12 Books to Help You Be More Successful in 2020

As we near the end of 2019 and are about to start a new year and a new decade, it is a good time to look ahead and make plans to achieve our personal, fitness, financial and career goals. Here are very short summaries of the best books that I have read on achieving success in life. These books have helped me and I often refer back to them time and time again for strategies and inspiration. I hope you find some helpful tips and tools to accelerate your success.

1. 9 Things Successful People Do Differently – Heidi Grant Halvorsen, Ph.D

Get specific, take action and know how far you have left to go are just three of the nine things successful people do differently.

2. Grit – Angela Duckworth

Grit or persistence turns out to be a key factor in achievement. This book shows how you can improve the amount of grit you have and use a growth mindset to achieve what you want in life.

3. The Success Principles – Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield, the author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” provides short daily tips that will help you become more successful. This is a great book if you are looking for a quick shot of motivation.

4. They Call Me Coach – John Wooden

Former UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden lays out the details of his success pyramid. Coach Wooden discusses his life, philosophy and concern for developing the whole person that led him to being the most successful coach in college basketball.

5. The Seven Principles of Highly Effective People – Steven Covey

If you read one book on success, this is the book. By following the Seven principles laid out by Stephen Covey, you will become a better and more successful person. I have reread this book several times over the past twenty years and continue to learn something new every time.