4 Books You Need To Become Successful in Life

4 Books You Need To Become Successful in Life
October 2, 2013 Yomi Jegede

I have been doing a series of research on the best books ever written. Of a truth, it’s really difficult to tell which book is better than which but there are some books that you read and an immediate and lifelong change is created in you. I have discovered four of such books and I am certain that if you read and apply them, your success is guaranteed. The similarity between these 4 books is that they give you principles and laws. I know a lot of people don’t like reading so I compiled this list to make life easier. All you need to do is apply the laws or principles and you will get the same results the authors got in their own lives.

Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill): this book has been read by many great men; Robin Sharma and Sam Adeyemi are practical examples. This might be the only book you need to create lasting wealth for you and your generation. This book that has sold over 15 million copies in different languages will teach you the following and more:

  • How to choose what you think about
  • How to think like a millionaire
  • How to turn ideas into money
  • How to achieve your dreams
  • How to develop your faith
  • How to become more organized
  • How to make better decisions
  • How to protect yourself from negative influences
  • How to build a winning team

How to win friends and influence people (Dale Carnegie): this is the best book I have read in my entire life. This book will change your perspective and your view of life completely. Warren Buffet acknowledges this book as really the only book that has made him so successful. This book has been in print for over 70 years, amazing!!! This book will teach you the following:

  • How to win every time
  • How to get people to like you
  • How to make people willingly do what you want
  • How to influence people to your own way of thinking
  • How to make a good first impression
  • How to become a better conversationalist
  • How to gain more influence
  • How to make people smile and avoid trouble
  • How to become happier and more successful in life

21 irrefutable laws of leadership (John Maxwell): this is one amazing book. It was first published in 2008 and has sold over 22 million copies already since then. It is by far the best leadership book ever written. The principles taught in this book have worked for organizations, churches, institutions, nations and even presidents among many others. Follow these laws and people will follow you. Among all the things that this book teaches, a few are:

  • You cannot successfully lead a person who has better leadership qualities than you
  • Leadership can be taught and learnt
  • Influence is leadership
  • People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care
  • How to effectively connect with people rather than just communicate
  • How to earn respect
  • How to form a good team
  • How to understand timing and use it advantageously
  • The greater your leadership, the greater your success in life

21 Great Ways to Manage Your Time and Double Your Productivity (Brian Tracy): I love this book because it talks about how to set and achieve goals. Brian Tracy teaches the principles he used to become successful; he started off without a high school diploma and worked his way up to becoming the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million company. You will learn:

  • How to make decisions and stick to them
  • How to focus and concentrate on your most valuable tasks
  • How to become disciplined
  • How to set goals in every aspect of your life
  • How to organize your work and set clear priorities on everything you do
  • How to overcome procrastination
  • How to increase your productivity and performance by upgrading your key skills, by making better decisions and by developing a sense of urgency

I recommend that you read these books. I am confident that they will transform your life if you truly decide to master and apply the principles recommended in these books. The books written by John Maxwell and Brian Tracy have audio versions now in case you prefer to listen than read. Remember that whether you are going to be rich or poor, great or irrelevant is a function of the choices you make

Comments (4)

  1. unlocksaver 6 years ago

    Thanks Abayomi.. nice article and good selection of books!!
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  2. Charlene Nelson 6 years ago

    Your pinnacle leadership is extraordinary! Thank you for sharing with the masses! Although only 3% will put it into practice the seeds you sow are bound to harvest!

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      Abayomi Jegede 6 years ago

      Thanks Charlene. This post is actually for the 3% that will put it into practice. I guess this also means that only 3 out of every 100 persons are truly successful in life…

  3. Kelby Lihme 5 years ago

    I will try to use some of these “tactics” or techniques while I go through college. Thanks for the list!

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