Do you value your life? Don’t answer this question in terms of survival. Do you truly value the life that you lead? Do you seek out ways to improve your health, relationships, spirituality, career path, and knowledge? If you answer yes, chances are, you are continually looking for new sources of inspiration and motivation. After all, without motivation, life ceases to get better. Some of the best motivation comes in written form. If you need a motivational boost, there is a great chance that at least one of the following seven books belongs on your on the desk.
‘Eat that Frog’ Author: Brian Tracy
This is a wonderful book full of action steps the reader can take to stop procrastinating and accomplish more every day. The title is based on an old saying that means if you eat a live frog as soon as you wake up in the morning, everything else in your day can only get better. When it comes to motivation, the frog is the most difficult, dreadful, tedious task you have to complete on any given day. According to author Brian Tracy, if you eat your frog right away, you can easily power your way through the rest of your day. Leave your frog on your plate, and it will eat away at you and siphon away your energy and motivation. This is a great book for anybody seeking more motivation when it comes to both home and workplace productivity.
‘The Carpenter’ Author: Jon Gordon
This wonderful tale follows the story of a man named Michael, who had woken up in the hospital with a bandage on his head. He finds out that due to the ongoing stress of building a growing business, alongside his wife Sarah, had been the cause of his collapse during a morning jog. As he lies in bed at the hospital, he soon finds out that the man who saved his life was none other than a carpenter. With that, he decides to visit him and quickly finds out that the man who saved his life is much more than a carpenter. The carpenter helps people build their lives, extend their careers, even meet new people and build teams. The carpenter shares his knowledge with Michael and with it, he tries to save his business in the face of danger. As time passes, Michael begins to learn that overnight success does not exist and that there are better ways to stand out. This book is great for those under the stress of building a new business and shows that inspiration can come from unexpected places.
‘Getting Unstuck: Moving Beyond What’s Holding You Back’ Author: Lilliet Garrison
If you are skeptical about where you are in life, your career, your home, everything just doesn’t seem right, then this is the perfect book for you. This book explores the powers of both negative, and positive thinking as well as behaviors. Negative behaviors can prevent you from enjoying life. Sometimes detecting why we are not happy or feel as though our lives are fulfilled can be difficult. However, that doesn’t mean we should stop trying. Use this book to help you discover and develop your positive traits.
‘Good Things Take Time’ Author: Ivan King
This book is of a collection of motivational stories that will warm your heart and continue to inspire you to keep trying your best. Each story serves a different purpose. One story will inspire you to in to work towards your career goals, and another will inspire you to strengthen your relationships with the people that you love. Because the author features multiple inspirational stories, this is an excellent book for anybody who wants to increase their motivation without obliging themselves to read an entire book.
‘Remove Negative Thinking’ Author: KC Harry
Many people don’t realize that negative thinking can become a pattern, and that negative thoughts throughout the day can sap energy and reduce motivation. Why not tap into the power of positive thinking, by removing your negative thought processes from everyday life! By unleashing the power of positive thinking you can choose what you want, and of course, set goals in order to achieve anything. All you need to do is pick up this book and you will be able to recognize any negative thought processes throughout the day, connect to what you are passionate about, and find ways to move away from your comfort zone, along with many other ways to motivate you towards success.
‘The Gifts of Imperfection’ Author: Brene Brown
Let’s be honest, every day with the constant involvement of the media we feel as though we are inadequate compared to the seemingly perfect people on television and in magazines. We constantly believe that the perfect look will also lead to the perfect life. We constantly question our abilities and think along the lines of, “Why can’t I do this right” or “Why is no one else living up to my expectations” In this book, Brene talks about her ten guideposts that engage our minds in thinking, our hearts to love, and, of course, our spirits to live. She proves that we can cultivate our courage, and compassion for one another to connect. By reading this book you will be able to wake up one morning and think that you are enough no matter what is left undone, and go to bed with the thought of how, even though you are afraid at times, you are also brave. Nobody is perfect. However everyone is worthy of love and the sense of belonging.
‘The Art of Asking’ Author: Amanda Palmer
Ted Talk veteran Amanda Palmer has written a wonderful book about a subject that is largely ignored in majority of motivational books. This book focuses on the value of asking for help and support, and the courage that it takes to do so. This is not your Grandfather’s motivational book. Amanda Palmer is an artist and punk rock musician, and that shows in her writing. At the end of the day however, this is a book that has the power to resonate in every life.