Ten Popular Personal Development BooksWhat are the most popular personal development books? If you have been looking to expand your personal development library you might be at a loss for where to begin. There are probably thousands of personal enrichment titles for you to choose from, some are okay and others are great, but here are ten of the top personal development books of all time in no particular order.

1. Purpose Driven Life- Rick Warren

This book is not for everyone as it has a decidedly Christian slant; however, it is still a very well written and positive exploration of how to develop and lead a life or purpose. This book gives you small doable steps that involve looking deeper within so you can live the best life possible, and not on accident but on purpose.

2. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People- Steven Covey

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People has been on store shelves for over 15 years and has provided much insight into the manners and habits of successful individuals. The steps in this book are intricate but necessary to increase productivity, develop a proactive approach and much more. Definitely a book for studying and not skimming.

3. The Success Principles- Jack Canfield

Who doesn't love Chicken Soup for just about any soul? He co-authored the wildly successful line of books that touch people's lives every single day and holds the record for having 7 books on the best sellers list at the same time. When Jack Canfield talks about success, you should definitely be listening. This book lays out the principles behind success and then walks you through the process of integrating them in your life.

4. Awaken the Giant within- Anthony Robbins

If ever a name were synonymous with self-help, it would have to be Anthony Robbins. This book strives to teach you how to be a giant in your own life by taking control of your emotions, finances, relationships and your body. Discover all that you can be when you become master of yourself.
5. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways- Susan Jeffers

Perhaps the number one thing holding many people back in life is fear, so no self-help library would be complete without at least one book on how to conquer it! Look failure in the eye and understand that it does not matter; it is part of life. Grab an opportunity as a chance to learn and develop, and act on it. Your potential will blossom!

6. You Can Heal Your Life- Louise Hay

On the heels of fear is self-doubt and low self-esteem. Begin to feel better about yourself as you deal with your past, which just might be making you physically ill. When you can accept yourself just the way you are, you will be in a better position to succeed and be happy.

7. How to Stop Worrying & Start Living- Dale Carnegie

Who says self-help has to be written today? Dale Carnegie's message may be from another time, but his down to earth self-help tips are just as relevant today as they were in 1944. Worry can literally kill you, or at least make you sick which is a scientific fact. Learn how to put life into perspective and let go of worry forever.

8. The View from the Top- Zig Ziglar

World-renowned inspirational teacher Zig Ziglar has devoted his life to helping people reach success. However, in this book, you will discover how to live the fulfilled life as well. There are plenty of things that money will buy, and they are nice but once you have made it to the top there are a whole menagerie of things that money will not buy... this book is about them.

9. The Four-Hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss

When you want a help manual that has glowing reports from some of the top self-help gurus of the time, this is the book for you. Learn how to live in these uncertain times forgetting about the work now play later mentality. This is a blue print to living the high life and includes how Timothy went from $40,000 per year to $40,000 per month by working four hours per week!

10. Make Your Own Possibility- Brian Tracey

If you want a better personal life and financial life at the same time check out this book by Brian Tracey. There are 12 principles to having both, and Tracey outlines them simply in this self-help manual.

Author's Bio: 

Cathy Johnson Campbell shares more of her favorite personal development books, reviews and more on her site at Inspired-Personal-Development.com