Inspiration can come from many different sources, but it’s a safe bet that many of us love to get it through a great book. So much so that bookstores have become over-run with them. It’s quite possible there are inspirational books on about every subject imaginable.
And with the overwhelming amount of choices available, how do you know which ones are the best? It seems the search could take ages. You almost need an inspirational book to motivate you to find an inspirational book.
But that won’t be necessary. We have cut that search out for you completely, so no need to stress. Let’s look at the top 10 books that will change your perspective and your life forever.
“Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path” by Erin Loechner
What if you where you thought you wanted to be wasn’t at all like you imagined. You worked hard, you reached your goals, yet you still feel lost. What are you supposed to do now?
HGTV star Erin Loechner dives right into to that question through her own journey of self-discovery. Steering off the road from fame and frenzy, Erin chooses to go down her own road and make her own way in life.
You’ll be inspired by her venture off the beaten path. And you may just find your own journey along the way.
“Better Than Before” by Gretchen Rubin
Change is hard, which could be the understatement of the year. But we also know change is necessary. So how do we conquer our fear and move forward into all the newness?
The best-selling author of “The Happiness Project” Gretchen Rubin shows us how habits form our everyday lives. She then teaches us how we need to change those habits in order to change ourselves.
No matter what you’re wanting to change in life, with these tips you can definitely find yourself “better than before”.
“Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You” by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
If inspirational books that explore the flowery definition of meaning and lead you on vague trips through your feelings aren’t quite your thing, then pull up a chair.
Authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans will take you on a step by step journey of real-world actions you can take to create a life you love! Perfect for those “just the facts, man” in need of inspiration.
“Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World” by Mitch Prinstein
In this digital age of social media obsession, it seems more and more people are putting the value of their self-worth into how many “likes” they get on each post. There have even been stories of Influencers who have put themselves into debt over getting the perfect Instagram shot. All for the power to be popular.
In this book, Mitch Prinstein explores why we crave the attention and why being popular isn’t always the best outcome.
“Why Not Me?” by Mindy Kaling
Funny lady, writer, and actress Mindy Kaling entertains and inspires with her collection of personal essays. These hilarious stories tell all about her experiences with relationships, dealing with the pressures of Hollywood, and life in general.
If you’ve ever been at a turning point in your life, facing a career change, or just want a good laugh and to feel inspired at the same time, this book is for you.
And who says an inspirational book can’t be funny?
“Humans of New York” by Brandon Stanton
Sometimes all you need to hear is the inspiring story of a total stranger. Nobody famous. Nobody you’ve ever heard of. Just a regular person who has an amazing story to tell.
That’s what Brandon Stanton captures in this collection of stories. Strangers in New York City and beyond tell their personal tales of inspiration. It will make this world feel a little bit smaller, a little bit cozier, and make you think twice about the story behind the next stranger sitting beside you on the subway.
“Congratulations, By the Way” by George Saunders
George Saunder’s gave a graduation speech at Syracuse University that struck a chord with millions. He seemed to tap into the desires of us all to lead more fulfilling, kinder lives.
The transcript of this speech is a powerful yet entertaining message that will leave its inspiring mark on you in the best way possible.
“Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now and Later” by Adam J. Kurtz
Anyone looking for an inspirational book unlike all the others, we have found “the one”. Instead of reading front to back as you normally would, this book invites you to open to any page at any time. There is no wrong order!
Part book, part journal, author Adam J. Kurtz also invites you to record your thoughts, feelings, and capture any moment you may wish from everyday life. This simple book is sure to give you a pick me up again and again.
“How to Get Sh*t Done” by Erin Falconer
Procrastinators unite – tomorrow! No really, let’s stop putting things off and get sh*t done. And that’s exactly what this book from Erin Falconer will help you do.
If you struggle to figure out how to get “all the things” done, Erin will teach you how to actually do more by doing less. Sounds great, right? Learn to off-load the nonessentials so that you can shift focus to the areas of life that need you most!
“Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World” by Tim Ferriss
From the best-selling author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” comes a compilation of tactics, habits, and tips from some of the most successful people in the world. This collection of personal stories is set to inspire better life decisions, help you to achieve your goals, and drive your business.
And if that doesn’t sound compelling enough, Ferriss himself has said that the book as already changed his life. Now that’s a big statement!
Inspirational Books Can Lead to Inspirational Lives
Sometimes all you need is that little push towards the life of your dreams. Inspirational books can open up a whole new world of thinking and living. And now that you have found the right book, let the inspiration flow.
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