What do you do when you feel stuck and unmotivated? Some people go for a run to clear the cobwebs and declutter the mind, some people strike a yoga pose, others lose themselves in their favorite hobbies, creating headspace for fresh new ideas. I tend to go and seek refuge in inspiring books that never fail to give an extra boost of motivation when I need it the most.
Below are the books I tend to come back to over and over again that made an incredible impact not only on my life but on countless lives of other people. Enjoy!
5 Inspiring Books That Can Transform Your Life and Business
1. Think and Grow Rich
This book written by Napoleon Hill back in 1930 is still one of the best sources for advice and motivation when discussing personal growth and self-improvement.
Sold in over 70 million copies, this book is more than just a tool that will help you manage your business and personal life, it is an entire philosophy regarding the positive effects that the Mastermind Principle. This principle states that growth and strength only come through never-ending effort and struggle. A truly inspiring book and an absolute must-have on your bookshelf.
2. The 4-Hour Workweek
It’s no secret that one of the main reasons for lack of determination and motivation among people are exhaustion and overwork. Based on personal experience, Tim Ferriss describes his road from working 14 hours a day every day of the week to a new life with a lot less working hours. The key to all that, according to the author, is checking your email only once per day and outsourcing every small task to virtual assistants.
3. You are a Badass – How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Jen Sincero decided to use her position as a best-selling author and success coach to provide an entertaining alternative to all the self-help books you’d normally dismiss in your search for motivation. This book is a good read that aims at people that are looking to improve their personal life and career. The things that separate it from all other books on this subject are the witty remarks, great constructive humor, and even your occasionally four-letter word.
Instead of focusing on things you need to do in order to reach greatness, it focuses on the main thing that’s holding you from reaching full-potential: which is yourself. Also, it focuses on accepting and owning your flaws in the process of focusing on your strengths and achieve the goals you set for yourself.
4. The Power of Habit
It’s no news that bad habits can ruin your life but perhaps letting them go isn’t the best course of action. This book is focusing on the science that takes place behind habits. It establishes that every habit has three important moments: the cue, the routine, and the rewards. Also known by the name of Habit loop, this book dissects this loop and teaches you how to replace the routine part and keep only the positive parts such as the cue and reward.
5. The Power of Positive Thinking
Dr. Norman Peale reached out to more than five million people through this book that acts as a guide towards positive thinking even in the trickiest of situations. Focusing on providing positive reassurance for its readers, this book will show you the path towards practical techniques designed to help you change your life and, most essential, your view of it. By reading this book, you will learn to overcome the blocks that inevitably appear on your way to success.
The goal of learning to think positively is a longer, happier life. But it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to go from thinking negatively all the time to thinking positively. But it can be done. And it is more than worth the effort you will put into it. So check out the infographic below and start reaping the benefits of positive thinking today.
There’s no secret recipe for success, BUT, what all these books have in common is changing the way you see yourself in certain situations in life.
By shifting your perception, you will be able to find new ways of dealing with everyday challenges and change your life for the better.