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Self Improvement Books Recommendation on Determination for Success


“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney


Books are one way for us to learn from others’ valuable experience and add things to our knowledge repertoire which can be very precious to use during our journey to achieve success. Therefore, it is very beneficial for you to read a good book which contains enlightening experience and/or knowledge.

There are many self improvementbooks which are interesting and we can learn some lessons for our life from. However, there are some which stand out from the rest especially when it comes to grow perseverance in the terms of working on the effort needed to achieve success. As perseverance is the most important factor to achieve success, these books really help on the thing.

These are the self improvement books which are stand out and recommended for you to dive through. Each description of the book includes the Amazon affiliate link for you who are interested to buy it directly


  1. Mindset by Carol Dweck
    This book talks about the research of the importance of having growth mindset in order to do anything in life. The ones who think that all can be achieved by doing some works and willing to put efforts to do them are said to be more successful than the ones who don’t.
    Why this book is recommended: Determination to achieve success is related to the mindset that we have. By reading this book and understanding deeply about the importance of having positive and growing mindset, we can adopt it also to strengthen our resolve to do the effort needed to realize our goals.
    Amazon link: Buy Mindset by Carol Dweck from Amazon

  2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    This book talks about the life principles which are needed to have anything that we want in our life. It is claimed to be inspired by Andrew Carnegie, self-made business magnate and philanthropist.
    Why this book is recommended: One of the most important life principles told by Napoleon Hill is the strong enough determination needed to achieve what you want (the example of the girl who ask something for her mother at the beginning of the book illustrates this). By reading this book, we can absorb the positive life principles which are told and practice it in our life with the examples and tools described in the book.
    Amazon link: Buy Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill from Amazon

  3. A Man Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
    This book describes the experience that Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and physchologist, had during his time in the Nazi concentration camp in World War II. He described his story with also the lessons which he got from what he felt and saw during his three years time there.
    Why this book is recommended: “He who has a why can bear with any how”. This famous quote from the book really resonates with our life. As long as you have a strong reason to do things, you will do them and will overcome any obstacles that come with it. This book really gives strength for us to do what is meaningful in our life, in relation to our life and dreams in my opinion, as we read it.
    Amazon link: Buy A Man Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl from Amazon


  4. Read also: Inspirational Success Stories: Chris Gardner's Pursuit of Happiness


  5. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
    This book tells us about the experience that Phil Knight has had as the Founder of Nike during his time building the sport giant business from scratch. It gives us the insight about the problems he faced and how he overcomes them to make Nike a world class company as it is now.
    Why this book is recommended: The book tells the story of Phil Knight in such an engaging and honest way from the point of view of Phil Knight himself that it seems to me that we heard the story directly from him. It contains many lessons about how to maintain our resolve and keep moving forward to achieve our dream. As the Nike motto said, “Just Do It”, Phil Knight seems to stay true to this during his company building journey as depicted in the book.
    Amazon link: Buy Shoe Dog by Phil Knight from Amazon

  6. Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson
    This book tells us the story of the life of Steve Jobs. It was written at the request of Steve Jobs himself to the author and was based on more than forty interviews conducted with Steve Jobs over two years as well as his networks and family members.
    Why this book is recommended: Steve Jobs diversified people opinion about him but we can argue that he is one of the most innovative person and successful entrepreneur during our time. The up and down and how he managed to overcome the obstacles during his life time, in his own way, are valuable lessons for a person who want to strengthen his/her determination to achieve success and they can be gained from reading this book.
    Amazon link: Buy Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson from Amazon


Hopefully, they can be interesting and add valuable lessons for you too when you read them!


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