Change Your Life With the 10 Best Mindset Books

Positive mindset books can help you change or transform your life. We all know the importance of being focused and motivated whether it is in your personal life or your work. These mindset books will help you achieve the things you want in life, by combining psychology with your goals and positive thinking.

thinking fast and slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

The author, Daniel Kahneman is a psychologist and a Nobel prize winner in economic science. In this much anticipated and mind-blowing book, Kahneman discusses the two systems that are responsible for the way humans think.

The first system works in an automatic, quick, impulsive, and most times an irrational manner with no or little control, while the second system works in a slower, logical, analytical, and more complex manner which involves more attention and deliberation.

This engaging book talks about how we can benefit from slow thinking and not easily fall into the trap of trusting our instincts. He explains the prevalent influence, faults, and insights on the behavior and the way a person thinks. How the two systems work together in making better judgments and decisions.

This is of the most entertaining and impressive mindset books. The author shares practical insights on various ways on how to face challenges and mishaps by changing the way we think. This is certainly one of the best mindset books available today.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

The author, Angela Duckworth, was once a public school teacher in seventh grade and later on decided to take up Psychology. She wrote this book to tell the readers that talent and skill alone are not the only qualities we need to succeed. She emphasizes how grit has a great impact on society.

The secret and key element to success lies in the passion and perseverance in our chosen field. She also shares insights, techniques, and elaborates as to how and why grit plays an important part in having outstanding achievements more than just talent alone. 

Passion gives us the ability to stick to our long-term goals as it motivates us to keep doing what we do for a long time. Perseverance on the other hand gives us the ability to push ourselves more each day while sticking to our goals. It is indeed rewarding to see the results of the hard work that we truly deserve.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

This brilliant book is written by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. The author is a world-renowned Stanford University psychologist. She shares the power of having a good mindset and how it helps us embrace the challenges and difficulties that come our way. The windows of opportunities help us grow to our maximum potential.

She introduces the mindset concept that we can apply to the cultures of different groups and institutions. She explains how our talents and abilities influence everything that we do. A continuous effort in changing the way we think can help us develop and harbor exceptional skills.

A growth mindset is something that we can develop in order to create outstanding results in our journey to success. It can help us become more passionate and enthusiastic in the things that we do, despite the difficulties and obstacles that come our way. A growth mindset teaches us to value and build character.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

This inspiring book by Simon Sinek teaches us that to truly understand something, we must start with the question of, “Why?” 

If you’ve ever wondered why leaders are leaders and are able to influence people around the world, then you are already asking yourself, “Why,” which is a start to figuring out why leaders inspire everyone to take action.

To change yourself, you must first change your mindset. Sinek took the world’s greatest and most influential leaders into the study and found out that they all think the same way. They all start with the question, “Why?” Why does your company exist? Why would they do a particular action? Or why would a customer ever buy from you? The journey to understanding and comprehension starts with these questions.

Sinek emphasizes that if you find out the reason why something happens, then you know how to make it better and influence others to do the same in the process. This mindset-changing book is a wonderful how-to that will change the way you think and operate.

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big

This is a no-nonsense book. Fixed on eliminating the use of excuses, the advice in this book will bring you places. Schwartz teaches that you don’t need intricate skills or divine intelligence to be successful, all you need is a mindset change.

The way you think will either raise you through the ranks or bring you down until you reach rock bottom. Schwartz teaches that you shouldn’t wait until you’re at rock bottom to change your life, but what exactly drags you down to that extent? Why of course, it is none other than the master of all failures, excuses. Schwartz likes to call this excusitis, the failure disease.

Like a disease, excusitis spreads. It can influence your family, workplace, friends, and the people around you. It’s a deadly disease destined to bring anyone who touches it beneath the depths of failure. Fortunately, like all problems, excusitis has a solution, which Schwartz thankfully provides.

In this mindset book, Schwartz reveals the secrets of the mind. He explains that we do not need to be born a leader to be a leader. We do not need to be born talented to gain success. We do not need to have numerous academic rewards to be seen as capable. No, the secret all along was to think. Think big, dream big, and find ways to get there.

Schwartz explains strategies on how exactly to think and what to do. Truly, there is much to learn about the magic of thinking big and there are endless wonders to this way of art.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck : A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck : A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

In this book, Manson explains that we don’t always need to be positive to be truly happy. The Subtle Art of Not Giving F*ck is a bizarrely unique take on self-help and one of the best mindset books. There is absolutely no sugarcoating to be seen in this book.

For generations, we have been told one thing, “Think positive and you’ll live a happy, fulfilling life.” Manson teaches us that this is entirely and utterly wrong, it is a lie. To truly live a happy and fulfilling life, we need to face reality. Reality may not be nice, but you can’t run away from it no matter how hard you try. You could be happy and smiling all your life, but are you the same on the inside?

Manson teaches us self-reflection. Would it be wise to smile away your problems, but have it tugging at your conscience or would it be better to face it, but not give an absolute f*ck? We all have our own dilemmas in life, but are we supposed to “stay positive” or just deal with it? The answer of course is to just deal with it, but Manson teaches that we don’t have to care.

This book explains that what truly matters is not positivity, but going through life experiences and growing from them. You are a seed, but would be talking positively to a plant make it grow? No, it needs water. So, water your plant with experience and get through those tough times, then you can say that you have properly and healthily grown because honestly, the only things that you need to give a f*ck about are the ones that actually matter.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg, the award-winning New York Times business reporter shares and exposes scientific discoveries about habits and how we can change them. He enlightens the readers in better understanding human nature and their ability to be transformed. He discovered how having the right habits was a crucial step to success in the lives of the rich and famous. How having so-called keystone habits can earn billions and how it makes a difference in acquiring success.

Duhigg shares how this new science can transform businesses, communities, and lives. Creating the right habits can truly be life-changing, and this is why this is among the best mindset books of all time.

Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

This book is the updated edition of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In this updated version, Dweck teaches us more ways of changing the way you think and utilizing it to create success.

Still, Dweck teaches that the power of our mindset is like no other. In this book, she provides further insight on fixed and growth mindsets, how to bring success to your life, and influence others to do the same.

Even those who are young –your children for example–, should be taught as early as now. By teaching them the right mindset, we could bring them success and motivate them to do more in every aspect of life. Not only will this help you, but it will also influence the people around you, therefore creating a better environment and community for yourself.

This updated edition will help you accomplish great things and be a good example for others to do more.

Ego Is the Enemy 

Ego Is the Enemy 

This Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and international bestseller was written by Ryan Holiday. This mindset book tells about the damage that ego can do to us. Obsessive, irrational, visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image all for the desire of being recognized.

The ego is the enemy that holds us back. Ego with success hides our faults and drives us to have more challenges in the future. Ego with failure amplifies the situation which makes recovery even more difficult.

This is among the best mindset books and a must-read. It is armed with lessons, strategies, and techniques that can help us reach the power and success of overcoming ego. It will leave us thinking about who we really want to be, the things we want to accomplish, and the principles that will govern our choices in life.

The Science of Getting Rich

The Science of Getting Rich

Though it was published in the 1900s, the principles in this book still greatly apply today. We all long for the things we desire but don’t know how to get them. This book teaches you exactly how to get what you want, attract wealth and learn how to manipulate time.

There are three principles to becoming rich according to Wattles. The first is it’s alright to indulge in temporal riches. These are needed to keep your life fulfilling and to nurture your mind and body. It will keep you longing for something, which is a great source of motivation.

The second is to have a sense of purpose. When you put effort into your goals, eventually you’ll be able to reach them. Having a sense of purpose and keeping your faith strong will motivate you to reach your goals. Accomplishing goals gives you a sense of fulfillment, which is necessary to nurture your wellbeing.

The third is that everyone has a talent. Whatever it is, learn to utilize it. Accomplishment is much easier when you use a skill you already have to achieve your goals. This mindset book teaches us that everyone can prosper and there is more success and happiness in the world than you think. Surely, there is more than enough for everyone. One of the best rich mindset books that can help you achieve what you want. There are also some financial literacy books that can help you improve your personal finances.

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