Books are entertaining, sure. But they’re also inspiring, motivating and life-changing. And what is life but constantly pushing your own envelopes to enrich yourself and grow as a person? Books can help you challenge your limits. Here’s a list of 10 books that will help you test your limits. These books are from both fiction and non-fiction genres that will help you push yourself past the limits you’ve set for yourself.

Le Projet Bonheur de Gretchen Rubin

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Challenge Your Limits: 10 Books That Will Help You Test Your Limits – Le Projet Bonheur

Dans ce livre, Gretchen raconte ses expériences alors qu'elle travaillait sur un projet d'amélioration personnelle. Dans ce projet, Gretchen a entrepris d'atteindre des objectifs de bonheur mineurs et majeurs pour elle-même. Fondamentalement, elle a lutté pour la vie qu'elle voulait, faisant de son bonheur le seul centre de son attention pendant un an. Les résultats ont été formidables, comme elle le partage avec le monde.

Audacieusement par Brene Brown

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As the title suggests, this self help book is about shunning the fears, anxieties and apprehensions that plague our lives. It teaches us to embrace courage and act in the face of danger. Basically, it is about pushing your limits and ‘daring greatly’ in all small decisions as well as major choices in life.

Feuilles qui tombent d'Adeline Yen Mah

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This is a moving memoir about a woman who suffers emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her stepmother sand stepsiblings in China. In her book, Adeline talks about resistance, endurance and strength – inspiring you to push yourself to endure all that life offers. Plus, the book itself pushes emotional boundaries in a serious, grim manner.

Devenir de Michelle Obama

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This memoir is a testament to the strength and magnificence of the First Lady of the world’s only superpower, Michelle Obama. As the title suggests, through Michelle’s moving and inspiring story, she views herself as a work in progress. Becoming is the process of growth that motivates you to push your limits, as this book will tell you.

#GirlBoss par Sophia Amuroso

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Challenge Your Limits: 10 Books That Will Help You Test Your Limits – #GirlBoss

From the CEO of NastGal is this empowering book that will definitely push you to consistently do better. This is a book about realizing your worth, and how it is much more than what the world (and you) tells you! Embedded in it is also an honest story about how Sophia pushed herself to get where she is now – how utterly inspiring!

Mange, prie, aime par Elizabeth Gilbert

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Challenge Your Limits: 10 Books That Will Help You Test Your Limits – Mange prie aime

This is a story about reinventing yourself. After the protagonist of this book goes through a divorce, she decides to travel the world to heal herself. And so she goes to Italy to eat delicious food, India to discover spirituality and Bali to fall in love with her soulmate and herself. This book teaches you that the end is not the end – only if you go on.

Toute la lumière que vous ne pouvez pas voir par Anthony Doerr

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Challenge Your Limits: 10 Books That Will Help You Test Your Limits – Toute la lumière que vous ne pouvez pas voir

Set in the second world war, this is the moving story of two youngsters who find themselves in dire situations on opposite sides of the war. However, they still help each other – a show of humanity. This book will push you to be a better person, because pushing limits is not just about success or productivity but about being a better person everyday.

Fais que ça arrive de Lara Casey

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In this book, Lara delves into the idea of passion and purpose. Through her own story of being a perfectionist woman to letting go and pursuing her passions, she gives an important message. This is that it’s important to have discretion while pushing yourself. You must only push yourself for what you’re crazy about.

De quoi je parle quand je parle de course à pied par Haruki Murakami

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Challenge Your Limits: 10 Books That Will Help You Test Your Limits – De quoi je parle quand je parle de course à pied

Ce livre de non-fiction du grand auteur japonais Murakami est une chronique de son parcours de remise en forme. Tout au long de son parcours, au cours duquel il a réussi à devenir un grand coureur, vous obtiendrez l'inspiration pour devenir plus en forme, plus heureux et plus performant.

Mon année avec Eleanor par Noelle Hancock

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The author of this book, Noelle, took Eleanor Roosevelt’s words too seriously – do one thing a day that scares you. Ridding herself of her fears, she embraces the dangers of life and pushes her envelopes to the next level. And the result – it is exhilarating. This book will definitely inspire you to push yourself.

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