Life is full of ups and downs. It gets easier when we understand and except the fact that when we pursue our aspirations there are going to be challenges and failures along the way. Sometimes we need someone or something to do that for us and in that case inspirational books can be a great help. Inspirational books help readers grow in unexpected ways. Here are 10 inspirational books with Life Lessons that everyone should read.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a magnificent story about an inspiring journey towards self-discovery and an inspirational book everyone should read. Coelho’s novel is combination of mysticism and wisdom. The novel that has sold over a millions of copies worldwide. Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel is a story about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids.

Along the way on his journey he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. Although no one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to overcome the obstacles he might face on his journey. However, what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a self-discovery. This book encourages everyone to listen to their hearts, recognize the unique opportunities that life presents, and pursue their dreams and passions.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide To Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements is a book by Don Miguel Ruiz is an inspirational book everyone should read. In the book he reveals self-limiting beliefs rob us of joy and create needless suffering. The book is based on ancient Toltec wisdom. the Four Agreements offer an insight into a powerful code of conduct that can help its readers transform their lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, and Always Do Your Best. The book encourages self-reflection and to do better in everyday lives.

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor K. Frankl

Man’s Search For Meaning is a memoir by psychiatrist Viktor Frankl. The memoir describes the life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl states that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, by finding meaning in it, and moving forward with a new purpose. His theory, known as logotherapy. It means having a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful. The book helps its readers value of attributing meaning to suffering.

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life And Maybe The World by William H. McRaven

If you want to change the world, start by making your bed. Make Your Bed is a book which contains the lessons from the speech given by Admiral William H. McRaven is an inspirational book everyone should read. In this speech, he has shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome the many challenges he had faced throughout his career.The book clearly explains how anyone can use these lessons to better both themselves and the world around them. This book conveys the tales from William H. McRaven’s service and offers a simple and practical advice and encouragement which will inspire its readers to achieve more in their daily lives.

Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live The Dream by James Alutcher

Choose Yourself is an inspirational book by James Altucher that everyone should read. James Aluthcher states that the most valuable asset we have and the one which we should be investing the most of our  time, effort, and resources into is ourselves. The book is about how we can achieve success simply by choosing to invest in ourselves and our growth. The book will inspire and motivate you to invest in developing your talents further and is an excellent resource for anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale in his inspirational book The Power of Positive Thinking demonstrates the power of faith in action. He gives some practical techniques in this book, that you can use to energize your life and also give yourself the motivation you need to carry out your aspirations and hopes. You will also learn how to expect the best and get it, believe in yourself and in everything you do, develop the power to achieve your goals, help you improve your and professional relationships and take control of your circumstances and most importantly to be kind to yourself. The book will teach its readers how to achieve happiness and higher levels of life-satisfaction, and simultaneously teach them how each life is valuable.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

In this novel Mitch Albom shares the wisdom he received from his college professor Morrie Schwartz.In this book, Mitch is reunited with his college professor Morrie during the final months of his professor’s dying life. Every Tuesday they meet to discuss the important messages and lessons of life in a very heart-warming fashion. This book will touch the reader’s heart inevitably and inspire them. The book inspires the readers to live a good happy life.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by Robin Sharma

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is an inspiring story by Robin Sharma that provides a step-by-step approach to living with courage, balance, abundance, and joy. It is a wonderfully crafted story of Julian Mantle, who is a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing journey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons. The book will teach the readers to follow a routine, develop joyful thoughts, value time, follow your dreams and live life one day at a time.

What We Think We Become by Durgesh Sarpathy

What We Think We Become is an inspirational book by Durgesh Sarpathy that everyone should read. The book is based on a quote by Buddha, ‘We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves’. The book teaches the readers that they can achieve anything they want if they control their thoughts. Sarpathy uses staircases as a metaphor stating that it is up to the reader to decide which staircase they want to choose a positive value staircase or a negative value staircase.

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach Of Living A Good Life by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck is a self-guide by Mark Manson is one of the best inspirational books everyone should read. The book has a refreshing approach which is different from other inspirational books. In this book Manson is brutally honest and does not sugarcoat his life lessons. He encourages his readers to accept their faults and limitations, the fact that life is not always fair, and that despite their best efforts everybody cannot win. This book has some great philosophical wisdom for the modern generation that can help empower many individuals to gain control over their actions and their life as a whole. The book will inspire the readers to live a grounded life.

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