9 Motivational Books to Make Your Next Year Better

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Last updated on September 26th, 2023 at 01:23 pm

Good books are like good guiding friends.

Motivational books in a time of emotional crisis can do magic to our minds.

We just have overcome a tougher year and looking forward to spending a better year ahead.

1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl :

A book that looks deep into the meaning of survival.

Victor Frankl, a psychiatrist explains his memories and brutal experience of lifestyle in Nazi death camps.

How he found the spiritual purpose of survival.

Frankl opined that sufferings are unavoidable.

But how we deal with it is a choice we have in our hands.

Logotherapy, the heart of his theory stands for a conviction that the primary driver of human life is not pleasure.

It is the persuasion of what is found meaningful.

Man’s Search for Meaning is truly one of the significant motivational books worldwide.

Which has been a force of inspiration to find the purpose of leaving.

2. Big Potential by Shawn Achor :

Through combined research of data and neuroscience, Shawn Achor made an argument that by doing something together, we can reach our fullest potential.

According to him, as we help people to lighten up their path of life, we enlighten ours as well.

It is the collaboration that makes the journey a little easier and way more worth pursuing.

As per Big potential, one’s truest potential is a combination of success, performance, and well-being.

Which is way bigger than one’s individual effort.

Working and improving together makes us proceed towards the betterment more constructively.

Teamwork enhances our resources and chances of success altogether.

This is one of the motivational books that teach us about the power of “we” than “I”. 

3. The Healing Self by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi :

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Your healing power gets some extra push when you.

This book is recommended for those eager to learn about health and who wish to lead a healthy life.

Due to increasing pollution and the pandemic situation across the world, our immune system is a matter of concern now.

Since prevention is always better than cure, a book that increases health awareness is always worth reading.

Our well-being is on top priority than ever before now.

The best thing is that- there is hope.

The solution is within ourselves.

The healing self is a breakthrough thought arise by Deepak Chopra and Harvard Rudolph (best-selling author and pioneer in integrative medicine) when it comes to self-care.

In this book, it has been stated that the brain possesses a lymphatic system of its own.

This system is further tied to the immune system of general health.

This is one of the motivational books that tell us about new ways to better our immune system by stimulating genes and the human brain.

A mindful reading of the book lets us know further about ways to fight illness, facts about the gut microbiome, proper diet, healthy lifestyle, stress management, and much more. 

4. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth :

This is one of the mindful, motivational books by eminent psychologist Angela Duckworth.

She guides us through this book about the secret of success.

According to the description of this book, besides talent, a fine blend of passion and persistency brings ultimate success.

This combination together is called “grit”.

She shares her journey of being a not so genius daughter of a scientist and then becoming a celebrated professor and researcher of Psychology.

Her experience led to the hypothesis of what it really takes to become successful in the truest sense.

Some insightful lessons we can learn from Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance are- Value of effort to fulfill your goals, how to learn grit, how to stay lifelong motivated towards your goal, the amount of optimal practice is suffering, and ecstasy.

How to educate a child better way etc. 

5. The Amazing results of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale :

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This is one of the best motivational books that compile thrilling incidents.

Those things happened when the principles of dynamic change have been applied to their lives.

The accessible guide is really helpful in achieving success and strength.

A mindful reading of this book helps to gain you the kind of inner strength that you hardly were aware of within yourself.

The processing is through positive thinking.

As it says what we think, we become.

A form of developed thought engages looking for the best result even in the worst situation.

Author Norman Paela tells us in the book about how to gain confidence, good health, personal strength, release energies, and accept as we are with our individual needs step by step.

This book further guides us in embracing the spiritual force that surrounds us.

So this piece of positivity is worth reading to start your new year with good vibes.

6. How to Stop Worrying & Start Living by Dale Carnegie :

This book suggests practical suggestions for breaking some destructive habits before it destroys you.

Worry ruins mental peace and affects the job, family, relationship, and life overall.

Dale Carnegie shows how thousands of famous and common people have conquered difficulties and worry in life.

They further went back to a positive and practical life.

This book guides us with the strategy to lead a life without stress, facts to know about such a mental state, formula to follow to overcome what makes you worried.

To do that, Carnegie describes how to remove fifty percent of business worries.

Seven effective ways to cultivate a mental status to keep it in peace.

How to stay calm while being criticized.

Six significant ways to prevent fatigue.

Tips from people who have dealt with all these in life.

This is one of the best motivational books that can change the way you think and the way of your life.

7. Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho :

Warrior of the light is a manual of motivation.

This is one of the greatest motivational books which has been an international bestseller.

Every page of the book inspires us to live our dreams, to embrace life’s uncertainty, follow the unique destiny of an individual.

Paulo Coelho helps us bring out the warrior within us.

He tells us how and what it takes to go through the path of a warrior.

One who cherishes the miracle of life, takes on failure, the one whose constant search for the unknown leads him to become the person of his desire.

Coelho wrote several philosophical stories that can delight and guide the seekers.

8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey :

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The 7 habits of highly effective people is a self-help business book by Stephen Covey.

The author wrote about how to be effective while reaching your goal. According to him, “True North” is the ethical principle.

This principle is timeless and universal.

Effectiveness is the balance of obtaining a desirable result and the amount of care it requires.

He explains the effectiveness in terms of the P/PC ratio. P stands for the desired result and PC stands for the care that produces the result.

This book holds the record of the first non-fiction audiobook in the U.S.

more than 1 million copies have been sold of the audiobook.

Above 25 million copies are sold in paper form.

9. High-Hanging Fruit by Mark Rampolla :

This is an inspirational book that motivates readers to set higher goals.

Aiming for greater goals may push one to massive change to his life, business, and the world overall.

Mark Rampolla was doing good in his job.

But was not contented.

He felt like he has more to contribute to the world.

On asking himself, he realized his bigger ideas are just hanging over his head.

In 2004 he was living in Central America.

When he went to drink water with his family, he saw that none was really selling coconut water in the US.

Rampolla introduced coconut water as a beverage in the American market.

He did not just start a business but created a whole new industry.

ZICO coconut water was brought to the people as an alternative.

It helped in making a whole new industry with further employment to others.

In 2013 the Coca-Cola Company purchased ZICO and scaled the brand worldwide.

Rampolla wrote about his business experience in this book.

The book is worth reading for those who want to reach and execute unique goals.

This book is for Business-minded people who are looking forward to driving their force by purpose, passion, and integrity.

Conclusion :

So these are 9 Motivational Books to Make Your Next Year Better.

Here in this article, we tried to suggest some mind-enriching motivational books.

If the article enriches your understanding of the above topic, the purpose of writing would be fulfilled.

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About the Author: Bhaswati Saha

Bhaswati is a Creative Content Writer at Amazing Electronics. She is an excellent singer as well. She loves to read, write, and learn new things in her leisure time. Follow her on Instagram @bhaswastik


  1. I have been meaning to read Man’s search for meaning for a long time. It does scare me though. The sheer idea behind it.

  2. Hello,Bhaswati Saha!
    You covered amazing topic here. Absolutely amazing list of motivational books here. The Healing Self by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi is Really Inspiring and great book. You explained all the books in detailed way. Thanks 😊
    ~ Sweety Joshi

  3. This is very helpful guide for motivational reads… I’m planning to read book no.5 The Amazing results of positive thinking.

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