#85: 7 Personal Development Books That Changed My Life Forever

I’ve read hundreds of books.

Many of them were duds, but some of them changed my life in such profound ways that it would be a disservice not to share the titles with you.

I’d even go as far as to say everyone on the planet should read these seven personal development books to become more successful.

Here they are in no particular order.  

### 1. **Limitless by Jim Kwik** 

We all have limits.

The problem is that many of our limits are self-imposed.

Limitless is a manual that teaches you to eliminate those limits and unlock your brain’s full potential.

This book isn’t just about learning faster or doing more, it’s about reprogramming your brain to succeed.

I loved the discussions around neuroplasticity and learning about the brain’s ability to adapt, but the best part was seeing how theory translated to practice in my own life. 

### 2. **Worthy by Jamie Kern Lima** 

This book is a powerhouse.

Jamie Kern Lima’s journey from a Denny’s waitress to a billionaire is nothing short of inspiring.

Her mantra that “you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you believe you’re worthy of” is a healthy kick-to-action.

If you’re ready to change your life, you need to start by changing how you see yourself, and “Worthy” shows you exactly how. 

### 3. **You Owe You by Eric Thomas** 

Eric Thomas’s life story is a testament to the power of persistence.

“You Owe You” pushes you to aim for what he calls ‘miracle territory’—goals so bold and so big that you need a Divine Intervention to achieve them.

This book shows you what it’s like to stretch your limits to allow room for extraordinary occurrences. 

### 4. **The Power of One More by Ed Mylett** 

Every time I hear a story about someone like Ed Mylett who amassed hundreds of millions of dollars and impacted millions of lives, I listen.

Ed’s “The Power of One More” offers an intimate look at how changing your identity can dramatically enhance your life.

It’s about overcoming your past limitations and rewriting your mental script to achieve the unimaginable.

The practical strategies laid out here are gold for anyone serious about personal transformation. 

### 5. **The Greatness Mindset by Lewis Howes** 

Lewis Howes is a personal friend, and his insights on handling criticism came to me at a vital time.

In “The Greatness Mindset”, Lewis talks about the inevitability of judgment.

You’re going to be judged whether you succeed, fail, or never try at all.

His approach?

Let them judge you and chase your dreams regardless.

Because what you believe can change the world is worth pursuing. 

### 6. **The Trust Edge by David Horsager** 

This one’s a sleeper hit that I think every young adult should read.

“The Trust Edge” details the essential principles of building trust through integrity and consistency.

The insights on character and choosing between right and wrong, hard and easy, are lessons that resonate on a universal level.

It’s a playbook for anyone looking to build (or rebuild) trust in any area of their life. 

### 7. **Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden** 

Yep! I’m throwing my own hat in the ring here with “Take the Stairs.”

This book explores the psychology behind self-discipline, specifically debunking the myth that discipline has to be daunting.

I packed it full of examples that you can put into practice today to welcome discipline into your routine.

You’ll learn that the path to success is about doing the right things, even when they’re the hardest. 

So there you have it!

Seven books that have the potential not only to change the way you think, but to literally alter the course of your life.

Give them a read, share them, and watch how they transform your perspective and reality.

And drop your favorite reads in the comments below.

I’m always on the lookout for more A+ books.  

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