Motivation paves a path from being a failure to a successful self. It keeps you going, even when life is not in your favor. Your progress depends on your endurance, which comes from motivation. It is a powerful tool that keeps us inspired. There are days when we look for motivation and there are also days when we motivate others. Reading motivational books is a good practice to keep your mind stimulated and helps you focus on the right things.
We seek motivation from our surroundings, therefore, it’s always advised to keep our circle positive. Starting from family, friends, co-workers, people we meet encourages us. We learn and grow, it’s a continuous process.
Reading is what molds your thought process and transforms your life. Staying motivated comes with practice and proper training of the mind. Also, reading brings fresh thoughts that persuade us to move towards our goal every single day.
So, here I have listed the best motivational books to read. I would recommend everyone to read these books, once in their lifetime.
1. The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
The story is about a young shepherd named Santiago who is able to find a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. This book will inspire you to listen to your true calling and follow your dreams.
2. The Power of Positive Thinking
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
This book teaches you to take control of your life by just watching and controlling your thoughts. Positive thinking is an art that leads to happiness and contentment in the long term.
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
After a lot of research and reading the author has presented a practical idea, that everyone should use in their life to win friends and influence people around them. After 50 years of experiments and research, he was able to present this book.
4. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Author: Richard Carlson
This self-help book will provide you with techniques to overlook the small stuff. How to deal with things that cause stress and keeps you bothering. The book will instruct you on how to live calmly in a stressful environment.
5. Think and Grow Rich
Author: Napoleon Hill
Through the book, the author tells you to master your mind. You can be the master of your mind by controlling your thoughts. This book will encourage you to watch your subconscious mind and will enrich you with positivity to excel in life.
6. Awaken the Giant
Author: Tony Robbins
This self-help book will completely awake you and inspire you to find the giant inside you. Once you are conscious and take command of your life you can accomplish anything you desired.
7. The Greatest Salesman in the World
Author: Og Mandino
The book conveys a philosophy of salesmanship. Achieving success in sales is depicted with the story of Hafid, a poor camel boy who attains a life of abundance. This book is a must-read for anyone who is in sales and aspires to succeed in it.
Author: Daniel H. Pink
One of the best motivational books that will encourage you to be more productive and give you insights into what motivates people and whatnot.
9. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Author: Dale Carnegie
This self-help book will guide you on how to break the worry and fear habits and be peaceful with life circumstances. You will learn how to live life with more contentment and happiness.
10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Author: Stephen Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a business and self-help book written by Stephen Covey. This book will encourage you to instill habits in your everyday life to develop yourself and your abilities to win in life.
11. The Secret
Author: Rhonda Byrne
The centuries-old secret held in the book is revealed. This secret is believed to be used by the most eminent people in the past. Now, this is passed on to the readers and the believers of the teachings practiced through the book.
Read: The Secret: Book Review
12. The Power of Now
Author: Eckhart Tolle
The books depict the biggest problem of a human being which is overthinking. We can only free ourselves from the negative thoughts by keeping a watch on them by observing every thought. We need to be there as the observer of the mind.
13. Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
The story is about the last few weeks of Morrie Schwartz before succumbing to death. He happened to be a professor and met one of his students, Mitch Albom, in his last days. This book is a collection of all the life lessons given by Morrie to his student.
14. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Author: Mark Manson
This book preaches not to be positive always instead we should accept and embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties. It says if you think about the pain you create more pain instead we should accept it and don’t give any importance to it.
15. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Author: Robin Sharma
The story is about Julian Mantle, a lawyer who found a new way of living in abundance by selling everything including his Ferrari to find the true purpose of his life. This book is a self-help, motivational book that will help you to find meaning in your life.
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