Self Improvement book suggestions

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by draco99, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. draco99

    draco99 Fapstronaut

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    Any suggestions for books that cover these topics:
    • social anxiety
    • confidence
    • how to talk to people
    • addiction
    • self help
    • depression
     
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  2. A Bottle of Slivovitz

    A Bottle of Slivovitz Fapstronaut

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    1. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Dr Robert Glover
    I think I have recommended it a few times on this forum :)
    Others:
    2. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius or other books about stoicism
    3. Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers

    But I was most influenced by a book that does not belong to the genre of self-improvement:
    4. Endurance by Alfred Lansing

    That's it from me :)
     
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  3. draco99

    draco99 Fapstronaut

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    thanks for the suggestion bro I definitely look into them.
     
  4. Buddhism Is True

    Buddhism Is True Fapstronaut

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    You can condense all these bullet points down into a lack identity capital. The only way to discover who you are and what you want is to make a point to do it. That effort and the subsequent discoveries will cause all the problems you have listed here drop away. Make friends that support you in this effort. Pick people you are interested in, ask them questions, and then listen. Reciprocate by sharing a little bit about yourself. Socializing is like learning to read or riding a bike. At some point you cross a threshold where you forget what made it difficult in the first place.
     
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  5. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Fapstronaut

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    The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
    A highly accessible book that gives advice on how to manage your mind.
    Feeling Good by David D. Burns
    An exhaustive set of tasks/skills to deal with anxiety and or depression.
     
  6. yorainbow

    yorainbow Fapstronaut

    I have experienced that depression phase/ anxiety and the books that helped me are:-
    • Power of your subconscious mind by Joseph Murphy
    • Atomic Habits by James Clear
    • How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
     
  7. fredisthebes

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    The Power of Habit (Charles Druhigg) is one that often gets brought up on this board, and with good reason. There are many examples but the core philosophy can be applied to almost anything that one does habitually/addictively - and if youre on this board, you have an addictive personality.
     
  8. maybethereisfutureforme

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    "The slight edge" is very good. Touches on habits etc.
     

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