Best Books To Read For Motivation

Motivation – something we can never have too much of, and sometimes seem to have a very hard time finding, especially during stressful and dramatic times (don’t ask about drama, I could write a book about that right now – actually maybe I should, lol)

But whether you and I need a kick in the behind or a gentle push in the right direction, books that motivate can provide exactly that. And I have read a lot of books on that subject – should I dare to say, semi-obsessively?

In any case, my lack of self-esteem and coffee-fueled reading binges will now benefit you, my dear readers, so at least it was worth it!


Here is a list of the some of the best books to read for motivation, that I have come across so far.


P.S. I will continue to update this book list as I am not planning on stopping anytime soon to delve into more motivational and other self-improvement books – well, cause you know, there is always something one can improve on oneself (or others).


Let’s begin!


Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood (@bymariandrew)


Okay, I am currently slightly obsessed by this woman – not in a stalkerish, creepy kind of way – but in a “girl you are awesome, and now I need to start drawing too”, style – so when I saw that she had a book out, I did not even care that I was supposed to have been adulting for such a long time. This book might not be addressed to an “Older lady” like me (I am not that old), But I still got a ton of motivational stuff that is relevant to my life out of it – so it does not matter if you are a younger person (like my daughter), or an old _______ (enter your own insult), you can get something out of this book that will inspire you. Oh, and follow her on Instagram, right now – seriously, now – and come back to read the rest of the list.


Your Story Is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice


Personal power, wow, how much I could carry on about how important it is for women to find their own powerful voice. Finding that grit that keeps you going can be hard though – especially in the midst of challenging times. This book, however, has some very good points on how to turn your life into a story of personal success and feel stronger, and happier with your choices. Empowering



Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide)


And yes, there has to be one of the books on this list (at least –  maybe more later) that has a cuss word as a part of the title, and that may offend you – but that does not take away from the raw truth that is presented in this book, that provides a kick where a kick is needed. Motivation is not always pretty, and sometimes we need to hear straight talk to get the message. There is a lot of straight talk in this book. Not for sensitive souls.



Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential


I have some bad habits that I am still working on – and I am sure that you do too – but these darn little sticky things that we do all of the time, keep us from reaching our goals and dreams – and that is where this book comes in – but in a more gentle way then the last book I presented on this list. If you learn by reading stories – little anecdotes on how others have overcome what you are seeking to overcome, then get this. If not, move on to another book on this list.



Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline


Oh, procrastination, how do I loathe thee – or at least I will later, for now, I rather read that newest Leslie North book that is waiting in my kindle downloads, hehe. Seriously, procrastination has an individual reason (or reasons), and discovering the reason, while working through it can turn you into a disciplined “Machine”, who can take action, instead of sitting there wishing for things. This book will help you on that journey, in actionable steps with real advice. Find out what you want, and take action. But first, read this book to find out how.




  1. I’ll probably get Finish What You Start. I need it so much!
    I’m pretty good at starting things but not so much at finishing them. I think it’s because the initial enthusiasm fades out.
    Thanks a lot!

    Btw, I’ve read Get Your Sh*t Together and it’s really great! I’m happy it’s on your list.

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      I am glad that you liked that book as much as I did – oh and yes, I hear you about not finishing – I am guilty right there!



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