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Which Motivational Books are the Best?

Updated on May 7, 2011

There are so many motivational and self help books out there that it really becomes difficult to pick out any one. The best way to personally grow constantly though is to ensure that you spend a certain amount of time every day reading some motivational material. This might even just be 20 to 25 minutes a day. Keeping some time aside just to read these motivational books preferably in the morning soon after you wake up and at night just before you go to bed can do a world of good to your attitude throughout the day.

But which motivational books are the best? Sadly I can’t claim to have read every motivational book out there as I’m pretty sure no one else has either. And there is really no sense recommending a book if you haven’t first read it and felt it added value. So I’m going to mention a few words on the books I have read and how much of a value add these have been to me. This may not be a list of “which motivational books are best” but they do answer the question “which motivational books have been best for me”. Hope they add value to you too.

A book that I finished reading recently was Searching for Success by Billy Arcement. The best thing about this book is that it’s less than 200 pages long. That means it’s a great motivator for people who find it difficult to read a book simply because it seems too big and they have to read so much. If you’re a beginner, why not start off going through this book.

Now the author is basically a businessman who speaks, writes and consults on motivational issue professionally. One of his primary goals is to help people turn knowledge into results.

I won’t say that this is the best motivational book I have ever read, but there are several things that the author puts out in a different light which really does make sense.

The book begins on a brilliant note. Discover yourself! One of the reasons many people don’t get much out of motivational and self help books is because they don’t know what they are looking for. Without a reasonable understanding about yourself, your goals, dreams and priorities, you’re likes and dislikes, you really have no idea about what bit of knowledge you really need. You may find information that makes sense, but it really doesn’t make a life changing impact because you don’t know what you are really looking for.

Having discovered oneself, the author then proceeds to explain in length on the effects that out attitudes have had in our lives. What’s interesting here is he doesn’t just tell you that you probably have a bad attitude and so you’re not where you want to be. He explains how that attitude impacts your life and that once you have a desire to improve, and then you open the door to success in your career, business or other endeavour. The author proceeds to touch upon other important areas such as persistence and consistency, planning and the importance of constant learning.

Now these aren’t new concepts, but he explains these with methods to improve in each of these fields. Simple methods with simple examples that you and I can use.

You should have a look when you get the chance: Searching For Success – Billy Arcement, M.Ed.


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