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You Can Do It! Achieve Lifelong Success with Today’s Best Motivational Books

If something’s standing in your way en route to greatness, these top books on motivation can help you overcome roadblocks so you can realize your dreams.
by Michael Benninger | Sep 26 2017

In today’s whirlwind world, it’s easy to lose track of life goals and watch your days devolve into inconsequential efforts. And while it’s the human condition to aspire to greatness, rediscovering the drive to accomplish our dreams isn’t always easy.

Thankfully, today’s bestselling motivational books can illuminate the path to productivity and help you achieve everything you dream of. So without further ado, here’s a look at some of the best books on motivation.

The best motivational books to get you back in gear

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson

Learn how to turn problems into opportunities and stay calm in stressful situations with this handy guide dedicated to helping readers find happiness and peace of mind. Discover how to master your thoughts and fully live in the moment to appreciate what you have and get the most out of life.

Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World by Adam Grant

Everyone’s an original in their own way, and this top-selling motivational book can help you proudly embrace your inner nonconformist. Learn the secret to unleashing your creative potential and find out the best way to develop winning ideas.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Highlighting the habits that distinguish those people who deal particularly well with the world from everyone else, this popular motivation book explains how you can become a better person by adopting the attitude of the highly effective and aligning your life with universal principles.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

A perennial favorite presenting basic rules for how to make a good first impression and effortlessly win people over, this bestselling motivational book offers timeless advice backed by engaging anecdotes. Carnegie explains the easy techniques to help anyone become more popular and persuasive, and he shares simple guidelines to instantly make yourself more likable.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

The author argues talent is overrated in this empowering self-improvement book and explains how you can use determination to do what you love, find a purpose in life, and stick with it long enough to see results. With a little bit of grit and resolve, you can motivate yourself to keep working toward goals and persevere through the toughest times.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani

It is possible to overcome the madness of everyday life, and this book reveals how anyone can become extraordinary by understanding 10 easy laws that lead to a radical transformation. By following the author’s framework, you too can crack the code of your extraordinary mind and start leading a more rewarding existence.

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Being productive isn’t just about managing your to-do list; it’s also about making the right choices and maintaining the proper mindset. Staying motivated means sticking to your goals even when the world throws a gauntlet of distractions at you. And by embracing a few easy methods to stay on track, nothing will stand between you and your dreams.

Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude: Discover the Secret of Making Your Dreams Come True by Napoleon Hill

Overflowing with practical knowledge to help anyone become a success, this timeless classic can help you live the life of your dreams by explaining how to adopt a positive mental attitude. By embracing this way of thinking, and pairing it with proper habits, you’ll find it far easier to achieve your goals and accomplish everything you set out to do.

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Warren E.P. Seligman

Rooted in extensive academic research and paired with interactive exercises, this title introduces a new theory about what it means to live a good life and explains how to increase your well-being by taking a more scientific approach to happiness. Only by exploring positive psychology exercises in our lives, can we achieve the well-being we deserve.

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Among the most eye-opening books of the 21st century, this title explains how “self-made success” is a myth, and extraordinary achievements are rarely the result of skill. Through fascinating research and anecdotes, Gladwell proves that success largely results from series of opportunities, lucky breaks, and chance occurrences that combine to create the precise conditions for incredible achievement.

There you have it! The greatest motivation books in Blinkist’s ever-expanding library of bestselling nonfiction. With well over 2,200 titles and new ones being added all the time, our books-in-blinks are the best way to stay on top of today’s most talked-about books. Just launch the app and explore thousands of titles today. Happy reading!

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