the future holds is fear. Yet Johnson’s message is, instead of seeing change as the end of something, we must learn to see it as a beginning. We have all been told this, but sometimes motivation is lacking. To make himself accept reality, Haw writes this on the wall of the maze: “If you do not change, you can become extinct.”Many will regard Spencer Johnson’s sub-100 page work as trite, but its valuable lesson is easily remembered: Do you have a ‘big cheese’ in your life that you believe will last forever?



written by renowned writer Robin Sharma. This book hold  great wisdom and practical ways to follow it. 

It is story of a lawyer ,  incomparable in his field. He soon looses all his interest and excitement in life. He finds no meaning and satisfaction in what he is best at. After a heart attack he decides to leave everything and travel to the great Himalyas of India . There he meets sages of sivannas who teach him the secrets of life , happiness and success. He finally comes back as a totally altered personality and narrates the secrets to his friend. 

The book is interesting and short. It gives you chapterwise information and really practical methods to follow.

All these books are in my shelf. I reviewd them because I have actually read them. You can pick them at any stage of your life.  Afterall a good book is the bestest friend one can have !! 

keep reading folks !! 🙂


2 thoughts on “5 Must Read Self-help books

  1. That’s an immensely useful blog though choices of books may differ from person to person. I love reading The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy. I also love reading Get Set Go penned by the Indian authors – Swati and Shailesh Lodha. I also endorse the view that books are the best friends a human-being can have.

    Thanks and compliments.

    Jitendra Mathur

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