Steven asks…

What are the best self-development books published in the last 20 or so years?

MKWeb answers:

These are the best sellers in the United States not necessarily the best.
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray
Body-for-Life, Bill Phillips, Michael D’Orso
Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey

Joseph asks…

Self development books say that any habit which is follwed for 21 days will become a habit. Is it true?

MKWeb answers:

Well, there are evidences about that. But i would suggest that in order for this to be successful, you need to have a reinforcing factor. For a behavior has a greater chance of being repeated if it is rewarded. Eventually, the behavior will become a habit. This is conditioning anyway, and you can always condition yourself to do something..^_^

Linda asks…

good self development books – Please give book name & author?

MKWeb answers:

Your Best Life Now – Joel Olsteen
Awaken The Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
Unlimited Power – Anthony Robbins
Winning With People – John Maxwell (All his books are good)
Battlefield of the Mind – Joyce Meyers

Laura asks…

This is my opinion about self development books . Do you agree with me ?

Please say ” Yes ” or “No” (with comments if any) with each point .

1.Nobody can give you a strategy for success . Everyone has to develop their own strategy .

2.It is better to behave/say more natural way than act as per these books[ like ” Always positive , always happy ,etc)]

3.When you try to follow these books , you will lose many of your natural strengths & good qualities .

4.All these books concentrate more on future than present . So you are not able to enjoy the present moment.

5.Our learning mainly come from just day to day observations . These books cannot change us much . If it changes also it is only temporary .

6.These books doesn’t consider cultural factors & realities .

7.It is better NOT TO READ THIS KIND OF BOOKS .It is better to “accept yourself as you are instead of changing you so much & enjoy the life” . Observe your surroundings and learn as per your experience .

MKWeb answers:

Yes and no. It’s a huge genre. Some of it is a bit of light philosophy and some of it is pure crap. Some of it has theology in it and makes that more palatable to the masses.

I think you can buy “Why bad things happen to good people,” in this section. That book has some helpful things to say.

I think you need to be a critical thinker when you read–and unfortunately if you are needing help you can’t always be that. You make good points but lets not ban any books. Just proceed with caution.

Susan asks…

Where I can download books about self-development for free?

I mean in each aspect: health, nutrition, psychology, philosophy, meditation and etc.

MKWeb answers:

You can try…

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