4 of the Best Books for Self-Discovery

Most of us come to a point in our lives where we want to understand ourselves better so that we can experience our lives as our genuine selves. But going through self-discovery on your own can be challenging without a little bit of guidance or outside perspective. The books below are the best books for self-discovery if you’re ready to start that journey.

Best Self: Be You, Only Better by Mike Bayer

In this book on bettering yourself, Coach Mike asks you “Are you who you truly want to be? Is this the life you really want?” and other questions for you to reflect on as you are on your journey to self-discovery in a way that can lead you to be the person you want to be. This book encourages you to dig deep and ask yourself questions that sound basic but are important to help you live authentically. If you want to thrive in all areas of your life (social, personal, health, education, relationships, employment, and spiritual development) then Best Self is a one of a kind interactive book that can guide you to your best self.

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron

There has been an increasing popularity of Enneagram tests, people are obsessed with finding out their type. If you don’t know what the Enneagram is, it’s basically a system of personality typing that describes patterns in different personality types. There are nine main enneagrams and a lot of people find their enneagram extremely relatable and use it as a way to identify themselves and learn a bit more about themselves. In The Road Back to You, the authors explore the Enneagram connections with Christian spirituality to help us find a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, as well as love for God.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to be and Embrace Who you Are by Brene Brown

If you are on the road to self discovery, then you’ve certainly come across at least one book by Brene Brown. This book in particular has been a New York Times bestseller and has sold over two million copies in over 30 different languages. Forbes named The Gifts of Imperfection one of the five books that will actually change your outlook on life. How about that for why you should give this book a read? In this book, you’ll be encouraged to dig deep into yourself in a search for truth and gratitude.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements is a unique book that can change your view on life in ways you had never thought of. It goes over self-limiting beliefs that take away joy and cause us suffering that we don’t have to endure. When you read the four agreements you’ll shift your mindset and follow the powerful code of conduct based on Toltec Wisdom that can help you to experience a new, unique freedom and begin living a life where it’s much easier to feel true happiness.

The books above can help you get on your way to self-discovery so that you can find yourself and start to feel like you’re living your authentic life.

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