Best Personal Development Books That Will Change Your Life

Do you believe that reading the right book at the right moment will change your life?

Back in the days, starting from Kindergarten to Secondary School, I’m not a big fan of reading and studying even though my grade is considered as excellent over the past 14 years of my student life.

Until the day I read the first personal development book in my first year of college, my mindset and my life changed COMPLETELY.

At that moment, I couldn’t explain exactly how I felt. The philosophies that the author put forward inside the book somehow amazed me, as the knowledge is entirely different from what we’ve taught in the school.

Well, the self-help book that I read for the very first time is “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki. It is this amazing guy who helped me pick up the interest to read.

Hence, I can prove to you: Reading the right book at the right moment WILL change your life.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the hand-picked list of my Best Personal Development Books. I can guarantee they’ll transform your life, and the way how you look at money, success, and a lot of other aspects in life.

5 Best Personal Development Books That Will Change Your Life

1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

About This Book

As I mentioned earlier, Rich Dad, Poor Dad is the first self-help book that I read. It is written by Robert Kiyosaki and published in 1997. 

Let me give you a clearer idea of how significant the impact of this book to the world. As of March 2020, this book has 

  • Sold over 32 million copies
  • Published in more than 51 languages over 109 countries. 
  • Been on the New York Times bestsellers list for more than six years.

How is this book going to benefit you?

This book uses the contrast between two characters, “poor dad” and “rich dad,” to teach various financial principles, and tell you why broke people remain broke and rich people become richer over time.

Throughout this book, Robert emphasizes six key points that could help you to understand how money works and how you can use them to become wealthy. Namely:

  • Why the rich never work for money
  • The importance of financial education
  • Minding your own business
  • Manage the taxes and corporations in the right way
  • How the rich invent money legally
  • Why working for free is crucial for you to be rich

After you read and understand the messages that Robert trying to deliver within these critical points, your financial IQ will be improved. You’ll be able to think like a rich person (no joke), and manage your money in a smarter way.

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2. Why "A" Students Work For "C" Students, And “B” Students Work For Government

About This Book

Another masterpiece written by Robert T. Kiyosaki. I still remember the reason I buy this book is because of its catchy name *Laugh*.

In this book, Robert gives a lot of great points to explain why the school system nowadays is flawed and how it kills the creativity and innovation of students who wants to be an entrepreneur.

He also claims that the traditional school system doesn’t have a proper financial education that teaches students how to manage money correctly, because it is designed to transform students into employees.

How is this book going to benefit you?

If you’re a parent, then I highly recommend this book to you.

Robert has put forward a lot of great parenting tips that you could adopt in teaching your kids and helping them to discover their true genius, their special gift.

In other words, this book will guide you to build strong self-esteem within your child and also nurturing their financial IQ from an early age, which will give them an unfair advantage compared to their peers.

This is because not everyone would know the proper way to teach children to have a different and smarter perspective when it comes to finance, including teachers in school. And Robert will show you his secrets in this book.

3.The Richest Man In Babylon

About This Book

The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason published in 1926. It is a collection of parables set 8,000 years ago in ancient Babylon (a story with lessons in it, like the Bible).

The story starts with a poor man seek mentorship from the richest man in Babylon. The wealthy man accepts for his request and teaches him the 7 key lessons to wealth, which anyone can apply to acquire personal wealth.

The book remains in print for almost a century. It is regarded as an old-school classic of self-development book besides Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

How is this book going to benefit you?

Within the 7 key lessons, the author covered all the tips that give you the solution to your financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime.

These 7 lessons are including:

  • Learn to save money.
  • Don’t spend more than you need.
  • Invest wisely.
  • Avoid investments that sound too good to be true.
  • Own your home.
  • Learn to let money works for you.
  • Improve thy ability to earn.

This is the book that reveals all the secrets to keep your money and help you make more at the same time.

4.Think And Grow Rich

About This Book

Think And Grow Rich is a fantastic self-help book written by Napoleon Hill in 1937.

It took him 20 years to study the most influential people of his time, including Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, and document the 13 golden principles that make these people successful in this book.

This masterpiece has sold over 100 million worldwide, and it remains in the New York Times bestselling list every single year.

How is this book going to benefit you?

When a personal development book can withstand the destruction of time, there has to be a reason for its longevity and success.

Obviously, this book is one of the most influential books ever written and helped many people achieve their success throughout the decades.

If it can change the lives of millions of people, then it can change yours too.

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5. Millionaire Success Habits

About This Book

Millionaire Success Habits is a self-help book written by a NY Times Best Selling Author along with one of the top motivation and real estate trainers in the world – Dean Graziosi.

This book is like a blueprint that guides you to implement “Success Habits” into your daily routine and enables you to get to where you want to be in life.

How is this book going to benefit you?

As the saying goes,

“The Bigger Your Why, The Smaller Your How.”

If you want to succeed badly, you need to find your WHY – the real purpose. For example, if you’re going to live a healthier lifestyle, you need to ask yourself why do you want to do that.

Finding your deepest WHY will give you the persistence to keep pushing through until you find a way to achieve what you desire!

Dean’s book will help you to find your real purpose in life, and prioritize the things that could contribute to your success and don’t waste time on the rest.

Likewise, Dean will also teach you how to boost your creativity with his method, which is easy to learn, and everyone could apply.

Final Thoughts

Congratulation! You’ve just read 1500+ words and still counting. If you make it this far, I commend your commitment.

Now that you’ve got a list of the most inspirational books to take your life to the next level. What are you waiting for? Get yourself one of these personal development books today.

I believe these books won’t just help be interesting to read. If you apply the knowledge you learned from them, they can transform who you are in the process of becoming.

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10 thoughts on “[NO JOKE] 5 Best Personal Development Books That Will Change Your Life”

  1. Hi There,

    I enjoyed your review and have heard about this book and liked the review part when you mentioned broke people remain broke and rich people become richer over time. I really believe that unless we make big changes to our lives and read more, try new projects such as website constriction and SEO and much more. I have a few websites so had to learn a lot about that side of things and I’m working on been richer than I am now which shouldn’t be two difficult lol.

    I likes reading you book reviews and have a great collection of books myself that I read sometimes three times or more.


    1. Hello, Steve. It’s good to hear that you’re doing what you love and committed to your goal.

      It’s also my pleasure to hear that my article does serve you well. If you don’t mind, we can share more knowledge on website things like SEO and help each other grow. It will be a very great experience if we can learn together!

  2. I am so much into these books because some years ago when my life was in a spin it was a book that saved me. It was The Road Less Travelled. It started my interest in taking control of me life and my prosperity. This is a fine list here . I have read Rich Dad, poor Dad several times, and Think and Grow Rich. Based on your description I want to get hold of Richest man in Babylon and Successful habits of a Millionaire. Thank you for recommending these life changing books.

    1. Hello, JJ. Thanks for taking the time to read my article and leave your comment on it. I truly appreciate that.

      The Richest Man in Babylon and Millionaire Success Habits are worth having a look if you want to have more insight on how to live an optimistic life, and think like a rich person when it comes to finance.

      Thanks again for your honest comment, best wish for you to have a productive day ahead!

  3. That is a really good topic you chose because every person need to develop himself and her/his work especially we are in the business this is a really good post for those they just started a business and a reminder for an expert I was searching for a really good book to help grow my business thanks for these books keep doing what your doing 😀

    1. Hello, Zheer. It’s my pleasure to hear that you get values from my article.

      Indeed, these books can guide you to develop an optimistic mindset, which is very important when it comes to building a business because we need to be able to think positively along the journey.

      Thanks again for your honest comment, best wish for you to have a productive day ahead!

  4. Hi, Zac,

    Reading books is my favorite hobby I read your article about personal development for success full and wealthy life, These books and your article is very helpful for those young peoples who are losing courage.

     In  this situation they have no choice for success, I recommend these books to all those peoples and young students.   

    1. Hello, M Bashir. It’s good to hear that you’re a passionate reader, too.

      I appreciate you for taking your precious time to read my article and leave your honest review about it.

      I also agreed when you’re talking about how the self-help book would help young people to get courage in the world full of distraction and negativity.

      Thanks again for your honest comment, best wish for you to have a productive day ahead!

  5. Hello,

    You have chosen some of the most valuable personal development books. Who reads them, understands the message and knows how to apply the knowledge in their personal lives, then the mind shift will take place and will bring new financial perspectives and implicitly the success.

    Thank you very much for your recommendation, especially because I still need to read “Millionaire Success Habits.”

    Great article, great information, and a great job! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hello, Diana. It’s my pleasure to hear that my article does serve you well.

      Indeed, reading books will allow a person to look at the world at a different perspective, and practice optimistic.

      Thanks again for taking the time to read my article and leave your honest review about it.

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