Reach Your Full Potential With The Best Self Improvement Books

I’ve read hundreds of self-improvement books throughout my life.

Let me tell you about my 3 of the best personal development books that have had a great impact on me.

If you can read even one of them, they will change your life. I hope that they can help you to become incredibly successful and wealthy.

Do you want to learn what they are?

1) Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

think-rich-grow-richNapoleon Hill was a journalist and a writer. He was called to an interview with Andrew Carnegie, one of the wealthiest people in the world in the 1920’s. Carnegie told Hill that he wanted him to develop a philosophy or formula for success.

He told Hill that he would open the doors to the 500 richest people in America at the time, so he could interview them and put it into a series of books to help young people become successful much faster. The challenge however was that Carnegie wouldn’t pay him a penny. Hill accepted the offer.

After Carnegie opened the doors for Napoleon Hill, he interviewed every wealthy person in America. These were people that started from nothing and became exceedingly wealthy.

Over the years, Napoleon Hill found that there were 17 qualities and behaviors that every wealthy person had. He found that none of them originally started out having these qualities and behaviors, but that they were all learned over time. They were learnable.

Hill wrote a 22 volume set on self-development and success that nobody would buy, then he wrote a 1000 page self-improvement book that nobody would buy. Then the depression hit and nobody would buy any books on success at all. In 1936, the publisher released one small 250-page book called Think and Grow Rich.

It became the most successful self-improvement book in the history of the world. I’ve read it over and over again and so have some of the most wealthy people in America.

2) Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy

maximum-achievementNapoleon Hill’s book was written in the 1920’s. I decided to write and publish my self-improvement book, Maximum Achievement for the 21st century.

It shows you how to completely change the way you think. It shows you how to set goals in every area of your life. It teaches you how to dramatically take control of your life in every area and eliminate negative emotions that hold people back.

It also shows you how to have beautiful relationships with the most important people in your life and how to develop self-esteem, self-confidence among many other things.

Maximum Achievement is based on my lifetime of study from reading hundreds of self-improvement books and articles, putting the material into seminars, teaching over a million people in over 58 countries these principles and then, putting it all together into a book.

Maximum Achievement and Think and Grow Rich are the right hands and the left hands of the best personal development books.

3) The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale


The third self-development book, that I have always enjoyed is, The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I worked with Norman Vincent Peale before he passed away. He came up with some very interesting ideas.

He said that, the more positive you think, the more energy you have, the more grateful you are for the things in your life, the more things you have to be grateful for. You will attract more people into your life that share your beliefs and who are in similar circumstances in harmony with your dominant thoughts.

Norman’s idea of the power of positive thinking has changed an entire generation.


These books have cascaded like waves over our society. The people, who have read these books, have become the movers and shakers and the wealthiest people in our society.

If you want to be like them, read these books. Read Think and Grow Rich, Maximum Achievement and The Power of Positive Thinking. They will change your life.

I’ve spoken to thousands of people who say they have literally gone from rags to riches from reading any one of these books. If you read all three…

…What a difference it will make.

I hope you enjoyed my blog. Have you read any of these books? How did they impact your life? Leave a comment below.

About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.

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