Need Some Inspiration? Read These Books!
There are times in everyone’s life when they need a little inspiration. Maybe you’re facing a difficult situation, or you’re feeling stuck in a rut. Whatever the case may be, there’s nothing like a good book to give you the boost you need. Here are four books that are sure to inspire you.
Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dream
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking is a phenomenal bestseller that has inspired millions of people across the world. First published in 1952, the book remains equally relevant today and holds immense power to motivate all readers. Vincent Peale elucidates how each of us harbors the ability to fulfill our dreams, develop a positive attitude and attain a peaceful mind. With inspiring examples and anecdotes, the book successfully delivers stimulating ideas and practical techniques to adopt optimism and live a victorious life. It enlists various methods to achieve lasting happiness and success. Written in an accessible language, this book will enable a reader to learn the aspects of kindness, control, personal and professional relationships, anxiety, beliefs and expectations. It will surely leave a reader energized and full of faith.
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”) – holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!
With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
These are just a few books that can provide you with plenty of inspiration! Which have you read? Which are going on your reading list?
***All book descriptions courtesy of Amazon