Top 10 Best Motivational Books Of All Time (2023)

Reading books is like escaping reality and entering into a new world with your imagination and through the story that the book is taking you to. Ask any book lover what it’s like to read a good book and they won’t stop talking about it, well that’s the magic of the book.
I remember my first book was the harry potter series and then I never looked back and read as many books as possible. Just pick the right book for the mood and you won’t need anyone or anything else ever.
There is a popular saying that a book can be your best friend. There are so many books for so many emotions and you can always find the perfect one. And this article is about motivational books!
See we all have our ups and downs, and we can use some help. And the best way to help ourselves is to get the best motivational books! Thankfully there are plenty of motivational books available for us to read, and it can be a little hard to choose one for ourselves. And that’s where you can use a little help. In this article, we are going to name the 10 best motivational books to read. So let’s get started and find you some of the best books.

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1. The Alchemist

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The Alchemist is a popular book by Paulo Coelho, and this book is the turning point for the author as well. The bool was published in the year 1988 and until now has sold more than 150 million copies. The popularity of the book can be known with the fact that it was translated into 80 different languages.
This fictional book features a young shepherd boy in Southern Spain. The boy constantly dreams about a treasure hidden in Egypt which makes him investigate it further and go on a journey to hunt for the treasure. He meets a number of people throughout his journey and each one gives a unique lesson to the boy and the readers as well. The book teaches us about destiny and how we can achieve something in our life. If you are searching for a motivational book then this one should be your first choice.

2. Man’s Search for Meaning

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Man’s Search for Meaning is written by Victor E. Frankie and it was published in 2006. The books might not be that popular but it’s surely a book that you will appreciate. The book is more of an experience of the author which he had when he was living in the Nazi Death Camps. The author describes how one can still be alive in utter misery. Your survival depends on the choices you make and the thought processes you adopt during a difficult time. The book teaches us how do we cope with suffering. It also inspires us commode forward in life in spite of the circumstances we are in.
The book has been translated into 24 languages and 24 million copies have been sold till now. Overall this inspirational and motivational book is a must-read.

3. You can heal your life

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You Can Heal Your Life is a book by Louise Hay. The book was published in the year 1984 and the book has sold over 35 million copies by the year 2008. The book git huge popularity which leads to the translation of the book in 30 languages.
The book is a personal development book and the author wrote the book when she was 60 years old. She described her own experiences and how she copes with things in her life. She describes her struggle with cancer and how she defeated it, she has also written about her childhood abuse and how she was able to finally let it go.
The book has changed the lives of many men and women across the globe as they applied the principle given in the book in their life as well.  This book is definitely a good read for those ho are looking for a motivational book about the change one can experience or achieve in their lifetime. You should definitely grab this book and apply its insights, ideas, and affirmations given in the book.

4. You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

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I think the name should be enough to grab your attention to this book. The book has been written by Jen Sincero. The book has been on the #1 New York bestseller book. The book was published in 2013 and sold nearly 2 million copies too. The book should be a perfect choice for those who are in a process to design their lives.
The book has 27 chapters that take a hilarious and inspirational take on life. The author has tried to provide the readers with some insights about their lifestyle and some self-help exercise. The author has also tried to explain our self-limiting beliefs, attitudes, and habits which would definitely change your life or the perception about life.
The author has also tried to explain to the reader why they have a certain behavioral pattern and thoughts. The book also teaches us to focus on the things that can change our lives or at least bring a change.
The bottom line is you would love to read this book because of its humorous approach with the motivational elements. So you can enjoy it while motivating yourself.

5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

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The Four Agreements is written by author Don Miguel Ruiz. The book was published in the year 1997 and it has been a New York bestseller and also sold nearly 8 million copies in the US only. The book has been translated into 40 languages as well. This book is about self-help and personal growth.
The book is a must-read if you are looking for a motivational book with a spiritual theme. This book is based on the set of spiritual beliefs held by the ancient Toltec people. The author has tried to introduce you to these spiritual beliefs so that they can make a difference in your life. The book also talks about the agreements that one person has made to his own self and how they decide the personality and fate of an individual.
The book encourages self-help and self-improvements and also makes us do better in our lives. The book’s insight into the code of conduct is definitely something that will motivate you to do better in your life. There are many motivational elements in this book and you should definitely give it a read sometime.

6. Mindset: The New Psychology for Success

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Mindset: The New Psychology for Success is another popular motivational book written by Carol S. Dweck. The book was published in 2006 which became one of the best self-help and motivational book. Since the author is also a psychologist, she has tried to give her insights and her thoughts about certain things which might help you to give a different perception about your life. The book outlines her years of research on the field of mind psychology and why this is a very important factor in our fate of being a successful individual in the future.
The book talks about the importance of mindset and the growth of our thoughts and mind. And how all these will predict our future. You might guess the book talks about having a fixed attitude or mindset about the things but to our surprise, the author talks opposite about the subject. She describes how a fixed mindset can be disastrous for our growth.
Carol makes us adopt a growth-oriented mindset and speaks about the benefits associating with it. This motivational book has inspired a number of people, so if you are thinking about picking a motivational book then you must start with this one.

7. Girls Stop Apologizing

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Girls Stop Apologizing is the latest entry in our list of the best motivation books as the book was published last year. The book has been written by Rachel Hollis. Just like her last book Girl Wash Your Face, this one was too a New York Times bestseller and also made a place at Publishers Weekly.
Rachel Hollis has always been a woman who raises her voice against the way women are treated in society and the problems they have to face every day. And she has also observed that somehow the women have never lived their lives to their full potential and how they are afraid of embarrassment and always feeling they are not enough. This book can be described as a wake-up call for women in our society. And it’s high time that they stop explaining themselves to others and stop living in a predetermined manner or live up to the definition of being women set up by society.
The author inspires a large section of women and teaches them how to live their lives as they want. The book motivates the female audience to live up to their own expectations and be true to themselves by achieving their dreams and living their life to the fullest. And I order to do that you will have to say no to the excuses and start figuring out the way to achieve their goals.

8. Tuesday’s with Morrie

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A lot of you would debate over the book being a motivational book, but it is a book that can inspire you to a lot. The book has been written by Mitch Albom, who is also a popular author. The book will give you a new perception of your lives and the understanding of life. the book was published in 1997 and it has also been a New York Times Non-Fiction Bestseller of 2000. The book has sold 12 million copies and people have praised it as well.
The book is based on the author’s mentor and old professor, Morrie Schwartz. He is an important person in the author’s life. The book talks about the series of meetings the author has with his professor after he found out that his professor is dying. He meets the professor every Tuesday and discusses the important messages of life. And the book is all about such inspiring lessons and the meaning of a good life. It’s a good book that you must read sometime.

9. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

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Change isn’t for everyone and people often find it hard to accept the change in their lives. And that’s why this book by Chip Heath and Dan Heath has made a place in our best motivational books list!
The book focuses on the two brain systems described as a fun and emotional aspect of change. The book motivates us to accept and appreciate the change and move forward in our life. So if you fear change then you must read the book!

10. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

Relentless is another motivational book that you would love to read. This book is written by Tim S. Grover. The book motivates us to you’ll ourselves together and act in a specific way to achieve the goals we desire the most. The book motivates you to be unstoppable and never giving up. It also teaches us to keep going when everyone is giving up their dreams and that’s when you achieve your goals. Here the book has given us a lesson about not just trying stuff, as this is the open invitation to failure. You will have to dedicated towards your goals and only then you can achieve something in life.


So these are our top picks for the best motivational books that you may like to read. These books are the best sellers and they will definitely inspire you. So pick one of them or read each book from the list. These books have the ability to inspire you or give you a new direction in your life. We really hope that you like these books and found them helpful and motivational. Thank you for visiting us and keep coming for more such review articles.

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