Best Motivational Books

30 Best Motivational Books/Self-Help Books To Inspire You

Looking for a source of inspiration in life? Here, we present to you a collection of the Best Motivational Books/ Self-Help Books written ever.

Motivation is required to achieve anything in this world. Without motivation, it is impossible to do even the simplest of things. It is what drives us time and time again to be effective, and provides us with tools to succeed in life.

Life is too short, and at the same time too long, to be spent without any purpose. It is full of obstacles and as we go on this journey, we encounter many ups and downs. If we choose to follow our goals, life becomes more tolerable, if not simpler, as challenges are inevitable. When you read the right book, you want to go out and conquer the universe. A good motivational book shows you the path and gives us tools to prosper in life.

Below is a list of 30 of the Best Motivational Books/ Self Help Books. We hope that by the end of this article, you find the desire and enthusiasm to pursue your heart.

Contents

Best Motivational Books / Self-Help Books

1. THE ALCHEMIST - By Paulo Coelho

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

The Alchemist follows the journey of a young shepherd boy named, Santiago, who wanders around in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. A great literary piece, the book is all about following your dreams, taking the risk of doing so, and how only a few handfuls dare to follow their heart. Paulo Coelho writes about the ‘beginner’s luck’, that is when you decide to follow your dreams and the entire universe conspires in your favor. He says that all of us have at some point in our life, experienced this beginner’s luck.

The book further talks about the obstacles faced while following one’s dreams, and how there is a stage in our journey, where everything is chaotic and messy, and working against us; making us want to leave everything in between and getting back to what was so comfortable and familiar.

The Alchemist has won the Guinness World Record for the most translated book by a living author. It has been translated into 67 languages, has sold over 65 million copies throughout the world, and has won several international awards, including the United Kingdom’s 2004 Nielsen Gold Book Award, France’s Grand Prix Litteraire Elle in 1995, and Germany’s 2002 Corine International Award for fiction.

2. ZERO TO ONE - By Blake Masters and Peter Thiel

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Zero to One is a self-help book for entrepreneurs, brimming with confidence about the future of startups. But more than this, it is a thought-provoking book about the articulation of success in the 21st century. Peter Thiel, who is an investor and entrepreneur, wrote this book intending to help us “see beyond the tracks laid down” to the “broader future that there is to create.”

One of the best takeaways from the book is that “Last can be first”. You might be the first one to enter a market and capture the market share; however, it is of no use if there are no positive cash flow generations in the future. Being the first-mover doesn’t do you any good if someone else comes along and takes away your monopolistic power.

The authors further add that the greatest strength of a company is the ability of its people to think. Productive thinking leads to the generation of new ideas.

3. MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING - By Viktor E. Frankl

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

In this fascinating book by psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, he grabs our attention with a compelling narrative and how he survived the Nazi concentration camps; and how later in life this experience led him to fabricate the Logotherapy, i.e., the importance of meaning in one’s life. The meaning of life differs from person to person. This meaning of life can be discovered in three ways – by creating a task, having an experience with something or someone, and our attitude towards inevitable suffering. The book also details the meaning of love and suffering. The moment our suffering finds a meaning, it ceases to be so and turns into sacrifice. Once you are successful in finding the meaning of life, you would not only be happy but also be equipped with the ability to cope with sorrows.

This book has been one of the most influential books in the USA and had sold over 10 million copies by the year 1997.

4. ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING: CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE… AND YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE! - By Jeff Keller

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

This amazing piece of work by Jeff Keller can be said to be a summarized collection of all self-help books out there but written in its own unique style. Keller has very smartly used quotes from famous leaders to connect the story and convey his message.

Our attitude defines the way we talk to someone and our opinion on life. It defines our thoughts and actions. The author has divided the books into three parts – Success begins in the mind, Watch your words, and Heaven helps those who act. This book goes around the major motto of development of one’s personality – the congruence of thoughts, words and actions that are actually very crucial for any successful person.

Jeff Keller has put together a very well-written and insightful book to introduce anyone to the science and application of a positive mental attitude. The book is easy to read and complete with useful information.

5. THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND - By Joseph Murphy

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Murphy’s idea in The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is quite simple. He says if you want something, you just need to etch that idea into your mind. This book will help you uncover your undiscovered potential, overcome your fears, and help you gain that X factor that you have always wanted. Filled with inspiring real-life success stories, this book will unlock the secret to success in whatever path you may choose.

Joseph Murphy provides the cause and effect of each solution. As he has written,”We are what we think all day long”. He equates the power of our subconscious mind with God or a divine entity. The book concludes with how our process of thinking, our psychology can make life-altering transitions in our life. This book is also one of the Best Psychology Books of all time.

6. EAT THAT FROG!: 21 GREAT WAYS TO STOP PROCRASTINATING AND GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME - By Brian Tracy

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

In Eat that Frog, Tracy takes the concept from the famous quote of Mark Twain – “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”

The idea behind this is that if we can eat our ‘task’ or ‘goal’ the first thing in the morning, then the rest of the day will go smooth and productive. The book will help you identify what is it that you wish to accomplish, how to get rid of obstacles and to do what you have always wanted to do. Brian’s simplicity and writing approach will compel you to read this book and exercise the tools and concepts mentioned in the book in the real life.  

Brian Tracy mentions in his book that we need to answer the following questions in order to increase our productivity ad overcome procrastination: What is your “frog?”, What is the one task that you despise doing each day? Once you have chosen your “frog” make it a routine to wake up every morning and do that task first.

7. YOU ARE A BADASS: HOW TO STOP DOUBTING YOUR GREATNESS AND START LIVING AN AWESOME LIFE - By Jen Sincero

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

The 2015 No. 1 New York Times Bestseller You Are A Badass is a refreshing and entertaining guide full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. Jen Sincero writes that in order to become your best version, you first need to accept yourself and appreciate how truly unique you are. Only when you break away from the fear of the other’s judgment, you would be able to embrace your inner badass.

This book is one of those reads that can completely change your life. All in all, the book offers a new comical approach towards inspiring and motivating its audience. Jen Sincero has also written follow-up books to You Are A BadassYou Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, also a New York Times bestseller, and You Are a Badass Everyday, How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable.  In 2014, Sincero’s narration of the book won her an Audie Award, an annual award given by the American Audio Publishers Association for audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

8. THE 5 AM CLUB: OWN YOUR MORNING. ELEVATE YOUR LIFE - By Robin S. Sharma

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Robin Sharma introduced the concept of the 5 AM Club over twenty years ago based on an unconventional morning routine that has helped his clients to maximize their efficiency, elevate happiness in their lives and bust stress in this age of overwhelming complexities. In the year 2018, he published a book on this very concept. The book details the epic results accomplished by people through this early rising habit.

The 5 am Club is a fictional story about 4 characters – the Spellbinder, a billionaire Mr. Riley, a Male Artist and a Female Entrepreneur. The main story is all about how the Entrepreneur and Artist followed the tactics explained by Billionaire and how their life changed afterward, and the Billionaire is in turn influenced by the Spellbinder.

The key takeaway of the book is that your excuses are seducers, your fears are liars and your doubts are thieves.  Your thoughts, your feelings, your words and your deeds are the four resources that will allow you to materialize miracles in the world.

9. THE 4 HOUR WORKWEEK: ESCAPE 9–5, LIVE ANYWHERE, AND JOIN THE NEW RICH - By Timothy Ferriss

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

In this book, author Tim Ferriss lays down some principles and methods he used to free himself from the 9 to 5 grind. He shares stories and anecdotes from his personal life and those of others. It deals with what Ferriss refers to as lifestyle design and repudiates the traditional ‘deferred’ life plan in which people work for grueling hours and take few vacations for decades and save money to relax after retirement.

This book will help you grow exponentially and provides interesting insights and new ways to look at priorities. It dispels the notion of waiting till retirement and is aimed at creating mini-retirements by using the method DEAL i.e. Define, Elimination, Automation and Liberation for entrepreneurs and DELA for employees.

10. THE 5 SECOND RULE: TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE, WORK, AND CONFIDENCE WITH EVERYDAY COURAGE - By Melanie Robbins

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Through exploring a wide variety of interesting theories and habits, Mel Robbins asserts that it only takes us 5 seconds to become confident, stop procrastination, overcome fear, and live overall happier lifestyles. In The 5 Second Rule, the author reminds us of the vast amount of support and attention that we have received from individuals throughout our lives; and that this should drive and inspire us to overcome the obstacles and excuses we have created to hamper our growth and progress.

The 5 Second Rule is a simple and comprehensive solution for the one problem we all face —we hold ourselves back. The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make ourselves do it.

It was the top non-fiction book on Audible and sixth most-read book on Amazon in 2017. It was named Audible’s 2017 Book of the Year in the category of Self-Development.

11. MAKE YOUR BED: LITTLE THINGS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE…AND MAYBE THE WORLD - By William H. McRaven

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

US Admiral William H. McRaven argues that if you want to change the world, you need to start by making your own bed. The book outlines the lessons shared in a speech by the former Navy Seal. He explained the 10 principles he learned during his training that helped him overcome the various challenges he faced throughout his career.

Life is full of difficult moments. If you focus only on the sad parts and immerse yourself in pity and sorrows, then life will be harder and longer. However, if you refuse to give up on your dreams and stand tall in the face of adversity, then you can make your life great.

The book offers simple and practical lessons of encouragement which will inspire readers to achieve more in their daily lives. This book has been categorized as one of the Best Motivational Books of all time and also the Best Self Help Books For Men.

12. THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG - By David J. Schwartz

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Like other self-help and motivational books, The Magic of Thinking Big is saturated with a lifetime of hard-won lessons, grandfatherly wisdom and anecdotes. Dr, Schwartz gives the readers useful methods to make the most out of every aspect of their life, be it their jobs, marriages, family life or community. He argues that in order to become successful you need not be insanely intellectual or talented, instead you must learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

This book is perfect for you if you feel trapped or stagnant in life; you’re tired of thinking I couldn’t, I shouldn’t, or I can’t; or you need the confidence to nail an upcoming project.

The book was first published in the year 1959, It has also been called as one of the greatest self-help books by Forbes. Thomas J. Stanley wrote on his website how the book motivated him to write his bestseller, The Millionaire Next Door.

13. SMARTER, FASTER, BETTER: THE SECRETS OF BEING PRODUCTIVE IN LIFE AND BUSINESS - By Charles Duhigg

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

In Smarter, Faster, Better, Charles Duhigg applies relentless curiosity, groundbreaking reality and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve what we do. He explains the science of productivity and how we can succeed with less stress and struggle, and get more done without sacrificing what we care most about – become smarter, faster and better at everything we do.

The book is centralized around 8 key concepts that explain why some people and companies get so much done in the same time as others. It also draws on experiences of pioneers from various fields and employs concepts of psychology, neuroscience and behavioral economics.

This New York Times Bestseller will ignite curiosity within you and get those productive juices flowing in your brain.

14. GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE - By Angela Duckworth

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Grit is a vivid and explicit review of the research undertaken by Angela Duckworth over the past decade. She explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Duckworth defines grit as a blend of passion and perseverance for long term goals. She has also developed the Grit Scale, a measure of this construct.

The most important lesson of this book is how much we get blindsided by talent – so much so that we ignore another factor that is equally crucial for success, that is effort. The author mentions the importance of cultivating other character strengths (eg, humility, kindness, social intelligence, etc) to succeed in life.

The book entails experiences from the author’s journey. Angela describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius, but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance.

15. HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING - By Dale Carnegie

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

This book revolves around the goal of making the readers lead a better and fulfilling life, and helping them to become more aware of themselves as well as of others around them. Dale Carnegie mentions in his book 7 ways to cultivate a positive mental attitude, and also the golden rule to conquer worry and to keep our spirits and energy high.

If you are someone who wants to worry less, deal better with their worries, and who feels that his/her kindness goes unthanked, then this book is for you.

The author also mentions fundamental facts about worry and formulas for solving some worrisome situations. Carnegie addresses the everyday nuances of living and gets the readers to focus on the more important aspects of life. The book is now a world-famous, self-help book amongst many people.

16. MINDSET: CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK TO FULFIL YOUR POTENTIAL - By Carol S. Dweck

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

In Mindset, psychologist Carol S. Dweck talks about how success in school, work, sports, arts, and other areas of our lives can be drastically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. She discusses the pitfalls of adopting a fixed mindset as compared to the benefits of a growth-oriented mindset.

When we focus on a growth mindset, we embrace all that feels threatening, such as challenges, struggles, criticism and setbacks. This book is a motivational paradigm and will inspire you to broaden your mental capacities. The author also expands on the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations.

In the year 2017, Carol S. Dweck was named an inaugural laureate, to be awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research, citing her mindset work.

17. CHOOSE YOURSELF! BE HAPPY, MAKE MILLIONS, LIVE THE DREAM - By James Altucher

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Choose Yourself is a book that calls you o give up the traditional career paths and take your life into your own hands by building good habits, creating your own career and making a decision to choose yourself. The key takeaways from the book are – the American dream the middle class keeps chasing is dead, you must be the only person who controls your dreams, choosing yourself begins with a daily practice of good habits in 4 areas (mental health, physical health, emotional health and spiritual health).

The book is all about how you can prosper in life by choosing to invest in yourself and your development. Choose Yourself by James Altucher is one of the best motivational books around. If you feel like you are not the one controlling your dreams, then this book is for you.

18. HIGH-HANGING FRUIT: BUILD SOMETHING GREAT BY GOING WHERE NO ONE ELSE WILL - By Mark Rampolla

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

This is a refreshing book that doubles as motivational literature. The writing style of the book is relaxed, focussed, and quite personal and conversational. Rampolla encourages the readers to reach higher in life endeavors, especially business/start-ups if they want to triumph in life and leave their mark on the world.

He pushes us to align our passion, purpose and integrity to achieve success. This book is about harnessing our true values to make money and produce a product/service that will truly resonate with consumers and bring us joy and fulfillment. Large incumbent corporations often try to trick this savvy audience through packaging or advertising, but customers see through it and instead are drawn to insurgent brands derived from the founders’ passion and positive impact in the world.

19. THINK AND GROW RICH - By Napoleon Hill

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Think And Grow Rich was written during the Great Depression in the year 1937. The book outlines important steps that one must take if they wish to become wealthy. Napoleon hill drew up 16 laws to be applied to achieve success and in this book, he condenses them offering us 13 principles in the form of ‘Philosophy of Achievement’. He argues that desire, faith and persistence can push someone to great heights if one can suppress pessimistic thoughts and focus on the bigger picture.

This book provides us some timeless wisdom, information and excellent advice. It is about so much more than getting rich – it’s about figuring out how to get what you want from life.

20. WHO WILL CRY WHEN YOU DIE? - By Robin Sharma

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

This legendary book by Indian-born author Robin Sharma is a personality development book that offers solutions and suggestions to combat some of the difficult problems that we all may face in life. It is a special book that will elevate your life and help you awaken the power within you. The author gives inspirational, provocative, thought-filled, and above all practical advice.

The book will motivate you to give your best and enrich other people’s lives. You should aim to find enlightenment, or more commonly said ‘nirvana’, and live your life to its fullest. You can make an active change by using your time efficiently and recognizing what is most important to you. The best version of you is the one that will be missed by others.

This best version isn’t something abstract or unattainable. It will bloom naturally within you if you treasure your time, focus on your goals, and cherish life as it happens.

21. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING - By Norman Vincent Peale

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

With numerous practical techniques outlined throughout this book, Peale aims to demonstrate the power of faith in action. He elucidates many case histories of ‘positive thinking’ using a biblical approach and practical instructions. The book’s principles are very consistent and state that the highest morality is the fulfillment of potential – to give up is to deny ourselves all the material and spiritual rewards that are rightfully ours.

One of the most famous techniques in this book is that we must practice thinking optimistically and using hopeful and positive language for a period of 24 hours. Then, the next day we should go back to being realistic. If we practice this cycle for at least a week, our mind will be elevated to a higher and permanently positive level.

Several famous personalities have accredited their success to this book, including George Foster, Billy Graham and President Donald Trump.

22. GIRL, STOP APOLOGIZING - By Rachel Hollis

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

Girl, Stop Apologizing is the follow-up book to Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. The book offers one of the most tangible advice out there on how to achieve a goal. She states how women are often taught to define themselves in light of other people – as a wife, daughter, mother or an employee – but never as someone with her own unique identity, aspirations and mindset.

The book is divided into three main parts – first, the excuses to let go of, second, the behavior to adopt, and third, the skills you should have.  The book is quite well written and a quick read. The author’s conversational tone makes it easy to read the book. It provides great insights on how one can achieve a goal and systematically breaks down the process of doing so.

The book was both a Publishers Weekly and New York Times best-seller. Also this books is one of the Best Self Help Books For Women.

23. NOW DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS - By Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

The authors’ premise behind writing this book was to start a strengths revolution. Strengths revolution is the brainchild of the late Dr. Donald O. Clifton. The book gives us practical tools, insights and examples on understanding why strengths are important to succeed, learning how to build strengths using our natural talents, manage others based on their unique strengths, and creating a strength-based culture around us.

The authors use compelling stories in the book to learn how to apply your strengths for personal and professional development, how to get consistently better performance from those you manage, and how to truly live up to your potential. This book is one of the most comprehensive books ever written on developing strengths.

24. THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE - By Mark Manson

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

In this book, author Mark Manson argues how life’s struggles give it meaning, and that the positivity of typical self-help books is actually neither helpful nor practical. He uses his own experiences and struggles to illustrate and how struggles give more significance to life than constantly trying to be happy.

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck provides a refreshing take and counters other motivational books out there. He encourages us to accept our faults and limitations, the fact that life is not always fair, and how despite countless efforts and incessant hard work, not everyone is going to win. He makes the argument that improving our lives doesn’t depend on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better.

In 2017, the book was the best-selling non-fiction book from Barnes and Noble and No. 9 in the Non-fiction/General category on the Washington Post bestseller list in September 2016.

25. HUSTLE: THE POWER TO CHARGE YOUR LIFE WITH MONEY, MEANING AND MOMENTUM - By Neil Patel

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

In Hustle, you will find practical and actionable advice that goes beyond simply motivating you. This book will help you redefine yourself and change your thought process on hustling. It will help you realize that the best path to success is through grabbing the bull by the horn, that is, taking charge of your dreams, creating your own luck and staying true to yourself.

Neil Patel, along with two other highly successful entrepreneurs reveal their groundbreaking three-part framework of Heart, Head, and Habits. Along the journey of life, you will learn to redefine hustle as the optimal path to success using powerful, often counterintuitive advice. It is an important book that will help you bridge the gap between the potential and the opportunities that are waiting for you.

26. THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE - By Stephen Covey

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

This is a self-help and business book, where Covey presents an approach to achieving our goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles based on a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless. He says that the way we see the world is based on our own perceptions.

He further argues that we must allow ourselves to undergo a paradigm shift – to change ourselves fundamentally and not just alter our attitudes and behaviors on the surface level – in order to achieve true change. This is where the 7 habits of highly successful people come into the picture.

The book was lauded worldwide for its unique perception and style of writing. In August 2011 Time listed 7 Habits as one of “The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books”.

27. UNLIMITED POWER: THE NEW SCIENCE OF PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT - By Anthony Robbins

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

In a nutshell, this book revolves around three theories. First, unlimited power is the ability to produce the results you desire most and create value for others in the meantime. Second, action is what unites every great success. And third, nothing has any meaning except the meaning we give it.

Anthony believes that there are seven fundamental character traits that we need to cultivate within ourselves, to ignite the fire to do whatever it takes to attain a goal.  He further explains the 3 steps to personal power – energy, skill and fear, respectively. There are in all 7 disciplines of success that help us to smoothly come out at the top and in identifying the approach that is the best for us.

28. THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI - By Robin Sharma

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

The book chronicles the journey of a high profile and successful attorney Julian Mantle, who thrives on money, power and prestige. But when he has a heart attack, Mantle drops out of the game and goes to India, and seeks sagely advice from some Himalayan gurus who change his entire perspective on life. Julian shares these learnings with his associate (and the readers).

The core of the book lies in the Seven Virtues of Enlightened Learning. Each of these virtues is discussed in detail in various chapters in the book, along with a number of concepts and habits that one must develop.

The book will help you to develop joyful thoughts, follow life’s mission and calling, cultivate self-discipline, value time, nourish relationships, and much more positive traits.

29. THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON - By George S. Clason

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

The Richest Man in Babylon is a 1926 book that reveals the success to personal wealth. The author gives financial advice through ‘Babylonian parables’, and illustrates on the ‘Five Laws of Gold’. The book is often referred to as a classic piece of personal finance and wealth management.

This celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of—and the solution to—our personal financial problems that will guide us through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping our money—and making much, much more.

The most important takeaways of the book are that we should save at least 10% of everything we earn and not confuse our necessary expenses with our wants/desires. We must work hard to improve our skills and ensure a future income because wealth is the result of a reliable income stream. We cannot arrive at the fullest measure of success unless we crush the spirit of procrastination within ourselves.

30. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE - By Mitch Albom

WHY IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS/SELF-HELP BOOKS?

This book is a memoir by American author Mitch Albom about a series of visits he made to his former sociology professor, Morrie, who dies of ALS. In this book, Mitch joins his professor through the final months of Morrie’s life every Tuesday to discuss the important messages of life in a truly beautiful and heartwarming fashion. In the end, the two come together to create one final class: lessons on how to live a good and fulfilling life.

Each of Morrie’s lessons is based on a larger, encompassing message that each individual should reject popular cultures and beliefs and instead, cultivate their own sets of values. In his quest to accept his impending death, Morrie consciously “detaches himself from the experience”, and by doing so, he is able to step out of his tangible surroundings and into his own state of consciousness, namely for the sake of gaining perspective and composure in a stressful situation.

Best Motivational Books/Self-Help Books - The Conclusion

Miguel Ruiz quoted that,’Maybe we cannot escape from the destiny of the human, but we have a choice: to suffer our destiny or to enjoy our destiny’.

Reading motivational books help you smash through your limitations and conquer your heart’s wish. An inspiring book can expand our horizons and make us see more to life than is visible. They make you start believing that you can be more, and you start exploring what you’re capable of and experience more.

We hope that you were able to pick at least 2 or 3 titles that resonate with you from this list of Best Motivational Books.