Anthony Robbins once said – “All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it’s costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting an empowering new belief.”
If you want to change your life, you are going to have to do things differently. Sometimes you can look to inspirational books to create a positive change in your life. If you desire change, you are going to have to step out of your comfort zone.
While, William Faulkner has precisely summed up all saying – “Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.”
Besides the top-sellers like The Alchemist, The Monk who sold his Ferrari, Think and Grow Rich, Who will cry when you die and so on, here are 7 books we recommend as a must read to motivate yourself and see the change they bring in you.
- 7 habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
Stephen Covey’s road map for living doesn’t just help you develop better habits, it also convinces you that acquiring them will make you a better person.
Best Quote: “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
2. Awaken The Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
Anthony Robbins is unlike most motivational writer in a way that he treats training the mind and body as a technological challenge rather than moral imperative.
Best Quote: “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.”
3. You can win – Shiv Khera
As per Mr. Khera, it is will power more than the skill that contributes to one’s success. It is the ability to see the invisible, which will help you achieve the impossible.
Best Quote: “Motivation is like fire – unless you keep adding fuel to it, it dies. Your fuel is your belief in your inner values.”
4. The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
Today even science has verified this book’s concept – that being optimistic makes you healthier and happier and thus more likely to succeed.
Best Quote: “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”
5. Feel the fear and do it anyway – Susan Jeffers
We all have fears. As they say the two things that rule the world are fear and greed. This is a great book that deals with fear.
Best Quote: “The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.”
6. The Art of Happiness – Dalai Lama
The book explores training the human outlook that alters perception. The concepts that the purpose of life is happiness; that happiness is determined more by the state of one’s mind than by one’s external conditions are met by in this book in an impeccable manner.
Best Quote: “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions”
7. The power of your subconscious mind – Joseph Murphy
The book emphasizes on the cliché – It’s all in your mind. Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Best Quote: “To access your subconscious, is to access your higher-self.”
Hope you get all the motivation and success in your life always and forever.
PS: These are our top picks. Do share your favorites in the comments below.