The Motivation Manifesto Book Summary - The Motivation Manifesto Book explained in key points
Listen to the Intro

The Motivation Manifesto summary

Brendon Burchard

Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power

3.9 (260 ratings)
11 mins

Brief summary

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard is a self-help book that explores how to overcome self-doubt and fear to attain freedom and personal power. It provides insights and practical strategies for discovering and achieving one's life purpose.

Table of Contents

    The Motivation Manifesto
    Summary of 5 key ideas

    Audio & text in the Blinkist app
    Key idea 1 of 5

    A yearning for freedom and the burden of fear are humankind’s most fundamental driving forces.

    Does it ever seem to you like there’s always something stopping you from being completely free?

    If so, you’re not alone. We all feel frustrated when we sense our freedom is curtailed.

    But why do we feel this way?

    Without personal freedom, we can’t realize our potential as an individual or as a society. And when we stop demanding the freedom we need, life rapidly loses all its vigor and drive and we become slaves to the wants and expectations of others.

    This lack of freedom can easily spiral out of control, doing serious damage not only to people but also to entire societies. Just think of atrocities such as the Holocaust, in which many people stood idly by in fear as thousands had their freedom cruelly taken from them.

    Even today many of us still feel oppressed, worrying about what other people think and afraid to pursue what we really want from life.  

    So how can you overcome your obstacles to reach whole new levels of joy and fulfillment?

    The only way to attain personal freedom is to overcome fear. Fear is a powerful part of the human psyche. In our evolutionary past, fear served us well, keeping us from danger.

    But how does fear benefit us today, in the modern world?

    You might hear people say, “Fear is natural,” or “Fear makes you work harder.” Sure, this may be true at times. But in most cases it isn’t.

    In fact, pretending that fear is our friend is rather like having a wolf as a pet. Sooner or later, this wild animal will turn on us and eat us alive!

    Want to see all full key ideas from The Motivation Manifesto?

    Key ideas in The Motivation Manifesto

    More knowledge in less time
    Read or listen
    Read or listen
    Get the key ideas from nonfiction bestsellers in minutes, not hours.
    Find your next read
    Find your next read
    Get book lists curated by experts and personalized recommendations.
    Shortcasts New
    We’ve teamed up with podcast creators to bring you key insights from podcasts.

    What is The Motivation Manifesto about?

    The Motivation Manifesto (2014) explains the fundamental driving forces of human nature and how these either help us realize or keep us from our life’s goals. In a few easy steps, you’ll learn how to inspire and increase your own levels of motivation to live a happier life.

    The Motivation Manifesto Review

    The Motivation Manifesto (2014) by Brendon Burchard is an empowering book that will inspire and ignite your motivation. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers a clear roadmap to claim your personal power, overcome fear, and take control of your life.
    • The book explores the importance of self-mastery and empowers readers to live a life of purpose and passion.
    • With its compelling storytelling and powerful insights, it keeps readers engaged, ensuring that the journey towards self-motivation is anything but dull.

    Best quote from The Motivation Manifesto

    We feel motivated because we choose to, not because the sun happens to shine on our side of the street.

    —Brendon Burchard
    example alt text

    Who should read The Motivation Manifesto?

    • Anyone looking for a motivation boost
    • Anyone feeling unsatisfied with how they’re living life
    • Anyone with a big idea they want to see realized

    About the Author

    Brendon Burchard is a world-famous personal development trainer, bestselling author and founder of personal development program, High Performance Academy. American television host Larry King has called Burchard “one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world.”

    Categories with The Motivation Manifesto

    Book summaries like The Motivation Manifesto

    People ❤️ Blinkist 
    Sven O.

    It's highly addictive to get core insights on personally relevant topics without repetition or triviality. Added to that the apps ability to suggest kindred interests opens up a foundation of knowledge.

    Thi Viet Quynh N.

    Great app. Good selection of book summaries you can read or listen to while commuting. Instead of scrolling through your social media news feed, this is a much better way to spend your spare time in my opinion.

    Jonathan A.

    Life changing. The concept of being able to grasp a book's main point in such a short time truly opens multiple opportunities to grow every area of your life at a faster rate.

    Renee D.

    Great app. Addicting. Perfect for wait times, morning coffee, evening before bed. Extremely well written, thorough, easy to use.

    People also liked these summaries

    4.7 Stars
    Average ratings on iOS and Google Play
    31 Million
    Downloads on all platforms
    10+ years
    Experience igniting personal growth
    Powerful ideas from top nonfiction

    Try Blinkist to get the key ideas from 7,500+ bestselling nonfiction titles and podcasts. Listen or read in just 15 minutes.

    Start your free trial

    The Motivation Manifesto FAQs 

    What is the main message of The Motivation Manifesto?

    The main message of The Motivation Manifesto is to reclaim our personal power and live a self-determined life.

    How long does it take to read The Motivation Manifesto?

    The reading time for The Motivation Manifesto varies, but it can take several hours. The Blinkist summary can be read in just 15 minutes.

    Is The Motivation Manifesto a good book? Is it worth reading?

    The Motivation Manifesto is worth reading because it inspires self-motivation and empowers readers to live with purpose and passion.

    Who is the author of The Motivation Manifesto?

    The author of The Motivation Manifesto is Brendon Burchard.

    What to read after The Motivation Manifesto?

    If you're wondering what to read next after The Motivation Manifesto, here are some recommendations we suggest:
    • High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
    • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Singletasking by Devora Zack
    • Get It Done by Ayelet Fishbach
    • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
    • The Motivation Code by Todd Henry with Ron Penner
    • The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden
    • The Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz
    • Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean
    • You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero