Self development books and self-help tapes have always been a passion of mine. Since my early 20?s (1974) I have always had lots of both around and they made a tremendous difference in my life. Today the tapes are CDs and the books might be an eBook on your Kindle but it doesn’t matter, they are transformative.
Favorite Self Development Books
Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, and Robert Collier wrote some of my favorite books. Later, when audio programs became more popular, I found self-help tapes by Denis Watltey, Zig Ziglar, and others. These were exciting times, I had advanced to a job where I traveled from city to city and the tapes were constantly playing. I grew in character as well as in my job. I became the expert in several fields related to my job and finally a software engineer for a major corporation. All of this with no college, no degree, only with Denis Waitley telling me “If you think you can you can” and those words by Napoleon Hill, “whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Self development books are awesome, the greatest thoughts ever said are in them; the same with self-help tapes. The amazing thing is even if you weren’t exposed to this information growing up, but if like so many you were exposed to the negative ideas that are all around and repeated by so many, even if that happened to you, you can take these books and tapes and erase that negative programming. It will be gone forever from your thinking and it is that easy.
When Zig Ziglar gives you a check up from the neck up something happens to you that you can never change back. When you read Napoleon Hill and he says, “All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.” Or Robert Collier saying, “All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas – not money.” Or Wallace Wattles: “by thought you create the object, by action you receive it.” Or the Bible telling you to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. You will simply never go back to your negative ways. You are the raw material being transformed into a new being. It is exciting to see it happen.