6 Best Self-improvement Books to Read at Any Age

6 Best Self-improvement Books to Read at Any Age

People always make New Year’s resolutions about changes they want to make in the next year, but not many can actually keep it.

We discovered the 6 best books about self-improvement that may support you in making good changes and getting a better life.

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Favorite Quote "When you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." "The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times."

The Alchemist is a classic novel telling a simple but meaningful story of a shepherd boy named Santiago seeking for his dream. He embarks on an adventure after having a recurring dream about treasure. After a series of dramatic events, he eventually learns about the dream, destiny and himself.

2. Atomic Habits by James Clear

"Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement."

Atomic Habits is a practical book that shows the readers a four-step pattern to get rid of bad habits and promote good ones. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. If you're having trouble changing bad habits, maybe this book can inspire you about the incremental strategies and useful methods.

3. The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga

"The courage to be happy also includes the courage to be disliked. When you have gained that courage, your interpersonal relationships will all at once change into things of lightness."

The book provides an accessible overview of the psychology concepts of Alfred Adler. It offers enlightening explanation via dialogues between a young man and an old sage about the topic of "how people obtain happiness".

4. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen."

We have experienced the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure, it can be very difficult to embrace our vulnerabilities. The author of Daring Greatly, Dr. Brene Brown, would like to encourage his readers to overcome their insecurities, to live confidently and fearlessly.

5. Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

"What would you do if you weren’t afraid?"

This book tells a parable story about different attitudes of four characters toward the cheeses in the maze they live. The author tried to tell the readers they should thrive in challenges and changes instead of shrinking back before the uncertainty.

6. Best Self by Mike Bayer

"It’s not selfish to take care of yourself."

Mike Bayer, known as Coach Mike, has helped thousands of people discover the freedom to be their best selves. There are many revealing interactive questions in this book, which may empower you to embrace your authenticity, figure out what is holding you back, and break through to live a passionate life.

Making changes may not be as easy as we said New Year's Eve, hope the above list of 6 best self-improvement books can help you figure out where to start and how to become the person you want to be.