Before the onset of the digital age, people had no Google to turn to when they need to find answers to important questions such as how to become better workers, leaders, spouses, or parents. Self-help books were the reading materials of choice among men and women who want to improve themselves in whatever aspect they choose, like love, career, and relationships.
While these self-help books are considered old-fashioned already, they still have stood the test of time. Here are the world’s most iconic self-help books that you might want to have in your physical library.
“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson
Who would have thought that a simple story involving cheese, mice, and mazes could make such an impact to millions of readers worldwide? A motivational business fable, “Who Moved My Cheese?” is a great read for dealing with change that happens in your personal and work life.
“What Color is Your Parachute?” by Richard Nelson Bolles
First published in 1972, this book provides wise advice about job hunting and making career choices. Even if it has been revised multiple times, the premise of the book still holds true to this day.
“The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck
This self-help book focuses on love and relationships, and how to find fulfillment in your life. Peck believes that love should be all about making an effort to understand and nurture another person rather than expecting to receive something from a relationship.
“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie
Need expert advice on becoming a great leader, making friends, or being successful? Then you need Dale Carnegie’s influential book by your side.