The 20 Self Improvement Books That Will Fill Your Life with Courage

  In this list, you can find 20 self Improvement books that will fill your life with courage.

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Title: The Secret

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.

In this 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.

The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers — men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

Author(s): Rhonda Byrne
ISBN 13: 9781582701707
Pages: 216
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Title: The Prophet (A Borzoi Book)

The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.

Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: “Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.”
Author(s): Kahlil Gibran
ISBN 13: 978-0394404288
Pages: 96
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Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.

Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.

Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas.

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780345514400
Pages: 289
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Title: Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 10 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are “Living with Flexibility,” “Living Without Enemies,” and “Living by Letting Go.” Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called “Doing the Tao Now.”

Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzu’s messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao-tzu wanted you to know them.

This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says, “This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you’ll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I’ve ever experienced. I’m so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me.”
Author(s): Wayne W. Dyer
ISBN 13: 978-1401917500
Pages: 416
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Title: Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not!

Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich

Challenge the belief that your house is an asset

Show parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money

Define once and for all an asset and a liability

Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success

Author(s): Robert T. Kiyosaki
ISBN 13: 9781612680002
Pages: 178
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Title: The Alchemist

This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids.
Author(s): Paulo Coelho
ISBN 13: 9780062315007
Pages: 208
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Title: A Christmas Carol: Slip-case Edition

Dickens had a way of weaving magic with words. A Christmas Carol was no exception. But what makes this classic exceptional is the joy, love, hope and compassion it reverberates to its readers through the protagonist-cum-antagonist Ebenzer Scrooge. It is inspirational, humane, real and beautiful all at the same time. Tell me you didn’t fall in love with life again while reading this book!

Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol is celebrated in this stunning deluxe silk-bound slip-case edition. The slip-case features a charming contemporary design, and the red silk book inside features decorative and festive silver lettering with pine bough and snowflake design elements on the cover. The book includes the full text of the classic story, and features more than 30 full-color illustrations from 19th Century editions, illustrations commissioned by Dickens himself. A one-of-a-kind gift for lovers of The Christmas Carol that will become a treasured addition to any Christmas lover's bookshelf.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 978-1784282875
Pages: 128
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Title: The Art of Happiness

Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier.
Author(s): Dalai Lama
ISBN 13: 9781594488894
Pages: 352
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Title: The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life, first published in 1903, is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. Portions of it were adapted by William Gibson for a 1957 Playhouse 90 production, a 1959 Broadway play, a 1962 Hollywood feature film, and the Indian film "Black", which was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The book is dedicated to inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The dedication reads, "To ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL Who has taught the deaf to speak and enabled the listening ear to hear speech from the Atlantic to the Rockies, I dedicate this Story of My Life.
Author(s): Helen Keller
ISBN 13: 9781512092974
Pages: 78
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Title: The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey

So Muhammad Ali begins this spiritual memoir, his description of the values that have shaped and sustained him and that continue to guide his life. In The Soul of a Butterfly the great champion takes readers on a spiritual journey through the seasons of life, from childhood to the present, and shares the beliefs that have served him well. After fighting some of the fiercest bouts in boxing history against Joe Frazier and George Foreman, today Muhammad Ali faces his most powerful foe -- outside the boxing ring. Like many people, he battles an illness that limits his physical abilities, but as he says, "I have gained more than I have lost....I have never had a more powerful voice than I have now." Ali reflects on his faith in God and the strength it gave him during his greatest challenge, when he lost the prime years of his boxing career because he would not compromise his beliefs. He describes how his study of true Islam has helped him accept the changes in his life and has brought him to a greater awareness of life's true purpose. As a United Nations "Messenger of Peace," he has traveled widely, and he describes his 2002 mission to Afghanistan to heighten public awareness of that country's desperate situation, as well as his more recent meeting with the Dalai Lama.
Author(s): Muhammad Ali
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Title: Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations, 2006-2012

“We’re surrounded by people who are busy getting their ducks in a row, waiting for just the right moment. . . . Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue.” —From the blog post "Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?";
Seth Godin is famous for bestselling books such as Purple Cow and cool entrepreneurial ventures such as Squidoo and the Domino Project. But to millions of loyal readers, he’s best known for the daily burst of insight he provides every morning, rain or shine, via Seth’s Blog. Since he started blogging in the early 1990s, he has written more than two million words and shaped the way we think about marketing, leadership, careers, inno­vation, creativity, and more. Much of his writing is inspirational and some is incendiary.   Collected here are six years of his best, most entertaining, and most poignant blog posts, plus a few bonus ebooks. From thoughts on how to treat your customers to telling stories and spreading ideas, Godin pushes us to think smarter, dream bigger, write better, and speak more honestly. Highlights include:

  • A marketing lesson from the Apocalypse
  • No, everything is not going to be okay
  • Organized bravery
  • Choose your customers, choose your future
  • Paying attention to the attention economy
  • Bandits and philanthropists
  Godin writes to get under our skin. He wants us to stand up and do something remarkable, outside the standards of the industrial system that raised us.   Made for dipping into again and again, Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? is a classic for fans both old and new.
Author(s): Seth Godin
ISBN 13: 9781591846093
Pages: 608
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Title: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey does not simplify things for the readers. But what he delivers through the book is a powerful and gripping message to undergo a ‘paradigm shift’ – a fundamental change in our thoughts and perceptions of ourselves and the world. Packed with spiritual wisdom, ruthless honesty, sharp insights and an overwhelming element of care and compassion, this masterpiece is for the eternal learner who seeks to get better with each passing day.

Best Quote:
‘It’s not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.’
Author(s): Stephen R. Covey
ISBN 13: 9781476740058
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Title: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time

The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 42 languages) will change your life. There just isn't enough time for everything on our "To Do" list and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You'll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.
Author(s): Brian Tracy
ISBN 13: 9781576754221
Pages: 128
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Title: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie’s commonsense approach to communicating has endured for a century, touching millions and millions of readers. The only diploma that hangs in Warren Buffett’s office is his certificate from Dale Carnegie Training. Lee Iacocca credits Carnegie for giving him the courage to speak in public. Dilbert creator Scott Adams called Carnegie’s teachings “life-changing.” To demonstrate the lasting relevancy of his tools, Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., has reimagined his prescriptions and his advice for our difficult digital age. We may communicate today with different tools and with greater speed, but Carnegie’s advice on how to communicate, lead, and work efficiently remains priceless across the ages.
Author(s): Dale Carnegie
ISBN 13: 9780671027032
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Title: 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World-Class

The answer is YES! Not only is it possible - it's being done everyday. This book shows you how. 177 takes youinside the thought processes, habits and philosophies of the world's greatest performers.
Author(s): Steve Siebold
ISBN 13: 9780975500309
Pages: 257
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Title: The last lecture

The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
Author(s): Randy Pausch;Jeffrey Zaslow
ISBN 13: 9781401323257
Pages: 206
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Title: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

Afterwards, people came up individually and told me how much what I'd shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about. It's something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me.
Author(s): Kamal Ravikant
ISBN 13: 9781478121732
Pages: 32
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Title: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.

In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.

Winner of the 2012 Books for a Better Life Award for Motivational

Author(s): Brene Brown
ISBN 13: 9781592407330
Pages: 256
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Title: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

The book that started the Quiet Revolution

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak— that we owe many of the great contributions to society.

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts–from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Author(s): Susan Cain
ISBN 13: 9780307352156
Pages: 368
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Title: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, Vol. 1

Burns’ book reveals the recurring key characteristics that leads to destructive and self-harming thoughts and emotions. It explores and answers troubling questions like, ‘why do we judge ourselves so harshly?’, ‘which thoughts are essential in setting depression and approval’ and why quest for perfection can hamper rather than promote your self-development.

Best Quote:
‘Achievements can bring you satisfaction but not happiness.’
Author(s): David D. Burns
ISBN 13: 9780380810338
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