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Personal Development Books You Should Read.


We all need some motivation to get through life, career growth is no different. What better to get inspiration from than well written books. Here is a list of 6 books that are a must read for personal development.

1.Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

It’s very easy to dismiss this book seeing that it was written over 80 years ago.The basic principles in this book haven’t changed much, it has proved to be a classic that has helped guide many through the journey of success.


2. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

If you talk to any successful person, they will tell you attitude played a huge role in their success. Thinking positively may not magically change everything around you, it however is the first step to achieving your goals. You have to believe that you can before you do it, always bet on yourself. The author is a faithful Christian this book however is quite beneficial regardless of your faith and beliefs.

  1. Outliers The Story of  Success by Malcolm Gladwell

This book takes a scientific look at what it takes to achieve success. It doesn’t necessarily look    at a specific list of things you need to do in order to achieve success. The author looks at the fact that success is not achieved by luck, attitude or even skill, but that the only real measurement is the time we put into our skills.It is an enjoyable read.


  1. The Power Playbook: Rules for Independence, Money and Success by Lala Anthony.

This is an empowering guide to forging professional success, establishing financial independence, and finding balance for a truly satisfying life.The author is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. She talks about her own path to success as she also shares her experience.


  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey.

The book’s title already says a lot about the kind of content you should expect. If you are looking for the fundamentals in effective personal management,this could easily be life changing.It’s the kind of book you will not mind re-reading.  

6.Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

If you are the kind that doesn’t like traditional self-development books, but still want to read a story that’ll change the way you see the challenges of your life. This is definitely a must read.

Sarah Wangari
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