Books are our best friends because they inspire us to do great things in life and overcome our failures. We can learn many good things while reading a motivational book. When we are alone, we can always pick up a book and start reading to feel relax.
A book doesn’t judge you. You can read whatever you want without feeling judged by your book! A book helps you to know yourself better
The habit of reading book daily will act as an exercise for your mind and keep you mentally fit and flexible
I have compiled a list of 10 Books To Read For Your Daily Dose of MOTIVATION that is a must-read if you feel the lack of motivation. Enjoy:-
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Written by Robin Sharma, who is one of the world’s best leadership and personal development coach, He is the author of 12 major international bestsellers, including The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
The book is about Julian Mantle who is a successful lawyer but is full of tensions and work pressure, who finally decides to leave his baggage of past and luxurious life behind and goes to Himalayan Mountains in search of peace.
There he comes across Yogi Raman: One of the great sages of Sivana, who teaches him various things to enlighten his life. After few months Julian comes back to meet John and narrates him all the fables and teachings of Yogi Raman.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari mainly describes the Seven virtues for a life overflowing with inner peace, joy and wealth of spiritual gifts.
2.You Can Win
Written by Shiv Khera, Author of the international best seller “YOU CAN WIN” which has sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide. He is an Author, Business Consultant, Entrepreneur and much sought speaker.
The book not just emphasizes on practical aspects of getting and remaining inspired but also helps the reader in carving their own pathways to win.
The book has numerous quotes, examples and short stories which keeps one’s spirits up throughout. The author never falls short of providing ways or methods to apply his theory as after explaining every step he supplies us with practical solutions.
From time to time, the book forces the reader to think, introspect and build their own ‘Action plans’. And following these plans religiously can work wonders. The book is a complete package for those seeking know-how about inspiration, attitude, motivation, leadership and self-esteem. Reading this book, brings clarity to one’s goal, right attitude towards failure and success, knowledge about one’s strengths and weaknesses and much more.
3. The Alchemist
This is probably the all-time greatest books when it comes to Motivation.
It’s a story about a young Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago,who was able to find his Philosopher’s Stone following a mystical trek, learning to speak the language of the world, his dreams and most importantly that his desires are not just his, but the part of the universe as well.
Written In 1987 by Paulo Coelho, the book attracted little attention at first, until a French-language translation suddenly leapt onto bestseller lists in France in the early 1990s. New translations followed, and soon The Alchemist became a worldwide phenomenon. The book has sold roughly over 35 million copies, and is now the most translated book in the world by any living author.
My favourite quote from THE ALCHEMIST:-
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
4. Rich Dad Poor Dad
This books is written by Robert Kiyosaki in the year 1997.This tell about his life and the lessons he learnt about financial literacy by his two dads, his real father (poor dad) and the father of his best friend (rich dad)—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.
Rich Dad Poor Dad has sold over 32 million copies worldwide & has been on the New York Times bestsellers list for over six years,
The book mainly focuses on the following concepts:-
1. The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind.
2. The poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money work for them.
3. It’s not how much money you make that matters. It’s how much money you end up keeping.
4. Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.
5. Financial aptitude is what you do with money once you make it, how you keep people from taking it from you, how to keep it longer, and how you make money work hard for you.
5. Think And Grow Rich
Written by Napoleon Hill in 1937, sold over 15 million copies worldwide focuses on a concept of Richness begins with a state of mind, the book offer a how to approach to change the mind-set from being poor to being rich. The riches here mean any form of wealth like money, happiness, healthy relationships, business success etc.
The main points in the book are:-
1. A definite goal in your mind makes the world stand aside to let you achieve it.
2. Our destiny is controlled by us.
3. The greatest success often lies beyond the point of defeat; hence don’t give up too soon.
4. Don’t take defeat as a setback; rather use it as a lesson to make your further plan more strongly and effectively.
5. Desire is the main ingredient in the recipe of Achievement
6. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
Written by Stephen Covey, this book is about how one can be happier and be more effective in life. Here the author list out 7 habits which can make you successful by striking a balance between your personal and professional life.
The author strongly suggests changing your perception and interpretation of how the world works before adapting the 7 habits, which are as follows:-
- Be proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think win/win
- Seek first to understand then be understood
- Sharpen the saw
7.Awaken The Giant Within
Authored by Tony Robins, the book focuses on Tony’s most effective strategies for life mastery. It is about making a change and develop a belief system that has a sense of certainty to develop new standards by doing things consistently.
The important points to be noted are:-
- Set your standards
- Make a decision
- Profound knowledge
- Your decisions and perceptions determine your life
- Pain and pleasure
- Problems are not permanent
- Happiness is borne in growth
- Reinforce good behaviours
- How to handle your emotions
- Ask quality questions
- Set goals to become the person you want to be
- The security of the present
- Communicate your expectations
- The difference between health and fitness
- The key to wealth
- Urgency vs. importance
8.Who Moved My Cheese
Dr Spencer Johnson wrote an inspiring and practical short story about change, revolving around four characters Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw as they search, find, lose and must rediscover their favourite food, cheese, in a large, twisting maze.
Here cheese is used as a metaphor for what you want in life – it can be a good job, a loving relationship, money, possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. The maze here is where one looks for it, like community one lives in, organisation one works for etc. Change is emphasised here as no source of cheese lasts for ever. Change is the most inevitable constant and to dwell the change one must anticipate it, adapt to it, learn to embrace and enjoy it.
9.The Power Of Positive Thinking
Written by Norman Vincent Pale in the year 1952,is a self-help book that has anecdotal case histories of of positive thinking, and practical instructions which were designed to help the reader achieve a permanent and optimistic attitude with the help of AFFERMATIONS and VISUALIZATIONS.
This book teaches you how to stay positive and how to handle problems in your life, Pale says never try to ignore your hardships and tragedies, but always handle every situation with positive mental attitude
There are few rules laid down by the author, which are as follows:-
1. Picture yourself as succeeding.
2. Think a positive thought to drown out a negative thought.
3. Minimize obstacles.
4. Do not attempt to copy others.
5. Repeat “If God be for us, who can be against us?” ten times every day.
6. Work with a counselor.
7. Repeat “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” ten times every day.
8. Develop a strong self-respect.
9. Affirm that you are in God’s hands.
10. Believe that you receive power from God
10. The Secret
The Secret is a self-help book written by Rhonda Byrne which enlightens us about the LAW OF ATTRACTION with the help of stories, quotes and perspectives from New Age and self-help gurus and famous personalities like Einstein, Jung and Emerson)–and outlines how to apply law of attraction to achieve what we want in our lives.
According to Byrne, Energy vibrates at specific frequencies; our thoughts are magnetic with their frequencies too. Our personal vibrations are determined by our thoughts and feelings. When we think of something, we are transmitting these frequencies to the Universe, like a human transmission tower, and they magnetically attract things of the same frequency. In short, like attracts like, and we attract things, people and circumstances that are of a similar vibration or frequency as ourselves.
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