Despite the number of books to read for self-development, the concept is not something that many people have been able to master. This is so because, sometimes, it can be quite difficult to get yourself riled up enough to pursue anything worthwhile. It’s a state of utter demotivation.

Alongside that, many self-proclaimed motivational speakers have spread a lot of lies for the sake of their pockets. The resulting effect is a population that doesn’t exactly know where to turn when it’s time to leave the status quo.

However, the good news is that there are still high-quality sources of information in the world today. There are books you can read that will expand your knowledge and improve you. In this article, we’ll be looking at a few of them.

What are the top four books to read for self-development?

1. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Written by Robert Greene, this book takes a much more intelligent look into the concept of power than most others. In it, as the title suggests, there are forty eight different rules. A few among them teach you how to relate with your superiors, how to coexist with those who are on the same level as you are, and many more. Alongside this, for virtually every lesson, there is a story to illustrate. More often than not, these stories are based on occurrences in history. So, while you learn, you won’t be bored and, as a bonus, you’ll be able to catch up on a few history lessons.

2. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazi

Keith Ferrazi is an author from America. Alongside that, he is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Greenlight.

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This book is about networking and, oh boy, it is a good one. If you didn’t know before, permit me to tell you that networking is one of the most important things for you. It can shoot your career into the stars and it is also great for personal relationships.

Keith Ferrazi disassembles the concept of networking in this masterpiece and gives a stepwise guide to how it’s done. It is incredibly unlikely that you won’t learn anything at the end of it all.

3. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

With the rise of the internet, people skills are on a quick decline these days. Sadly, it is one of the major things you’ll need as a man to survive this world.

Dale Carnegie, in this book, teaches you exactly how you can work around relationships with people. It teaches you not to criticize too often. Alongside that, it helps you a bit to understand how the minds of people work. It is definitely a book to read for self-improvement.

4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Published originally in the 1930s, this book has been able to withstand the test of time. If not for anything else, you have to respect it for that feat.

It is a classic that can help you improve your financial game and even provide some insights that can also help you to elevate to a higher level of thinking. By all means, you should read this book.


Indeed, these books are helpful and are filled with wisdom. However, you won’t gain much from any of them if you read without applying them to your life. So, when next you pick up any of the books here, don’t just do it for the sake of it. Apply its principles to become a better person.

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