10 Best Motivational Books of All Time

Books are the best sources of education and motivation, have power to influence and inspire, and eventually leads to better personal, social and professional life. For most of us, the quandary is which book to read and which author to follow?

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To be successful, start with reading and learning from those who are already successful, follow authors who derived their life experience, knowledge, expertise and transformed it into a book that opens the beautiful way for success. To name a few – Paulo Coelho, Rhonda Byrne, Robin Sharma, Napoleon Hill & Stephen Covey are amongst the very best.

In order to achieve our goals and be successful in life, we need constant feed of good thoughts and books are the foremost step towards this. Whether it’s over the lunch break, between meetings or free time, take a motivational book and take time to nourish thoughts for better action.

This list of 10 Best Motivational books will help you to change and inspire. Go and Grab your favorite!

Below are 10 Best Motivational Books of All Time

1. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho 

The Alchemist book is one of the best from Paulo Coelho, nicely depicted journey of self realization and finding one’s own ‘Personal Legend’ in this materialistic world.

With over 65 million copies sold worldwide and available in 56 languages The Alchemist is one of the must read book!

2. The Secret –  Rhonda Byrne 

The Secret written by Rhonda Byrne portrays the pathway for achieving life ambition and be successful built on the idea of law of attraction. It is based on the film with same name released in 2006.

Over 19 million copies sold, The Secret is available in 46 languages.

3. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin S Sharma

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari from Robin Sharma illustrates the amalgam of eastern spirituality and western prosperity. It encourages to follow principles: Live life right, develop happy thoughts, chase after your calling, be disciplined, value time, strengthen relationships and live life king-size.

Many popular worldwide personalities are following these principles and have been successful.

4. Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

Think And Grow Rich is the biggest selling book from Napoleon Hill’s a book. It teaches all readers various motivational and personal developmental skills.

Think And Grow Rich talks about the 13 laws to be wealthy and successful in life. Few of the laws are, desire, faith, imagination, power of the mastermind, the subconscious mind and the sixth sense.

Sold over 13 million copies worldwide and it remained number six even after 70 years of being published.

5. Wings of Fire: An Autobiography A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Wings of Fire is an autobiography of Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam’s (APJ Abdul Kalam), the son of a little-educated boat-owner in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. APJ Abdul Kalam went on to become a scientific adviser to the defense minister, got Bharat Ratna and also became the 11th President of India.

Nicely written story of how APJ Abdul Kalam fought and overcome struggles in life. One of the best Motivational stories ever!

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People from Stephen Covey highlights seven main habits which people should practice to live a fulfilling and happy life. It also touches the three stages of character development.

With over 25 million copies sold The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is available in 40 languages globally.

7. The Ultimate Gift - Jim Stovall 

The Ultimate Gift written by author Jim Stovall is an influencing story of Jason Steven’s search for meaning in a life which he had taken for granted. The various truths that he realizes in this journey, stimulates readers to evaluate various aspects of  life and the gifts available.

The story gives a foresight of possibilities for unlimited growth and fulfillment.

8. Take Me Home - Rashmi Bansala

Take Me Home is the collection of Inspiring Stories of 20 Entrepreneurs From Small-Town India With Big-Time Dreams. A book with revitalizing stories which touches their life’s challenges and how they achieved success in unfavorable situation.

Entrepreneurs from contrasting background with distinct ideas, makes this book interesting for readers.

9. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad is about what rich dad teach their children and that parents belonging to the other economic strata don’t teach to theirs. It focuses on how to make investments for better cashflow, rather than capital gains.

The book explains that sensible investment is the best way to make money and grow.

10. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr. Joseph Murphy

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind from Dr. Joseph Murphy teaches how to understand the ultimate power of subconscious mind to achieve success in life.

Once subconscious mind decides a goal, it stimulates action that overcomes obstacles, promotes creative thinking and brings unbelievable results - Success, Satisfaction, Wealth, Relationship and more importantly confidence to do anything.

Buying books, is not spending money, but investing money. Napoleon Hill recommends to invest 10% of income on education to be successful. Read for Success!

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  1. Jess Brewer · September 25, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for these. I have read a few of those but I have bookmarked this page to remember to check out a couple of the others.
    There was a book by Deb Dutta recently published that I think deserves a high place in any list like this. Success is an Exaggeration is probably the most inspirational writing I have ever read. It brings a fresh approach to the notion of success and really leaves you feeling as though it is something that is realistically within anyone’s grasp. I have come to consider this book a must-read in it’s genre.

  2. Derek Lyons · October 22, 2014 Reply

    I want to recommend a book I just finished called “Life In Half a Second by author Matthew Michalewicz. I saw the glowing reviews on amazon and also noticed what an illustrious career as an entrepreneur the author has had and had to give it a shot. I was not disappointed. As an older man, sometimes it seems that I have reached my maximum potential and then something like this comes along and gives me a whole new perspective. This book takes some very deep and complicated philosophies and ideas and simplifies them so that it can be truly absorbed and used by anyone. I recommend it to anyone, of any age, who needs some guidance on how to reach their goals and maximize their potential.

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