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24 May 2021 | 4 min read

5 Best Motivational Books To Inspire You

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Motivation is as subjective as one’s goals and aspirations in life. But when we need that extra nudge when life happens, and nothing goes as per plans, a little motivation can help you pick up instead of abandoning all of your goals altogether. And nothing motivates and inspires as good as written words. Thus, we have compiled a list of such motivational books  to help you pick up the pace and not slack when working towards your dreams  and ambitions.

As Batman was once told, we fall so we can learn to pick ourselves up. And that is all that matters! 

1. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

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One of the top motivational booksthat is popular for all the right reason. Initially it comes across as another preachy self-help book, but it is more than that. The book tells the story of a high-functioning attorney who works round the clock to maintain his power, prestige and wealth.

Through the lens of one of his associates, the book reveals the seven values of enlightened learning that help one achieve their goals. The book does the job of inspiring well and points out towards the nuances of how one can get on the path to success, without abandoning the core values that one should center their life around.

2. Rising Strong by Brene Brown

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Reckoning, Rumble and Revolution!

These are the three stages described by Brown on the path to picking one back, after a fall. The fall, almost in everyone’s life is inevitable. Rising Strong talks about what comes after that. How you pick yourself, rise from the mistakes made, and the invaluable lessons one can carry forth from every such fall are what form the book’s crux.

It is also considered one of the most inspirational books to read because everyone can read it. The part where it talks about the introverts and how you don’t have to be a zealous outgoing person to make an impact in the world, resonates with plenty of people. Brene Brown is an iconic personality who has written several books on empowerment. Make her inspirational bookslike Rising Strong the guiding light to motivating yourself. Especially when you are feeling down in the dumps and doubting all you have done or about to do in life.

3. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

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A US Armed Forces icon writes this book for those who feel that they can’t go up in life just because they were dealt an unfair hand in the early years. David Goggins grew up in poverty, prejudice and mental abuse, all of which led to him becoming a depressed and overweight young man.

However, with mental toughness, self-discipline and hard work, he was able to put all of that behind him to become the only man who completed training and went on to become a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller.

In Can’t Hurt Me, you can read all about his inspirational story and get fired up yourself. It is one of the best motivational booksout there that everyone needs to read, including you.

4. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

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A personal favourite, this book strikes all the chord without sounding like one of those preachy motivational books. After all, it talks about life, love and everything in between from the perspective of a dying professor.

The author, Mitch Albom, shares all the wisdom he received from his professor Morrie Schwartz during his final days. They met once a week, every day on (you guessed it) Tuesdays, to discuss all the essential things of life. There is also a chapter on how to live a good life, and no one tells it better than a person who has lived through all of it. Not just an inspirational book, this one is equal parts heart-warming and sad. It is a meditation on life and one of the top motivational books for a day, week or year that has been rough.

5. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

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One of the best motivational books that talk about something that you might not see in books – grit. Angela Duckworth, a pioneering psychologist, debunks the requisite of talent to succeed in life and instead talks about the combination of perseverance and passion. This combination is called grit!

She also talks about how important it is to not wait for rewards and accolades as you work through life on your goals. A winning book that puts another spin on the formulae of success, the book sheds light on the fact that when you fail and fall, it is what goes through your head and how you overcome all of it, contributes to your “overnight success” story and not the inherent talent. The best thing about grit? It can constantly be developed and built.

While reading and recharging, your exhausted resource of motivation is necessary. Make sure you follow through with all of that advice and work on yourself and your ambitions, dreams and goals because action begets success, not just thinking and reading. The latter only supplements it.

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