14 Inspirational Books You Must Read Once In Your Life Time

The fresh smell of the new pages of a book while flipping it, is probably one of the best feelings in the world. Books can take us to another world, away from the drudgery that life is. Books can be our favourite companion to get indulged into after a stressful day. Through books, we can dive into the magical unknown world and explore our fantasies. Apart from this, books help us to believe in life and goals through the power of words.
On World Book Day 2018, let’s take a look at some of the most popular Inspirational Books which will not only motivate you but also help you to understand the power of your dreams and goals. Read these books and believe in your dreams, and set out to move forward in the direction of your dreams.
” Remember that there is no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. “
– Robin Sharma in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
The 14 Inspirational Books which you should read are –
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
It’s written by Stephen R. Covey, the book tells us about the proven principle of righteousness, goodness, candor, and human decency. One of the habits told in this book is –
Think Win-Win: It is a personality based-code for human communication and association. We mostly things only I will win and the other will fail. But here the psychology is different we have to live in a united area, not a comparative one. We must seek collective benefit in all human interactions. You can possess win-win attitude by having integrity, maturity, abundance mentality.

2. The Greatest Salesman In The World
This book was written by Of Mandino, that serves the life ideology and philosophy of salesmanship and the way to get accomplishment while doing this.
The story of Hafid, who is a poor camel boy and he achieves a life of affluence is the story depicted in the book which will give you various insights of life. The book is pretty short. The book is about a man who finds scrolls which will make him the greatest salesman in this world. Just giving you a sagacity about one scroll
I will persist until I succeed :
“I was not delivered until this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins.”
“The price of life is at the end of each journey, not near the beginning.”

3. Awaken The Giant Within
This book by Tony Robbins will help you to control your life. It provides a step-by-step guide to self-mastery that will help you to discover your true potential, take your life’s objective, and will help to shape your destiny.
One great line from this book is “For most people, the fear of loss is much greater than the desire for gain.”

4. Screw It Let’s Do It
It is one of the favourite saying for Richard Branson. This book will let you know the lessons the Virgin tycoon applied in his life, like believing it can be done if others disagree with you, try again and again till you achieve your goal. Love the work you do. You can incorporate these wonderful lessons from this book in your own life. And it will inspire you to do exception in your life.

5. The Art of Happiness
The book is written by Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, the psychiatrist who interviewed Dalai Lama and then this book came up. The concept of this book is about life’s happiness, peace, calmness. The happiness depends upon your mental state, circumstances, external conditions, or events.
One lesson from this book is-
“The only constant thing is the change”, Dalai Lama says that suffering is a part of life, but when we reject ourselves and start blaming ourselves then problems arises. So we should change this character and perspective of life. Resistance to change leads to suffering.

6. The Four Agreements
This book is written by don Miguel Ruiz, he reveals the self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create the way for suffering. The four agreements is a powerful way to reconstruct our lives to get the new experience of freedom, profligacy, truthiness, bliss, love, and affection.
This book says:
Always do your best
Your best changes from moment to moment;
Your best is different when being healthy or being sick.
Simply give your best under any circumstances.

7. The Magic of Thinking Big
This masterpiece from David Schwartz contains the secrets needed to get the best out of your life, job, family life. This book tells you to cumulative success. You must think big if you want to achieve big and you must motivate yourself to improve you’re work-life, balance it, earn more money and lead a full filling life.
“Do what you fear and the fear disappears”- a famous quote by the author.

8. The Gift of Imperfection
It is written by Brené Brown.This book shows you that how you can embrace yourself and accept your inner flaws, instead of constantly running to be the image you are trying to be because you cannot make everyone happy.
One very popular line from the book is:
“Comparison breeds conformity. The more you compete, the more boring you’ll get.”

9. How to Win Friends & Influence people
This book was written by Dale Carnegie. Till now over 30 million copies are being sold.
Some of the teachings of this book are
Techniques in Handling People
  • Don’t criticize, condemn or complain others
  • Give honest and sincere appreciation to people you deal with
  • Arouse in the other person an eager want for y

    ourself.

10.Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. The book is about his real father who is poor and the father of his best friend who is rich-and the ways by which his thoughts about money and investing are changed by this two men.
The five big ideas are-
  • The poor and the middle-class people they work for money. Whereas the rich people out there work for themselves.
  • It’s not how much money you make that matters. It’s how much money you keep for yourself that matters.
  • The single most powerful asset we all have in our mind. And we must know how to utilize it, whether wisely or different way.

11. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
This book by Robin Sharma is a gem of a book. This book is a fable about Julian Mantle, a high-profile attorney with a crazy schedule and a set of priorities that center around money, power, and prestige. And how his life changes after he faces a heart attack. Then he sells all his possessions and goes to India to seek a more meaningful life existence. When he returns back, he’s a changed man. His perspective on life thinking is changed fully. He has learned from some mythical Himalayan gurus how to live a happy an wonderful life without thinking about the money and richness.

12. You Can Win
This book by Shiv Khera is also a powerful book which will change your way of thinking towards life. This book will help you to build confidence by mastering the seven steps of positive thinking. You’ll be able to change your weakness into strengths. Take charge of things which are happening around you, rather than the control you.
One of the famous quotes from this book is-
“The winner has a solution for
every problem; the loser has a
a problem for every solution.”

13. The Alchemist
The novel was written by Paulo Coelho in the Portuguese language in the year 1988, soon it became a hit and it got translated into 70 languages by 2016. The story is about a young shepherd Santiago, his dreams of traveling the world and to discover treasures. The boy was courageous enough to follow his destiny. The books main theme is to follow your own destiny and lays emphasis on the importance of the journey more than the goal.
The most famous line from this book is –
“When you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

14. Inner Engineering
This book is written by The Mystic- Sadhguru. The book has a tagline “A Yogi’s Guide To Joy”-truly defines the content of the book. In this revolutionary book, visionary, mystic Sadhguru tells us about his life experiences. How he experienced spirituality and how yoga transformed his life. This powerful methods told by him made your mind and body in a tranquil position with energies around and within you, creating a world of limitless power and welcoming possibilities.
The book says- “Inner Engineering is your own software for joy and well-being.”

Don’t fear to go in the path of your dreams. Remember that failures are just hurdles in your way and can’t stop you from moving forward.
Read these books and be inspired by them. Don’t forget to let us know about your suggestions and thoughts about this post in the comments box. Happy Reading 😊
Article by – Subhajit Chowdhury
Edited by – Debolina Ghosh

Be Your First Love

“Self love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.”

~  Beau Taplin ||Self Love 

The title “Be Your First Love” may seem very catchy and may eventually garner lot of attention. But believe me or not, at some point of our lives it’s one of the toughest things we could have ever done. Think of such situations or times when loving ourselves was the toughest thing to do. The loneliness which can break you apart in those sleepless nights, can fix your heart at times like nothing. The heart and body which we will have to carry till grave is our own, yet falling in love with ourselves accepting our shortcomings seems to be tough.

We as individuals are complex and full of passions, strengths, weaknesses and insecurities. Our life may seem perfect yet be full of hidden discomforts. Often these discomforts lead to insecurities, corroding our happy smiles. We may not be the best in all the roles we perform, but that’s just fine. Stop being covertly judgemental about yourself and stop fitting in every role.  At times loving yourself is a priority and your happiness should matter to you the most. Our happiness often becomes dependent on the people around us, making us vulnerable. People in our life can be a reason for our happiness, but should not be the ultimate source of it. Life doesn’t mean a box full of presents, but a road trip full of hurdles. Love your company and pamper yourself at those lazy weekends. Prepare a meal for yourself, watch your favourite movie or read a book which were planning to read from long. Take a trip through memory lane, pat your back for all the tough days you have successfully gone pass. Smile for those memories which made you cry, feel blessed!

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Be different, be real. Your individuality should not be boxed in the mainstream way to fit into societal norms. The do’s and don’ts shouldn’t be a way of framing your personality, be a soul full of energy – mature yet childish, messy at times but tough enough to handle the blows. Love yourself and celebrate the complex  and commendable piece of art we all are born as. Of all the things that bother you in life, the feeling of not being enough, is worst. Change yourself only if you feel to and never to fit in. Realise that you can’t get everything in one life, let few wishes be unfulfilled and smile for all the great things you have got. Smile and smile without reasons, have that infectious energy in your uncensored smile.

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By- Debolina Ghosh