4 Books To Read For Self Motivation

We all tend to read a book or two that could help us escape the worries of life or conceal our ‘weaknesses’ from the rest of the world. It moves us to an imaginary realm where we like to picture ourselves as heroes of that world. But what if we can help you become someone in real-life?

We have specifically forged this article to ignite hope in the hopeless. To do that, we have meticulously assembled a list of the finest reads that will imbue courage and motivation from within your heart and help you reach the pinnacle of human prosperity. Here is what you should read:

1. 10 Percent Entrepreneur – Patrick J. McGinnis


Who doesn’t want to be a full-time entrepreneur, as in being a boss of their own and calling the shots? It may sound incredible, but it is often a drag. It often does not include regular hours, no job security and very little pay. It makes you miss your old day job, but what if you can get the best of both worlds?

In other words, you will have all the benefits of an entrepreneur without any of the pitfalls. That’s where Patrick J. McGinnis’s book comes into play. He encourages readers to devote 10 percent of their time and capital to pursuing their dream so that they can keep their job and the security that comes with it.

McGinnis shows readers how they can invest resources in a savvy way, and how to turn their passion into a business.

2. Drive – Daniel Pink


You think you know everything about motivation from school, work, and home don’t you? Well, Daniel H. Pink is about to shatter it all with his book. ‘Drive’ claims that the secret to high performance and satisfaction today’s world is the deep human need to learn and create new things and to do better by ourselves and the world.

It is the sense of being autonomous, having a purpose and the desire to achieve mastery that prompts are to peak performance. Based on extreme insights of a decade-long scientific research on human motivation, Drive holistically demonstrates how outdated most people’s approach to self-motivation is.

3. Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? – Seth Godin


Seth Godin is a renowned blogger and his new book is acclaimed by both old and new fans. The book highlights a number of areas in which you can and ultimately, must improve. Here is where you will be greeted by powerful honesty and genuine inspiration and make you ask questions you had never dared to ask before.

The result is a completely new perspective of the world that is fresh, more vibrant and is chock full of new and bold possibilities. This book is like a friend that understands, a boss that allows you to right out of your comfort zone, and a life guru all packed into one.

4. Abundance Now – Lisa Nichols and Janet Switzer


This is the book that enables one to live their life, personally, professionally and financially to the fullest. Motivational speaker Lisa Nichols writes that this life of abundance is what you get to define yourself. It is a reflection of Lisa’s own life, as a college dropout, a young mother on public assistance and working dead-end jobs.

It is to show the world that anyone can transform their life of scarcity into an abundant one. Lisa stresses readers to look into what they want most out of their lives such as relationship, career, family, spirituality, forgiveness, healing from past hurts, trusting yourself, and also learning from past mistakes.

Lisa conveys all of her messages with conviction and enthusiasm, which is why her title of “personal transformation guru” is most deserving.

What are your favorite books for self motivation? Let me know in the comment below.

Author bio: Ishika is a Sub-Editor at Coursework Online Writing Help UK. She is also a motivational speaker who inspires not only entrepreneurs, but also the laymen who seek help in their lives.



  • Tania Stanwood

    I would add #5 and make it Tailored Dreams by Daniel Bradley. The best motivational read I’ve come across this year so far.

  • Thank you for all of the wonderful books you shared with us.
    i want to add this 5th book called Man’s search for meaning by Viktor E. Frankl is a book which helps finding meaning to your life which you have lost through suffering, by overcoming the past suffering by shaping the future into what you want and need, empowered by Victor’s personal experience in concentration camps and the stories of his patients.

    To put it simply, if I could only have 5 books while stranded on a desert island for the rest of my life, this would be one of them.

    This book is not only a personal account of one man’s experience in a concentration camp, but it is an unparalleled exploration of the psychology of how suffering caused by unavoidable circumstances can either be a vehicle for spiritual growth, or a reason for despair and hopelessness.

    That so much good could come from this man’s horrible circumstances gives me hope that I can rise the difficult situations I find myself in throughout life. If you are looking for a book about finding meaning in life and making sense of suffering, this book will make an amazing contribution to your library.

  • christopher456564

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