Self-worth, self-esteem and confidence matter in all aspects of our lives. From professional achievements to personal relationships the right self-views helps one to flourish. With that in mind, it's often helpful to read about a subject from several angles and hear different versions of the same story to really understand how to implement these things in your own life better.
The common theme in all these books is that the real power lies within us. Success is when we learn from our mistakes and harness those lessons for future benefit and improved relationships.
What books would you add to this list?
1. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – Brené Brown
This was a transformational book for me when I first came across it. Brené Brown examines wholesome well-being and self-acceptance, which means letting yourself be as you are. It's quite refreshing to read a book that embraces the messy and encourages the real. 10 years on from its first publication, this book is still incredibly relevant and important. Learn strategies to accept your inner critic and embrace your ‘imperfect’ life in the best possible way.
2. You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay
You can achieve almost everything in life if you are willing to do the mental work required for it. Author Louise L. Hay shares some significant first-hand experiences, including her life situations, about how people can turn things to their favour by thinking and feeling positively about themselves. It's a durable classic in the self-help repertoire for a good reason.
3. Mindsight: Change Your Brain And Your Life – Daniel J Siegel
Daniel Siegel’s work on self-image and positive psychology has massively contributed to these fields as a whole. This book demonstrates inclusive approaches to address real-life problems and successfully resolve them.
The selection of case studies from the author’s practice is helpful, and each example is followed by practical measures on how you can implement the steps in your lives.
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