Life is a wild roller coaster ride, there will be downs along the journey. There will be problems and your surroundings might make things worse. It’s okay to feel down when things don’t go your way, it doesn’t make you less of a person. If everything appears to be negative, you are free to feel frustrated and confused. But never lose hope and faith, because eventually something good will happen.
Motivation is what drives you to do something or achieve a certain goal. It pushes you beyond your boundaries. It is something that gives you an extra pat in the back for you to keep going no matter how hard the goal is. In the midst of the crisis, here are some books you can read to keep your spirit fired up and motivated.
An inspiring story which is all about a young shepherd boy who went on a quest for self-discovery and he aims to find his “personal legend”. He was looking for treasures but ended up finding a different kind of wealth. Along the way he encountered a few bumps and obstacles which made quite an adventure.
The book tells us that we must follow what our hearts truly desire. You can’t just let your mind decide, listening to your heart is also a must. It also reminds us to recognize the different opportunities in life.
CHOOSE YOURSELF BY JAMES ALTUCHER
Written by a serial entrepreneur, this book is one of the most motivational ones out there. The entire content focus of the book is the thing that you should invest into in order to be successful, and that’s nothing else but to “choose yourself”.
It reminds and pushes you to maximize all of your talents.
HIGH-HANGING FRUIT BY MARK RAMPOLLA
The author aims to encourage readers to just dream high, no matter what. The book is well-written which can be a benefit to anyone.
If you want to be inspired by someone who courageously stand-up against American beverage business because of his beliefs, then this book is for you not to miss. It’s a great reminder that you must trust the process and stick to what you believe in even if no one else would.
SERIOUSLY…I’M KIDDING BY ELLEN DEGENERES
Take a break from your frowns and read this ray-of-sunshine-like book by Ellen. It won’t require too much analyzing and realizing, that’s how light and fun this book is. This is no doubt going to make you laugh. The book will also inspire you and boost your confidence. The content is all about honest truths and advice that are just truly wonderful. This book feels like talking to your best friend.
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK BY MARK MANSON
Do not let the title trick you, this book is literally the example of “do not judge a book by its cover”. This book became viral because it gives a different vibe than other self-help books which suits the new generation.
The author does not romanticize toxic positivity, but rather emphasizes that life is full of difficulties that must be faced. There is no sugar coating on this book, it’s all about motivating you to embrace and live life to become happier even if you are not always winning.
MINDSET BY CAROL S. DWECK
Psychologist Carol Dweck summarizes her research in the book. The book says that the way we perceive things or our mindset plays a huge factor in determining our success and achievements. The author believes that mindset and the way goals are approached influence human endeavors.
This book is a great motivating paradigm shift that inspires remarkable achievements.
12 RULES FOR LIFE BY JORDAN PETERSON
A beautiful book written by a psychology professor. It’s filled with amazing lessons about life and full of reflections. This book is more on a philosophical approach, yet simple and practical. You can relate and use what you’ll learn in your daily life.
Some things written in the book may seem natural and normal, but with the author’s take on it you will surely be more inspired to become a better individual. It will also help you look at the things around you in a different perspective.
THE MINDFULNESS JOURNAL BY STEVE SCOTT AND BARRIE DAVENPORT
This is not your typical book, just a head start. Unlike others, this book will help you establish your own motivational resource, and that is unbeatable. It is a journal-kind which you are the one who will fill up all the prompts.
After some time, the book with all your thoughts and ideas will be much more effective rather than the books you have read already.
THE WAR OF ART BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
This book tells us the things we need to be aware of in ourselves and others. Resistance is the main focus of the author and he explained how it affects the way you live your life. The power is in our hands, what you need to do is to just believe on it.
THE ENERGY BUS BY JON GORDON AND KEN BLANCHARD
One of the best-sellers internationally speaking, this book is all about revealing the secrets of approaching life. The book is engaging and full of keen insights at the same time. When you ride the energy bus you will definitely be more inspired and enlightened.
MAKE YOUR BED BY WILLIAM H. MCRAVEN
The book was based on the core principles of the author. This contains 10 essential life lessons that are applicable in everyday life. It tells you that small steps/actions are necessary because at the end of the day it makes a big difference.
YOU ARE A BADASS BY JEN SINCERO
One of the motivational book staples available. This is a fun and fresh book perfect for someone who needs enlightenment. Unlike others, the way things are written here is more entertaining which makes it more inspiring in the reader’s part.
After reading the book, you will have a much better understanding of your actions.
THE BIG FIVE FOR LIFE BY JOHN P. STRELECKY
This book is all about your life goals and how important they are. It also tackles the reality of accomplishing them. The author wants you to see your situation and sources differently and how can you make all of that last. If you want to reflect on the changes you can make, then this straight and direct to the point book is for you.