Being successful is a matter of mentality and style. Changing your mindset in the right way will most likely bring in significant things and achievements. But if you have spent your entire life thinking the way you do today, making this switch can be a challenge.

Being successful can be a daunting task, but with the right approach and the help of books, anyone can become a success. Here are some tips for being successful:

  1. Start with a plan. Having a concrete plan of what you want to achieve will help you stay on track and avoid any unnecessary distractions.
  2. Set goals and deadlines. Without set goals, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle and lose sight of your objectives. Deadlines give you something to strive for and keep you focused.
  3. Get organized. Having an efficient system for tracking your progress will help you stay motivated and on track. It’s also important to have systems in place for filing paperwork, staying on top of communications, etc.
  4. Fail, fail more and remember failing will put you one step closer to your ultimate goal
  5. Stay positive! 

One of my favorite example in goal setting is the story of John John Florence.

His dream was to win the Triple Crown surf competition, so in his childhood he decided to make a plan, which was basically the following picture.

Did his plan worked out? In 2016 he was the youngest winner of Triple Crown Championship.

This means sometimes plans shouldn't be complicated at all.

Here are some of the best how to be successful books to help in your journey.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth

Do you know what is the key ingredient of success? What differentiate successful people from unsuccessful ones? The answer is simple: Grit.

Grit takes readers to the West Point cadet school to meet first year students and the problems they will need to tackle. You will also meet teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest.

Your effort ultimately counts twice toward your goal because grit can be learned, regardless of your IQ or circumstances. Grit is a learned behavior that can be developed through practice and repetition.

How To Be Successful, by M. Curtis McCoy et al.

This book tells stories and ideologies from more successful leaders out there. It helps you think like a leader and see things like a leader. In other words, it helps you overcome obstacles and understand that every problem has at least one solution. Each co-author has a story to motivate you and help you understand what life is about.

Author Curtis McCoy has become rich quickly. At the age 27 he owned many companies and businesses, but his illness changed everything — he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Today we measure success in money, but it is false, money is only one part of the big picture. This book shows how you could balance your life to experience a more successful life. 

Limitless, by Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik says people have no limitations. Despite what others tell you, your potential is incredible when you use your brain the right way. The renowned brain coach has helped managers, CEOs, sports people and actors all over the world. He reveals a few successful techniques to push your brain, but he will also help you master habits, unleash your productivity, eliminate the mental fog and get the right motivation on track. It is definitely one of those books that can change your life to 180 degrees.

Jim Kwik has been working with successful people around the world for greater than 25 years to help them uncover their inner potential. In this groundbreaking book, he shares the science-based practices and tested tips to accelerate self learning, communication, memory, focus, recall, and speed.

The Universe Is Calling You, by Char Margolis, Victoria St. George and RuPaul

The Universe Is Calling You teaches you how to get hooked into the power of essence. You can draw things you want closer to you if you do it right. You can draw wisdom, happiness and strength by establishing the right connections.

All in all, this book will introduce you to sources of power, help you get rid of negative energies and teach you how to overcome obstacles in your life.

It could be rated as a spiritual book as well, but one thing is for sure – it will certainly motivate you.

The Invisible Game, by Zoltan Andrejkovics

While the book is written for esports athletes and their coaches the book contains the evergreen truth about success not just for gamers.

The author, talks about how we can be successful if we are willing to work hard. He also discusses how to set a proper goal and what mindset you will need if you are in the middle of competition. But every day in your career is very similar to a contest even if it isn't about video games.

The book is perfect for Y, Z and Alpha generation gamers, who want to learn about success through video game competition examples. The translation into four languages reflects the book's wide appeal and demonstrates its popularity among readers around the world.

Joy At Work, by Marie Kondo and Scott Soneshein

The workplace can be a joyful place, as well as a messy experience. There are lots of unneeded tasks, disorganized files and one email after another – things that will seriously harm your productivity and drain your energy.

This book helps you eliminate clutter in a simple and efficient way – both mental and physical clutter.

In the long run, you will boost your productivity, become more successful and enjoy the success associated with a clean working mentality.

Million Dollar Habits, by Stellan Moreira

In his book Stellan Moreira shows you 27 daily habits in order to achieve a more successful living. These habits are connecting to practice meditation, breathing, gratitude, foster meaningful relationships and more.

Hence these habits sound simple practicing them every day would lead you discover a more extensive life.

After reading this book, you will be in an altogether different light with enhanced confidence, you will find happiness and opportunities in every facet of your life, and you will truly achieve total financial freedom and affluence: but only if you incorporate the knowledge it imparts into every aspect of your life. As I've said, the choice is yours.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson

Positive thinking has been recommended for decades to be a key factor in a fulfilling life. But Mark says “F**k positivity!” Forget about the bullshit and remain honest, with yourself.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our potential to turn lemons into lemonade, but on our ability to learn to stomach lemons better. Human beings are imperfect and limited.

Money is important but being passionate about what you do with your life will give you more worth, because true wealth is a result of experiences. A much-needed back-and-forth grope of the shoulders and encourage you to act in the way of entertaining stories and coarse, ruthless humor, the book is a break from a generation to help them lead prosperous, enjoyable lives.

Get Out Of Your Head, by Jennie Allen

Motivational speaker and Bible teacher Jennie Allen has written a book aimed at women. It is the type of book that will help women lost in frustration and the worries of everyday problems. The book teaches you where the battle actually takes place – in your brain. She will help you overcome toxic thoughts and battle distraction.

This book isn't for everyone, but if you're looking to be successful, it's a great read. The author provides a lot of helpful tips and advice on how to achieve your goals and be successful in whatever you do. If you're looking for a motivational book that will help you get where you want to be, I highly recommend this one.


Bottom line, these are the top rated how to be successful books. No matter what you struggle with, chances are you will gain the right mindset to make major changes in your life.

Reading books on how to be successful can help you achieve your goals. However, these books are not a guarantee to success and should not be used as a substitute for hard work and dedication. Follow the advice in these books, put in the effort, and you will be on your way to achieving your dreams.

If you want to dig further check out our favorite books on mental toughness.

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