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10 Best Motivational Books for Personal Development

Best Motivational Books for Personal Development
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  1. Aasaan Hai says:

    Brilliant list. So much power in these books, thanks for sharing.

    1. Jeffrey I. Moore says:

      Thank you, Aasaan!!!

  2. Providence Oyo says:

    My best quote from Stephen R. Covey is “seek first to understand, then to be understood”. I b if all persons in the world could have this, as a code of living, then conflict will be almost unavailable. with this mindset, a man will actually have time and insight towards self development.

  3. Ollie Coombes says:

    The biography of Steve Jobs is one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read. The sheer drive to make his vision a reality meant NOTHING could stop him. He was ruthless (too ruthless at times), a perfectionist, and a maverick. A true leader and a game changer. He changed the world for the better for sure.

  4. martin kimani says:

    hey Jeffrey, am martin in Kenya Methodist university. I feel well to be in campus but fearing the further of it. Am well determined but still feel like i have an opposing force on my dreams. Which book can your advice me to read.

  5. Mahendra Madavaram says:


    The Alchemist and The monk who sold hi ferrari should also be considered.

  6. Andrew Lloyd Grande says:

    I bought the book The Art of War even it was so expensive because I know that the knowledge that it could give me back is so much priceless. 7 Habits for Highly Effective People book was so amazing also. Hope you add the The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. More power for you and thanks a lot!

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  8. Brian Gough says:

    And don’t forget Jack Canfields Success Principles… AWESOMe

  9. Brian Gough says:

    Other great Personal Development books that come to my mind are:
    The Power of Now
    Zen and the ARt of making a living.
    The 5 things you cannot Change
    The Power of Intention
    Lord of the Rings (couldn’t help it)
    Purpose Driven LIfe
    The Secret

  10. RPoornima says:

    Hello Jeffrey,

    Thanks for sharing list of motivational book. I studied THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE & THINK AND GROW RICH. It’s really motivating.

    1. Jeffrey I. Moore says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it!!!! Yes, that is one of my favs!!!

    2. saddam says:

      I m going to read it after my exam

  11. Matilda Silver says:

    Just wrote a book on finding happiness. Check it out!

  12. Nelson Feed says:

    Wow!!! I’ve read all 10 books on the list and yes, they are motivational, inspirational and useful!!!!

  13. BobMarleyRastafari2016 says:

    Think and Grow Rich!!!! Classic!!!! Out of all the motivational books, that was is my favorite!!!

  14. Bryan says:

    Hi Jeffrey, I am a Masters degree holder in Mechanical Engineering with vague knowledge of what the future holds for me. in my late 20’s. i really do need help with channelling my bliss in creative designing and imagination to something worthy of doing for life. I’ve searched everywhere for books or links, individuals that i could peer up with to translating my creative ideas into fruition but nothing is coming off just yet for me. my girlfriend keeps asking me questions what i want to do with my life everyday but can’t provide her with a convincing response. i fear i might lose her soonest.
    i am really confused… i need help, i hope i find a breakthrough as i don’t know who’s out there, what form and size a helper could find me.
    i wish you all a pleasant week ahead. Cheers!

    1. Desiree says:

      I recommend reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson and also the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. Both of these books have set me on a path of personal development and my future is clear on what I want and how to get it. Then I recommend Think and Grow Rich, but Napoleon Hill. I have found that this combination was perfect for me.
      Enjoy and good luck!

      1. Thanks Desiree & Bryan 🙂

    2. Vince says:

      dont compromise your future with your girl friend , your girl friend opened up an avenue for you to think about your future, things you may have never given great thought about . No matter what you tell her if she is going to leave she will but the door for your future will be open if you open your mind . Your girl friend is an sign post giving you direction that doesnt really mean she is going to stay . You migh think she is the best thing you have ever had but i bet you that if you discover yourself by the future actualization you can then actualize the love you have ever desired

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  16. Hassan O, says:

    It is a great list of deeply touching motivational books and I hope if anyone was looking for these types of books what I have seen here are the greatest collection of all that can benefit anyone and everyone.


    1. Jeffrey I. Moore says:

      Thank you, Hasson!!!

  17. melody seroney says:

    I like! Awesom books very motivational and encouraging books.I like them .

    1. Jeffrey I. Moore says:

      I’m glad you like the list!! Which one will you read first?

  18. John (Books That Will Change Your Life) says:

    Great list, thanks for the tips! Obviously written a while ago but these kinds of books always age well. I run a website on life-changing books so I’m always on the lookout for inspiration on which books to cover. I’ve already included The Art of War and 7 habits 🙂 And I see Think and Grow Rich and How to Win Friends and Influence People mentioned as favourites by a lot of people, so I’ll try to get hold of them next. For personal reasons I also would like to read about Steve Jobs, it’s just the matter of finding time…

    1. Desiree says:

      Read the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and he gets you creating time for things like this…great book! I also recommend The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, it was the book that set me on the path of personal development!

  19. John101 says:

    Nice list of books. Just came across your site and thought to add a few more. I think the following are also great motivational books.
    – Mastery, by Robert Greene
    As with his other books, there are tons of inspiring stories here usually from famous characters in history. Always thought provoking. His covering of apprenticeship is in particular quite good.
    – Focused Determination by Skills Converged
    Action based book on motivation. Has tons of exercises and also engaging stories. Makes you think a lot about yourself. It is like going through a course which is their area of expertise.
    – 4-hour workweek
    This is not so much as a direct book on motivation, but more so on productivity. Sort of indirectly motivating you and making you feel anything is possible. A great read.

    1. Jeffrey I. Moore says:

      John, thank you so much for sharing that!!! All great additions!!! 🙂

  20. Emanuel says:

    I strongly support a lot of the books you mention on your list, specially “The Magic of Thinking Big” and “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” but I have to add a book that I rarely see listed as motivational. It is the first book of Gary Vaynerchuk, “Crush It”. Is was actually the book that got me started on a new path and I think it has so many motivational golden nuggets that I find myself revisiting the book over and over again. Oh well, my 2 cents. Continue with your excellent work Jeffrey!

    1. Jeffrey I. Moore says:

      Thanks for sharing that Emanuel!!!! I loved “Crush It” when I read it, too!

  21. nzumbululo says:

    Comment:m really insprired n motivated after reading thz i wsh i cn hve more of it everyday

    1. Jeffrey I. Moore says:

      Make sure to read us first thing in the morning to start your day of right!

  22. Karen C. says:

    The best motivational book I’ve read is “Social Wealth” by author Jason Treu (( The focus of this book is a term the author has coined, “Social Wealth Mindset”. Social wealth deals with being “rich” in relationships, and therefore successful in life. While this book is great for developing strategies for business, it is also very valuable to someone who may just need some help with their regular, social relationships. By following the advice presented here, I feel much more focused and less unsure about what tomorrow will bring. I know that if I stick to my plan, and apply it whenever possible, things will work out for me. It’s a book that I think can benefit anyone and everyone!

  23. Stacey B. says:

    Awesome list! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I am always looking for books to inspire and encourage me. I would like to recommend a book I recently read called “Mentor Me: GA=T+E: A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement” by author Ken Poirot. This is a motivational self help book that really spoke to me on a personal level. It is obvious that the author intended this to reach out to people individually instead of just being a general guideline and I really enjoy that style of writing over the alternative.The book teaches you how to use your time effectively when looking to make a change in your life. There are also valuable tips about conflict resolution, figuring out your personality type and how that relates to other people, and I find that the more interactive a book is the more I enjoy it. The author has a way of reaching through the page and making the tips and strategies apply to your own life, which I also found really great. You can read an excerpt from the book on his website: . I hope you will check it out

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