Do You Read Personal Development Books? (FREE resource)

Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by Colin and is posted in Growth

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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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    1. Cindy
      Mar 3rd

      Hi Colin,

      Thanks for the list of books – especially on World Book Day! I have read a few, but now can add to my ever-growing list of books to read. Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth and the Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom are also great reads. I received the small Dalai Lama one from a teacher where I taught philosophy to high school students and have brought it over from Canada (and the Tolle book too) so I can read them again.

    2. Colin
      Mar 3rd

      Hi Cindy, great recommendations to the list. I’ve seen Eckhart speak a couple of times and I’ve enjoyed all the books he has written.

    3. Mar 7th

      Thanks for the book list Colin. Mel.

    4. Mar 8th

      Hey Colin – Another inspiring post! One of my favorite books is “How To Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. I’m currently reading Richard Branson’s auto-biography called “Losing My Virginity” and it’s also very inspiring. Here’s a list of some of my other favorite reads.

    5. Colin
      Mar 8th

      You are welcome Mel. Thanks for saying hello!

    6. Colin
      Mar 8th

      Hi The Brain Dumpster! Good to see ya on Maverick! Not read Branson’s book but Dale Carnegie’s book is a classic. Just had a look at your fav books and I love the Abraham Lincoln quote, ”A capacity, a taste for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, to the already solved problems.” Nice one!

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