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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'”
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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.