20 Motivational Books Guaranteed to Gear You Towards Positive Thinking
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There are many times when we feel demotivated and are in a dire need of something that can give us positive energy and put us right back on the track. The struggles and hardships that we have to face in our day to day lives make it difficult for us to focus on the good. This is the exact time when we need a companion to keep us positive and what better way to do that than to read motivational books.
Here are the 20 most motivational books guaranteed to gear you towards positive thinking (affiliate links):
1) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
In the book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her struggle of searching for happiness. It was during her early thirties when she and her husband were trying for a baby. Elizabeth had everything, a loving husband, a beautiful house and everything that one would expect to have by 30 but despite all that she couldn’t feel happy. Her life takes a toll when she files for a divorce and sets for India, Italy and Bali in order to find the true meaning of happiness. Eat, Pray, Love is one motivational book that you should get your hands on.
2) Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
This book should be read by anyone who has many unanswered questions from this life. The author has done a great job in answering different kinds of questions related to life in every chapter. Manuscript Found in Accra is quite motivational in terms of facing struggles in life and ought to be read in order to develop positive thinking. Along with that, there are a lot of inspirational quotes worthy enough to remember in the long run.
3) Tuesdays With Morrie By Mitch Albom
In this book, Morrie is a retired professor who is suffering from a deadly disease. Instead of losing hope, he chooses to use his predicament and share it as a message. As you will read how Morrie spent the last few months of his life you will realize what things really matter in living this life. Tuesdays With Morrie is a great book in terms of giving hope to its reader and could be an ideal read for someone suffering from an illness.
4) The Dash by Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson
The Dash is another motivational book that will give a different perspective towards your life. By reading this book you will learn how to make your life worthwhile. We keep going on living our lives, but forget the real meaning of our lives. The book is a great way to know what we should really be doing while we are alive. It is a book that will help to make your life meaningful so when you get to the end of it you will have no regrets from it.
5) As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
This is a concise book, but full of statements that will leave the reader motivated and feeling positive. According to the author, we are what we think we are. The book focuses on avoiding negative thoughts and bringing more positive thoughts in our life. As a Man Thinketh is recommended for those people who have hard time trying to get rid of irrational and negative thoughts.
6) How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen
What do you think your feelings would be like while you are dying and knowing that all these years you were measuring success in the wrong way? In this book, Clayton has done a wonderful job in describing a life that won’t make you regret while you are on your deathbed.
7) Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
All the small things that we worry on a regular basis may not even matter in the years to come. The book provides a motivational boost and helpful tips on how to get rid of negative thoughts. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff is a motivational book to help us stop worrying about matters that may not effect us completely and could be sorted out easily. By reading this book you will develop more focus towards the important issues of your life.
8) The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project is a lively and engaging book. The author has described the 12 months of her research on the wisdom of ages, lessons that were from the popular culture and her findings of how one can live happily. It is a motivational book that will teach you that happiness does not need to have a criteria. All you need is to be satisfied with what you already have and happiness will follow you.
This is an exceptionally beautiful book describing the different issues of life in the most motivational manner. The book is easy to read and understand and can be read by anyone who’s going through their life puzzling over daily strife as well as unanswerable questions that nag us but no one can answer. Reclaim Your Heart can be read by teenagers, young adults and elders.
10) Women and The Weight Loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar
Women and The Weight Loss Tamasha doesn’t focus on life but it is a great and motivational book for any woman who wants to build a positive body image for herself. The author is a nutritionist who writes about how women live by the society’s definition of body shape and dieting. The verdict she offers will surprise you.
11) The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
If ever there is a book that can convince you there is more to life than the dreary, poison we’re surrounded with, it’s “The Power of Positive Thinking”. According to Dr. Peale you yourself is the biggest motivator in your life. If you believe that you can do it, with sheer determination you would be able to achieve whatever you want. But of course this comes with certain conditions. This motivational book is definitely recommended for those who wants to recapture their life and once more tread the road to happiness and positive thinking.
12) 59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot by Richard Wiseman
The focus of this book is self-help and consists of 10 in-depth chapters. Each topic covers an important self-help related topic thus making this one a motivational book of its kind. Each chapter will leave its reader inspired and will make them want to read more.
13) The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Secret is based on the law of attraction and how our thoughts attract objects and paths in this universe. The author sheds light on the idea of visualizing to achieve your goals. This book teaches us the importance of good thoughts. Whatever we think impacts our life so in order to attract good things in life we ought to think positive.
The author has described his suffering from severe depression and how he later realized that it was all a part of experiencing enlightenment. It’s a great way to understand the wisdom behind the sufferings and how to heal it . And if you are looking for ideas to help you pass the bad times then this book should be your first choice.
15) A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
Donald is going through a difficult phase and he finds himself questioning the meaning of life. Change comes when he focuses on using his power to push his limits. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is an essential book that teaches us that help never comes to those who become stagnant. In order to get help we need to put in efforts and hard work.
16) Screw It lets Do It: Lessons in Life by Richard Branson
Screw It, Lets Do It is a great source of inspiration to help you realize that you should go beyond your limits. It helps the reader to tackle with self-limiting beliefs and should be read by anyone who struggles with negative thoughts. Often times we tend to doubt ourselves having but Screw It Lets Do It teaches us to tackle such kinds of thoughts, and venture beyond them.
17) The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama
Happiness starts with disciplining yourself and self-reflection, or so Dalai Lama says. The book will help you discover the meaning of true happiness. We run so quickly in our lives that we forget to stop and give some time to self-reflection. Self-reflection is one of the best ways to be mindful of our blessings. A highly recommended motivational book for anyone who wants appreciate their life.
We all suffer from insufficiency or low self esteem at times. The book is a ray of light for anyone who fall a prey to depression and low confidence due to their imperfections. The Gifts of Imperfection helps the reader to deal with their insecurities and make the best of their imperfections so they feel empowered.
19) No Turning Back by Susan Lewis
This is a fictional story about a girl whose past comes haunting back 20 years later. The plot of this story is quite depressing, but there are lots of inspirational dialogue shared between the characters of this book thus making this book motivational and help us reflect on our own lives.
20) Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
The book gives a motivational method to its readers that how one can truly control his/her life. It depicts the message that, you can achieve anything you want. All you need to do is believe in yourself and the magic will happen. Awaken the Giant Within is a must read book for those who suffer from self-doubting thoughts.
Knowing that we struggle in our lives from time to time it is always essential to have these books under our reach. Stock them these holidays and get directed towards positive thinking.