When I started this blog I had one big theme I was focusing on. That was mastering my mindset and helping other men to improve their mindset.

I realized very early in my process of transforming my life that mindset would be the key to creating success in my life.

So with that in mind, I thought about which books I would recommend for any person when it comes to the topic of mindset. 

If someone comes to me right now and tells me this: “Give me your best mindset books to change my life.”

What would those books be?

So after my previous book lists on other topics, this one was more tricky to put together but I managed to narrow it down to 13 books.

If you were on an island with time to work on your mind then these are the books to take with you. 

As I'm writing this post I am on an Island in Thailand having a short detour on my way to East Asia. 

And at the moment I'm doing some work on my own mind.

So here is my list of best books on mindset and success. 

Control your mind and control your life.

Best Books On Mindset

books every man should read


By Maxwell Maltz

Psycho-Cybernetics was written by Dr. Maxwell Maltz a plastic surgeon who wrote this brilliant book on mastering our self-image and achieving goals in life.

This book will teach you how to start using your own mind in service of yourself and not against yourself.It will explain to you how the brain is a natural goal-seeking mechanism and how you can use this powerful mind computer to get anything you want in life. 

This is an important and powerful book.


success mindset

Think and Grow Rich.

By Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is on many book lists and for good reason. Think and grow rich is probably one of the most important books ever written.

Let me put is this way: If you read this book a few times and actually follow the instructions in this book you will see your life change. It's that simple.

Building wealth is within your reach if you do the work and study this book.

Think and Grow Rich

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset .

By Carol S. Dweck

The concept of mindset was developed by psychologist Carol Dweck. In this book she explains the difference between the growth and the fixed mindsets. 

This is a great starting point to understand the impact of mindset on our lives and how we can control our realities if we get control of the way we think.


top books on mindset

Awaken the Giant Within.

By Anthony Robbins

Performance coach and author Tony Robbins is a legend for good reason: He gets results. 

This book will show you how to take control of everything in your life and find your purpose. This is one of those books that is a blueprint for success and personal development. 

If you have never experienced Tony speak then listen to the Audiobook his personality is infectious and will get you to take action.

Awaken the Giant Within

The Magic of Thinking Big.

By David J Schwartz

The Magic Of Thinking Big is about a very simple but powerful idea by the author David J Schwartz: “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier — certainly no more difficult – than small ideas and small plans.” 

This book taught me to always think big in everything I do and approach life with a more aggressive attitude. In a world that is filled with negativity, this book stands out like a beacon of hope for dreamers around the world.

The Magic Of Thinking Big

As a Man Thinketh.

By James Allen

As a Man Thinketh is a legendary self-help book. The idea of the book is simple but powerful: The way you think controls your reality. 

Once you realize your thoughts are things and have energy like everything else you realize the powerful impact they have on literally everything you do. 

This is a short book with a big punch. Its an old book filled with wisdom that will never age.

As a Man Thinketh

navy seal self discipline

Unbeatable Mind.

By Mark Divine

This book was written by Navy Seal Mark Divine. This book is a blueprint for reaching your full potential and Mark refers to this process as integrated warrior development. 

You will learn how to improve your mental toughness, Concentration, and intuition in this great book on how to live a better life. 

Mark Devine brings something different to the Self Development world by combining his SEAL experience with martial arts, meditation and just a totally unique perspective on life. 

Devine is a modern warrior monk and inspirational author. He also has a great book on Yoga called Kokoro Yoga that I recommend you check out.

Unbeatable Mind

top mindset books

Man's Search for Meaning.

By Viktor Frankl

The book was written by Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl. The author shares his experiences in the Nazi death camps in WW2. 

He survived while his wife and family died. He shares his experience of suffering and how to overcome the challenges of life.

If you think you are having a tough day then read this book. It will give you a new perspective on what it means to go through hard times in life. This is a must-read book for anyone.

Man's Search for Meaning

best positive mindset books

The Dichotomy of Leadership.

By Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

I have in some of my previous articles talked about the great book Extreme Ownership by the same authors. 

This time I'm talking about another book The Dichotomy of Leadership. This is a book on leadership but its also about mindset in both our professional and personal lives. 

The book explains why it's important to sometimes take the lead and other times hang back and follow. Being a good leader is not just about being in charge, its also about being able to listen and follow. 

The skills in this book are great for anyone who wants to improve their leadership abilities in any environment. 

The Dichotomy of Leadership

As a Man Thinketh

The Winner Effect.

By Ian H. Robertson

This book explains why some people become habitual winners and why others struggle to get any victories.

The author uses examples of how animals usually start winning against weaker opponents and then uses those experiences to start winning against tougher opponents and therefore starts building winning habits.

The book takes a scientific perspective on winning and shows many examples in history on how winning is done and how it affects individuals in all levels of society.

The Winner effect

best books on mindset

Gorilla Mindset.

By Mike Cernovich

Gorilla Mindset is a powerful mindset book by journalist/philosopher Mike Cernovich.

This is one of those books that is a must-read for mindset and holistic personal development.

It's very practical and written in a simple and informative way for easy implementation. A powerful book by a powerful author.

Gorilla Mindset

John Winters

Alpha Mindset.

By John Winters.

The last book is my book Alpha Mindset.No mindset book list will be complete without it.

In my book I Alpha Mindset I give you the exact blueprint on how to build your mindset and transform your life.

I included all the important areas of your life including relationships.

“Being yourself” doesn't work if you are broke, unhealthy and don't succeeed with realtionships.

I will show exactly how to take control and get the life you always dreamed about.

Alpha Mindset