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If you can suggest one book on Personal Development what will it be?


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My favourite book on personal development is definitely “How to make friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie. The principles are easily stated and are helpful in building relationship with people, something which we do onregulare basis.


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hello yashika!!!

The best book for personal development is life itself and the things that we learn from our surrounding as these teach us a lot.

For a book you may choose many,,but my favorite is “The subtle art of nor giving a fuck”. Its just awesome.

Happy learning. 

Hi @yashika_d. This is a great topic! I’d pick Follow Your Heart by Andrew Matthews:

:orange_book: People see happiness as some kind of distant mirage - like they’re crawling through the desert and there’s a sign ahead which says “HAPPINESS”, and they say “If I can just make it THERE, then I’ll be happy”. They have it logically figured out: We can’t be happy now because we’re having the bathroom remodeled. But next month…” And next month the kids have the flu, the in-laws are coming to stay, and they say: “around next April…”

:blue_book:Never tell yourself: ‘I can’t relax and enjoy myself until…” Relax and enjoy while you’re in the middle of things. 

:green_book:Continuously ask yourself: “What am I learning from this?”

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The best book I have read so far and which collects a lot of previous information about the subject is “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind”. 
I read it about 26 years ago and I think it changed my way of thinking because everything explains it in a simple way to understand. 
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Hey Lady,

The power of Now ; Eckhart Tolle

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Hello,
My favourite books are the power of habit by Charles Duhig, and the power of the subconscious mind by Dr Joseph Murphy.

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Hi folks

 There is another book by Dale Carnegie, “Stop Worrying and Start Living .”

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The Tao of Piglet is a nice book. It talks about how one can find true greatness in smallness. 

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Hello Yashika!!!

According to me our life is a book which is best book and everyday of our life we fill a new page, it is on us that how we make our every page of book we can make it full of happiness , kindness and many more good things . So what matters is positivity in everything because at every step we learn something different and by the way my favourite book is "life is what we make it"

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I’m currently reading  ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear and I’ve been really enjoying it. 

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems”

“Your identity emerges out of your habits” 

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One of the best in personal development is "Deep Work" by Cal Newport. He makes the case of deep work and avoiding digital distractions to create value. Deep work has always been in demand, but few people have developed required capacity to do it.

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Celestine Prophecy - James redfield

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‘Grit’ by Angela Duckworth 

“When I first saw Angela’s TED Talk two years ago, I was hooked right away by the grit concept and how pursuing grit can lead to an optimistic, process-driven environment conducive to individual and team growth. As a coach, I’m convinced there are no more important qualities in striving for excellence than those that create true grit. Here, Angela does a great job describing those qualities. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.”

—Brad Stevens, Coach of the Boston Celtics

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Hello @yashika_d , great to see you here too. Thank you for starting such a relevant topic to all of us. I heard so much about the book you mentioned in your original post by Dale Carnegie but never managed to read it yet. Perhaps, with your prompting here, I might prioritize it. :relaxed:

One of the books that really touched me recently is by Corrie Ten Boom “The Hiding Place” based on a true story of a Holocaust survivor, which was in fact recommended by @Lillian in a mentor forum thread. It’s not exactly a personal development book per se but the main characters there are so impressive; the book presents them as incredible role models one could be, particularly, Corrie Ten Boom herself, her sister and her father. One of the outstanding things, which was highlighted that: They managed to forgive the people who caused them such devastation, which inspires me to forgive others in my life who might have hurt me a lot more easily.  

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Hello Yashika,

Choosing one book among so many is really difficult. Every book has its own flavor and things to learn. But if I have to mention just one then I would say ‘So good they canàt ignore you’ by Cal Newport has taught me many valuable lessons about passion and career. 

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My favourite book on personal development is definitely “How to make friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie. The principles are easily stated and are helpful in building relationship with people, something which we do onregulare basis.

hello yashika!!!

The best book for personal development is life itself and the things that we learn from our surrounding as these teach us a lot.

For a book you may choose many,,but my favorite is “The subtle art of nor giving a fuck”. Its just awesome.

Happy learning. 

It's a very nice book which frees you from fussing about many things. 

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My favourite book on personal development is definitely “How to make friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie. The principles are easily stated and are helpful in building relationship with people, something which we do onregulare basis.

I agree with you yashika_d . So far, it's the best book on personal development I have ever read. When you read it you realize how real the facts are, the book is a series of practical examples. I'd suggest everyone to give it a try. 

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Mine is exactly  Steven Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.:relaxed:

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The best books will depend on what aspect of personal development someone needs, but here are a few that have had profound influences on my life:

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (a short read but should be consulted often and contemplated deeply)

Mindfulness and the Brain by Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel (audiobook)

The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer (applies broadly, not just to formal school teachers)

 

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Hello Yashika,

 

I have heard great things about your book of choice “How to make friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie. It is definitely on my to read list, I just need to get through the 50 others I have waiting haha ;)

 

I book of choice was put forward to me by my amazing therapist after struggling with depression, anxiety and heart break. The book is called “The Four Agreements” by Miguel Ruiz. It is a short read but has had a huge impact on how I view myself and the world. The Four Agreements offers a powerful code of conduct that can transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don't Take Anything Personally, Don't Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best

 

I hope you enjoy. 

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The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan sing was a great read.

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It really depends on what your personal growth goals are and what strengths you want to build up.

The most rewarding read for me has been "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" with the workbook that you can purchase with it. 

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Viktor Frankl - some amazing quotes and certainly food for thought

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hello yashika!!!

The best book for personal development is life itself and the things that we learn from our surroundings as these teach us a lot.

For a book you may choose many,, but my favorite is “The subtle art of not giving a fuck”. It's just awesome.

Happy learning. 

Yeah, This Book will help a lot in improving our thinking process, thoughts, way of living.   

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There are a lot of great recommendations here. Personally, I love all things Berne Brown. I've read all her books, but if I had to recommend just one I'd say The Power of Vulnerability.

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The Checklist Manifesto:  How to Get Things Right,” by Atul Gawande.  “...Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.”  This book, with its straightforward writing style and fascinating stores, is an easy read of solutions for organizational, efficiency and productivity issues that can be implemented by anyone.  It is a real eye opener and an absolute delight.

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