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Last Updated on January 17, 2018

14 Books To Help You Always Reach Your Goals

14 Books To Help You Always Reach Your Goals

You want to be successful. You want to achieve great things. You want to make a difference.

To help you get there, you need to read these time-tested and incredibly influential books. Whether people are telling you that you can’t, you’re trying to get over a learning curve, or just need that extra bit of expert motivation, these books will help you to always reach your goals and achieve your dreams.

1. Awaken The Giant Within, by Anthony Robbins

Awaken the Giant Within

    As you might guess from the title, this book is all about taking control of your life, of your abilities, and of your destiny. Robbins is renowned for his motivational and uplifting messages, and has been a life coach to some of the world’s foremost success stories, including Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey.

    Awaken The Giant Within presents his most effective strategies for changing your life and achieving your goals.

    2. Broken Eyes, Unbroken Spirit, by David Meador

    Broken Eyes, Unbroken Spirit

      A personal favorite of mine, Meador recounts his life of struggle and success. Blinded during a car crash just after graduating high school, Meador is forced to deal with life without sight.

      Along his path to success, he becomes a national blind golf champion and a top producer for his company, closing a sale a week for eleven straight years. Meador inspires you through any slumps or difficulties you will inevitably traverse on your journey to success.

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      3. EntreLeadership, by Dave Ramsey

      EntreLeadership

        Known for his simple get-out-of-debt strategies, Ramsey shares what he’s learned from two decades of building a very successful business.

        He shares his secrets of business development and leadership, giving a step-by-step guide for how to always reach your goals.

        4. Good To Great, by Jim Collins

        Good to Great

          Not every business is inherently destined for greatness. For those who aren’t, Collins shares how you can take your business from good to great.

          By taking the combined successful strategies of 28 great companies, Collins gives you what you need to reach your goals and take your business to the next level.

          5. How To Win Friends And Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

          How to Win Friends & Influence People

            Highly anecdotal with a flood of true tales, Carnegie gives us timeless advice that serves as the framework for all success. If you’re going to be successful, you have to learn how to communicate effectively and how to lead respectably.

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            Through this quick read you’ll learn how to win friends and influence people, helping you reach your goals and achieve success along the way.

            6. Principle-Centered Leadership, by Stephen Covey

            Principle-Centered Leadership

              With many calling this the best book they’ve ever read, Covey shares what principles are at the core of creating a well-functioning and long-lasting organization.

              With these same principles applying to work and home  and work life alike, Covey teaches us how to always reach our goals in all aspects of our lives.

              7. Soar With Your Strengths: A Simple Yet Revolutionary Philosophy Of Business And Management, by Donald O. Clifton & Paula Nelson

              Soar with Your Strengths

                Growing up, your parents taught you to always focus on the positive.

                In this uplifting and encouraging read, Clifton and Nelson share with us how building on our strengths (on what we already do well) will bring us far greater success than trying to improve on our weaknesses, so as to avoid “that most limited of specialists, the ‘well-rounded man.'”

                8. The Go-Getter, by Peter B. Kyne

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                The Go-Getter

                  This enlightening parable is the story of one man who absolutely refuses to accept failure from the company he aspires to do great things for. This quick read motivates you to always reach your goals and achieve whatever you want, because you can do it.

                  9. The Greatest Salesman In The World, by Og Mandino

                  The Greatest Salesman in the World

                    I absolutely fell in love with this book, and it’s become a bond between me and my father (who first gave me a copy). Rather than presenting a set of sales tricks, Og writes a story expounding on the character traits that every young (or established) entrepreneur, salesman, and business owner needs to be successful.

                    And he does so in a way I’ve never seen anywhere else. I highly recommend this helpful book.

                    10. The Magic Of Thinking Big, by David Schwartz

                    The Magic of Thinking Big

                      Bigger is always better. As a noted motivational guru, Schwartz lays out useful methods of reaching your ideal job, your dreams, financial security, and all other successes.

                      Many claim this book to have been life changing for them. How do you become successful? Think big!

                      11. The Power Of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale

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                      The Power of Positive Thinking

                        A positive mindset enables you to reach your goals. In his inspirational and instructive bestseller, Peale walks you through the path of creating a permanently positive mindset that will help you achieve a “happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life.”

                        12. The 4-Hour Work-Week, by Timothy Ferris

                        The 4-Hour Work-Week

                          In this personal favorite of mine (one that I can honestly say has changed the course of my life, and a book I recommend to everyone), Ferris redefines the concept of retirement.

                          Rather than living your best years preparing for opportunity in your old age, do everything you want to now! Ferris presents actionable guidelines to achieve your goals at any point in your life, letting you live the life you want to the fullest.

                          13. Think And Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill

                          Think and Grow Rich

                            Called “The Landmark Bestseller,” and the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature,” Hill’s hit was the first book to ask the question, “What makes a winner?”

                            Create a mindset for yourself of thinking like a well-to-do, successful person, and you will grow like one. Hill elaborates on the principles and steps you need to take to always reach your goals.

                            14. 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey

                            The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

                              This book has been recommended to me several times over the last few years alone. Perhaps creating the basis for click-bait “X Steps to Success” articles, Covey thoroughly explains how highly effective people use their time and behave.

                              He teaches what you need to do to be like the mega-successful and always achieve your goals.

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                              Last Updated on September 12, 2018

                              10 Inspirational Books That Can Change Your Life

                              10 Inspirational Books That Can Change Your Life

                              If you want to change your life, you are going to have to do things differently. Sometimes you can look to inspirational books to create a positive change in your life. If you desire change, you are going to have to step out of your comfort zone. As Anthony Robbins points out in the quote below, you are going have to experience discomfort and pain in order to transform your life. Any change, whether it be an organisation or personal, can be a painful process. However, the rewards of going through the change process are priceless.

                              “All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it’s costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting an empowering new belief” – Anthony Robbins

                              There are two specific events that threw my life into a tailspin, where for a while there it felt like I was losing control. These two events were, the sudden and tragic loss of my parents, and being made redundant three times in eighteen months.

                              With the third redundancy, I was at my lowest point in my life. I felt utterly useless. My self-confidence was at zero, and I could see no future for me.

                              My life was turned upside down. I knew that I had to turn it around. I just didn’t know how.

                              Then one wet Sunday afternoon, I picked up a book from my bookshelf called ,“The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown. I had this book for at least a year and had been meaning to read it, but hadn’t gone anywhere near a book for months.

                              When I read this book, I decided that I needed to get my life back. I needed to learn how to heal and rebuild my confidence, as well as my self belief.

                              So I started to read books. I read lots of books about inspirational stories on life, love, and happiness. Personal development and motivational books were full of information, tools, and strategies about how I could take control back and change my life. I would like to share with you the inspirational messages I got from reading these ten books that changed my life.

                              Read these 10 books because I believe they will inspire you, motivate you, and show you how to take action and go change your life!

                                Awaken The Giant Within

                                by Anthony Robbins
                                The inspirational message from this book is how you have the power right now to control how you think, how you feel, and what you do. Anything you want or desire in your life, you already have the power to achieve it.

                                “You and I have that same power at our disposal every moment of the day. At the moment, the questions that we ask ourselves can shape our perception of who we are, what we’re capable of, and what we’re willing to do to achieve our dreams” – Anthony Robbins

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                                  Screw It Lets Do It: Lessons in Life

                                  by Richard Branson
                                  Reading other people’s stories about their journeys in life can give you better perspective of what the journey of change can be about. Richard Branson is into reinvention and as a result, he embraces change.

                                  This book will fuel your enthusiasm to give things a go. It will show you how to sort out the self-limiting beliefs that stop you from stepping up and taking on the challenge of change.

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                                  “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live” – Richard Branson

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                                    The Art of Happiness

                                    by Dalai Lama

                                    There is not a person I know who is not in the pursuit of happiness.

                                    “The Art of Happiness” is a book that will encourage you to practice the discipline of self-reflection.The more you reflect on your life, the deeper you look into your inner self (your soul). This is where you discover what happiness truly means to you.

                                    Knowing what happiness means to you, gives you purpose. With purpose, you’ll have clarity, focus, and a vision. These are the foundations that will empower you to embark on the journey to change your life.

                                    “Both these people illustrate the essential point that happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events.” – Dalai Lama

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                                      The Four Agreements

                                      by Don Miguel Ruiz

                                      “The Four Agreements” are Don Miguel’s code for life.

                                      “The Four Agreements” provide an inspirational code for life, for the way you handle your relationships, how you behave, and how you communicate with others. If you want to change your life, read “The Four Agreements”. This book will show you how to attain a happy fulfilled life.

                                      “If you live in a past dream, you don’t enjoy what is happening right now because you will always wish it to be different than it is. There is no time to miss anyone or anything because you are alive. Not enjoying what is happening right now is living in the past and being only half alive. This leads to self pity, suffering and tears.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

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                                        The Magic of Thinking Big

                                        by David J Schwartz

                                        According to Dr Schwartz, to create change in your life and to attain all that you desire, you need to change your thinking and your attitude.

                                        The importance of preparing your mind and your thinking for the journey of personal change is the key message of this book.

                                        “Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot. Belief triggers the power to do.” – David J. Schwartz.

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                                          Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How To Create A New You

                                          by Deepak Chopra

                                          Deepak Chopra believes that personal transformation not only involves the mind, but also your body and soul. According to Chopra, you cannot transform your mind without transforming your body and soul.

                                          Reading this book will encourage you to think about the potential energy force and power you hold within you. This energy grows when you are connected and aligned to your mind, body, and soul.

                                          “The key to transformation is that you create the change you want to see in yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

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                                            The Greatest Salesman In The World

                                            by Og Mandino

                                            This little classic has been around since 1968. Have you ever wondered what truly successful people have in common?

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                                            This book doesn’t really tell you how to be a great salesperson. It will; however, give you some fantastic tips on how to be an entrepreneur, how to self-motivate, and how to think like a successful person.

                                            The underlying message is the power of positive thinking – that you become what you think, say, and do. This book has great tactics for those of us in the process of change.

                                            “My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action.” – Og Mandino

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                                              Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

                                              by Richard Carlson

                                              This book helps you to manage the small stuff in your life that is usually creating the most pain in your life. This very supportive book is full of great practical suggestions on how you can live a more joyful and peaceful life.

                                              “True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.” – Richard Carlson

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                                                Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

                                                by Chip & Dan Heath

                                                Have you ever tried to lose weight or get fit and never reached your goal? You know that you have to make changes in your life, but you don’t know how?

                                                If you are nodding in agreement, then you need to read “Switch“. If I had to recommend one book that shows you how to create and maintain lasting change in your life – then it would be “Switch“.

                                                In this book, Chip and Dan share the Secret as to how you can create and sustain change in your life.

                                                Hint: It has something to do with knowing how to “Direct The Rider”, “Motivate The Elephant”, and “Shape the Path.”

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                                                This book, without a doubt, will show you how to change your life.

                                                “When you’re at the beginning, don’t obsess about the middle, because the middle is going to look different once you get there. Just look for a strong beginning and a strong ending and get moving.” – Chip & Dan Heath

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                                                  The Gifts of Imperfection

                                                  by Brene Brown

                                                  Do you ever feel that you are just not worthy enough, intelligent enough, or courageous enough to live a fulfilled happy life?

                                                  Do you have secret dreams that you hold deep inside of you that you don’t share in case someone thinks they are silly? Or are you too scared to follow your dreams because you fear that you may fail?

                                                  Brene Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection”, will show you how to find your courage, as well as rediscover your self-belief and self-worth.

                                                  This is the book that will get you prepared to embark on your journey of change. “The Gifts of Imperfection” is about you learning how to let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.

                                                  “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy — the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown

                                                  These 10 books were key to helping me change my life. I rediscovered hope for my future. I found my courage, strength, and my self-belief. I hope that by reading these books, you will find the same inspiration and motivation to take up the challenge and change your life.

                                                  “If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.” – Sherman Alexie

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