What are the best self-help books to read? In other words: books that you can help yourself with, without necessarily having to go through an expensive coaching process? Not only women read these books, but also men. Read on for the best self-development and self-help books in our recommended list …

The most beautiful and best self-development books

You may want to do something about your fear, insecurity, relationship, emotions, self-confidence, self-esteem, behavior or communication. In any case, all those topics make you successful. Here you will find an overview of the best Dutch self-development books.

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Self-Development of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Self-Development BooksAuthor
 Meditations Marcus Aurelius
 Feeling Good  The New Mood Therapy David D Burns
 The Happiness  TrapRuss Harris
Tao Te ChingLao Tzu
The Power of NowEckhart Tolle
 AltruismMatthieu Ricard
WaldenHenry David Thoreau
Henry David ThoreauAngela Duckworth
 The Divine ComedyDante Alighieri
The Epic of GilgameshSin-Leqi-Unninni

The updated top 10 list: the best books about self-development

The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self

According to Martha Beck integrity is the cure for any psychological suffering man endures. She discusses four stages in the process of finding integrity. The results will have a healing effect.

333 Affirmations To Build Iron Self Esteem and Self Confidence Like a Lion: With 6 Relaxing Guided Meditations and 3 Hypnosis Sessions to Improve Your … Development and a Better Life – Men Book 2)

If you think you lack self-esteem, then we think this book could be of assistance to you. The contents will be able to give you the self-confidence you wish for, and all the exercises and affirmations work towards this goal.

Life Remixed – A modern self development book: Looking Beyond The Dance To Face The Music

This self-help book can be of great use if you are dealing with addiction or some of life’s other challenges. Want to start making a change? Then we advise you to check ‘Life Remixed’ out.

Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness 

Loving yourself is not part of everyone’s upbringing. So if you think you missed out on this part in your childhood, don’t keep sulking, but take action. You can’t change the past, but you can do something positive for your future by learning to love yourself now.

Empty Out the Negative: Make Room for More Joy, Greater Confidence, and New Levels of Influence

Being negative or dramatic all the time can be exhausting. Some love to keep living in their trauma, others want to grow and do better. This book helps you get rid of negative feelings, and this automatically makes room for positive feelings and emotions. Just shift your focus.

The Power of Discipline: How to Use Self Control and Mental Toughness to Achieve Your Goals

Are you not achieving the goals you set out for yourself? Maybe your mental toughness could use a boost. Discipline is one of the most important aspects of getting where you want in life. This book will show you the way on how to improve the skills.

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

It is always easier to believe someone who gives advice from his own experience. David Goggins does that in ‘Can’t Hurt Me’. By confronting your fears and letting go of the past, you can start living the life you have always envisioned for yourself.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

If you have underestimated the power of perseverance up until now in your life, then this book will definitely change your mind about the role our passion and perseverance play in being successful.

Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others

Pamela D. McLean teaches you how to be a coach and leader by using your personal assets. Knowing yourself well is part of how effective you can be as a leader.

Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

Some people blame others for not achieving their goals, but most of the time they just get in their own way too much. This self-help book discusses 40 behaviors that aren’t constructive, and it shows you how to overcome each one of them.  

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