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18 Must Read Motivational Books of All Time for Life Inspiration

Which are the Best Motivational Books?

Now, let us look at the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better careers.

#MOTIVATIONAL BOOK (short title)AUTHOR
1Man’s Search for MeaningVictor E. Fankl
2You Are a BadassJen Sincero
3Make Your BedWilliam H. McRaven
4The AlchemistPaulo Coelho
5Smarter, Faster, BetterCharles Duhigg
6The Four AgreementsDon Miguel Ruiz
7Grit: The Power of Passion and PerseveranceAngela Duckworth
8Mindset: the New Psychology for SuccessCarol S. Dweck
9Choose YourselfJames Altucher
10High-HangingMark Rampolla
11The Power of Positive ThinkingDr. Norman Vincent Peale
12Girl Stop ApologizingRachel Hollis
13Now, Discover Your StrengthsMarcus Buckingham
and Donald Clifton
14Think and Grow RichNapoleon Hill
15The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckMark Manson
16Hustle: The Power to ChargeNeil Patel
17Unfu*k YourselfGary John Bishop
18The 5 Second RuleMel Robbins

#1. Man’s Search for Meaning (Author: Victor E. Fankl)

If you’re looking for motivational books that can help you learn about the value of ascribing meaning to suffering, this is one for you!

#2. You Are a Badass (Author: Jen Sincero)

Of all the motivational books out there, this is a must-read for those who are into life design.

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

#3. Make Your Bed (Author: William H. McRaven)

If you want to change the world, start by making your bed.

#4. The Alchemist (Author: Paulo Coelho)

Overall, this book encourages each of us to listen to our hearts, recognize our unique opportunities in life, and pursue our passions.

#5. Smarter, Faster, Better (Author: Charles Duhigg)

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

#6. The Four Agreements (Author: Don Miguel Ruiz)

Don Miguel Ruiz uses his book The Four Agreements to reveal the limiting beliefs that we commonly hold which rob us of joy and cause us to endure needless suffering. This book provides an insightful code of conduct which imparts its wisdom in an accessible manner to its readers.

#7. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance(Author: Angela Duckworth)

In this book, psychologist Angela Duckworth, takes her readers on a journey to argue that the secret to being a success relies largely on an individual’s grit, a unique blend of passion and persistence.

#8. Mindset: the New Psychology for Success (Author: Carol S. Dweck)

Psychologist Carol Dweck outlines years of research in her book Mindset. She argues that the mindset we adopt is a huge predictor of our success and achievement. She believes that nearly every area of human endeavor can be influenced by the mindset we adopt and how we select to approach our goals.

#9. Choose Yourself (Author: James Altucher)
#10. High-Hanging Fruit (Author: Mark Rampolla)

High-hanging Fruit by Mark Rampolla encourages us to reach higher in our life endeavors, especially business if we want to achieve more success and leave our mark on the world.

#11. The Power of Positive Thinking (Author: Dr. Norman Vincent Peale)

This international bestseller has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and has helped many people live more fulfilling lives through adopting Dr. Peale’s message of faith and inspiration.

#12. Girl Stop Apologizing (Author: Rachel Hollis)

When it comes to motivational books, Rachel Hollis nails it!

#13. Now, Discover Your Strengths (Author: Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton)

This book takes a unique approach, claiming that not anyone can become anything they want, despite what we were told as children. However, when discussed in-depth, the opinion is quite freeing.

#14. Think and Grow Rich (Author: Napoleon Hill)
# 15. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck(Author: Mark Manson)

In this self-help guide, Mark Manson tells us to cut it out and to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can figure out what we need to do to truly become better and happier people.

#16. Hustle ( by Neil Patel)
Hustle offers a game-changing guide to finding success by encouraging us to outsmart the system. Too many of us feel like we’re fighting a system that’s stacked against us and forcing us to live unfulfilling lives. This book will encourage you to break free from the rat-race and begin achieving more success on your terms through projects you actually enjoy!

This book will help you redefine what hustling means and will help you realize your best path to success is through taking charge of your dreams, creating your own luck, and staying true to yourself.

If you’re looking for actionable and practical advice that goes beyond simply motivating you, this is a book you will certainly enjoy reading.

#17. Unfu*k Yourself (Author: Gary John Bishop)

This book presents a refreshing take on self-empowerment and provides an honest, no-nonsense, tough-love guide which aims to help you challenge and get over your self-limiting beliefs

#18. The 5 Second Rule(Author: by Mel Robbins)

In The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins reminds us of the vast amount of support we have received from individuals throughout our lives; and that this should push and motivate us to overcome the excuses we have created to impede our progress and achievement.

Why You Should Read Books to Get Motivated?

Motivation is the fuel that helps you to achieve your goals. Motivational books or speeches create a positive and optimistic impact on your life. They boost your confidence and help in developing a positive outlook towards life. Books make you realize how powerful you can be in your life.

1. To regain your faith in hard work and miracles

Motivational speakers and inspirational books help you to regain your faith in yourself. It helps you realize that hard work pays off and miracles do happen. If you have been working hard then these books may be able to give you a sigh of relief that something good will surely happen.

2. To realize that you’re not alone

Motivational speakers and inspirational books can help you regain your faith in life through stories of other people whose life is same as that of yours. You feel happy that even sorrow is being shared by thousands of people for creating a better future.

3. To learn from other people’s life

It’s very important to learn from your mistakes, but it’s also necessary to learn from other people’s life. Learning after doing mistakes is the best type of learning and it’s a lesson for lifetime as you get to experience something that you can never forget.

4. To realize that failure is stepping stone to success

A major setback in life creates a negative outlook towards life, but being an optimist at that time is the only important thing to do. Motivational books help you realize that failure is the first stepping stone to success.

5. To broaden your vision towards life

Motivational books create a positive impact on your life and broaden your vision towards life. You regain your confidence and motivation to do better in life.

Which Book Motivated You to Achieve Your Goal?

We complied this list by referring to Amazon book store as well as other book review site. We have also read few of this and found to be true to their reviews given elsewhere. However, people are different. Let us know which one is your favorite book and how you got motivated.