By Natalie Richoux
Motivation can be a tricky thing to manage, in all facets of our lives. From procrastination to self-love, we’re here to give you a glimpse into our favorite motivational books for a variety of areas in your life.
Finish What You Start by Peter Hollins, $12.99
It’s easy to say it’s time to get motivated and stop putting off what can be done today for tomorrow, but actually stopping the habits of procrastination is a battle. However, with Hollins’ book, you will have more support as he has extensively studied psychology and peak human performance for over twelve years. In this 207 page long book, you’ll learn the science to beating procrastination, motivations that push you past a slump and pitfalls that you create yourself perpetuate the cycle of procrastination.
You Are A Bad*** by Jen Sincero, $12.59
At 256 pages, you can make time for this book to revolutionize your self-esteem and confidence. Sincero strikes a great balance between and witty, refreshing and serious to help you understand how great of an individual you are and how to tap into your own incredible skills and talents. Once you’re done with this book, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change and how to change what you don’t love.
Ready for Anything by David Allen, $11.49
“To really get what we want most effectively, we have to be ready for anything,” Allen writes in this 192 page motivational book. In this book, you will discover what keeps you motivated to be productive and how to be ready for anything that may come in the way of your productivity. He teaches you the four main areas of productive behavior and how to harness these to be productive and get your things done!
Passion and Perseverance
Grit to Great by Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval, $12.23
Wondering how to climb the ladder of success? Think that it’s an easy climb? Well, think again! Kaplan and Koval debunk the myth that success comes easily and use research to prove that through grit, incredibly hard work, thousands of hours of practice, extra sweat equity and self-made luck, success is achieved when pursuing your passion. Learn what it takes to become incredibly successful in life in 160 pages.
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday, $22.50
“If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages.” Holiday drew inspiration from the ancient Greek practice of stoicism (the endurance of pain or hardship without the showing of feelings and without complaint) and the way stoics live their lives, which is: focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. Holiday will give you the keys to this success and how to challenge your depth and potential in unreaching ways.
The Dip by Seth Godin, $9.98
Only losers quit, right? Well, according to author Godin, that is wrong! He argues that successful people know when it’s time to quit something and move on to new paths and endeavors or when to stick with it, dig deep and push past what stands in your way because the success is going to be much bigger. Godin shows that winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt—until they commit to beating the right dip.