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Success Leaves Clues
on February 25, 2012
It has been said that success leaves clues and a huge clue to a person's success is the books he or she reads. In the introduction of Self Help Books: The 101 Best Personal Development Classics, author Vic Johnson states it is these books that created his wealth and success.
Vic begins by recommending five books to start with and offers some advice to make reading a daily habit. The balance of this book includes a description of the major theme and a brief summary of each recommendation. Vic then concludes with an admonition to take action on what you have read. These great books will do nothing for you if all you do is read them. However, if these 101 books (actually 102,) were the only books you ever read, if you put their advice into action I believe your success would be guaranteed.
Browsing the Table of Contents, I see many books I know well, including As A Man Thinketh which was the first personal development book I read and it changed my life. I also see other familiar classics such as Wooden and books I have not yet had the pleasure of reading like You2 (You Squared.)
The wide diversity of topics under the personal development umbrella assures there will be at least a few gems for every reader in this reference manual. I recommend you purchase this book, then select a few mentioned within to purchase (some can be found for free,) and, finally, implement what you read.