“The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.” – W. Somerset Maugham

What does success really mean? How do I get there? Is it a journey or a destination? What do successful people have that I don’t? Why are some people further ahead in life than I am? These and many more questions arise when we think about success. Becoming successful became a life motivation that most people strive for without knowing what it really means. Is it money? Fame? Power? Good relationship? Traveling? All of these questions are answered, strategies are discussed and good practices and habits are shared in these 10 hand-picked self-help books. Read them, apply what’s written and see the results for yourselves. If you are in the mood to keep reading, continue with the 8 most inspirational books of all times.

  1. Skip Ross: Say Yes To Your Potential

    “Now available in e-book form, the original “Say Yes To Your Potential” text has impacted countless thousands around the world. Skip Ross teaches the timeless principles of dynamic living in a relatable style that is appropriate for both teenagers and adults. Not just another book about positive thinking – this is solid, practical advice forged from real-life experience. Discover how to become all you were created to be!”

  2. Brian Tracy: The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

    “The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires shows how anyone, no matter where they are in life at this moment, can become a millionaire. Easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to apply, The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires shows how anyone can cultivate the habits and behaviors that will enable them to achieve not just financial independence, but success in any area of life. Because, as Tracy writes, “The most important part of achieving great success is not the money. It is the kind of person you have to become to earn that money and hold onto it.”

  3. Zig Ziglar: See You At The Top

    “25 years ago, the great Zig Ziglar presented a seminar that stunned audiences, broke new ground, and forever cemented his reputation as one of the most exciting, inspiring, and authentic motivators ever to take the stage. Recorded live at that very seminar, See You At The Top amuses, informs, inspires, delights, and motivates as only Zig can. Speaking to you as if you were a guest in his living room, Zig unfolds a proven, unbeatable philosophy for successful living based on self-confidence, traditional values, and uplifting thinking.”

  4. Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends & Influence People

    “For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.”

  5. David J. Schwartz: The Magic of Thinking Big

    “The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don’t need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction—but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!”

  6. Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller

    “Think and Grow Rich has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself.
    The most famous of all teachers of success spent “a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort” to produce the “Law of Success” philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one.”

  7. Stephen R. Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    “One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.”

  8. T. Harv Eker: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

    “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it! Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments? The shocking answer is: None of the above!”

  9. Robert T. Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Poor Dad

    “Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.”

  10. Richard Fenton: Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There

    “In a world inundated with sales books on getting to yes, this book recommends just the opposite, focusing on how increasing your failure rate can greatly accelerate your movement toward ultimate success. Go for No! chronicles four days in the life of fictional character Eric Bratton, a call reluctant copier salesman who wakes up one morning to find himself in a strange house with no idea of how he got there. But this house doesn t belong to just anyone! It belongs to him… a wildly successful, ten years in the future version of the person he could become if he learns to overcome his self-limiting beliefs and overcome his fear of failure.”

    All summaries are quoted from Amazon.com.

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