10 Self Development Books that changed my life

Anish Kaushal
2 min readJun 3, 2022


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In the past few years, I’ve read and taken notes on over 150 non-fiction books on various subjects.

Here are 10 personal development ones that changed my life:

Awareness — The book made me reconsider my identity and how I see the world.

Four Agreements — 4 rules to live by that explain everything. I listen to the audiobook (free link here) multiple times a year.

Think and Grow Rich — The book that gave me purpose in life

Strangest Secret — Short and easy read into understanding your subconscious and success

Meditations — Ancient Roman philosophy that explains many answers to life’s most interesting questions

The Courage to be Disliked — the book that taught me freedom from expectations is key to happiness.

Atomic Habits — the most practical book on how making small changes in your life compounds to massive successes.

Mindset — the book that explained how the mindset of failing is the price for success

As a man thinketh — a short book how to reset your thinking

How to own your own mind — the book about tools for mastering your mind, your most important asset.

Keep Going, You’re Doing Great


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Anish Kaushal

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