Top Motivational Books


Jack: Straight from the Gut

The book contains the story of how Jack Welch’s life started in Salem, Massachusetts with his first job in GE’s plastics division from where his ambition rose to becoming the one of the most successful corporate leaders in 1981. Under his leadership, GE became one of the most successful companies of the last century. The book also shares his greatest victory, precious experiences of shattering failures in a passionate memoir and making GE the corporate giant through those failures. Today, GE is believed to be the world’s most complex companies with more than $400 billion worth in marketplace.


The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking contains the incomparable and extraordinary power to reinstate the tentative and fragile faith of millions around the globe. In its insight, Dr. Peale proposes its readers to explore the necessity of positive thinking for mastering the troubles of everyday lives.

It offers how to destroy the splice of self-doubt—the biggest barrier of stepping stone; how to free yourself from tension and everyday’s stress; how to win those problems and then insert them into your everyday routine to reinforce your habit of being happy. The book shows how to eliminate negative thoughts one by one or convert them into positive thoughts and success.

The Power of Positive Thinking has been translated into fifteen languages with over 7 million copies sold across the world.


Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty

“A mother lode of timely, hard-earned, bite-size, street-smart golden nuggets– invaluable for job seekers, employed or unemployed.”–Stephen Covey

The book consists of ten different sections:

1. Jump In, the Water’s Fine! –illustrates the reasons on why one should make network
2. Time To Prime The Well! –demonstrates the accurate approach to networking before starting
3. Start Digging! – teaches to create the base of networking and the indispensable elements of a network and strategies
4. Sharpen Your Edge! –refines your networking skills
5. Excavate Your Unique Skills! – helps identify and apply the exceptionality to take advantage of networks
6. Dig Deeper! – focuses on developing and modifying your networking skills by using your personal exclusivity
7. Don’t Fall In! – networking pitfalls: what are the things to eliminate and what strategies are not to apply
8. Minding The Well! – focuses on preserving the network with best possible way
9. All’s Well That End’s Well! – sheds deeper insights into networking
10. Drinking from the Well … and Sharing the Wealth! – summary of all

The book actually teaches ones how to utilise all the relationships.


The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Dr. Joseph Murphy, in The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, introduces us with the remarkable powers of our subconscious mind that can release us from misconceptions and negative thoughts about ourselves.

To discover the secret power of the subconscious mind, the book highlights the following:

*Nurture a healthy life and alleviate the body from many common illness
* Develop a positive aptitude, the necessity and the gratitude you deserve
* Develop the guts to do the things you never dared to do– but always dreamt of accomplishing in life
* Make friendships and boost existing relationships with fellow-workers, family, as well as friends
* Reinforce your marriage or primary love relationship
* Eliminate all your phobias, compulsions, and bad habits
* Discover the secret of “eternal youth” and much more!


The Magic of Believing

The Magic of Believing, Claude M. Bristol’s has pointed out on how thousands and Millions of successful Americans have become successful by applying time-tested motivational techniques and have fulfilled their dreams. In this book, you will discover:

How to become what you have chosen for yourself
Why hard work alone will not assist you accomplish success
How to convert your dreams into achievements
Why positive thought matters and how ‘belief’ can only make things happen the way you want


The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

The story “The monk who sold his Ferrari”, through the hero Julian Mantle, a high-profile lawyer who crumples in the middle of a trial and decides to search the real purpose of life by travelling to the Himalayas, illustrates an approach to living a simple and balanced life with strength, courage and plenty of ecstasy. The fable gradually takes to an invigorating change from the tiresome listing of all the so-called good things we could accomplish for ourselves but do not. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a perfect fit for the reader who is in the rat race for material success and money.

The book talks about setting and following our own purpose of life and teaches the earliest art of self-leadership with techniques including “do the things you fear” and “the 5 step method for attaining goals” to modify and polish up our life. It demonstrates the techniques such as “the ancient rule of 20” and “the vow of silence”. It also shows us the instances on how willpower can help us win happiness in our lives.

“The most satisfied and enlightened people realize that successful and dynamic living starts from within. Before you can care for others, you must care for yourself.”
“Wealth is not only measured by how much money you have, it is also measured by how much you are at peace within”
“Wage war against the weaker thoughts that have crept into the palace of your mind. They will see that they are unwanted and leave like unwelcome visitors.”


The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

His suggestion is simple and straightforward such as ‘reject rejection’ and ‘surround yourself with successful people’, ‘Acknowledge Your Positive Past’, ‘Face What Isn’t Working’, ‘Transform Your Inner Critic into an Inner Coach’, ‘Build Your Success Team’, ‘Creative Successful Relationships’ Success and Money’, and ‘Success Starts Now’ and many more to have a better understanding of tools that are responsible summoning success.

The book is planned in different sections such as The Fundamental of Success that includes principles such as—Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life, Be Clear Why You’re Here, Decide What You Want, Believe It’s Possible, Believe in Yourself, Unleash the Power of Goal-Setting, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Be Willing to Pay the Price, Reject Rejection, Use Feedback to Your Advantage, Commit to Constant and Never-Ending Improvement, Practice Persistence, and Exceed Expectations can change your life and prepare yourself for success.


The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen

Mark Victor Hansen is widely known to be the mastermind behind the best-seller Chicken Soup series, and Robert G. Allen is the personal finance expert whose blockbuster books are Nothing Down and Creating Wealth. They together have demonstrated the effective steps how to become an “enlightened millionaire” in a short period of time with some encouraging phrases including “you are your wealth,” “clarity is power,” and “I think like a millionaire.”

This inspiring fable, The One Minute Millionaire could be the most uplifting business book with numerous suggestions and very modest practical advice to keep the spirit high; because at the end of the day it is the inspiration that sells.


If Life Is a Game, These Are The Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott

“The Ten Rules for Being Human are entertaining and fun–but more than that, they’re TRUE.”
–Marianne Williamson (author of The Healing of America and A Return to Love)

If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules. This book is widely regarded as the “essential spiritual primer”
that teaches 10 golden rules:

Rule one: It is your body and will be yours throughout your life. You might hate it or love it.

Rule Two:
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school known “life.” and every day you have the advantage of learning new lessons. You need to complete each part of your curriculums.

Rule Three:
There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a procedure of experimentation, a sequence of trials including errors, and intermittent success. The failed experiments are the part of the process that teaches you lessons to be successful.

Rule Four:
A lesson is repeated until learned.
In various courses, lessons are repeated in different forms until you have a better understanding of them.

Rule Five:
Learning process has no end.
In each part of life, there are some lessons involved to keep you alive and go on.

Rule Six:
“There” is no better than “here.”
When your “there” has become a “here,” you will simply obtain
a “there” that will look better to you than your present “here.”

Rule Seven:
Others are just mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless
it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

Rule Eight:
What you do and make of your life is your responsibility. All the tools as well as resources will be available you require

Rule Nine:
Your answers is within you. What you require to do is perceive, listen, and then trust.

Rule Ten:
You will forget all of this at birth.
You can remember it if you want by unravelling the double helix
of inner knowing.


The Acorn Principle by Jim Cathcart

“In this powerful book Jim Cathcart will help you discover and express your true self, accelerate your success, and improve your quality of life.”– Jack Canfield.

Self-consciousness- identifying your inner selves, your aptitudes, and how you respond to people as well as situations- these might be the greatest accomplishments for having a life-management skill to live a balanced life.

You will know the reason why some people draw your attention where others repel you, How to envisage your intuitive reactions to different situations to make out those what situations where you thrive in, Where your intellectual blind spots are, Why you favour certain particular things and how to keep inspiring yourselves with your knowledge, who are those personalities that inspire you most, and how to connect yourself with them, how to control your regular actions in a way that you develop some unique techniques and consistently grow to have a better life.

Mousumi Saha Kumar

Mousumi Saha Kumar is Co-founder and Chief Contributor at Success Stories. She covers the stories that inspire people to strive for the better and meaningful life. By profession, she is a social media marketing and online branding strategist with experience exceeding 5 years in related fields.

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