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Favorite Motivational Books

Updated on May 28, 2012

Which books have motivated and inspired you the most?

If you are reading this lens, you are not (most likely) one of the people who have never read a book since high school.

You have found books that inspired you to live a better life and set higher goals.

Other books have motivated you to create a plan and take action to achieve those goals.

Still other books have given you the insights and knowledge to make better plans and to accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

I've started this list with some of my favorites and I encourage you to vote for your favorite book, or, if it isn't in the list, to add it.

This is a companion lens to Favorite Motivational Movies.

You're encouraged to spread the word about this lens and to invite others to come and vote.

Act on your dream!

JD

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Motivational Books Poll

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Favorite Motivational Books - Vote for your favorite!

I have learned most of what I know about business, marketing, and achieving my goals by reading great books written by outstanding authors. I'm going to start this list and I invite everyone vote and/or add to the list.

Please vote for your favorite motivational or inspirational book in the list below. To vote for what you think is the best book, click the up arrow to the right of the number. To vote against a book, click the down arrow.

If your favorite motivational book isn't in the list, please feel free to add it, then give it time to be added (a couple of minutes or so) and refresh the lens so you can vote for the book you just added.

We welcome your thoughts and comments about your favorite motivational, inspirational, and other books that have made a big impression on you and have helped you accomplish more with your life.

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  • poldepc lm profile image

    poldepc lm 

    6 years ago

    great info on your lens...thx for sharing

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    eccles1 

    6 years ago

    How to Win Friends & Influence People I think should be read by all

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    AJ 

    6 years ago from Australia

    Thank you for innumerable recommendations to inspire.

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    anonymous 

    6 years ago

    YaY i found some more books to read on my Kindle

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    mymillionmentor2011 

    7 years ago

    Wow... that was a great collection of motivation books and quotes!!!

    As a motivation and self-development freak my self, I am also into this. My latest purchase My Millionaire Mentor 2011 is another awesome collection. Check out it out at My Millionaire Mentor 2011

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    Kate Loving Shenk 

    8 years ago from Lancaster PA

    My gosh, I've read almost all of the books mentioned here!! And my life is better for it!!

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    Prosperity09 

    8 years ago

    @MarinaMartin: I second that MarinaMartin! After reading Jack Canfield's books I was amazed and relieved to find out what was holding me back. I am a true believer in motivational books and audios they are truly empowering.

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    Dr_Paul_DeBell 

    8 years ago

    This is a great lens! You have put together a wonderful collection of information, resources, and books to help people. Please feel free to stop by my lens and say hi when you get the chance.

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    Deb Bryan 

    9 years ago from Chico California

    Thank you Everyone,

    Love the ideas and the suggestions. Thanks for adding links and for voting.

    Thank you Chris, Steve Pavlina is amazing! [in reply to MusicMadness]

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss - has to be one of my personal favorites (although I have many). When I ran a preschool I started a tradition with all my 5 year olds - beginning with my own son - that when they left my program to go to kindergarten they would receive their own copy of the book from me. I would write a letter inside the cover about my favorite memories of and with that child. I've given it as a High School grad gift as well. I'm gonna lensroll your lens with my motivational lens about Persistence and Passion ! 5 Stars ! http://www.squidoo.com/persistence-1

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    I can't vote, since you have to join Squidoo to do so. I'll say you have some nice books here, but one I love is Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker.

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    Nancy Tate Hellams 

    9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

    You've got a great list here. I will have to start reading and checking off the list.

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    [in reply to MarinaMartin] Good morning, Marina.

    Thanks for voting.

    I'm sorry for the delay in approving your blog to the list. I've been busy offline.

    Act on your dream!

    JD

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    MarinaMartin 

    9 years ago

    Great lens, John! I voted for Jack Canfield's "Success Principles" which is my all-time favorite motivational book. Each chapter is only a few pages long, yet it's a very thick book -- making it easy to open to a random page and glean some inspiration (sort of like the bible).

    I also added my motivational blog, SufficientThrust.com, to the list (hope that's okay...) ... I have one motivational post a day written and scheduled for the next year, and I designed it so people could get a little boost each day.

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    great lens, a great variety of books provided.

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    poutine 

    9 years ago

    That's quite a large assortment of inspirational books that you listed here.

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    Ruth Coffee 

    10 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

    Getting and staying motivated is so critical to building a busisness and realizing your dreams. Great lens!

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    anonymous 

    10 years ago

    Thanks for all your kind comments; they are much appreciated.

    Have you voted for your favorite motivational books? The more votes we get, the more the best will float to the top of the list.

    MusicMadness, thanks for adding StevePavlina.com; I agree with you.

    Act on your dream!

    JD

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    MusicMadness LM 

    10 years ago

    How about a favorite motivational website. I added StevePavlina.com to your plexo list. He's been an big influence in my life as far as career and personal changes go.

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    Mark-Nehs 

    10 years ago

    Great lens -- found several favorites and few I will need to check out.

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    Joan4 

    10 years ago

    What a list! Found a few I had not read! Enjoyed your lens!

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    clouda9 lm 

    10 years ago

    Great idea for a lens! You have found a lot of very inspiring books and sites to add. Thanks for sharing.

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    CorrieWoods 

    10 years ago

    Great lens! You've got a wonderful collection of motivational books to choose from. I added one to the list, and would love for you to visit my lens when you get a chance.

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    CliveAnderson LM 

    10 years ago

    Hi John,

    Being a keen follower of everything positive I've found the information on this lens extremely beneficial. There have been many PMA episodes in my life but my current favorite life changer has to be "The Secret" a real must for anyone serious about moving forward or gaining a better understanding of what goes on around them and how they can actually influence this.

    Top lens my friend 5 stars, lensrolled and favorited.

    Kind Regards

    Clive Anderson

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    Renegade-Dream-Builder 

    10 years ago

    Great lens

    It's a definite 5 for me

    You might also check

    Prisoners Of Our Owwn Beliefs

    Gary

    The Renegade Dream Builder

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    Jezzzz 

    10 years ago

    Great Lens. Check out my make money online site to learn how to make more money online.

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    anonymous 

    11 years ago

    Great lens! I voted 5 stars - I invite you to check out mine too, and rate it for me! Live Streaming Video

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    LWidjaja 

    11 years ago

    Hi Jd, Nice lens .I loved to read books and motivatinal is one of them.

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    PattiVilla 

    11 years ago

    Hi JD, Great lens. I'm always reading books to get me motivated and moving. I didn't read The Secret but watched the DVD...Loved it. Thanks for the lens.

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    UltraBrainTraining 

    11 years ago

    Hi John, I just had to vote for 'The Secret', didn't I?

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    Ragsstudio 

    11 years ago

    Great list and great lens. Thanks for sharing.

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    MaryK LM 

    11 years ago

    Great lens JD! Inspiring even!!! ;-)

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