Productivity

The power of inspirational books

- January 2, 2010 2 MIN READ

Reading inspirational books can change your life. If you’ve experienced the impact, please read this article, because you might be able to change our lives.

After hearing Andrew Griffiths speak I decided to read his book, The Me Myth. I’ve only just started reading it, but I’m already finding Andrew’s powerful mix of raw honesty and realistic advice (based on life experiences that are both amazing and tragic) to be a rich source of life fertiliser!

In fact, it was Andrew’s book that inspired me to write this article. Can books rock our world? Absolutely!

5 ways inspirational books can change your life

  • You start looking at the world and your own situation differently.
  • It puts your own life and circumstances into context and perspective.
  • You feel motivated to create changes in everyday situations.
  • You learn processes that save you time, money or heartache.
  • You discover new ideas that help you feel more alive, healthy and happy.

Let’s recommend some great inspirational books!

Have you read a fiction or non-fiction book or eBook that has had an impact on you? Or maybe you’ve written a book or eBook that’s helped others? If so, please tell us about your experiences below.

I’ll kick off by sharing some inspirational books that have changed my life:

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  • You can do it! by Paul Hanna. I read this book many moons ago and it was my first exposure to the ‘be accountable for every single thing that happens in your life’ message.
  • The Liver Cleansing Diet by Dr Sandra Cabot. I read this book around 12 years ago and I still drink a glass of lemon juice every morning. It’s a refreshing way to start the day. Give it a try!
  • An inspirational quote from Robert Gerrish. He said “95% perfect is better than no action at all”. This quote sits right near my computer, and it has prompted me to take action on numerous occasions. (Thanks Robert!)
  • Manhood and Raising Boys by Stephen Biddulph. These books have helped me understand males a lot better. Both of these books have changed my life in profound and beautiful ways.
  • The 4-hour work week by Timothy Ferris. This book totally reframed my thoughts about time management, work productivity and life priorities.

So, can you recommend any inspirational books? If you’ve never left a comment before, why not leave one today? There’s no pressure to write anything of literary merit, after all, 95% perfect is better than no action at all!