I was recently asked to participate in a round-up of the best self-help books over at SelfDevelopmentSecrets.com.
There are a number of great books that have changed my life and my work, including Darren Hardy’s The Compound Effect, Gary Keller’s The One Thing, and David Allen’s Getting Things Done. Each one of these is powerful and I urge you to read them.
However, I chose another (perhaps surprising) book as the best self-help book…
… and the thing is, you might not normally consider this to be a “self-help” book in the style of other similar books on productivity, focus, and personal performance. Yet, I find my particular book choice to fundamentally influence all aspects of my life — from goal setting to productivity; from good habits to vision-casting.
The book I chose?
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal.
Read about my choice at SelfDevelopmentSecrets.com’s Best Self Help Books blog post. (You’re gonna have to scroll a bit to find my name).
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about McGonigal’s book. Check out this blog post about willpower and I’ve also listed her book in this blog post about the 10 books that changed my life.
I think about willpower everyday — about how much I have at any given moment and how to optimize the willpower available to me — and it’s entirely because of this book.
If you’re looking to make positive changes in your life, your business, your health, your relationships, your habit, or anything else… this is the book to read.