Awesome Life-Changing Inspirational Books
William Faulkner, one of the most popular authors with the best rated novels in the world, encourages you to read, read, and read. “Read everything and see how they do it. Like a carpenter who works as an apprentice while studying their master.” Read and you will absorb it.
Reading. It is a great way of interacting with great minds and engaging superior thoughts.
You cannot keep on repeating the same thing(s) and expect different results. If you need positive change in your life, you ought to change and up your game. One powerful way is by reading life-changing inspirational books to unleash a positive turn in your life. You also have to get out of the comfort zone. One old adage, “No gain without pain,” still holds. Any meaningful change, personal or institutional, is never easy. The rewards, however, are momentous and invaluable.
Start reading books. Read books widely about inspirational accounts and stories on life, love, happiness, and more. There are various personal development accounts and motivational books that offer great information, tools, as well as strategies on how you can control and change your life.
To be a bit particular, read the following life-changing inspirational books. You will get powerful messages that inspire, motivate, and offer guidance on the probable action to be taken to achieve positive change.
1. Awaken The Giant Within – by Anthony Robbins
This is one of the best effective inspirational books to read. It tells you the “now” power you have to control how you feel, think, and do. That you have the power in you to achieve anything you desire in life.
“You and I,” Anthony writes, “have the same power at our disposal every time. The questions we ask ourselves at the moment can shape our perception of who we are, what we can and what we are willing to do toward achieving our dreams and aspirations.”
2. The Art of Happiness – by Dalai Lama
No sane, even insane, person who does not relish the pursuit of happiness.
Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness is an awesome book that encourages you to self-reflection discipline. That the more you are calmly reflecting on your life, the deeper you see and discover your soul (inner self). This is when and where you find what happiness really means to you.
It is a discovery that gives you purpose in life. With purpose you have clarity, build focus, and create vision. These are essential foundations to empower you in embarking on your life changing journey.
Dalai Lama shares an important advice that “happiness is determined more by (your) state of mind than the external events.”
3. Screw It Lets Do It: Lessons in Life – by Richard Branson
When you read the accounts of other people’s lives, you can discover a better perspective of what meaningful change in life can be about. In this book, Richard Branson, a renowned English investment mogul, is into reinvention and, as a result, he embraces great change.
It is a book that will invigorate your enthusiasm to give things a shot. It shows you how shed the self-limiting mindset and beliefs that inhibit you from standing up to the challenge change presents.
“As soon as something ceases to be fun” Branson thinks, “it’s time to move on. Life is so short to live unhappily. It is not a good way of life to wake up stressed and feeling miserable.”
4. The Four Agreements – by Don Miguel Ruiz
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel generously shares his code for life with you.
It is one of the best life-changing inspirational books you can read. It offers you an inspirational code for life—how you behave, the approach in which you handle your relationships, and how you communicate to and with other people. It is a recommended book in showing you how you can attain a happy and fulfilled life.
By reading The Four Agreements, you will know that you can’t enjoy the events of now if you are living in past dreams, for you are always regretting, wishing things could be different. You should not spend time missing anything or anyone because you are alive. If you don’t enjoy this moment, you are living in the past and so only half alive. It leads to self pity, emotional suffering, and sometimes tears, all of which impede progress and change.
5. Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How To Create A New You – by Deepak Chopra
Personal transformation involves not only the mind, but also the body and soul. Transforming the mind, Deepak believes, has to go in tandem in transforming the body and soul, too.
Through this book you get encouraged to think about your inner potential energy force and power. Deepak warns that that energy grows when your mind, soul, and body are well integrated and aligned in the same purpose.
He says that the key to change is creating the kind of transformation you want to see mirrored in yourself.
6. The Magic of Thinking Big – by Dr David J Schwartz
Bringing change in your life and attaining all or most of your desire, according to Dr. Schwartz, you first have to change your thought and attitude.
It is important to prepare your thinking and emotions for the sometimes painstaking journey of personal change. That is the book’s key message.
Dr. Schwartz tells you that if you believe you can move mountains, you will. If you don’t believe you can, you won’t. The bottom-line—belief triggers the power to act.
7. The Greatest Salesman In The World – by Og Mandino
The little classic by Og Mandino has been here for more than four decades. It is a wonderful book that doesn’t literally train you to be a business salesperson. However, it equips you with fantastic tips for becoming a self-driven entrepreneur, self-motivating, thinking like the successful person you surely can be.
The key theme here is the incredible power of positive thinking—optimism—that you can actually achieve what you think, what you say, and what you do. The book provides helpful tactics for anyone in the interesting process of change.
Og Mandino frankly tells you that your dreams, plans, and goals are all without any value if you don’t follow them with the right action. Like dust, they are worthless and unachievable. But that the opposite is absolutely true.
8. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – by Chip & Dan Heath
If you have been trying to achieve some goals without results, or change your life yet don’t know how to, the Switch is the book you ought to read. It is a highly recommended book that guides you in creating and maintaining lasting change in life.
Here in the book, Chip and Dan share with you the Secret of building and sustaining change in your life, no matter how hard it looks. It will doubtless effectively help you out.
“When you are at the beginning,” these guys aver, “do not obsess about the middle, for that middle is going to look different from what you thought once you get there. Simply look for a strong start and a strong end and then get rolling.”
9. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – by Richard Carlson
In this book, Richard Carlson helps you understand how to manage the small things in your life that usually create unnecessary pain. It is a highly supportive book. It features great and pragmatic suggestions on living a more peaceful and rewarding life.
Richard advices us that getting rid of ‘all’ our problems is not enough for true happiness. It is, however, when we can see these problems as basis for awakening and learning and opportunities to practice.
10. The Gifts of Imperfection – by Brene Brown
You might be feeling not worth, intelligent or courageous enough to lead a happy fulfilled life. Again, you might have a secret dream you hold deep inside that you fear sharing worried that someone will think it is silly. Or you are too scared to pursue your dreams for the fear of failure.
Written by Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection is an awesome book that shows you how to build your courage, rediscover your self-belief, and restore self-worth.
This book will certainly prepare you to set off on your journey of positive change. It helps you learn how to let go of wishful thinking and embracing who you are.
Brown tells us that owning the history can be hard by not nearly as hard as to spend life running from it. That it is risky to embrace our vulnerabilities yet not nearly as dangerous as to give up on love and joy and belonging—the human experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only, however, if we bravely explore the darkness when we will discover the infinite power of our light.
And to Sum Up…
The above life-changing inspirational books have been significant in helping many achieve and live better lives. They can help you rediscover hope for a better future. They help you find your strength and courage, and self-belief. Read and practice them and you will find incredible inspiration and motivation to stand up to the challenge and positively change your life.
Sherman Alexie says, “if one read enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.”
Read. Let your fighting chance or chances for survival toward a better life increase.