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The 10 Best Self-Help Books as Chosen by the Bookwitty Community

Sometimes a novel can inspire you to be a better person, help you to solve a problem, or just give you a sense of peace. But sometimes, you want to skip the fiction and cut right to the advice. After all, your own character development is what you’re really after.
We asked the Bookwitty community to recommend the best self-help books they’ve read, so that we could share their list with you. Here are their top ten picks, covering a range of concerns from spiritual enlightenment to getting rich.

The Four Agreements

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the four agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. 

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The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. 

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The Feeling Good Handbook

In this bestselling companion to Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, Burns reveals new techniques and provides step-by-step exercises that help you cope with the full range of everyday problems. Free yourself from fears, phobias, and panic attacks. Overcome self-defeating attitudes. Discover the five secrets of intimate communication. Put an end to marital conflict. Conquer procrastination and unleash your potential for success.   

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

When it was first published in 1989, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was an almost instant bestseller—and quickly became a permanent part of the cultural lexicon.This is one of the rare books that has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world not only to improve their businesses and careers but to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. 

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The Power of Positive Thinking

In this insightful program, Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living. Eliminating all the negative thoughts that prevent you from achieving happiness and success, The Power of Positive Thinking is an inspiring program that will help you create a positive change in your life.

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Outliers

Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to scientific geniuses to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and inspiring, than we ever imagined. 

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The Secret

In Byrne's book, you'll learn how to use the Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. 

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Think and Grow Rich

In1908, intrigued by Andrew Carnegie's assertion that the path to success could be broken down into a simple yet comprehensive formula, Hill accepted Carnegie's challenge to study and interview more than five hundred extremely successful individuals. Hill synthesized what these individuals have in common, identifying thirteen principles that every person should adopt if they are serious about achieving success.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." 

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The Power of Now

To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect. 

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Has a self-help or advice book helped you change your life for the better? Let us know in the comments...we’re always looking to improve.

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