Top 10 Motivational Books of all Time

In a digital world actual reading of real books has become less and less popular. But if you are interested in enriching your world and get motivation to go we compiled a list of the top motivational books of all time. We think you should make it a goal to read at least 3 of the books in this list this year!

1.The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People-Stephen Covey’s

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”

Stephen Covey’s presents a unique approach on how to increase effectiveness in different areas of life.  Covey’s also emphasizes the importance of acquiring and developing powerful habits. This is done in order to highlight the powerful impact that both beneficial and negative habits can have upon your life.

 

2.The Happiness Advantage-Achor, Shawn

Shawn Achor shares seven core principles of positive psychology that each one of us can use to improve our performance, grow our careers, and gain a competitive edge at work. He reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around. Why? Because when we are happier and more positive we are more engaged, creative, resilient to stress, and productive. “The Happiness Advantage” will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.

 

3.The 4-Hour Workweek-Tim Ferris

One of the most famous blueprints on how to escape the rat race. Tim shows you how he went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week.

4.The Art Of War-Sun Tzu

This book encourage you to think differently about conflicts and overcoming challenges.  “The wise warrior avoids the battle.” can you give you an idea about the unique approach this book takes dealing with conflicts and hurdles.

 

5.How to Win Friends & Influence People-Dale Carnegie

Wondering how to get people to like you? This classic addresses this question exactly. Filled with techniques on how to win people over and have them adhere to your way of thinking. “it’s not about who you are and what you have that makes you feel happy or sad; it’s what you think about it.”

6.Think and Grow Rich-Napoleon Hill

Published in 1937! But still very relevant today. The book is based on the insights of Napoleon Hill, who closely studied more than five hundred of the most successful individuals of his time.

7.Awaken the Giant Within-Tony Robbins

Considered one of the best motivational speakers in the world, Tony Robbins shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for controlling your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

8.Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff- Richard Carlson

This inspirational guide shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals. Among the insights it reveals are how to:

  • Think of your problems as potential “teachers”
  • Do one thing at a time
  • Share glory with others
  • Learn to trust your intuitions

9.The Power of Positive Thinking- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

The idea of developing and applying positive thinking in your life has been criticized and even ridiculed over the years. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale shows  practical techniques outlined on how you can energize your life,achieve your goals, break bad habits, and take control of your life.

10.Drive- Daniel Pink

This book shatters quite a few myths on what motivates us. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Motivational Books of all Time

  • April 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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    These are definitely the best of the best motivational reads. I find them recommended on most sites. I am surprised seeing that this is a “self made” website that there are not more books by people who started with nothing and worked their way up in life. I think you should definitely consider the book “Get Back Up” by George Santino for a future list. This is a true rags to riches story as the author remembers selling tomatoes off the back of a truck in Philadelphia to becoming a partner at Microsoft with many obstacles and setbacks along the way. I really liked this book because the author didn’t have any lucky breaks or handouts, he created his own success. From opening a sports bar with no walls to cursing out a drill sergeant this book definitely has some moments that made me laugh out loud and left me thinking, “did that actually happen?!?” I can’t recommend it enough. I hope you and your readers will check it out

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