Best Reads on Self-Improvement and Personal Development

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything – Chris Hadfield
Highlights and takeaways: Insights and invaluable lifelong lessons from an accomplished astronaut

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial – Tony Robbins
Highlights and takeaways: Taking charge of your life mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brené Brown
Highlights and takeaways: The power of vulnerability and the courage to dare greatly

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time – Brian Tracy
Highlights and takeaways: Setting priorities, focusing, and doing what needs to be done

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success – John C. Maxwell
Highlights and takeaways: Dealing with failure and using setbacks as stepping stones to success

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity – David Allen
Highlights and takeaways: The role of planning in personal and business life in getting things done and improving productivity

How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Highlights and takeaways: Building positive relationships in business and personal life

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation – Daniel J. Siegel
Highlights and takeaways: The role of meditation and neuroscience in personal transformation

Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat – Paul Jaminet and Shou-Ching Jaminet
Highlights and takeaways: Nutrition as well as practical tips and guides for healthy eating

Simplify – Joshua Becker
Highlights and takeaways: Decluttering, simplifying life, and living with less

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – Stephen. R. Covey
Highlights and takeaways: Habits, mindset, and lifelong lessons on personal transformation and self-improvement

The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind – Alan Wallace
Highlights and takeaways: Focus, meditation, and mindfulness

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal – Jim Leohr and Tony Schwartz
Highlights and takeaways: The role of energy management and self-renewal in peak performance

The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
Highlights and takeaways: The power of mindfulness, staying in the present moment, and awareness

The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
Highlights and takeaways: Methods for personal transformation

Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition – Napoleon Hill
Highlights and takeaways: Planning, decision-making, and grit

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Highlights and takeaways: The role of fast and slow thinking in decision-making and other aspects of life

Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations – Seth Godin
Highlights and takeaways: Inspirations and ideas on asking one’s self hard questions for self-improvement