Why You Should Read Personal Development Books?
- Michael Davis
Even if you don’t think you need it, here are five good reasons to read some self-help books.
- You have a more optimistic perspective on both yourself and the world.
- You feel motivated to make wiser decisions and engage in constructive behavior more frequently as a result of this.
- You don’t improve
- you grow.
- You overcome any obstacles that stand in your way.
Is self-improvement selfish?
It is not selfish to work on one’s own personal development. The difficult task of standing up for what is right necessitates the difficult task of learning to control oneself and taking care of oneself in the process. Even when the needs of the world are crying out for assistance, it is not selfish to focus on bettering oneself.
- It is necessary for us to first be there for ourselves before we can be there for one other as a support system.
- Every day, the first thing you should do is get yourself ready to contribute to something meaningful by ensuring that you have the mental and physical stamina necessary.
- Because of this, I make sure to start my day off right by getting some exercise, practicing meditation, and eating a healthy breakfast.
And below all of that is a decent night’s sleep, which, I’ll be honest, is something that I don’t always get. Because of the ways in which I take care of myself, I am able to perform at my peak throughout the day, which in turn increases the likelihood that I will be helpful, kind, and kind to other people.
- In the same way that doing the right thing for oneself is not always simple, doing the right thing for other people is frequently challenging.
- The willpower you cultivate with the goal of bettering yourself may also be put to work in the service of improving your behavior toward other people by making it more ethical.
You can use the same level of self-control to refrain from becoming angry at a person who has offended you as you would use at the grocery store to prevent yourself from purchasing chocolates. The self-discipline you exercise in order to benefit yourself can just as easily be applied to the benefit of others.
On the other side, if you believe that you lack the internal strength to act in a manner that is in your own best interest, you may also believe that you lack the strength to act in a manner that is in the best interests of other people. Let me be clear, though; this does not imply that individuals who do not take excellent care of themselves are awful people who are unable to serve other people.
It is very evident that this is not the case. Simply put, what I’m trying to say is that if you work on improving yourself in the sake of self-improvement, you’ll end up with more willpower overall, which you can then use into helping other people. In a similar vein, generous individuals tend to be happier people, and happier people are more likely to be giving.1 As a result, improving oneself and contributing positively to the lives of others create a positive feedback cycle.
People who are happier tend to be more productive in the job, which is beneficial not just to themselves but also to their clients and coworkers. Sonja Lyubomirsky writes in her book, The How of Happiness, that “if we grow happy, we benefit not just ourselves but also our spouses, families, communities, and even society at large.” 3 However, this does not imply that sad individuals cannot or do not contribute; rather, it indicates that focusing on one’s own personal happiness is likely to help others as well as oneself.
I read 300 self-improvement books to learn these 3 lessons.
“My experience with sadness has made me realize the importance of paying attention to myself and putting my requirements ahead of those of others. Today, I will select myself. Then, because of my plenty, I would be able to look after other people.” –Claudia Meadows 4