7 Inspiring Books You Need to Read to Get to Know Yourself Better ...

I always loved reading a book that can help me discover who I am, what I want, and how I can reach my full potential, so this is why I thought it would be nice to tell you about some really inspiring books you need to read to get to know yourself better. A good inspirational or motivational book will help you see things from a different perspective and will also help you learn to believe in yourself enough to know you will succeed. So here is my list of 7 inspiring books you need to read for getting to know yourself better:

1. Daniel Goleman – Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ

On iTunes at: itunes.apple.com

I’ll start my list with one of my top favorite inspiring books you need to read in order to get to know yourself better, and I’m talking about this amazing masterpiece written by Daniel Goleman. It was hard for me to choose just one of his books, because he has so many great books that will help you get to know yourself and the people around you in a more objective and sincere manner. A lot of the critics said that this wonderful book redefined what it meant to be smart, and I guess that says a lot; in my opinion, that’s the best way to describe this incredibly amazing book.

2. George W. Burns – 101 Healing Stories: Using Metaphors in Therapy

On Amazon at: amazon.com

Oh, how I love this absolutely amazing book! I know it can be a real gold mine for a therapist but it’s also extremely valuable for anyone who is seeking themselves or who seeks answers to some important existential problems. It contains 101 inspirational stories, parables, fables and metaphors applicable to a very wide range of problems and, at the same time helping people rediscover the strength and resources hidden deep within them. You should definitely give this book a chance; it is totally worth it!

3. Daniel Goleman – Social Intelligence: the New Science of Human Relationships

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I know, I couldn’t help it, I had to include another wonderful book from Daniel Goleman in this list, but that’s only ‘cause it’s such an amazing and useful book. This was even a huge international phenomenon; it appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and sold more than five million copies worldwide. You can even consider it to be the sequel to the first book on emotional intelligence. If you’d like to get to know yourself and especially others better, you should definitely check this book out!

4. Guy Finley – the Secret of Letting Go

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Oh, this is another one of the most amazing and helpful books I’ve ever read! Peggy McColl, New York Times best-selling Author of Your Destiny Switch says, "The Secret of Letting Go is a vital guide for anyone who wishes to break free from self-limiting beliefs and behaviors." I find this to be the perfect description of this wonderful book. It was a great motivation for me especially because it’s about letting go of negative self-talk, a really destructive behavior. This book really works wonders!

5. Bertrand Russell – the Conquest of Happiness

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You could really say that this book written by Bertrand Russell represents the perfect recipe for good living. First, he describes the main causes of unhappiness and in the second part of the book; he talks about the essential causes for having a happy fulfilled life. I like a lot this particular quote: The wise man will be as happy as circumstances permit, and if he finds the contemplation of the universe painful beyond a point, he will contemplate something else instead. This book is really a must-read!

6. Klein & Lehmann - the Science of Happiness: How Our Brains Make Us Happy-and What We Can do to Get Happier

On Amazon at: amazon.com

The authors of this extremely useful book, two science journalists, explore the nature of happiness with the help of the latest research in brain science. I’m really happy I read this book! There’s a famous anonymous quote that "much happiness is lost in the pursuit of it." But thanks to this great book that problem is solved. This book is not just for science fans; it’s pretty easy to read and it can help you gain a lot of insight. It’s such a light, enjoyable read!

7. Steven Pinker – How the Mind Works

On iTunes at: itunes.apple.com

In this very enjoyable book, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists, explains what our mind is, how it evolved and how this fascinating part of us allows us to think, see, hear, feel, laugh or interact. This book it’s a bit hard to read, it’s not very light because it has a lot of scientific facts and terms but it can really help you get to know yourself better so I think that definitely is worth the effort. You’ll enjoy it, I’m sure.

So, this is my list of 7 most inspiring books you need to read if you want to get to know yourself better. Do you know any other inspiring books I missed mentioning here? What are your recommendations? Please share them with me!

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