Reading motivational book can make a huge difference in how you see yourself and the world around you. Reading an inspirational book everyday just for 15 mints will help you in optimal condition and help you interpret yourself and the world more positively.
The following motivational book will provide you with a source of inspiration, great enough to light your internal fire!
1. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
The Book in three sentences. Make your bed is based on Admiral William H. McRaven’s commencement speech for the graduating class from the University of Texas at Austin. In it, McRaven shares the ten lessons he learned from Navy SEAL training.
They are simple lessons that deal with overcoming the trials of SEAL training, but the ten lessons are equally important in dealing with the challenges of life- no matter who you are.
” If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, he asks a Gypsy fortune teller in the nearby town about its meaning. The woman interprets the dream as a prophecy telling the boy that he will discover a treasure at the Egyptian pyramids.
Along the way, he learns to listen to his heart more importantly realizes that his dreams, or his personal legend are not just his but part of the Soul o the Universe.
” And, when you want something… all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. “
3. Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg explores 8 different concepts and how they can make a difference to your life. Outlining the secrets to being more productive by starting with motivation, focus, teamwork, goal setting, managing others, making decisions, innovation and finally absorbing information.
- You can’t rely on someone else to tell you what to do or to motivate you
- Motivation is a skill
- Teams are incredibly important
- It doesn’t matter who is on the team, what matters is how the team works together
“Motivation is more like a skill- it can be learned and honed”
4. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Grit is the combination of passion ( a deep, enduring knowledge of what you want) and perseverance (hard work and resilience). It’s about moving in a direction with consistency and endurance, like having a clear inner compass that guides all your decisions and actions.
Duckworth explains the concept of grit in terms of perseverance, she believes that only perseverance will lead to high achiever never believes that they will even reach their goals. They are always striving more.
“A combination of passion and perseverance makes high achievers special. High achievers have grit”
5. Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream by James Altucher
Choose Yourself is a call to give up traditional career paths and take your life into your own hands by building good habits, creating your own career and making a decision to choose yourself.
Some people might read the title of this book and be a little skeptical – ‘Be Happy, Make Millions’, really ? However, if you give this book a read, you just might find yourself believing that you can just do that. This is an excellent book that proves to be motivating, inspiring, and even a bit enlightening.
” The only predictor of a successful tomorrow is a successful today. “
6. High-Hanging Fruit: Build Something Great by Going Where No one Else Will by Mark Rampolla
Grabbing the low-hanging fruit is no longer acceptable. ZICO Coconut water founder Mark Rampolla argues that when you choose to reach higher, you can build an incredible business, be profitable, and maybe even change the world.
This book is about harnessing your values to make money and produce a product or service that will truly resonate with consumers, bring you joy and fulfillment and leave a mark on the world.
” You’ve got to find joy and value in all things- Especially the hard times. “
7. The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Norman Vincent Peale clarifies how an individual can overcome any struggle that occurs either inwardly or externally, through the influential merger hat consolidates the ‘science of faith’ with psychological tips and modernized medicine.
This book will show you that the roots of success lie in the mind and teach you how to believe in yourself, break the habit of worrying and take control of your life by taking control of your thoughts and changing your attitude.
” Your world is nothing more than the thoughts you have about your experiences.”
8. The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, And Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins
In The 5 Second Rule Mel Robbins shares a useful tool that will help you in all areas of life. The 5 second rule can help you in those everyday moments of difficulty, uncertainty and fear. It can help you improve your health, increase productivity and combat procrastination.
In this book Robbins helps you be courageous and step outside of your comfort zone. And most importantly, explains how easy it is to take control and make a change!.
“I was the problem and in five seconds, I could push myself and become the solution.”
9. Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum by Neil Patel
Hustle is a step by step guide to breaking out monotony of the 9-5 lifestyle and making your dreams a reality. It lays out the tools you need to realise the work you enjoy and gain the confidence and motivation to be in charge of your own adventures.
Hustle is split into three parts: The Heart, which teaches you how to follow your own dreams rather than others; The Head covers how to get started and how to prepare for the mistakes that can come with risk; finally The Habit demonstrates how to spot opportunity and create your own luck.
“Hustling lets you own your dreams, but it comes with risks.”
10. Believe in Yourself by Dr. Joseph Murphy
Dr Joseph illustrates his points with wonderful stories about how inventors, artists, entrepreneur, writers and businessman have used this power to reach the highest of heights. By the end of this book you will have the tools for success.
When a man repeat the word success to himself with faith and conviction, his subconscious mind will accept it as true of himself, and he will be on way to succeed.
” We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret. “
11. Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
To achieve the goals you need to let go off excuses and stop apologizing. We often walk away from challenges due to poor self-esteem, pressure from society or simply bad habits. When we learn to let go of excuses and we stop letting others dictate our lives we can reach our goals.
Rachel Hollis presents some practical advice in her empowering guide on how to break free. And yes, there is still room to be a great wife and mom
” By embracing your calling and refusing to hide your glow, you wouldn’t just make your world brighter, you’d light the way for the women who came behind you. “
12. The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma tells the story of a fictional artist, an entrepreneur, and a tycoon to explain the benefits of rising early every morning. The book isn’t the first to think of waking up early. Many great thinkers, artists and public figures have used an early morning routine as part of their success.
Robin Sharma introduced The 5 AM Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.
” All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. “
The ideas I have shared with you here aren’t necessarily what the author intended, but through my own filters these are the conclusions I reached. Do share us your ‘All time Motivational books’ in the below comment box.
Happy Reading 🙂