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

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By Maxwell Maltz

Psycho-Cybernetics, written by Maxwell Maltz, is a classic book that has been helping people to unleash their true potential since its release in 1960.

The book provides an approach to personal and professional growth not found elsewhere in the self-help world, guiding readers on how to free themselves of mental blocks, improve their self-image, gain greater financial freedom, enhance relationships and increase self awareness.

Psycho-Cybernetics encourages readers to be confident in their own abilities and provides powerful techniques to help them create positive results such as self confidence, success and fulfillment in life.

Through its unique blend of long established behavioral techniques and new approaches for masterful living Psycho-Cybernetics remains one of the most powerful and effective self-help books of all time.

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.


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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.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a highly influential self-help book that was first published in 1937.

This classic book is renowned throughout the world for its invaluable advice on personal success and abundance, inspiring countless individuals to realize their dreams.

Napoleon Hill had an unwavering commitment to helping people reach their full potential.

Think and Grow Rich emphasizes the power of positive thinking; showing readers how to use powerful mental images, organized plans of action, persistence, and unwavering faith in themselves to become truly wealthy – both financially and spiritually.

In Think and Grow Rich, Hill provides a timeless roadmap for achieving financial freedom and inner peace – goals we all aspire to.

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

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By Carol S. Dweck

“Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol S. Dweck is an incredible book that examines mindset and how having the right mindset can help individuals unlock their fullest potential.

Dr. Dweck proposes that mindset shapes one's success more than anything else, and further emphasizes the importance of cultivating a growth mindset to foster progress in both our personal and professional life.

She also provides practical advice to foster a mindset filled with learning, perseverance, effort and resilience so every individual is able to reach their full potential.

This book provides an inspiring message that encourages readers to challenge themselves, make mistakes, doesn't shy away from criticism but instead view it as an opportunity for positive growth.

“Mindset” is an essential read for anyone looking to gain powerful insights on how to maximize their potential through mindset shifts.

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.


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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.

Tony Robbins' book “Awaken the Giant Within” is a classic and timeless resource for inspiring and empowering readers to take control of their lives and create positive change.

It gives detailed advice on how to develop the mindset, habits and strategies necessary to become successful in all areas of life, ranging from career goals to relationships.

Tony Robbins believes in mastering the inner game – developing an understanding of yourself and your emotions – as a way to unlock passion, purpose, and lasting personal growth.

His writing emphasizes taking action now, instead of waiting until tomorrow, and has been incredibly influential for countless people around the world.

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.”

The book provides tools to prime the reader's mind for success, addressing how to eliminate negative mental habits and launch productive ones.

The author emphasizes the importance of taking risks that can sometimes be daunting, but are necessary if one is to truly grow.

With The Magic of Thinking Big, readers have access to a timeless guide of actionable tips and thought exercises that can lead to exceptional personal achievement and life satisfaction.

It is an esteemed classic with inspirational stories that challenge readers to boldly step forward in pursuit of their dreams.

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

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As a Man Thinketh.

By James Allen

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen is an inspirational book that was published in 1903, containing reflections on the power of thought.

As a Man Thinketh embarks on what James Allen refers to as “The Eternal Wisdom,” which explores how the power of thought affects our actions and behavior.

As one reads through this important work, readers gain insight about their own self-awareness and develop a deeper understanding of how their thoughts can lead to transformative change.

As Asa Mahan wrote for The Congregationalist in 1903, “There may be nothing new in As A Man Thinketh, but it imposes old truths in such directness and persuasiveness that its effect is almost startling”.

As a classic work of literature, As a Man Thinketh should be treasured by everyone.

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

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Unbeatable Mind.

By Mark Divine

Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine is a comprehensive guide for living an empowered life.

Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine is a remarkable book that serves to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of its readers.

It is formulated with a diverse collection of different methods such as breathing exercises, physical fitness training, goal setting strategies, and much more.

Unbeatable Mind's holistic approach allows for an overall strengthening of the body, mind and spirit.

Unbeatable Mind will easily become an invaluable asset to those who are searching for personal growth and self-fulfillment.

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

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Man's Search for Meaning

By Viktor Frankl

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl is a powerful and thought-provoking book.

It provides an insightful look into the life of Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist who endured imprisonment in several concentration camps during WWII.

Through his experience, he was able to learn valuable insights into human suffering, resilience, and growth which are then explored in Man's Search for Meaning.

This book is not only reflective of Frankl's life experiences but also encourages readers to examine their own lives and find meaning through difficult times.

Man's Search for Meaning is sure to leave its readers feeling uplifted as it helped Dr. Franzkal learn invaluable lessons that can help others grow from their own challenging circumstances.

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

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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.

The Dichotomy of Leadership by former Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin provides insight into the world of leadership.

The book is an exploration of what it takes to be a great leader in challenging scenarios while also being prepared for success in more simple settings.

Drawing on their own experiences, Willink and Babin make the case that it's not enough to just be smart or tough; an effective leader navigates two key themes: discipline and freedom.

The authors integrate their SEAL training tactics into the discussion, offering their readers detailed strategies for how to develop a successful mindset, as well as how to lead through difficult circumstances.

The Dichotomy of Leadership is essential reading for anyone looking to become a better leader in any field of endeavor.

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 Winner Effect by Ian H. Robertson explores the idea that success breeds success, and chronicles the psychological effects that happen when people enjoy a streak of good fortune.

The book focuses on the motivations behind repeat success and tries to uncover if winning can indeed become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The Winner Effect provides interesting insight into why some people are more successful than others, discussing both nature and nurture influences, as well as offering valuable advice on how to use this phenomenon to one’s advantage.

The Winner Effect is an unforgettable read for anyone interested in finding out what sets apart those who pursue their goals with greater success from everyone else.

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

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Gorilla Mindset.

By Mike Cernovich

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

Gorilla Mindset serves as a guide to equipping individuals with the tools necessary to take charge of their mental and emotional well-being.

With evidence-based guidance backed by personal experience, Gorilla Mindset encourages readers to think more positively and critically about their lives in order for them to gain the most value from their time on earth.

Gorilla Mindset is an invaluable asset, showing those who read it how to change their mental and emotional states so that they can live happier, healthier lives.

It also provides a unique insight into the ‘how' behind achieving success and breaking bad habits: truly a must-read for anyone who wants to reclaim control over their day-to-day lives.

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 men's 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.

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