We all need some inspiration from time to time. From career decisions to financial moves, a bit of motivation works wonders. If you go online, videos, life coaches, webinars, vlogs, and others can teach you a lot about how to find help regarding any matter in life.
You can have a lot of resources at hand to help you get motivated. From living simply to achieving your goals or setting out for a new business venture, motivation can come in different forms and avenues. One such avenue is self-help books.
So, if you want to go the old school way and read up some good self-help books, here are our top three choices for you.
Written by Angela Duckworth, this New York Times bestseller talks about anyone who is struggling to succeed- whether it is parents, teachers, students, athletes, or others. For all these people, the secret to reaching their goals is not talent but a mix of persistence and passion, or as precisely described as Grit.
Huffington, another New York Times bestselling author, aptly summarises the idea depicted in this book called Grit. She says,
“With a mix of masterful storytelling and the latest science, she (Duckworth) shows that perseverance and passion matter at least as much as talent and intelligence. And far from simply urging us to work harder for the sake of working harder, Grit offers a truly balanced perspective: that real success comes when we devote ourselves to endeavors that give us joy and purpose.”
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo neatly spins her magic in this wonderful book, where she writes about the holistic changes in your life once it is made clutter-free. The book discusses the KonMari Method to help you escape the toxic cycle of clutter.
Focussing on your will to eliminate clutter thoroughly within a short span of time, will not only make you more organized but will also help you get rid of the confusion that has accumulated in your life.
Marie Kondo has said, “The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”
The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up is quite more significant than just a book that deals with cleaning, or simplifying, and organizing. It also resonates with the art of minimalism and lets you think for yourself what you choose to be of importance and real value.
Written by Amy Cuddy, Presence is about overcoming your fears and struggles to rise as a champion. Adversities are a part of life, but real winners face them and ultimately become successful.
The essence and concept of this book can be defined best by Cuddy herself,
“Presence stems from believing in and trusting yourself—your real, honest feelings, values, and abilities. That’s important, because if you don’t trust yourself, how can others trust you? Whether we are talking in front of two people or five thousand, interviewing for a job, negotiating for a raise, or pitching a business idea to potential investors, speaking up for ourselves or speaking up for someone else, we all face daunting moments that must be met with poise if we want to feel good about ourselves and make progress in our lives. Presence gives us the power to rise to these moments.”
No wonder the New York Times Book Review had said: “Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious — above all, truly powerful.”
Only you can help yourself. Whatever means you choose, a video or a book; the right amount of determination can help you stay motivated and ultimately lead you to achieve your goals!