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25 Motivational Books That Will Change The Way You Think

Motivation is an ever-elusive trait that some people just seem to have. When you have it, you’re riding on top of the world, no task seems impossible. If you’re lacking it, even getting up the morning can feel like a drag.

Books, much like any type of media, can motivate you. Here are 25 books you should read if you are lacking lasting motivation.

Each of the books on this list is suggested by a Fupping contributor.

#1 Rising Strong by Brene Brown

This book motivated me to succeed because it reminded me that every individual experiences hardship, but how you bounce back from challenges is what’s most important to your success. The book was extremely authentic, and - without sugarcoating anything - described how trials are inevitable.

However, to recover from these hardships, “Rising Strong” recommends owning your vulnerability and being curious about your thoughts, feelings, and actions. So, in order to succeed after facing an extreme challenge, you must first embrace vulnerability and curiosity. I even found this book applicable in a business setting because it motivated me to persevere through a difficult job position change. In this scenario, the book encouraged me to be curious and learn as much as possible about my new job role, which ultimately led me to success.

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Contributors: Stephanie Kidd from Spinstak Growth Agency

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#2 The Power of Thought by Jerry Mooney

This book acts as a guide to unlocking powers we already possess. Mooney says by reading the book, readers will get their mind focused on what they want rather than what they don't want.

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Contributors: Jerry Mooney from Jerry Mooney Books

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#3 Chiseled by Danuta Pfeiffer

I highly recommend, the Gold Medal award-winning book for drama by Readers Favorite, Chiseled: A Memoir of Identity, Duplicity and Divine Wine, by Danuta Pfeiffer as a motivational book on how to succeed in life, overcome obstacles by redefining them, and how to interpret “losing everything” into “everything to gain,” and “nothing to lose.” Most importantly, it is true story with a lesson about letting go-quoting the mythologist Joseph Campbell, “We must be willing to let go of the life we have in order to have the life that is waiting for us.”

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Contributors: Danuta Pfeiffer from Pfeiffer Winery

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#4 Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins

The majority of us are living life with no financial direction at all whatsoever paying thousands into hidden fees that eat up into our retirement. Tony cuts through all the B.S and gives us the real information we need to know and concrete ways to win financially. This is a great beginner book to read when you are looking for real financial knowledge with no hidden motives.

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Contributors: Sarah Larbi from Sarah Larbi Coaching

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#5 The Martha Rules by Martha Stewart

Not only does Martha Stewart share glimpses into her personal life, she shares how she has been able to build and maintain a multimedia business that has set the bar for so many brands that have come after it. One of the big takeaways is when the pie (life) isn't perfect, you cut it into wedges and move on.

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Contributors: Cyrus Webb from Conversations Media Group

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#6 Life Unscripted by Jeff Katzman and Dan O’Connor

Life Unscripted by Jeff Katzman and Dan O'Connor is a quirky, bold and accessible self-help book that teaches practical, real-life skills aimed at helping you succeed in your work, relationships, passions and understanding of yourself. It teaches the reader how to use improv in their everyday lives and gives readers permission to be themselves, take risks and figure out new ways to overcome challenges and become a more unscripted version of themselves.

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Contributors: North Atlantic Books

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#7 Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

This is a phenomenal book on personal accountability and its roll in producing more effective and dynamic teams. Any organization or individual can benefit from this book's lessons.

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Contributors: Casey Hill from HGC

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#8 Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

At one of the lowest points, this book changed the trajectory of my life. The agreements are things you might already know, but the simplicity and truth mad it easier for me to get out of my own way, let some things go and thrive in life.

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Contributors: Marlin Williams from Sisters Code

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#9 Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

This book is a classic, but still quite applicable today! It reinforces the fact that one must focus on what they desire, develop a plan to attain it, then follow through you achieve success. This is the reality check of today’s society expecting of instant gratification. Napoleon Hill’s words of wisdom seem to be timeless.

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Contributors: Maggie Koosa from The Alchemists

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#10 David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

This book gives a plethora of examples of ordinary people working hard, continuing to push, and eventually achieve results that at one time seemed impossible. Gladwell provides a history lesson of others, who were struggling, utilizing their apparent weaknesses as their eventual strengths. This book is the epitome of “impossible is just a level of difficulty”.

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Contributors: Maggie Koosa from The Alchemists 

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#11 The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

This book challenges the reader with its first sentence Life is difficult. It's a guide to confronting and solving our problems and suffering through changes.

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Contributors: Beth Shankle Anderson from The Style Bouquet

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#12 The Keys by DJ Khaled

A book that not just those in the entertainment industry will appreciate but anyone who is looking to build their influence and impact in their industry. Known for the slogan We the best, Khaled shares how that is to remind himself of his own ability to be great, despite how the situation might look. That encouragement has helped him to push past fear and realize that anything is possible.

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Contributors: Cyrus Webb from Conversations Media Group

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#13 Your One Word by Evan Carmichael

This book has really been a go-to for me because it allows us to see how you have to be clear about your vision, work for what you want and be willing to keep in mind that your business is not about you but those you want to serve. If your intent is clear and you stay focused, there is nothing you can't achieve.

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Contributors: Cyrus Webb from Conversations Media Group

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#14 The 10X Rule Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone has one rule, he argues not knowing this one rule about life causes all our failures. He says the reason we all fail is that we base our lives and actions on the fallacy that things will be easier than they actually are. He calls this misconception a fundamental flaw in the human mind. In his book, he takes a dogmatic approach to curing this error. Imagine that things are actually 10 times harder than you think they are, how do you approach such a challenge? Enter The 10X Rule.

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Contributors: Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

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#15 The Power of Broke by Daymond John

There’s always the argument that, it depends on where you start, Daymond John is here to prove that wrong. The book argues that having no money and a tight budget, gives you the competitive advantage that you need to be successful over your peers.

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Contributors: Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

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#16 Primary Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

This thought-provoking book (roughly 225 pages cover-to-cover) was published posthumously after the death of internationally recognized management and motivational expert Stephen R. Covey (whose book sales have totaled more than twenty-five million copies worldwide). In this book, Covey teaches that living a life of honesty, love, integrity and making a contribution to society, is far more satisfying than amassing money and power. The twelve principles Covey outlines in this book provide a clear path for achieving lifelong success.

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Contributors: Timothy G. Wiedman from Doane College

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#17 Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller

This is a great eye opener to what is possible in life through real estate investing. Gary shares proven strategies from more than 100 millionaire investors.

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Contributors: Sarah Larbi from Sarah Larbi Coaching

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#18 The 4 hour workweek By Timothy Ferris

This book helps you think outside the box and create an entrepreneurial mindset. Tim gives great suggestions on how we can outsource a lot of our meaningless tasks, travel and still make an income. A true millennials dream!

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Contributors: Sarah Larbi from Sarah Larbi Coaching

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#19 Start with Why By Simon Sinek

Finding out why or your why for anything you do in life will help guide you and make you successful. Personally, as a real estate investor, it's not real estate that I love, but rather the freedom it will allow me to have to do what I want, with those I love, when I want and where I want while I am still young.

Simon gives us examples of successful businesses and those that weren’t and when he breaks it down it is because one had a strong "Why" and the others didn’t. What is your Why in life? Don’t want until its too late to find out. It is the foundation of your building blocks.

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Contributors: Sarah Larbi from Sarah Larbi Coaching

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#20 Lie There and Lose Weight by John J. Ordover

First weight-loss book I've read that's personal, funny, insightful and compassionate all at once.

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Contributors: Warren Lapine

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#21 Your Learn by Livingby Eleanor Roosevelt

This book is written by one of the most extraordinary women in history, who expressed wisdom that she accumulated through her life experiences. It reiterates the fact that we all make mistakes and struggle with various obstacles during our lives, but how we react and approach the challenges makes all the difference. She stresses the fact that, although we may stumble, the important thing is to keep getting up and moving forward. 

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Contributors: Maggie Koosa from The Alchemists 

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#22 Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad has the ability to impact a change your financial future for life.

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Contributors: Matthew Baltzell from BoardwalkWealth

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#23 Crush it! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk wants you to know if you apply yourself, pursue your passion, and work harder than you too can crush it! Before you give up on yourself know that Gary Vaynerchuk is there to guide you through the hardship, by offering you his tried and true methods.

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Contributors: Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

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#24 The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

I read this book once a year, usually in January. It truly motivates me to believe I can and actually achieve things I want or never thought I could and to set a course of action to accomplish these goals. A great book on how to set goals, believe in yourself, make a plan, and succeed in both your professional and personal life.

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Contributors: Ryan Boggs from FourStar Wealth Advisors LLC 

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#25 Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude

I read this book once a year, usually in June/July. Although most well-known for Think and Grow Rich, this book is a great motivational book on how to achieve personal success in work and life through a positive mental attitude. It teaches you how to create success through a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) and ways to reverse one's course of life when one gets off path or are overcome by NMA (Negative Mental Attitude). A truly inspiring book that although written in 1960's is as relevant in today's world as it was when he first published it.

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Contributors: Ryan Boggs from FourStar Wealth Advisors LLC 

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