Life can be messy, empty, deceiving, and depressing at times. These are the times when you need to help yourself. If you’re not sure how, here’s the safe word: BOOKS!

Yes, books can change you for the better in life. Here’s a list of self-help books that are widely read and regarded as the best in this category.

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

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2. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

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3. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

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4. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

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5. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

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6. Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

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7. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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8. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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9. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

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10. Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

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