There are books which inspire us, motivate us, and leave a profound impression on our mind. These are the books that fill us with hope, optimism and the spirit of being dogged and persistent. Some of these books have the potential to change the mindset and thought process of the readers. And the change is irreversible.
1. Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
This all time bestseller is based on the psychology of inmates in Nazi death camps.
It is one of the most outstanding works that focusses on holocaust. A classic celebration of hope, human endurance, literally death defying struggle, and the iron will to survive in the most attrocious and inhumane environment. The book explains why it is very important to always have a meaning and larger purpose in life. And the love of near and dear one’s to keep us going.
As the saying goes “Those who have a why to live, can endure almost any how”
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
First published in 1988 in Portuguese. The Alchemist is one of the most widely read books of our times which has been translated in over 69 languages.
The book is about following your true passion, the calling of your heart, and striving hard for what we really want to achieve in life. Most important message of the book is to always do what your heart desires, and tread on that path. There will be obstacles. But in the end the journey will be worth it.
As the quote goes ” The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams “
One of the most inspiring quotes of The Alchemist is “And, when you want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”
3. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Ever since it was first published in 1936, 30 million copies of this book have been sold worldwide. And it remains amongst the most successful self-help/ motivational guides.
The book is about personality development, grooming, boosting confidence and how to become a better team-player and a friendly conversationalist.
“Develop success from failure. Failure and discouragement are two biggest stepping stones to success” ~ Dale Carnegie
4. Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The author interviewed 40 successful industrialists and business tycoons for this book, including magnates like Rockefeller. This book is tremendously popular and is read mostly by those who harbour entrepreneurial ambitions.
As it is often said “Successful people don’t do different things, they do things differently”
Perhaps the most inspiring quote of the book is ” All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”
5. The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
What is in our mind and we are unaware of, but that influences our drives and actions is the subconscious.
This book is about cultivating assertive positive thinking and optimism. To always see your glass as half filled, not half empty. To be at peace with yourself and try to keep the mind calm and balanced.
Arguably, the best quote of this book is “Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.”