What are the best books for self-motivation?

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    #1The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist is an inspirational fable written by the famous Brazilian author Paolo Coelho. The book gave Coelho the Guinness World Record for the most translations of the same book in 2009. It was originally published in 1993.

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    Yu Cai
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book is such a great motivator it's been translated into the most languages per Guinness World Records. It follows a young shepherd's life, and along the way shows how to listen to your heart and follow your dreams. It's told in such a way that it's very relatable to many people."
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    #2Cosmic Ordering Connection: Change Your Life within Minutes!

    Cosmic Ordering Connection: Change Your Life within Minutes!

    Cosmic Ordering Connection: Change Your Life within Minutes! is a nonfiction self-help book written by Stephen Richards. This nonfiction self-help book was published on October 10, 2006 by Mirage Publishing.

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    Patricia Kennedy
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a non-fiction book that didn't keep my interest for long while reading it"
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    #3How to be Successful in Present Day World

    How to be Successful in Present Day World

    How to be Successful in Present Day World is a self-help book written by Pradeep Chaswal and Deepak Chaswal. This motivational book is designed to provide techniques and pieces of advice in order to become successful.

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    Ralph Allen
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book is one (actually two) person's advice on how to be a successful person. I think some of the ideas are over simplified, but overall the plan is solid. The book is well written and easy to read. I do enjoy reading all of the quotes from the famously successful people the author's included because it's those people who really know what it takes."
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    #4Who Moved My Cheese

    Who Moved My Cheese

    Who Moved My Cheese is a nonfiction psychology self-help business leadership book written by Spencer Johnson, with a Foreword by Kenneth H. Blanchard. With over 90 pages, this book is published in 2002 by Vermillion.

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    Sean Gomez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is very bad. I was bought it as a gift during a rut in my life. It is all about adapting to your environment in order to get what you want out of life. The title is a play on words, essentially “Cheese” represents things you want. You are treated to a short section of the book dedicated to campy-feel good life changes that you can make with limited instruction on how to enact these changes. The rest of the book is essentially a testimonials section with people talking about how much the part of the book you just read is good and helped with their lives. This did not help me at all. Seek motivational books elsewhere."
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    #5The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom

    The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom

    The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom is written by His Holiness Dalai Lama which offers a simple breakdown of the Dalai Lama’s teachings such as insights on daily living, inner peace, compassion and justice for all those who are troubled. 

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    John Riley
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom showcases the teachings of the Dalai Lama and the essential teachers of the 20th and 21st centuries. It provides a great religious experience to read, on the philosophy of Buddhism. At 400 pages, there is plenty of content to learn about the culture."
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    #6Eat, Pray, Love

    Eat, Pray, Love

    Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert is a memoir-novel originally published in 2006. This book has a film adaptaion released in 2010 under Columbia Pictures.

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    Ao Yi
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I like personal stories like this that include travel. Plus, food is a benefit to reading about."
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    #7Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a classic philosophical fiction written by Richard Back with photographs by Russell Munson. With over 90 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Scribner Book Company.

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    Charvi Sen
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Whenever I feel down and under confident, I read Jonathan Livingston Seagull. It's a beautifully written philosophical fiction written by Richard Back and has pictures by the famous photographer Russell Munson. It really helps me feel motivated and energized every time I read it."
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    #8Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching is a non-fiction spiritual book written by Lao Tzu. This Chinese classic self-help philosophy book is about Taoism and published in 1989 by Vintage.

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    Tejas Mehta
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "It has some useful advice in here. It can help you to relax and meditate. I don't believe in Taoism but I'm open to many things."
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    #9Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality

    Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality

    Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality by Stephen Richards is a non-fiction book originally published in 2006. This novel delves into the idea of the "Cosmic Ordering" and how it affected Richards' life.

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    Martha George
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "There are so many better books of this type. While this is well-written enough, it is basically a rehash of familiar territory. Perhaps this author's style will appeal to others more than it did to me. The message is good, whatever it takes to get it across is worthwhile."
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    #10Think and Grow Rich

    Think and Grow Rich

    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a philosophical self-help book originally published in 1937. This novel explores the challenges of personal developments and how to overcome them.

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    Kelly Ortiz
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I bought this book thinking it was going to give me insider information on how wealthy people grow their millions but it turned out to be so much more. It is also a motivation book on how to treat people and be kind to even yourself. How believing in yourself is the most important part of success. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to achieve success in any part of their life as it is truely motivational in every aspect. What a wonderful way to spend some time."
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    #11The Secret

    The Secret

    The Secret tells the story of Judith Hampton as she travels to Scotland to meet the father she'd never known. There she meets Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, and love grows between them until they discover the truth about her father.

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    Rebecca Edwards
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "There seems to be quite a few books titled The Secret. I don't agree with the one provided in the solution, as this seems to be a romance novel. However, Rhonda Byrne's The Secret, is a worldwide bestseller. I've not read it, but I remember when it came out and all the fuss over it. Many have sworn that it is the key to their success in life."
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    #12The Power of Now

    The Power of Now

    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a spiritual book written by Eckhart Tolle. This non-fiction philosophy book is about the source of Chi. It was published in 1997 by  New World Library. 

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    Vibhore Saxena
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "i think this fits perfectly and it seems a lot of people agree"
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    #13How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

    How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
    The classic self-help book now updated to fit our digital age needs. In case you don't want to read it, this is the morale of its lessons: just be quiet for a second and LISTEN to what people is telling you. That's the secret.
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    Doris Alvarado
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I've read the old book. I'm kind of interested in treading the new one. The summary is interesting though."

Summary

Best What are the best books for self-motivation
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The AlchemistBooks 36 Paid
2Cosmic Ordering Connection: Change Your Life within Minutes!Books 28 Paid
3How to be Successful in Present Day WorldBooks 27 Paid
4Who Moved My CheeseBooks 24 Paid
5The Dalai Lama's Little Book of WisdomBooks 18 Paid
6Eat, Pray, LoveBooks 18 Paid
7Jonathan Livingston SeagullBooks 11 Paid
8Tao Te ChingBooks 9 Paid
9Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become RealityBooks 9 Paid
10Think and Grow RichBooks 6 Paid
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