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7 Motivational Books Every Successful Person Should Read Before 30

Being successful in both your life and career requires a lot of patience, commitment and perseverance. There is no shortcut to becoming prosperous. You will need to work hard and understand the four pillars of success: vision, clarity, action and determination.

“Every successful entrepreneur has read at least one motivational book throughout his or her life. Without guidance, getting lost in the process of achieving success is a probable outcome,” says Carly Johnson, CEO at AustralianEssays.

Here are seven motivational books you should totally check out.

1. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is an amazing motivational speaker whose TEDTalk video have been watched over 14 million times on YouTube. She talks about hesitation – how to accept it, and get past it. She also develops on the necessary power that you need in order to succeed and how to make the best out of your life by adopting the right habits. In her book “the 5 Second Rule” she offers readers a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back.

2. Nothing to Lose by Daniel Munro

In his book “Nothing to Lose,” Daniel Munro discusses how to conquer fears and live like there is no tomorrow. When you have nothing to lose, nothing can prevent you from achieving your objectives. You are free to do whatever you please, and conquer the world by being yourself.

Read Munro’s book to build self-confidence, expand your friends circle and get the outcomes that you desire.

3. The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon has been working with important leaders for a long time and has been helping people all around the world develop successfully. He includes many useful ideas and practices in his books and provides a different definition of leadership. Learn how to be a great leader and get the outcomes you desire by reading “The Power of Positive Leadership.”

4. The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David J. Schwartz

If you have fears, anxieties, and not a lot of self-confidence, reading Schwartz’s book “The Magic of Thinking Big” will give you the determination that you need. Limiting beliefs never help, but they are sometimes there in the back of our heads, preventing us from fulfilling our dreams. You should not let yourself be influenced by such feelings and emotions, and that is why you should start thinking big.

5. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

One of Tony Robbin’s most famous quotes is “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.” This spinning wheel of confidence that Robbins uses in his books requires readers to think and act, not only think. Wake up, expose yourself to challenging situations, and succeed – it’s that simple. In his book “Awaken the Giant Within” challenges you to wake up and take control of your life!

6. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill does not treat his readers gently in – he says exactly what he thinks in a very straightforward manner. If you are looking for a book to encourage you to explore your inner self and reach amazing outcomes (including financial success), “Think and Grow Rich” is the right book for you.

7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

In order to be effective in our work and productive throughout our days, we must develop healthy habits. I am not only talking about food and exercise – proper mental habits are truly important too. Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” which has been inspiring people for over 25 years, offers a better understanding of the concept and can help you transform your habits and your life.


Waiting for success to come into your life is not a very smart idea. You should seek for it, work for it, conquer it. I hope the above books will help you in your journey. Good luck!

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