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10 Best Motivational Books You Must Read

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(Last Updated On: January 15, 2019)

If you are looking for a dramatic transformation in your life, you should read a motivational book. Here’s my list of the 10 best motivational books that could energize you to achieve your best.

Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Awaken the Giant within

One of the unique ways in which the author inspires you in this book is by taking the training of the body and the mind as a technical challenge. Robbins shares suggestions to control your emotions, relationships and life. He says, “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.”

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The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking

This book highlights the simple fact that being positive will make you both healthier and happier. The author simply conveys that action is a great restorer and creator of confidence and that we must do our best without fearing the results.

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Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think And Grow Rich

You might assume that this book is about making money. However, the author interviews 40 millionaires in the world to know their thought processes and strategies. He beautifully explains, “All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination.”

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Psychologist Carol S. Dweck has done a comparative study on people with two types of mindsets – fixed and growth mindset. Her work throws lights on the benefits of having a growth mindset and how you can transform your fixed thinking to an open mindset.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The author actually lays a roadmap for you to inculcate habits that can help you achieve your life goals and turn you into a better human being than you were before. He encourages you to find a purpose and passion for your life and then take deliberate steps to achieve that.

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Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols by Duarte & Sanchez

Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies

This book points out the fact that effective communication can transform a thought into a movement. It is a collection of case studies that can motivate you to think in the right direction and stay positive in your journey of life.

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

As the title of this book suggests, it focuses on the importance of passion and perseverance in one’s life and in the achievement of goals. Duckworth addresses people from all demographics, from students to teachers and parents to big business owners.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Carnegie highlights how you can always win the hearts of people in your personal and professional life through this book. He explains the importance of the three As – attention, affection and aspiration.

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You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

You Can Heal Your Life

This is one of the most enlightening motivational books. The author has shared various strategies for personal development and suggested that the secret of success is affirmation. If you believe, you will surely make things work.

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Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

Man’s Search for Meaning

Victor Frankl is a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. His experiences and misery will inspire you to realize the importance of life. If you feel demotivated and distracted, this book will prove very beneficial for you.

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Hope you liked them. If you have any recommendations, please let me know in comments.

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Mani Karthik

In my pursuit to happiness, I share everything I've learnt on this blog. From productivity to spirituality and everything in between. I quit my cozy job in Silicon Valley to pursue blogging & is an Entrepreneur now. I help startups grow & teach people blogging.

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