In life, you might feel stuck at times, especially right now when everything is so uncertain. People across the world have been on quite a roller coaster lately – but that’s all a part of life. There are ups and downs, and the bad times help us to appreciate the good. There is no doubt, however, that a mental boost is very much needed in times such as these.
One way you can gain the inspiration you need is through a bit of self-improvement literature, created to help you question your current perspectives, achieve your goals, and grow in the most unexpected of ways. Here are the top 3 motivational books we’d recommend to start with – check them out below!
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
First published in 1997 by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom has been translated into 46 languages worldwide and sold more than 8.2 million copies in the United States alone. Not only that, but the book was on the New York Times Bestseller list for over a decade! Self-help guru, Ruiz, wrote the book alongside Janet Mills, and it really took off in its popularity once Oprah Winfrey recommended it on her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, in 2001. The Four Agreements upholds a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom that advocates freedom from self-limiting beliefs, which may cause suffering in a person’s life. Pretty uplifting stuff, huh?
The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking: A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living is an aptly titled book that was written nearly 70 years ago – yet is still very relevant to our society today. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can supercharge your life and give yourself the ambition you need to carry out your hopes and dreams. Dr. Peale uses his powerful messages of faith and inspiration to teach you how to develop a strong sense of self-respect, think positive thoughts, and minimize the obstacles that come between you and your goals.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Originally written in Portuguese, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist has become a widely translated international bestseller since it was published in 1988. It’s a little different from the other books on our list since it is classified more as an allegorical novel as opposed to self-help literature. However, it doesn’t make it any less significant in its teachings. Telling the story of a young shepherd and his journey to the pyramids of Egypt after being inspired by a recurring dream, The Alchemist is all about finding one’s destiny and illustrates a core philosophy throughout its pages: “…when you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish can come true.”
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