Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by Colin and is posted in Growth
Since you are on this page reading this blog post, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve got some level of interest in, personal development, self-improvement or simply squeezing a little more juice from life. Whatever your intent is here is a great little resource to add to your e-libary:
Tim has put together a compressive list of inspirational books that can change your life. Books from timeless sages to contemporary gurus.
This is what Stephen R Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People had to say about it:
“A tremendous resource for anyone seeking a ‘bite-sized’ look at the philosophies of many self-help legends, including sacred scriptures of different traditions. Because the range and depth of sources are so huge, the cumulative reading effect is amazing. Alternatively, it educates and edifies, affirms and inspires. Often both.”
I was first introduced to self help books by Jim Rohn, a legend in the personal development field. He was one of the world’s truly great speakers and writers on the power of human potential. Jim was a big advocate of engaging in the discipline of reading good books. Books that inspire, books that challenge, books that motivate, books that can change your life. As Jim observed, we all need some mental nourishment and we can get that by reading some good material for a short time each day.
Here is video of Jim talking about the importance of words and how they nourish the mind. As a note, its obviously an old recording because Jim talks about listening to cassette tapes!!!
Personally I’ve found personal development books a brilliant aid for challenging my self limiting beliefs and opening my horizons to what’s really possible when you get your head screwed on right! I’ve been collecting books for many years and my library contains many of the books Tim has in his top 50 but, he has helped me uncovered some gems I’ve not read, yet! Look out Amazon!!!
Do you read self help or personal development books? What are your favourites? What would you add to Tim’s list? Have you written a self help book?
Let me know in the comments section below and lets build a Midlife Maverick top 50!
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