Reading books has a myriad of benefits. Reading can be fun; at the same time, it can be enlightening and entertaining. Reading books can open a gateway of success too. Although achieving success takes time, it also requires conviction, hard work, and motivation. Those people who read regularly, learn efficiently, and stay motivated have more opportunities. They can achieve their goals rather efficiently. Check out some of these motivational, inspirational books that can help you in achieving success in life.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
By Steven R. Covey
Published in 1990, this book is considered to be one of the most impactful books on personal success. The book has sold 25 million copies and teaches us:
â€¢ To achieve success in life, we need three thingsâ€”independence, interdependence, and continuous improvement;
â€¢ Be proactive in life to win;
â€¢ Always envision the end in mind so that you can begin with a sharp mind;
â€¢ One should always put first things first to achieve success in life;
â€¢ Always look for a mutually beneficial solution in relationships;
â€¢ One should always seek to understand and then expect to be understood; and
â€¢ For any success, positive teamwork is most important.
2. Think and Grow Rich
By Napoleon Hill
Published in 1937, the book has inspired many thinkers. The book’s title itself suggests that it deals with how to attain wealth; however, the beliefs and values taught in the book can motivate people to succeed in all fields of work. This book has sold over 15 million copies. A few things it teaches us:
â€¢ Achieve your dreams effectively;
â€¢ Develop your faith according to our mission;
â€¢ Choose what we intend to do and make right decisions;
â€¢ To become more organized to achieve success in life;
â€¢ Stay away from negative influences; and
â€¢ How to build a winning team.
3. Steve Jobs
By Walter Isaacson
The biographical book was written at the request of Steve Jobs himself. The book is not a regular biography of a successful businessman. This book is based on more than 40 interviews with Steve Jobs and interaction with his near and dear ones.
â€¢ The book delves deep into Steve’s story and unearths the varied traits of a genius who made Apple a massive success.
â€¢ It is an important, motivating, and learning experience for people who are willing to take the risk and seek professional success.
4. The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho
This allegorical novel is about finding one’s dream and destiny. This is a very motivational book, and its themes are universal. He encourages his readers to follow their dreams. The pursuit of our goals has never been easy; however, we gain ultimate happiness in the quest of our dreams. The book teaches us:
â€¢ God exists everywhere and is interconnected with the whole world;
â€¢ He teaches us we must overcome our fear; and if we do, the whole universe will conspire to help us in fulfilling our pursuit;
â€¢ We should make our decisions in life; and
â€¢ We should not be afraid in pursuing our dream; instead, face new challenges earnestly.
5. The Secret
By Rhonda Byrne
The book is based on the law of attraction and proposes that power of the mind, if unleashed properly, can bring positive changes in our lives. Byrne unveils a â€œsecret,â€ which is known by everyone. The Secret has two sequelsâ€”The Power and The Magic, which are equally inspirational. The essence of the book is:
â€¢ How to live a satisfactory and peaceful life;
â€¢ We are the creators of our own happiness and success; and
â€¢ The book is an organized representation of ideas that we have already experienced but never followed.