From time to time it is necessary to become philosophical and read the reflections of other people. Experiences, emotions, small glimpses of creativity and a thousand and one motivating phrases that can help us in our day to day are collected in hundreds of books. They are not self-help books, far from it, they are life guides full of different tips and visions that will help you on more than one occasion. Get rid of that idea of the head and fascinate yourself with the best motivating books that you will not get tired of reading again and again.
Good literature transports us to imaginary worlds or returns us a glance of the reality in which we had not noticed. It is the power of books, whose inspiring power transcends ideologies and generations. Next, we propose a selection of ten books whose influence is still palpable, a list, of course, incomplete, since each reader will always have their own set list to share.
1. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be
I discovered this book by Paul Arden some time ago and since then it has become one of my favourites. It is small, easy to read and most inspiring. It is a small bible written in an advertising key, in which the author does not hesitate to make the reader delve into his most hidden talent to get the best out of himself.
Is it better to make a mistake than to be right? Paul Arden thinks yes and in ” You can be all the good you want to be ” you will discover why.
2. ‘Creativity, Inc.’ by Ed Catmull
3. ‘The power of positive thinking’ by Norman Vincent Peale
Control over emotions, power over thoughts or clarity when making decisions are some of the guidelines that we will find among the pages of this bestseller.
“Get ready for tomorrow working well today” or ” The great secret to get what you want out of life is to know what you want , and to firmly believe that you can reach it” are some of the inspiring phrases that can be found in the book ” Power of positive thinking “by Norman Vincent Peale, writer and creator of the theory with the same name as his work.
4. ‘Never eat alone’ by Keith Ferrazzi
Relationships matter, they are necessary. Keith Ferrazzi finds in relationships the way to success, the motivation part of the good management of a well-designed network of contacts.
In his work, the author explains how to create that network of contacts, how to be shown to the rest of society and how to generate a person image that can be motivating for others.
Give for the sheer pleasure of helping is the author’s maxim, discover the rest in ” Never eat alone .”
5. ‘Diary of Anna Frank ‘
Few narrations have the descriptive authority accredited by Anna Frank, the 13-year-old girl who transcribed the concerns and dreams of a girl who is forced to hide, with her family, from the Nazi persecution of the Jews.
The words of Anna Frank are still moving for their struggle, articulated through a look, that despite the atrocities that surround it, believes in humanity and its good purposes.
6. The Monk who sold his Ferrari ‘ by Julian Mantle
Julian Mantle is an ambitious lawyer of success to whom a heart attack makes him see the existential void that dominates his life. The protagonist of this novel by Robin Sharma, a well-known Canadian author specialized in issues of emotional intelligence and leadership, travels to the Himalayas in search of the balance that will provide his stay among the monks of the monastery.
7. ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’
The Austrian psychiatrist of Jewish origin Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) survived the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau. His wife and parents died there. Frankl decided to give testimony of the horror that had lived, but with positive lessons. One of them, the capacity of choice that survives in man even in the most desperate situations: “Man can be snatched everything except the last of human liberties, the choice of personal attitude before a set of circumstances, to decide his own path. “
Dreams, ideals and goals are not achieved if we do not take action, and this action must be driven by a driving force: the belief in your goals . “This desire must be transformed into a driving force for the actions to be carried out,” says Tony Robbins, who explains in ” Awakening the inner giant ” a motivating guide to achieve our goals.