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Success Tools – Motivational books

Updated on April 19, 2011

It’s always a good idea to invest in ourselves. E.g listening to motivational speakers on audio or reading motivational books. We have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain. Also, success in life is not just about money. It includes relationships and how we feel. Some people have all the money in the world, but are without purpose, as a result, they feel empty inside. (Many Millionaires commit suicide).

In this article, I concentrate on motivational / Inspiring books. I particularly get a lot of benefit from such books but have to admit, I have to make an effort to find the time to read.



1) Such books make you a better person by changing your mind-set (the way we see things.) You start to see positive changes in your life as you action what you read.

2) Keeps you positive. So, you will not be depressing to be around. I read a quote recently that said “people are a blessing to me – some when they come, some when they go.”

3) You will acquire more knowledge which will also be beneficial to friends/family. If ever they ask your advice about certain issues, you have the knowledge to share with them.

4) You have the essential tools to help you deal with what life throws at you Example: there are some people who irritate others first thing in the morning. For some, it could spoil the rest of their day and they will be moody all day. Others, would find ways to deal with it and brush the situation off immediately and still have a very good day.

There are many experienced motivational writers out there.

My Favourites are:

  • Norman Vincent Peale – Author of "Power of positive thinking"
  • Joel Osteen – Author of "Your best life now"
  • Susan Jeffers – Author of "Feel the fear and do it anyway"
  • Tony Robbins – Author of "Awaken the giant within"
  • Dr Wayne Dyer – Author of "Manifest your Destiny"

Search google for more books by these authors and others. If you don’t wish to buy a book, then check out their websites and read their blogs or even subscribe.


                  •:*'★ I promise you will see Amazing results in your life. •:*♡


Please feel free to share any motivational/inspirational books that you love. I would like to read them too. Thanks.


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      Johan Pathak 5 years ago

      Motivation book are like a fire and Thanks for the inspiration that's all benefits for success. This video is good representation for success tool ya and i have share this video in my fb page. I have also a good offer regarding to successful life. Enjoy an Amazing 2-day Experience that gives YOU the Practical Skills & Emotional Toolkit to Guarantee your Success in both your business & personal life! This event will be held at The Grand Connaught Rooms 61-63 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA on London 6th - 7th April 2013. Details here

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      Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      You are welcome.


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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Chukwuka - I will defintely get some of the books you recommended via Amazon. I appreciate that.

      Best Wishes.

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      Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      Hi! Lady Elena, I love the motivational books above but haven't hard time to purchase them mostly because I have to joggle education and career, but, I go out of my way oftentimes to read some motivational books or articles.

      Try and get these:

      - Million Dollar Habits by Brian Tracy.

      - Talent is Never Enough by John C. Maxwell.

      - Releasing your Potentials by Myles Munroe.

      - Understanding your Potentials by Myles Munroe.


      - Bank of Deposits a book inspired by Harvard Professor Howard Gardner, Myles Munroe and John C. Maxwell (to be published in 2months) by Chukwuka Okwukwe Chukwuka.


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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful Hub : Enjoyed It very much. God Bless You.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much DeBorrah.

      So nice of you to stop by.

      Have a Blessed week. :)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Lady E, Nice inspiring hub! You have made some great points! I luv the quote by Helen Keller! She should be an inspiration to us all especially since she was blind and... yet very optimistic! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Support Med,

      Thanks for sharing that. I will check out Les Brown. I'm glad you enjoy listening to motivational speakers too. :)

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Most Sundays I'm up early watching Joel Osteen; he always seems to answer a pondered question or thought when I hear him speak. I have heard of all of the speakers you listed except, Susan Jeffers. I enjoy Tony Robbins. Another motivational speaker I like listening to is Les Brown. Thanks for sharing this hub and list of names--we are definitely in a season where we need to know how to encourage ourselves and stay motivated. v/r

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for this Andromida. I will include it in the Hub. God Bless. :)

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      There are many videos about him. I just put a link for you here.You can delete it if you want :)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Dreamreachout - that's good to know and I'm sure it's part of what has made you a success today. Lovely to read from you. :)

      ** rocksandal - I like the way you explained the impact of reading motivational books. Thanks for the link.

      ** Andromida - Thanks for sharing that. I wasn't aware he had You Tube Videos too. I will check them out.

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Norman Vincent Peale is one of my all time favorites.Whenever I find time I looking for motivation videos in YouTubes and then bookmark the links for revisit.I always try to try it one more time :)

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      rocksandal 7 years ago from victoria bc

      motivation book are like a fire. Its kill negativity of mind and give internal powers to the reader . If we see the history every great person had motivational book and they inspired from them and you can see right know they have changed the history .............................

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      dreamreachout 7 years ago

      Elena, I use to be an avid book worm earlier in life but unfortunately I am so time pressed now that I hardly read anymore!! It happens with many like me because being 40, I am at the peak midpoint in my professional field and time or even patience to read a book is hard to come by at this stage!! Dont you agree?! Maybe, I will read again when I would be 60 and will take your advice on the books to choose!!

      Good and useful hub all the same!! Cheers!!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hello anglnwu - glad you enjoyed it. Lovely of you to stop by.

      ** Thanks Ruby. I'm smiling again, just remembering your latest Hub on Las Vagas....

      ** Drpastorcarlotta - thanks so much. Nice to read your comments.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I REALLY love this hub! Hope, faith, joy, LOVE.... Voted-up!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a winning hub, full of hope. My favorite was Helen Keller's quote. Thank you.


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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Thanks for the inspiration that's found (already) just by reading this hub. Love the visuals and thanks for list of books recommended. Rated up.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Jdove-Miller - Thanks. I know you enjoy reading books. I'm sure you have some favourites too. :)

      ** Brinafr3sh - Thanks for that. I was able to download one of his books for free from the internet. He is full of wisdom.

      ** Hi Fgual - Lovely comments. It makes us think "if they got through what they did, we can too" Thanks for stopping.

      ** Cheers Prasetio - that's nice to know. I'm glad you always feel inspired. Have a lovely weekend too. :)

      ** Hello Sima (Treasures) I'm glad you like them too. First time I saw NVP was on my Dad's bookshelf as a Teen and I got hooked.

      Nice to read from you. Take Care. x

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      Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

      Lady_E, Nice article with good books on the list. I am a fan of Norman Vincent Peale and Joel Osteen and Tony Robbins. I have read bits and pieces of their work.

      Would love to sit down and read book cover to cover.

      Thanks for the motivational reminder. Nice to see you!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice information. I love reading and I got spirit and motivation through motivational books. Thank you very much. Rated up up up! Have a nice weekend!


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      FGual 7 years ago from USA

      Hello Lady E. Reading motivational books is so inspiring. The life stories of people who overcame great difficulties and became successful gives us all hope. Great Hub.

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      Brinafr3sh 7 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Great article, I like the motivation speakers you have. I also like Nepolian Hill as a motivation speaker. Thanks (useful, vote up)

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      jdove-miller 7 years ago

      You picked some great ones indeed! Good job.


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