Reading inspiring motivation books is a great way to keep yourself going when your plans haven’t gone as expected and an even better strategy when everything is going perfectly.
If you prepare for the rough times, they won’t seem so rough when they arrive. Let’s look at five of the best inspiring motivational books that will help you go to the next level.
Think & Grow Rich
I was in my twenties before I found out about this book. I wish I would have found it when I was a kid because of its ability to help you achieve things that seem to be impossible. When I first read the book, all of the foreign concepts didn’t make much sense to me.
“Think” and grow rich. What is that even supposed to mean. I want to take my business to the next level. How is thinking supposed to help me do that? Whatever. That’s stupid.
I was desperate, however, so I kept reading.
After getting into the book and deep diving, I finally understood what it meant. Our thoughts steer our decisions, and our decisions shape our reality. Every choice that we make means we’ve gone one way vs. another and that changes our lives.
The 5 Second Rule
Another amazing book that gives you the tools to take it to the next level is the 5 Second Rule. When I read the 5 Second Rule, I actually listened to it through audio. I love the way Mel Robbins explains things and tells her stories.
The five-second rule is a powerful technique that allows you to get your brain in gear with what you know you need to do – RIGHT NOW!
There are many applications to the rule and Mel talks about them in the book. I would suggest getting the audiobook if you are going to get this one.
The Obstacle Is the Way
This book gave me a whole new outlook on obstacles. Instead of being frustrated when I see obstacles now, I get excited. If I see the obstacle, I know what I need to overcome to get what I want.
If we don’t see the obstacle, how do we know where we are supposed to go to get what we want? We’re lost in the dark! Who knows what is going on?
I also listened to this one and loved the stories Ryan told. There is something about hearing it straight from the person that experienced it instead of imagining it in your voice.
I’ve been through this book multiple times as well as getting the thoughts into my head and adopting them.
Tools of Titans
Tools of Titans is a beast of a book by Tim Ferris. It’s not laid out where you have to read the whole thing. It’s more things Tim has learned that has thought would be helpful to others.
It is a compilation of techniques, stories, and principles he has learned from hundreds of other people that are giants in their fields.
I’ve barely made a crack in the book, but have been able to pull out some amazing things to apply to my everyday life. One of the things it brought me back to was morning pages.
I had been doing morning pages, but I then stepped away for whatever reason, but after his explanation of the benefits, I am back at it and consistent. It’s changed my life and allowed me to operate as a better human.
Lisa’s stories and insight are so inspiring that I had felt my heart come up in my throat plenty when I was reading it. This book helped me see that no matter where I came from, what I had or didn’t have, etc., that I was going to be ok. That I could win at life.
Even if you only pick up one of these books, it will be life-changing.
Share in the comments if you’ve read one of these books or if you’re going to get one so others can learn as well.