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1-The Power of Your Subconscious Mind Paperback by Joseph Murphy (Motivational Books For Students, Motivational Books For College Students, Motivational Books For Teens, Motivational Books for Entrepreneurs, Motivational Books For Men )
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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is one of the most promising self-improvement books that you can gift to yourself or your loved ones. This book is designed to help you improve your relationships, health, and also to give you an internal strength that makes every hurdle look small.
The book brings together the best of both worlds – scientific research as well as spiritual wisdom. It used the combined ideas to explain how our subconscious mind has the power to change our lives.
The book explains how by understanding and learning to control our subconscious mind, we can welcome a world of prosperity, happiness, and success. This book will act as a guide and help you understand the depth of your subconscious, get rid of fears, and attract what you desire simply by changing your beliefs. Having sold millions of copies, this book and its ideas have changed the lives of many all over the world.
This remarkable book has already helped readers the world over achieve the seemingly impossible just by learning how to bring the incredible force of the subconscious under their control. Now you, too, can learn these powerful techniques for changing your life simply by changing your beliefs.
Dr. Murphy combines time-honored spiritual wisdom with cutting-edge scientific research to explain the influence of the subconscious mind on everything you do. And he presents simple, practical, and proven-effective exercises that can turn your mind into a powerful tool for improving your everyday life. Filled with inspiring real-life success stories, this invaluable user’s guide to your mind will unlock the secrets to success in whatever endeavor you choose.
Inside you’ll discover how to use the subconscious mind to:
* Increase the health and even cure the body of many common ailments
* Get the promotion you want, the raise you need, the recognition you deserve
* Build the confidence to do the things you never dared — but always wanted — to do in life
* Develop friendships and enhance existing relationships with co-workers, family, and friends
* Strengthen your marriage or primary love relationship
* Overcome phobias, compulsions, and bad habits
* Learn the secret of “eternal youth” and much, much more!
With this book as your guide, there are no LIMITS to the prosperity, happiness, and peace of mind you can achieve simply by using The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.
SPOILERS AHEAD PEOPLE!!
Murphy’s idea is very simple. He says if you want something, just embed the idea into your non-resistive (Subconscious) mind.
To be honest, at the beginning of the book I did not find the whole idea very logical. It seemed like somebody is trying to sell some BS. But then a realization came upon me…
He says “By embedding the idea into our subconscious we can get anything”. But, how???
Now I feel I know-how, as we force the idea into our mind we involuntarily start working towards it with our greatest capability using our full potential, and thus we have achieved what seemed initially impossible to us.
2-Attitude Is Everything: Change Your Attitude Change Your Life! Paperback by Keller Jeff (Motivational Books For Students)
IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT!
Do you dread going to work? Do you feel tired, unhappy, weighed down? Have you given up on your dreams? The road to a happier, more successful life starts with your attitude–and your attitude is within your control.
Whether your outlook is negative, positive, or somewhere in between, Jeff Keller, motivational speaker, and coach, will show you how to take control and unleash your hidden potential through three powerful steps:
–THINK! Success begins in the mind. The power of attitude can change your destiny.–SPEAK! Watch your words. How you speak can propel you towards your goals.–ACT! Don’t sit back. Take active steps to turn your dreams into reality.
Soon, you will be energized and see new possibilities. You will be able to counter adversities and develop talents unique to you. Your relationships will improve, both at work and in your personal life. All you need is this step-by-step program to change your attitude and your life!
This book is written by Jeff Keller who is a motivational speaker, which is evident through the motivational tone of the book. After graduating from law school in 1980, he practiced for a few years. Feeling unhappy with his career in law, he became a motivational speaker which he felt was his true calling. The numerous examples of people who achieved their goals through positive attitude are from his personal experience and research
What do I like about this book?
– The overall motivational tone of the book, that creates a positive drive within yourself
– To-the-point crisp writing, without being verbose at all (unlike some other books which keep reiterating the same points through multiple pages)
– Powerful examples from history
– Great quotes by famous men. It is just a treat to read all these famous words by eminent people.
– The book justifies its title ‘Attitude is everything’ through its content.
What I did not like about the book?
Well, honestly, NOTHING. I’m usually critical of books if I find any flaws with the writing, or content, or engagement, but I didn’t find anything lacking in this one. Hence, the complete five stars. The book is beautifully written with meaningful content.
The book begins with a famous quote by Thomas Jefferson – “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” In the first chapter, Jeff Keller talks about his own circumstances that led to his career change, finally becoming a motivational speaker. He mentions general problems faced by common people in their day-to-day lives and hence creates a bond with the reader.
The book is primarily divided into 3 parts and 12 lessons. Each part includes various lessons, which are thought-provoking. The basic message conveyed through these three parts and lessons is – “When you THINK, SPEAK, and ACT in ways that support your success, you’re firing on all cylinders and on the way to achieving phenomenal results in your life.”
PART 1 – SUCCESS BEGINS IN THE MIND: THINKING
In this part, the author tries to teach us that success begins in the mind, and he focuses on the power of attitude and belief in shaping your destiny.
Lesson 1 – Your Attitude is your window to the world.
Attitude is like a mental filter through which you experience the world around you. Some people see the world through a filter of optimism while others have a more pessimistic outlook. A person with a positive attitude thinks ‘I CAN’ while the others think ‘I CAN’T’.
We all start off with a clean window when we are young, and as we grow old, life throws some dirt on the window (like criticism, ridicule from peers, rejections, disappointments), and we start doubting our capabilities, we start having negative outlook towards thinks, and we are not as confident as we used to be earlier. The advice given in the lesson is to wash our mental window, so we can control our mental attitude. Every human being has the power to choose his attitude. Every human being has the power to choose his/her reactions to different things happening all around.
One of the many Examples cited – Dr. Viktor Frankl’s (Author of Man’s Search for Meaning – would recommend people to read this) experiences during concentration camp.
Lesson 2 – You are a human magnet.
The message of this lesson can be summed up in a single quote by Earl Nightingale – “We become what we think about.” Jeff states the idea of ‘dominant thought’. He says, your dominant thoughts rule the day. Your beliefs brought you to where you are today, and your thinking from this point forward will take you where you will be in the future. As human magnets, we have the power to attract success through our thoughts. If you think about positive things, positive outcomes, success – same shall follow. However, he rightly warns against the expectation of overnight success too.
Lesson 3 – Picture your way to success.
The author asks the readers to create mental movies in the mind, picturing things and milestones they wished to achieve. At the same time, we have to get rid of our old rubbish mental images, which remind us of failure, negativity, and disappointments.
One of the many Examples cited – Story of singer Celine Dion where she mentions that from the age of five, she had always imagined singing in front of a houseful audience, receiving multiple awards, and becoming a superstar. Another example quoted is of Jim Carrey, who wrote a post-dated cheque to himself for $10 Million, which acted as a source of inspiration for him.
Lesson 4 – Make A Commitment And You Will Move Mountains.
Jeff mentions the book ‘The ultimate secret to getting absolutely everything you want by Mike Hemaki. He says, the key to getting what you want is the ‘willingness to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. When you commit to something, positive events start happening, the whole universe conspires to make it happen.
He gives the example of Benjamin Roll who cleared the bar council exam in his 14th attempt at the age of 74! Another example cited is that of ‘Baldacci’ who became a writer, by learning the craft of writing, through sheer commitment.
Lesson 5 – Turn Your Problems Into Opportunities.
Whenever something goes wrong, we start questioning ourselves, our circumstances and at times our luck. In such a situation, we have two choices – 1. Keep feeling miserable or 2. Learn a lesson from the problem and move on. A problem should be seen as an opportunity to learn, improve, and do something better next time. Adversity encourages us to make necessary changes in our life, tap our hidden potential. It teaches us to be grateful for the small things and helps us build self-esteem and confidence.
As Napolean said, “Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”
PART 2 – WATCH YOUR WORDS: SPEAKING
In this part, the author focuses on what we speak. What we say, directly shows how we think, and precedes our actions.
Lesson 6 – Your Worlds Blaze A Trails.
The author says that words have immense power. They can build your future, destroy opportunities or help maintain the status quo. Your choice of words defines your personality.
Always remember – Thoughts > Words > Beliefs > Actions > Results
The author cites an inspirational example of Kent Cullers, a scientist at NASA.
Lesson 7 – How are you?
Jeff says that this question is the most frequently asked question to any person, and what reply a person gives to this question is extremely important. Now, a reply to this question can be – Positive, Mediocre or Negative. We should avoid negative answers as they drain the energy of others as well. Jeff says that we should always reply to this question with words such as ‘Terrific’ or ‘Great’ or other such positive words. This will help boost our confidence and create a positive outlook.
Lesson 8 – Stop complaining.
Nobody wants to hear about our pains and problems. As William Penn said, “the secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” Jeff says that complaining is a major problem in all of us, whereas it doesn’t help anyone.
It doesn’t help the person ranting about his problems, and definitely doesn’t help the listener who’s least interested in listening to someone else’s problems when he has plenty of his own. However, at the same time, the author clarifies that sharing your problems with your nearest ones, is different from complaining, and rightly so.
PART 3 – HEAVEN HELPS THOSE WHO ACT: ACTION
In this part, the author emphasizes the fact that without action, positive thoughts and words will not help you attain the level of success you aimed for.
Lesson 9 – Associate with Positive People.
We are the average of the people we spend most time with. The people you hang out with define your outlook and future because they greatly influence your thoughts and life. Hence, it is very important to be in the company of positive people, who have definite goals for themselves. Hanging around folks with no ambition or goals, who imbibe negativity in you, will put you on the path of failure.
Lesson 10 – Confront Your Fears and Grow.
The path that leads to success is often filled with obstacles. The people who succeed, do so by overcoming these obstacles. If you want to achieve something, you have to get out of your ‘comfort zone. You have to stretch yourself. Adopt a mindset that helps you acquire what you want. Remember, repetition is the key, like any other muscle. It will build up and encourage you to do something great.
Lesson 11 – Get out there and fail.
Winston Churchill said, – “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” In order to success someday, you must be willing to fail today. Successful people around the world are wise enough to know that success doesn’t come in one shot. You have pe persevere, fail again and again, learn from your failures, and work on it again with double enthusiasm.
The author cites an example of TV talk show host ‘Sally Jessy Raphael’, who was fired 18 times, couldn’t pay her credit card bills for 26 years, lived on food stamps, before finally making it big in the industry.
Lesson 12 – Networking That Gets Results.
This lesson shows the importance of teamwork. It shows, if you’re positive and ready to help people, people, in turn, will go out of their way to help you back. Some key points from this lesson –
– Develop a win-win attitude.
– Effectively participate in a group or organization.
– Do not stop the flow of messages, you should keep in touch with your peers.
– Become a good listener.
– Congratulate people on for their accomplishment.
– Make new friends in your field.
– Do more for others, before expecting something in return.
In my opinion, this is one of the best self-improvement books ever written. The content of this book far outweighs its price, and although I have provided the summary for a quick glance, you can still go ahead and pick the book for a quick read. There are many more powerful impactful examples cited throughout the book which make this one an interesting read. Recommended!
Favorite Quotes from the book:
– “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way…. Even though conditions such as lack of sleep, insufficient food, and various mental stresses may suggest that the inmates were bound to react in certain ways, in the final analysis, it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not the result of camp influences alone.”
– “When you believe you can do something, you have the courage to move forward despite being afraid.”
– “As adults, most of us become a lot more concerned about the opinions of others, often hesitating because people may laugh at us or criticize us. At the age of six, we knew we had to fall.”
– “Whether you think you can—or think you can’t—you’re right!” – Henry Ford
– “You see, when you change your attitude, sparks fly in the universe. You’re energized. You begin to see new possibilities. You move into action. You achieve extraordinary results. That’s why I say when you change your attitude, you change your life!”
– “What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
– “They can because they think they can.” – Virgil
The major takeaways from this book are-
Attitude is everything. Even in the worst cases, you have an option to choose your attitude: how’d you respond to that problem.
You can’t ignore negative thoughts altogether. Instead, you can try indulging in more positive thoughts. The positive thoughts should dominate your negative thoughts.
Visualize your success. Be clear about the things and goals you want to achieve
Be committed to yourself. Make “no matter what” type habits. Like, I read and write daily, no matter what.
Learn how to turn your problems into opportunities. Adversities change our perspectives and teach us important life-lessons.
Your words carry more importance than you realize. Always be careful and keep a check on what words are you using often and they tend to imply.
Whenever someone asks “Hey, how are you?” Reply with “Amazing! Awesome! Wonderful!” instead of plain” fine, or Okay”. Heck, I often reply with “I am AWESOME!” It feels AMAZING.
Stop Complaining. Instead, count your blessings. This one practice can change your whole lifestyle.
Heaven helps those who act. Be a man of action.
Add up more positive people in your life and cut off the toxic people that are compromising your mental peace.
Confront your fears. This is by far one of the most difficult tasks. Do it, and you’ll be way ahead than a lot of people.
Get out of your comfort zone. Chances are, you’ll fail, initially. That’s the thing. Come up, fail as quickly as possible, and then learn from it. Improve accordingly.
Patience and perseverance are the keys to longer run. And, life is not a sprint as we know.
3-Believe in Yourself Paperback by Dr. Joseph Murphy (Motivational Books For Students)
In Believe in Yourself, Dr. Murphy stresses about having faith in ones abilities, believing in the inner self and in having the courage to chase your dream, come what may. The book was first published in 1955 but remains as popular as it was then. Being a preacher, with decades of experience behind him, Dr. Murphy delves into lives of people to demonstrate the all-encompassing power of self.
By citing interesting episodes from the lives of artists, writers, entrepreneurs and ordinary people, who achieved acclaim and success, the author goes on to emphasize that one thread that runs through was a strong belief in oneself. The book has proved highly motivational and has enabled many readers to overcome low self esteem and achieve their objectives in life.
The author points out various ways by which one can overcome defeat, hardships and keep on the righteous track to succeed by using only fair means. People who are low in confidence, need a direction in life or a guiding light to keep them motivated makes this subjective compulsion a key to success for any individual says the author.
“Believe in Yourself” by Dr. Joseph Murphy is another supremely brilliant book from the acclaimed metaphysician. The book is written in a clear, lucid, uplifting, inspirational style and the arguments and premises that the author propounds are set out in a very clear and easy-to-understand format. Perhaps the content of the book is a little dated, but the book is still worth reading to get a different perspective on life. I would highly recommend this book.
“BELIEVE IN YOURSELF” – A excellent book by one of the pioneers of human potential movement, Joseph Murphy, shows how to use your imagination to penetrate into the depths of reality to reveal the secrets of nature. .
I particularly liked one comment that he made as follows: ‘It is just as easy to imagine yourself successful, as it is to imagine failure but far more interesting.’ And he insists that your imagination is the coat of many colors; it can clothe and objectify any idea or desire. You can imagine abundance where lack is, peace where discord is as well as health where there’s sickness. That fear and worry create confusion in the conscious and subconscious mind and nothing happens but confusion in man’s affairs. .
So, imagine yourself doing the things you long to do & actually possessing the things
Book- Believe in Yourself by Joseph Murphy
4-The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Paperback by Stephen R. Covey (Motivational Books For Students)
New York Times bestseller — over 25 million copies sold the no. 1 most influential business book of the twentieth century “[thirty] years after it first appeared, the wisdom of the 7 habits is more relevant than ever. On an individual level people are burning out, and on a collective level we are burning up the planet.
So Dr. Covey’s emphasis on self-renewal and his understanding that leadership and creativity require us to tap into our own physical, mental, and spiritual resources are exactly what we need now.” Arianna Huffington one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, the 7 habits of highly effective people has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEO, teachers and parents – millions of people of all ages and occupations.
Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 habits with modern additions from Sean Covey. The 7 habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work! With Sean covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, The wisdom of the 7 habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.
This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
i) Are you hurt? or did someone reject you? Or do you think you don’t have enough maturity to maintain relationships? or do you just want to understand how relations work?
ii) Do you wonder if there are any so-called ‘natural laws’ that we must follow in life for things to work better?
iii) Are you really very busy that you cannot manage your time effectively? or do you want to know how to prioritize your activities?
iv) Do you want to know the real meaning of maturity, happiness, love, frustration etc…
v) Do you somehow feel some emptiness in your life or in your relationship despite giving your best?
vi) Do you want to know how to communicate with others in accordance with natural laws?
vii) Do you want to know how to find out what exactly is your mission in life?
viii) Do you want to know what is right or wrong in any given situation etc…
And I can continue the list. No matter whatever may be your problem, I bet you’ll find a solution in this book. Please trust me. I’m not exaggerating facts.
→The book has a total of 7 habits:
a) Private victory: These habits lift a person from the dependent stage to the independent stage.
1. Be proactive:
It basically teaches that “between stimulus and response HUMANS have the ability to choose”. In computer metaphor, it says you are the programmer.
2. Begin with the end in mind:
It teaches how to write a ‘personal constitution’ through which you can achieve your goals. In computer metaphor it says “write the program.”
3. Put first things first:
It teaches how to prepare a scheduler/planner based on ‘fourth generation of time management which overcomes the shortcomings of the previous three generations. In computer metaphor it says “execute the program”.
b) Public victory: These habits lift a person from the independent stage to the interdependent stage.
4. Think win/win:
In teaches how ‘win-win/no deal’ is the only viable alternative in interdependent realty transactions.
5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood:
It teaches basic laws to be followed to have a meaningful conversation with others.
It basically teaches how one plus one is greater than two (it may be 10/20/100 depending on the trust level)
7. Sharpen the saw:
It teaches how to have a balanced self-renewal in all four dimensions of human life viz., physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.
→What’s unique in this book:
1. The concept of character ethic and personality ethic.
2. The principles or laws are excellent. They are the foundation on which this book is written.
3. A broad definition of success.
4. Making us use our four ‘unique human endowments’ in solving our problems and even while reading this book.
5. There is logic/reason in everything covey says.
1. Covey says that he found startling contrast between the self-help literature before the 20th century and after the 20th century. He found that the literature before the 20th century concentrated more on the “character ethic” or the base (or the roots or the person’s character or the private victory). In contrast, the literature after the 20th century concentrated more on the “personality ethic” or manipulation tricks (or public victory or communication skills or quick fixes or bandaids).
Personality ethic may be required in some situations in life. But serving character through personality ethic is unacceptable. It doesn’t really help. Just imagine trying to reach a destination in India using maps of America. It doesn’t work. He says you may be a positive thinker and think positively like “Well we are going to reach the correct destination. Be positive”.
Even then you don’t reach the destination because obviously, the MAPS are incorrect. But as you are a positive thinker, even if you don’t reach your destination, you may feel “Ok. Let me think positively that whatever god does or whatever happens to me is for my benefit only”. But the problem with that type of thinking is that ultimately YOU DON’T REACH YOUR DESTINATION.
2. There are, what covey calls, natural laws or principles that govern us. We have to live in accordance with them.
Law- when you love anyone don’t put any conditions for that love.
Exp- When you love someone unconditionally you encourage their natural growth process and give them strength. If you attach conditions to that love, the other person wants to prove that he matters as a person independent of you. You put him in a reactive state.
3. Covey stresses that success in one area doesn’t mean success in other areas too, as we live in an interdependent reality. If success in one area is enough, you’d probably isolate yourself from society and work on it. Can your high profile/salary job do something to your broken relationship in your marriage? He further gives what success really is.
4. Human beings possess four unique human endowments viz., self-awareness, imagination, conscience, and independent will, which make us truly unique. Even the most intelligent animals possess none of these.
Covey says you should strive for P/PC balance. The person producing results is called production(P) and the ability of that person to produce results is called production capability (PC). If you concentrate more on P, you will get sick and be unfit for PC. On the other hand, if you concentrate too much on PC, you will get no work done.
5. This book is not something which tells you that “do this and suddenly a light will shine upon you and take you into… or do good, be good, let’s spread the joy…Or do this and something miracle happens and save you bla bla…”. When Covey says something he means it.
He follows it throughout the book.
example 1: When your son doesn’t agree with what you said, you get him into your way of thinking through threatening or exploiting his vulnerabilities because you are smarter, stronger, and (you think) you are RIGHT. You will win. And what about the feelings of your son? Convey says, there you stand at the center of the debris of a shattered relationship, your son being outwardly submissive and inwardly suppressing feelings that would later come in uglier ways. Instead, if you ask your son what his problem is and work on a solution that’d be beneficial to both of you wouldn’t it be nice? After all your son’s well-being is your priority.
example 2: What is right in any given situation? Because if you and somebody are in a conflict and if something you think is right to you, it may be wrong for the other person and vice versa. Here we have to go for a win-win solution. Here, many people think “if he wins, I lose. Life is a competitive race”. The fact is that it is not so. Only ‘very few’ areas in life are like that. The actual problem is ‘your scarcity mentality.
-Suggestions for those who decided to read this book:
1. Don’t read this book in one go. Take at least a week break after studying one habit and apply it in your college/work in your interaction with others.
2. The first pages (till habit 1 starting) is somewhat boring for beginners. Don’t feel your money is wasted after reading few pages. Hold on.
3. Trust those universal principles. Don’t ever doubt them.
4. Repeat reading this book as many times as possible and I bet every time you will discover something new. The principles are highly practical that you may start applying them from day-1 itself.
– My experience:
When I was reading this book, I could hardly wait for a week because each habit filled me with energy and curiosity for further habits to come. Several positive things happened in my life after I started applying these principles.
I became friends with my enemies. I got new friends. Started being much more mature in my relations. Started taking academics seriously. Just to give you an example, one of my old friends with whom I had a falling out, later being friends again after two years said “You know, you have changed a lot! “.
If you have any problem in life, the book is worth reading because you are worth it! See most of the problems in your life. You have no ill intention towards anyone or anything. You try to be as perfect as possible.
In spite of all this, you will have problems. People hurt you. They just don’t understand you. The problems are not because the other person is wrong or you are right. It is just that you don’t have sufficient knowledge to deal with yourself and others. Ignorance is okay but not willing to come out of it is not.
The book is trying to teach principles of human nature. As the author said nothing mentioned in this book is new but a lot of time most of us ignore these habits. After reading this book you will realize why and how important these habits are. It can transform your life. Change is inner and you can transform your life just by changing simple habits.
5-Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life Paperback by Gaur Gopal Das (Motivational Books For Students)
Stop going through life,
Start growing through life!
While navigating their way through Mumbai’s horrendous traffic, Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry get talking, delving into concepts ranging from the human condition to finding one’s purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness.
Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding how to do well at work, or even how you can give back to the world, Gaur Gopal Das takes us on an unforgettable journey with his precious insights on these areas of life.
Das is one of the most popular and sought-after monks and life coaches in the world, having shared his wisdom with millions. His debut book, Life’s Amazing Secrets, distills his experiences and lessons about life into a light-hearted, thought-provoking book that will help you align yourself with the life you want to live.
This book is simply and slowly makes us realize what all wrong we are doing in life, how wrong we are living our relationships. And, then tell us the best way to overcome it. The book explains to us the four wheels of life, where we have to control the steering wheel. The best part I found was the two worksheets given at the end of the book i.e. One us forgiveness worksheet, which helps you to forgive the people, and second is Ikigai, this is basically a Japanese word which means ‘reason to live and is best explained in the book. With every chapter comes a tagline that gives you insights about the content following and a beautiful quote. . I want to include two lines I really loved from the book as follows.
6-Think and Grow Rich Paperback by Napoleon Hill (Motivational Books For Students)
Think and Grow Rich has earned itself The reputation of being considered a textbook for actionable techniques that can help one get better at doing anything, not just by rich and wealthy, but also by people doing wonderful work in their respective fields. There are hundreds and thousands of successful people in the world who can vouch for the contents of this book.
At the time of the author’s death, about 20 million copies had already been sold. Numerous revisions have been made in the book, from time to time, to make the book more readable and comprehensible to the readers. The book details the most fundamental questions that once bothered the author, Napoleon Hill. The author once set out on a personal quest to find out what really made some people so successful. Why is it that some people manage to remain healthy, happy, and financially independent, all at the same time? Why, after all, do some end up being called lucky? The answers, no wonder, had to be no less than revelations.
For more than a decade, the author interviewed some of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world. It was based on what the author learned in the process from all these people when asked about how they achieved not just great riches but also personal wellbeing. The author formulated hundreds and thousands of answers, into concise principles which when acted upon, many claims, can help one achieve unprecedented success. The author has in many places narrated short stories and examples that help explain the concept at hand in an engaging manner. Think and Grow Rich teaches not just concepts but also methods.
It is not a book that a reader can use for one-time consumption. The book, even the author recommends, has to be read one br>Chapter at a time and in sequence. Several readers and even some motivational speakers claim to have been reading this book over and over again, few pages at a time, for a long time now.
To date, it remains the number one self-help book in the world, as far as sales are concerned! About the author: an American journalist, lecturer, and author, Napoleon Hill are one of the earliest producers of ‘personal-success literature’. as an author of self-help books, Hill has always abided by and promoted the principle of intense and burning passion being the sole key to achieve success. Hill has authored numerous books among which Think and Grow Rich has been his most well-known works and had sold over 20 million copies back in the 1930s.
Yes, this book will change your life forever. It definitely changed mine. In what concerns to Personal Development Texts, I would say this is the most complete book about the subject in the market. Napoleon Hill, indeed, covers pretty much all aspects of the power of the human mind to materialize anything we desire in life. And, believe me, when I say, I have read tons of books about personal development. But so far, this book is the best. However, to make it more clear, this book is not the best in terms of providing detailed information on each and every aspect of the process of manifestation. Nevertheless, it does cover all aspects of it in a reasonable profound manner.
Obviously, if your intention is to expand your knowledge in a very specific aspect of the process of manifestation, for example, Persistence, or Law Of Attraction, then I would advise you to get a book focusing solely on that specific aspect. Furthermore, If you are new to this type of knowledge, this would be the first book to start with.
It will provide you with a general overview of this Power and will boost your motivation to expand your knowledge about it. After reading this book, I would strongly recommend Bob Proctor’s Book “Thoughts are thought’. Again, another amazing book!
The bottom line is, once you start reading this type of subject, you must continue reading more and more about it. The reason for that is you must imprint this concept into your subconscious mind in order to use this power properly and effortlessly. And, the more knowledge you accumulate, the more your subconscious mind will accept it and use it in your favor. Wish you all the best in your personal development journey. And remember, Be ALWAYS Blessed! Be ALWAYS a Blessing!
7-How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry Paperback by Dale Carnegie (Motivational Books For Students)
If worry fills up your mind and you end up struggling to conquer it, this book is all you need!
“The secret of being miserable
is to have the leisure to bother about
whether you are happy or not.”
From the fundamental facts that one must know about worry to the techniques in analyzing it, this book introduces ways to prevent fatigue and worry and cultivate a mental attitude that will bring peace and happiness. it offers insights on how to break the worry habit and brings for you not an only magic formula for solving worry situations but a way to conquer it all together.
A result of his own experiences and realizations, Dale Carnegie’s How to Stop Worrying and Start Living has inspired many and helped them triumph over their worries. with timeless practical advice, this classic bestseller holds the power to change your future.
I have recommended this book to so many of my friends as the problem of worry is something that is plaguing the world today. There are people suffering from this worrying disease everywhere all around us. This book has changed my thoughts and perspective about life. It’s surprising that a book written decades ago is still relevant to us in the 21st century. Truly life-changing book Must read.
8-Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges Paperback by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Motivational Books For Students)
The inspiring sequel to Wings of Fire. Over 3 lakh copies sold.
‘It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. As I was returning to my room in the evening, the vice-chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room.
When I answered, a voice at the other end said, ‘The prime minister wants to talk with you.’ Some months earlier, I had left my post as Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change.’
Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey – individual and collective – that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation.
The book is in good condition. There is the chapter-wise bifurcation of the book. Kalam sir has tried to touch upon various situations, he came across during his presidential tenure.
If one has to write a negative, then we could say that anecdotes are very brief. Readers would have love to know more about different situations.
9-Who Will Cry When You Die? Paperback by Robin Sharma (Motivational Books For Students)
Life Lessons From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Do You Feel that life is slipping by so fast that you might never get the chance to live with the meaning, happiness, and joy you know you deserve? If so, then this book will be the guiding light that leads you to a brilliant new way of living.
In this easy-to-read yet wisdom-rich manual, the author offers 101 simple solutions to life’s most complex problems, ranging from a little-known method for beating stress and worry to a powerful way to enjoy the journey while you create a legacy that lasts.
“When You Were Born, You Cried While The World Rejoiced. Live Your Life In Such A Way That When You Die, The World Cries While You Rejoice.”
Ancient Sanskrit Saying
10-Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future Paperback by Ashlee Vance (Motivational Books For Students)
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South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things, and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associate with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.
He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile, Musk’s marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life. Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting, and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.
This fascinating biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance light up the resilient American spirit in its portrayal of an ambitious visionary, an inspiring dreamer, and a persistent doer and innovator. Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur (to say the least), has the indomitable will to carry off what most others deem impossible while at the same time receiving negative bashings in the media – through failures and successes. Musk, born in South Africa, is a personality that was destined to thrive in America. He created a uniquely American story like nothing else.
Elon-musk-coverMusk’s family history is generation after generation of adventurous, risk-taking, and highly intelligent people. As a child, he devoured all books in sight and resorted to reading through two sets of encyclopedias as well. “Vacuuming books into his brain,” he was considered a “fact factory,” with a “photographic memory.” Author Vance notes that not all of Musk’s childhood acquaintances appreciated his gifted mind, and some saw him as a target for bullying. As a teen, Musk left South Africa without his parents; first moving to Canada and then to his ultimate destination – the United States.
In the United States, one of his first business developments included an early internet mapping & directory system which Compaq purchased and merged into their AltaVista web-search engine. With cash-in-hand, Musk next envisioned online banking in an internet world where people still feared such a thing. That dream became PayPal which soon developed the methods used for fighting online fraud, and formed the basis of software used by the world’s largest banks, the CIA and the FBI. The young innovators making this possible later became known as the “PayPal Mafia” and “Silicon Valley Royalty” with Musk its “most famous and successful member.”
SpaceX default In the years to come, Musk developed, invested in, and expanded SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and more. The author delves into the very interesting histories of each of these companies, including the plunges that almost led to bankruptcies. Musk’s companies re-imaged business and what could be accomplished.
The aerospace industry/government contractors with their cumbersome, bureaucratic, and wasteful spending models have felt the quakes brought about by Musk’s paradigm shift. His efficiency has enabled Space-X to drastically reduce the cost of launching experiments and satellites into orbit, making Space-X became the first private company to dock with the International Space Station (ISS).
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Tesla Motors is also discussed at length in this biography, but I find the SpaceX portions really reflect Musk’s innovative spirit. There were many years of failed rocket-launch attempts, but there was always the push forward through adversity. The launches into space and missions to the ISS are the beginning phases with the ultimate goal of colonizing Mars! When I worked on the ISS program, ideas like that seemed very overreaching, audacious, and even laughable to me, but reading this biography, if anyone can get that started, it would be Musk.
The wild promises, one by one, keep unfolding into reality. Musk does not see a depressed, dystopian future for humans he imagines us as a multi-planetary species. Instead, his vision is of saving mankind, not simply creating another product for consumption. Yes, it is far out there, but it is always the big thinkers that push the boundaries.
This is such an inspirational book that I recommended it to my husband and son so they are starting on it. I know my son is interested that many consider Musk the real-life embodiment of Iron-Man’s Tony Stark. To me, one of the great sides to America is that boundaries get pushed and success breaks through in spite of outside interference that tries to tamp it down. The accomplishments of Elon Musk and the teams he pulls together to make things happen truly seem unreal and almost science fiction. I highly recommend this very readable and enjoyable book! Motivational Books For Students.
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