Time and again we need some motivation to fuel our mind. Thus, books are the best givers. Here is a list of the top 12 best motivational books you should read. These books will not just keep you motivated for a few days but teach you life lessons. Implementing what you learn from them, you will make your lives better and happier. If you are new to reading here is a list of 5 easy books for beginners.
However, before going to the list let us see the benefits of reading a motivational book:
1. Helps you achieve your goal
2. Gives you different perspectives towards life
3. Creates a positive impact on your life
4. You will realize your inner powers
5. Makes you confident and powerful
6. It will expand your mindset
7. You will become more creative and thus will help you in generating more ideas
8. Motivational books will make you enthusiastic
9. You will become goal-oriented and therefore it will motivate you to take further actions
10. The most important one is that it will make your life peaceful and happier
1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel H. Pink
This is one of the best motivational books of all time. It is because it talks about the practicality of motivation. The writer believes that motivation comes from a purpose and it can be mastered if practiced properly. He has researched a lot in science to come up with what exactly is motivation. The book will teach you the three elements of motivation. Also, you will have a better perspective on your life after reading this book. It is a rare book and will change the way you think bringing positive transformations within you.
2. Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy
We waste most of our precious time procrastinating. Sometimes even 24 hours are not enough to complete all our tasks. Most of us are unable to manage our professional and personal lives. This is because we cannot manage our time effectively. This book teaches us 21 powerful ways to stop procrastinating. Moreover, it will also teach you how to get more work done in less time. Thus, you will have sufficient time to complete your work and spend some free time too. I have read this book and it has helped me a lot to change my habits for a better life.
3. Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide To Joy – Sadhguru
This is one of my favorite books. As it doesn’t tell you only about the roses of a garden. It throws light upon the reality and makes us understand the real meaning of joy. The book also concentrates on the benefits of meditation. It is a revolutionary book that teaches us the alignment of mind and body. You will know your inner strengths and power while reading this book. With the powerful concept of finding joy within yourself, this book is one of the best motivational books.
4. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
If you have read some biographies you would know that successful people have some habits in common. Every one of us wants to achieve something or the other in our lives. Moreover, to reach heights we need to be effective enough. Thus, this a perfect book for you. This book will guide you to the path of success. It is said that habits make or break a person. This holds true and thus to be successful we need to build some habits. As the name suggests, it will teach you 7 ways to be highly effective in your life. Moreover, it will not only help you in your professional life but personal life too.
5. The Magic Of Thinking Big – David J. Schwartz
It is one of the best motivational books. The magic of thinking big is been listed as the best self-help book in Forbes. The teachings in this book are sensationally powerful. It is practical, empowering, and inspiring. The book will give you the power to think big and set high goals. When I applied the teachings from this book, I could see better changes in myself. It makes you believe in yourself and you will realize the wonders your mind can do. Moreover, the book includes step by step approach to better living. It has improved many lives including mine and will surely benefit you too.
6. The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
Many people find it difficult to wake up early morning. However, Hal Elrod with examples will make you believe that why getting up early makes your life better. Moreover, he emphasizes on the 6 habits that you should inculcate in your morning routine. He takes you to a new life starting at 5:00 AM. I read this book 5 months ago and since then I have been waking up at 5 every day. Even on Sundays so that the chain doesn’t break. I have seen positive changes in my life. Such as better productivity, clarity of thoughts, a better body, and much more. Read the book to change your life for the better.
7. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is a motivational speaker and writer. This is one of his best books. The book focuses on a simple living that will lead to a happy life. It will show you how small things can make you understand the meaning of life. Moreover, it will give you a different perspective and meaning to the journey of life. Derived from his own personal experiences and written in a simple language. This is one of the best motivational books one should read for sure. The philosophies and principles stated in the book will lead you to a happier life.
8. The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
This was the first self-help book I ever read. Though I was skeptical about the book it successfully changed my perspective for better. Most of them think that the books on positivity just talk about things that can not be implemented in reality. I thought the same! However, you will only know how enlightening this book is once you read. It teaches you traits that can maximize your results. Also, you will know how to deal with your everyday life problems peacefully. This is a book that we need in this hour as most of us get stuck with our problems. The book will give you a practical guide that will help you in gaining lifetime lessons.
9. The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind – Dr. Joseph Murphy
Not many people are aware of the subconscious mind and how much power it holds. Also, many don’t believe in such theory and rubbishes of tagging it as a mere myth. However, after various scientific researches, it has been proved that the subconscious mind can do wonders. Moreover, psychologists and psychiatrists are trying hard to make people believe about it. The power of the subconscious mind is written by a renowned doctor Joseph Murphy. The book gives you real-life examples of people who have been benefitted from the practice suggested in the book. This book is a complete revelation to your inner powers.
10. Think And Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
This is the best book for personal development. From a student to a businessman, everyone should read this book. The book as said to have the maximum sale in the whole world to this date. Moreover, this is a book that can be read multiple times and you will learn something new every time. As it will gift you immense knowledge. Moreover, it will tell you what actually makes people successful. The author has also given many short stories and examples to make it easier to understand. The book has various methods and techniques that can make one shine. The methods will not only lead to a better career but also a happy life.
11. Who Moved My Cheese – Dr. Spencer Johnson
Who moved my cheese is an amazing book that teaches you various aspects of life. It focuses on how to deal with the change in your life. Also, the changes can be in professional life or personal. It also explains the different reactions one gives to the changes. Thus, making it easily understandable to the readers. It teaches us how using skills in the right way can help us reach more success and happiness. The book revolves around four characters, who respond to various situations in life. With their story, the writer helps us learn various aspects of life. Only 98 pages, and lots of learning!
12. You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
Do you fear taking a step ahead in your life? Self-doubting is a common attribute among people. We often take a step back from an idea just because we doubt our capabilities. This book will guide you to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life. This book is refreshing and a fresh wave to motivational books. It will not only teach you but also entertain you to give one of a kind experience. Also, it will sow seeds of self-confidence within you and make you believe in yourself. You will learn a lot about yourself and thus it makes one of the best motivational books one should read.