Best Inspirational Books: For When You Need to Get Inspired
There have been many moments in my life when I reached a crossroads, and I felt like the entire world was caving in around me. Where do you go when you aren’t sure that there is a reason to keep moving at all?
Finding inspiration in those dark hours can be very difficult, and everyone comes to these moments in their life when they feel like they cannot move forward ever again. I’ve wasted a lot of time in these time traps, remaining stagnant and learning nothing.
Inspirational books cover a vast array of topics, and there’s nearly always a book that I can pick up to help me when I’m feeling trapped, overwhelmed, sad, or just simply lost. Inspiration isn’t always about becoming some popular or huge figure in the world; often, it’s about just finding and becoming yourself again.
Reading inspirational books more frequently brings lots of benefits in your life, including:
- Re-learn that hard work pays off, but you have to do the work.
- It’s easier to remember that you’re not alone when you find an inspiring story that connects with your own story.
- You can learn not only from your own mistakes but from someone else’s as well.
- You can more easily cope with failure and use each failure as a fresh place to grow from.
- You have a better outlook on life and your purpose in general.
Are you interested in bringing some of those benefits into your life just as I brought them into mine?
Start by reading some of the best inspirational books! The following books are all recommended as great sources of inspiration when you need something more.
Best Inspirational Books
Question: What five books would you recommend to young people interested in your career path & why?
Answer: "The Property Apprentice" and "Property Magic" by Simon Zutschi
The author of this book has sometimes been called the "happiest man in the world". He is a French Biochemist turned Buddhist monk and has been in a unique position to merge science with mindfulness and meditation.
The underlying theme of the book is that happiness is indeed within our control, and is much more a skill than something that simply happens to us.
One of the biggest revelations for me in this book was the way that it linked happiness with altruism, asserting that there is an undeniable correlation and that helping others can provide a much more lasting satisfaction and happiness than pleasure activities such as watching a movie or enjoying a banana split. This was something I had intuitively when I got into helping early stage founders, and reading it in this book made me recommit to helping others as a way of life, which in turn makes me very happy.