Books About Personal Growth To Read No Matter How Old You Are
You can read all the books about personal growth and development, or you can have appointments with the best personal development coaches out there; still, what matters most is what you have to do about it. Books and coaches will only train you, so your growth and development will depend on applying what you are trained for. It would be best if you embraced change fully, whether it’s a change in your habits, a change in your waking hours, a change of jobs, a change in how you dress, or a change in what you eat and drink. If any of these is what it takes to make you a better and more successful person, then, by all means, be willing to embrace that change. Here are the best books about personal growth that I recommend reading, no matter how old you are:
You Can Experience…A Purposeful Life -By James Emery White
I recently finished this book, and I strongly recommend it. Pastor White does a fantastic job of reminding us that our call to serve the Lord can come in many sizes and shapes. I think the most effective thing I learned from this book is that you don’t have to be a pastor to serve the Lord and make a difference in the world. By focusing on serving the Lord, you can experience a purposeful life, as the title says. I know it’s definitely helped me re-focus my energies on the right things instead of just things.
Now, Discover Your Strengths- By Marcus Buckingham
It’s excellent to read a book that encourages you to find what you’re strong in and encourages you to make those stronger instead of working against what you know you’re good at. You may buy this inspiring book to take a personal survey. A great follow-up to First Break All the Rules, and one I encourage anyone who isn’t sure where her/his strengths are. I would encourage you to even buy a copy for each of your team, so they can take the StrengthsFinder test.
“21 Necessary Qualities Of Leadership”: Becoming The Leader Others Will Follow- By John C. Maxwell
Why do some people consistently encourage others to follow their lead? In “The 21 Necessary Qualities of a Leader”, Maxwell identifies these top traits as the character, charisma, commitment, competence, communication, courage, discernment, focus, generosity, initiative, listening, passion, positive attitude, problem-solving, relationships, responsibility, security, self-discipline, servanthood, teachability, and vision–and then defines them in ways that readers can absorb and utilize.
Five Patterns Of Extraordinary Careers- By Spencer Stuart
A remarkable inspiring book about how to stand out from your peers and have a better career. My favorite lesson: It’s better to ask for forgiveness after the fact than it is to ask for permission ahead of time.
Who Moved My Cheese?- By Spencer Johnson
However, what book list would be complete without this book all about CHANGE (or is it just about cheese?) Another book that is well worth the listen, but also worth reading.
These are some of the effective personal growth books that you can read no matter how old you are!