Maybe you’re feeling in a slump. You realize it’stime to start a journey toward self-improvement, to find the spark that will propel you to the next level and help you achieve your dreams. The question is: What do you do next? That is one of the main stumbling blocks that keeps many would-be goals and dreams by the way side. So why not try turning to motivational audiobook to help get you going?
Listening to a motivational audiobooks isa great use of your time and a fun way to keep you moving forward mentally, physically or spiritually. Anaudiobook format allows you to utilize downtime and multitask. You can listen to an audiobook while you are working out, cooking in the kitchen, cleaning the house, and of course driving in the car or using public transportation.
Motivational audiobooks can give you encouragement, or act as a catalyst to help you take charge, or give you the insight you need to progress. Spending some time listening to a motivational audiobook may spark that business idea or venture you’ve been mulling over, or give you the impetus to focus on your physical, mental or spiritual self. Whatever your quest may be, here are the top 10 best motivational audiobooks to get you moving in the right direction:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey:
This a classic among audiobooks, and one of the most influential motivational audiobooks ever recorded. First published in 1990, this audiobook offers a principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems.
With pointed insights and anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step guide for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity — principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. His anecdotes are as often from family situations or from business challenges.
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown:
This audiobook is about taking the journey from “What will people think of me?”to“I am enough.” The audiobook showcases a unique blend original research with honest storytelling so it is often reminiscent of an uplifting conversation with an enlightened yet sensible friend who offers solid advices, as well as compassion. The Gifts of Imperfection focuses on ten guideposts on the power of wholehearted living, which is a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media that lead us to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate.Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and having confidence in ourselves, knowing that we are imperfect and vulnerable, but worthy of love and belonging.
How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie:
This audiobook is a timeless bestseller, offering rock-solid advice that has helped thousands of people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.The themes in this audiobook offers a commonsense approach to communicating have endured for nearly a century since it was first released in 1936. How to Win Friends and Influence People focuses on principles of dealing with people so that they feel important and appreciated and handling people without making them feel manipulated. It discusses how to win people over to your way of thinking, and change people’s mindsets without causing offense or arousing resentment. The audiobook details these ideas with anecdotes of historical figures, leaders of the business world, and everyday people.
The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle:
This audiobook offers life-changing themes that combine Buddhist principles, meditation theory, and relaxation techniques that helps you center your consciousness in the present,and connect you to yourself beyond your name, character, roles or body. You will learn to feel and trust your deeper sense of self.It’s an important reminder to be truly present in our own lives, giving us more joy in the here and now. This audiobook is focuseson spiritual awaking and transformational power. It premises that it does not take a super-human accomplishment to reach spiritual awakening, but simply feeling the oneness with being. Often our own ego and mind chatter gets in the way of feeling connected to ourselves. Living in the present moment, or “The Now” as Tolle calls it, is the entry point into this realization.
This audiobook focuses on nine powerful and practical lessons to help us find lasting happiness in a changing world. This is an audiobook is for anyone who has ever failed at a diet, survived a disintegrating relationship, or wondered if he or she will ever find a fulfilling career. Perfectly Yourself focuses on helping s us how to find the balance between accepting ourselves for who we are and challenging ourselves to become all we are capable of being.
It looks at how to move beyond other people’s expectations of who and what we should be and become a better version of ourselves, but also how to find peace within. Perfectly Yourself addresses the opportunities and obstacles that we encounter once we decide to ask life’s big questions: Who am I? What am I here for?
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill:
This audiobook unfolds a guide to the success and abundance within ourselves. Think and Grow Rich offers astute financial insights that comes from having researched more than 40 millionaires to find out what made them successful. Listening to this book will help you understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else.
By following the blueprint of the 13 Principles of Success, you’ll learn how you can be the one with an edge. Listening to this audiobook has changed countless lives by teaching them to recognize, relate, assimilate and apply principles whereby you can achieve any goal that doesn’t violate Universal Law, which is the law of God and the rights of fellow humans.
The Willpower Instinct, Kelly McGonigal:
This audiobook offers a fascinating look at the science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.Using the latest research and combining pointed insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.
The audiobook discusses how willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue; it is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Temptation and stress hijack your ability to self-control, but over time your brain can be trained for greater willpower.
The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing advice and complementary exercises to help us reach goals ranging from losing weight to being more patient parents, achieving better health, and having greater productivity at work.
Overcoming Life’s Disappointments, Harold S. Kusher:
When life does not unfold as planned or hoped,this audiobook strongly but sympathetically urges us to take inventory, learn from our experiences and move on with an open heart. Kushner uses the tale of Moses to underscore the statement, “Nobody gets everything he or she yearns for.”
Who better to learn from than Moses, who led the Jews from slavery in Egypt and through the desert for 40 years, all the while continually bearing the ingratitude and complaints of his people, and relegating his personal life to a distant second place. Threading vignettes of Moses’ resiliency into the discussion, Kushner advises that when difficulties arise, we should not allow our faith and dreams to die.
Instead we should draw upon hope and forgiveness to become stronger, and focus our love and fear toward a dream that incorporates the best of who we are. The central theme is that life is tough, so we must be strong enough not to be broken by it.
The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris:
This audiobook is great listening for anyone wanting to start or run a business. It lays out a blueprint for learning how to live life on your own terms and how to prevent your life from being all about work. Ferris takes the standard concept of running a business and injects fundamentally new ideas into it.
This audiobook will help give you the inspiration and strategies to create a business that can provide you with financial gain, while giving the freedom to spend as little time on it as you want. It offers a step-by-step guide to working less so you can live more, including: how to outsource your life to a virtual assistants for $5 per hour, how to eliminate 50 percent of your work, and how to trade in a long-standing career for working in short bursts and taking frequent “mini-retirements.” This audiobook also discusses tools and high-tech shortcuts for living like millionaire even if you aren’t one.
The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg:
This audiobook brings to life a new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. We learn why some people and companies struggle to change, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. Through the audiobook, we journey to laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work, why habits exist and how they can be changed.
The Power of Habit discusses a broad range of topics, including looking at the habits of individuals, how habits operate in the brain, how companies use them, and how retailers use habits to manipulate buyers. The audiobook’s main contention is that you have the freedom and responsibility to remake your habits.
The most dysfunctional companies can transform themselves. The most addicted alcoholics can become sober. And even a high school dropout can become a successful manager.