Books that teach about positive thinking and positive attitude are quite popular nowadays. There are many books to read on positive thinking. These books are inspiring and can change one’s mindset from negative to positive. This may sound strange, but it is easy and seems to require less effort to be negative and to think negative thoughts.

People are usually not born with a positive mindset. To be positive, you have to unlearn old habits and negative attitudes and create new, positive, creative people. This, of course, requires some internal work on his part.

You need to learn how to think positively, and there are special techniques that can help you in this regard. You need to know about the importance of this way of thinking and the people who have developed this approach and how they did it. The good news is that you can learn and adopt a positive attitude.

Here I have listed 10 best books to read on positive thinking and I hope that they will help you to develop a positive mindset.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Originally published: 1997

Author: Richard Carlson 

Don't sweat the small stuff

The little things we worry about every day may not seem like a big thing, but they wear us out slowly and prevent us from living to our full potential.

Try to put things in perspective by making the small daily changes he suggests. Learn to trust your intuitions, and live each day as if it might be your last. In thoughtful and enjoyable language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down amid your hasty, stress-filled life.  

Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude

Originally published: 1959

Author: Napoleon Hill, W. Clement Stone

Success through a positive mental attitude

We have an immense power to transform our lives. The power of our positive mental attitude (PMA) can attract wealth, health, success, happiness and whatever aims we may have in life.

Our attitude shapes our future. PMA is an essential element in all success. But mastering the PMA attitude alone is not enough. The author also highlights vital principles that are necessary in combination with PMA to attain our goals. 

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Originally published: 2009 

Author: Donald Miller

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is the sixth book by Donald Miller. It contains beautiful, hilarious, and heart-wrenching stories. Miller has tried to show us how to get a second chance at life the first time around.

This book details one man’s opportunity to edit his life as if he were a character in a movie. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration, by Miller, of the beauty of life.,

The Power Of Now 

Originally published: 2001

Author: Eckhart Tolle

The power of now

In this book, the author describes how to “free the mind from slavery.” The purpose is to be able to enter and maintain an awakened state of consciousness in everyday life.

Through meditation and simple techniques, Eckhart shows us how to calm our thoughts, see the world in the present moment and find the path to “a life of grace, spontaneity, and lightness.”

Think and Grow Rich

Originally published: 1937

Author: Napoleon Hill

Think and grow rich

The title itself may sound sceptical, but it’s one of the all-time self-help classics and a must-read book in your lifetime. The author spent 20 years of his lifetime on researching and analyzing hundreds of well-known men during his time to come up with this masterpiece.

Hill examines the psychological power of thought and the brain in the process of furthering your career for both monetary and personal satisfaction.

The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life

Originally published: 2010

Author: Shawn Achor

The happiness advantage

A must-read book for everyone trying to excel in a world of growing negativity, workloads and anxiety. The Happiness Advantage isn’t only about how to become positive and happier at work.

It is all about reaping the benefits of a happier and more positive mindset to achieve the extraordinary in our work and our lives.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Originally published: 1948

Author: Dale Carnegie

How to stop worrying and start living

The book suggests several ways to conquer anxiety and live amazing lives. The book mentions the fundamental facts to know about anxiety and the magic formula for solving anxiety-some situations. 

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a self-help classic that clearly outlines why worrying is not good for you and what you can do about it. With tools and techniques to take action, as well as a wealth of examples and anecdotes to support your recommendations, How to Stop Varying and Start Living today can help you feel less anxious.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Originally published: 2006

Author: Carol Dweck

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

In this brilliant book, Carol shows how success in school, work, sports, art, and almost every area of human endeavour can dramatically affect how we think about our talents and abilities.

People with a fixed mindset – who believe that abilities are fixed – are less likely to flourish than people with a growth mindset – people who believe that capabilities can be developed. Mindset shows how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can use this idea to achieve outstanding achievement.

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Originally published: 1991

Author: Martin Seligman

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Martin Seligman is often described as the father of positive psychology.

He explains how to break an “i-give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for explaining your behaviour, and experience the benefits of a more positive internal dialogue.

These skills can help break depression, boost your immune system, better develop your ability and make you happy. With generous advice to encourage positive behaviour at school, at work and in children, this book is deep and practical and valuable for every stage of life.

Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

Originally published: 2016

Author: Barrie Davenport, S. J. Scott

Declutter your mind

The goal of this book is clear and simple. It will teach you the habits, actions, and mindsets to clean up the mental clutter.

Practising specific techniques of mind will create more “space” for you to enjoy inner peace and bliss. With these habits, you will have the clarity to prioritize what is most important in your life and how you want to live. And this is all you will learn in this book.

These are the 10 best books to read on positive thinking according to me. Read these and recommend these to others and spread positivity.

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