Self improvement book recommendations?

Preferably non-religious and non-financial based. 

Ttt

What kind of self improvement?

I'm reading "so good they can't ignore you" and I really like it. It's about focusing on building skills instead of following your passion.

disbeliever - The power of now is a necessity in any collection.

Book of five rings
Art of war


I couldn't get past the first two chapters of The Power of Now.

How to Win Friend's and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is really good.

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extreme ownership by jocko willink

Forget books- go out and slay your dragon.

Every person has a dragon in their life. It may be a very bad memory of a traumatic experience. It may be anxiety, a fear of tackling the growing pile of bills/ being alone/ failure/ being rejected by women, etc.

You must slay your dragon. Acknowledge the thing you are trying to hide from, and FACE IT. Put yourself in the uncomfortable position you've been avoiding. Face it down, look it in the eye, even though it terrifies you. That's how you defeat it.

Sober - extreme ownership by jocko willink
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UltimateKeyboardWarrior -


How to Win Friend's and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is really good.

This one I really liked. Funny it still has lot of good points even though it's so old book.

Also the mentioned extreme ownership.

"Success through a positive mental attitude." By Napoleon Hill.

many of the self help books out there are derivative of this work. Give it a try $7 on amazon.

he doesn't get as religious, although he's a leading buddhist. i'd recommend the writings of tich nhat hanh. 

i'd give meditations by marcus aurelius a try as well. 

conversations with god 1 ,2, and 3

not religious books

UltimateKeyboardWarrior - 


How to Win Friend's and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is really good.


This. The Road Less Traveled is also good, but may be too religious for OP.

too bad, too, because it is awesome.

Thanks for the feedback.. definitely gonna look into all suggestions. 

 

Later

disbeliever - 
UltimateKeyboardWarrior - 
disbeliever - The power of now is a necessity in any collection.

Book of five rings
Art of war


I couldn't get past the first two chapters of The Power of Now.


Really? I found it to be very good. If nothing else I think it helps you realize to focus on the present more than anything else. I know I find myself worrying over things I can't control, more so now that I am old, and need to refocus my thoughts.


I really like the concept, but his writing style just didn't work for me.  Believe me, I need to get into the now, I worry about stuff way too much.

Didn't like Power of Now all that much, just felt way too repetitive for me. Maybe that was the point of the book though and it seems to be well liked by a lot of people.

I Would recommend A Guide To the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy.