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  • Writer's pictureJuls Ortega

5 Best Self-Help Books to read in 2023 That Will Change Your Life

Are you searching for a way to unlock your potential and create meaningful change? In this article, I will be sharing the top five self-help books that have changed my own life, and believe could change yours too. These books are more than just pages filled with words - they are a catalyst for personal growth, providing the tools and insights needed to transform your mindset and attitude. Whether you're a seasoned self-help enthusiast or just starting your journey, these books are guaranteed to inspire and motivate you.


And if you're someone like me who's a self-starter and wants to explore the creative field, I've got a bonus book for you at the end of the post!


#5 - The Mountain is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage into Self-Mastery by Brianna Wiest

If you're new to self-help and personal development, this is the perfect book to start with. The Mountain is You takes a deep dive into self-sabotaging behaviors, why we engage in them, and how we can change to unlock our true potential and build emotional intelligence. Using the mountain as a metaphor for the challenges in our lives, Brianna Wiest explains that the internal work we need to do is to understand the impact of our past experiences and to learn from them in order to master our own selves.


This book will make you analyze internal aspects of yourself that you may have been suppressing and become self-aware of your behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes.



#4 - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k and Everything is F**ked by Mark Manson

If you're looking for a no-nonsense and unapologetic approach to personal development, these books are for you. These books by Mark Manson challenges the traditional approach to happiness and success. The book is about finding purpose and meaning in life by choosing to focus on things that truly matter to you and letting go of things that don't.



Mark Manson argues that accepting and embracing negative emotions and experiences can lead to a more fulfilling life, as opposed to trying to always be positive and avoid discomfort. Through humorous anecdotes, real-life examples and thought-provoking insights, the book encourages readers to adopt a new perspective on life and prioritize what truly matters to them, rather than simply trying to be happy all the time.


#3 - Mindset: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfill Your Potential by Carol Dweck

This book is a must-read for anyone looking to change their mindset and fulfill their potential. Mindset explores the difference between a growth and a fixed mindset and how we can change our mindset to achieve more in life. The book covers a wide range of areas, including business, relationships, parenting, and more.

The author argues that having a growth mindset, or the belief that one's abilities and intelligence can be developed through hard work and dedication, leads to greater success and fulfillment. In contrast, a fixed mindset, or the belief that one's abilities and intelligence are fixed traits, can limit one's potential for growth and achievement. The book provides insights and practical strategies for developing a growth mindset and using it to pursue one's goals and aspirations.



#2: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a classic self-help book that teaches readers the principles of building and maintaining strong relationships with others. The book covers topics such as how to handle criticism, how to win people over, how to show genuine interest in others, and how to maintain effective communication. It provides practical advice on how to become a more likable and influential person, and how to navigate social interactions with confidence and ease. With its timeless advice and step-by-step guidance, "How to Win Friends & Influence People" remains a popular and highly recommended resource for those looking to improve their interpersonal skills and achieve success in their personal and professional lives.



#1: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Coming up at number one on this list of 5 books to read that will change your life is Atomic Habits by James Clear, one of the best books I've ever read. Unlike many self-help books, this one is easy to understand and implement in your daily life. The book teaches how to build small habits that, over time, will have a big impact on your life and help you become a successful and effective person. The book advocates for the importance of forming habits that are achievable and sustainable, and shows how even the smallest of habits can have a significant impact over time. Clear explains how our habits shape our identity, and how we can harness this process to create positive changes in our lives.



Bonus book: Show your work by Austin Kleon


And for a must-read bonus book: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon is perfect for those on a creative journey and looking to turn their passion into a business or income source. The book encourages you to show your work, regardless of your level of expertise, and teaches you how to build a community of like-minded individuals through self-discovery and open communication. It takes bravery to put your work out there and accept criticism, but this book provides guidance on how to overcome these challenges and succeed in your creative pursuits.



Which one of these books have you read so far? Share in the comments below!

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