Self-confidence is normally not considered a trait that you can learn. It is a habit developed over years and years. If you are suffering a temporarily low self-esteem or decline in confidence levels, these following ten books are some of the best self-confidence books on the market. They are great self-help novels and provide an immediate boost to your outlook on life. If I forgot any books from the list, please leave a comment at the bottom of the article and share your favorite self- confidence books!
Have a New You By Friday by Kevin Leman
Are you ready for a new you? Tired of the same old outlook on life? In this engaging book by Dr. Kevin Leman, he discusses how you can begin to accept the truth about yourself. Instead of keeping up with the Joneses or hiding your faults, Leman teaches you to embrace all of the different parts of your personality. This book also helps you to boost your confidence by showing you the different ways that you may try to lie from yourself or hide the truth. By the end of the book, you will have the tools that you need to become the person that you want. If you need a confidence boost or some new inspiration, this is the book that will take you on that journey.
Instant Confidence: 92 Tips by Gary Vurnum
Written by Gary Vurnum, Instant Confidence: 92 Tips is a fairly good book to read if you need a confidence boost. Unlike many books, it is short and too the point. You may view Vurnum’s writing style as a positive or a negative. Some reviews say that he has a punchy and efficient style while others point out that he oversimplifies the achievement of confidence. No matter what side of the argument you are on, Gary Vurnum manages to write an extremely motivating book that is a fast read.
Self-Help Stuff That Works by Adam Khan
There are so many self-help books on the marketplace that do not actually work. At some point, struggling authors realized that they could earn their bread and butter by creating unique titles and rehashing the same information. If you are tired of wasting your money on useless self-help books, this book by Adam Khan is a must-read. It uses a no-nonsense approach to give you all of the tools that you need to create a better life for yourself. This is a bit of a longer read since it clocks in at about 360 pages, but all of the information is worth the time it takes to go through the entire book.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey
In recent years, there has been a rush to create self-help books tailored toward boosting success and confidence. Before this became a trend, Steven R. Covey’s book was the original “how to be successful” guide. Basically, Steven R. Covey spent time looking at the traits of top corporate executives. While he observed them, he noted different habits that separated them from the average person. This book contains all of the habits that set extremely successful people apart from the general population. The only negative about this book is that it tends to focus on just businessmen and entrepreneurs, but lessons can still be learned by the average reader.
What’s Holding You Back? By Sam Horn
Self-confidence is not always something that you attain or learn. Sometimes, our self-confidence comes from our actual abilities and talents. If you want to become a self-confident individual, you should develop the skills and traits that will set you apart. In What’s Holding You Back?, Sam Horn looks at how to make a good first impression and reduce stress. It basically makes the reader a more polished and capable individual. If you want to stop worrying about failure and start actively pursuing success, this is the book that you should read.
Get Out of Your Own Way by Mark Goulston
Your perception of who you are and what you are capable of is the only thing that is holding you back. If you believe that you cannot do something, then you are not capable of doing it. In Goulston’s book, he covers the different aspects of your own life that could be holding you back. Perhaps a bout of depression has you under the weather or anxiety keeps you from presenting in the boardroom. Whatever the problem is, Mark Goulston’s book takes a close look at the ways that you can overcome affective disorders and poor self-esteem and start living your life. Out of all of the books on this list of 10 best self-confidence books, Goulston’s book is one of my favorites.
100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence by Barton Goldsmith
Do you love checklists and daily to-do lists? If you like to cross each errand off of your list, then 100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence was made for you. It offers a clear writing style and useful techniques for increasing self-confidence. Overall, it is a fairly simple to read and only takes a couple of hours to get through. Despite the ease of reading it, Barton Goldsmith’s book offers a wide range of insights. It uses practical measures to increase your self-esteem and teach you how to believe in yourself.
Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
Robbins has almost become a caricature in recent years for the self-help movement. His talks might be made fun of at times, but they are actually quite useful for the average person. With Awaken the Giant Within, Anthony Robbins offers a useful book about increasing your self-esteem and confidence levels. Like all of his books, it is simple to read and comprehend for the average reader. Punchy and to the point, his book gets at the heart of why your lack confidence or believe that something cannot be accomplished.
Unleash the Warrior Within by Richard Machowicz
Do you have an inner warrior that is grumbling for release? In Unleash the Warrior Within, Machowicz offers steps for unleashing your self-confidence and achieving any goal. Before he was a writer, Richard Machowicz was trained as a Navy Seal. The military basically taught him that failure was not an option—and gave him techniques for always completing the mission. His experience with the Seals formed the basis for this book. With Unleash the Warrior Within, Richard Machowicz writes about techniques for getting rid of fear, conquering any goal and mastering the weapons at hand. This powerful prose is a realistic way to look at conquering fear and boosting self-confidence.
The Confidence to Be Yourself by Brian Roet
There is only one person in the world that you can truly depend on: you. Since you are what matters most in your life, you should learn how to let your inner traits come out. Within this book, Roet teaches everyone how to have the confidence to just be yourself. Brian Roet is a psychotherapist who posses over two decades of experience in the field. Trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, his therapy experiences adds a unique insight to this book. If you are ready to increase your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence, the pages of this book will be your best guide along the way.