15 Motivational Books That You Should Read in 2021

Hi there! I know I disappeared (again). Sorry for making you guys wait, I know many of you eagerly wait for my article which I appreciate. Today’s article is not about any political discussion (don’t worry I’ll soon talk about a serious issue of Pakistan in my next article) #suspense. Well, I am going to list down 15 motivational books that you should read in 2021.


Why 2021? Think positive! just because 2020 is the worst year doesn’t mean we can’t count on the blessings yet to come. I am 100% positive that 2021 will be far more beautiful, blessed, and full of happiness than 2020 (InshaAllah). We will soon get rid of this COVID-19 plus everything will get back to normal (at least we can pray, believe, and stay optimist).

15 Motivational Books That You Should Read in 2021

1- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

First of all, I would like to recommend this masterpiece to the one reading this (you). If you haven’t read the 7 habits of highly effective people, believe me, you are missing out on something great, something that can change the way you think, the way you eat, the way you walk, the way you talk, the way you do everything. This book is an eye-opener, a guide of how to be confident and believe in yourself. How you can change the world by changing your thoughts.the 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R. Covey

I am saying all of this because I’ve read the 7 habits of highly effective people about 2 months ago (will soon write an honest review of this book). Honestly, it is a self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey.

2- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hills

Although, Think and Grow Rich is on my reading list. I have heard a lot about reading this book by Napolean Hill but right now I am halfway through The Science of Success by the same author. So yeah, many people are talking about this. Think and Grow Rich was originally published in 1937. Now they have released the latest version of the book. Nonetheless, the text and formatting have been kept the same in the original release except for some minor formatting changes.Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is promoted as a personal development and self-improvement book. It’s full of inspirational, motivational lessons to help you be confident and shine bright like a diamond.

3- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck  by Mark Manson

Do not misunderstand this book by its title. I repeat, DO NOT. I understand it’s a bit embarrassing using that ‘F’ word in a motivational book but to be honest, there’s nothing wrong inside the book. I read this and I can say a hundred times. This book is full of motivation, inspiration, provocation, imagination, originality, and perfect brainstorm.The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

I wanted to purchase this book, but a friend of mine gave it to me as a gift on my birthday. I couldn’t be happier. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is full of self-development lessons that you should read and try to implement.

4- The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The author of this book has strong faith in God. The power of positive thinking teaches us to think positive in all the negative circumstances. In this book, you will see how verses from the bible can change your mindset and attitude. Also, it will make you feel grateful for every moment or opportunity life has to offer.15 Motivational Books That You Should Read in 2021

Although, This international bestseller has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and has helped many people live more fulfilling lives through adopting Dr. Peale’s message of faith and inspiration.


5- The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Work Week shows readers how to live more and work less. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.15 Motivational Books That You Should Read in 2021

This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches readers to work efficiently and earn unexpectedly more. For example: How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week. Also, How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist. And much more.

6- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear is also included in this list of 15 motivational books that you should read in 2021. Big Magic is a self-help, motivational, inspirational, full of optimism book. Elizabeth Gilbert teaches readers how they can change their lives through being creative. How to trust your instincts and move forward.Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic tells the secrets of Elizabeth Gilbert’s generative process and shares her unique wisdom and perspective on creativity. She offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration and discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits that let us live our most vibrant lives. Embrace curiosity. Let go of needless suffering. Tackle what we most love, and face down what we most fear.

7- Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Talking about motivational books and forgetting to mention this masterpiece by Rachel Hollis, Like seriously? Rachel Hollis knows when and how to win the hearts of millions of readers around the globe.15 Motivational Books That You Should Read in 2021

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals is a Self-help and motivational book by Rachel Hollis. The author feels the intensity of women being less appreciated in this modern business world. Women are under-estimating their potential while working alongside men, which made them feel they are not good enough.

Rachel encourages women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams and to begin fully pursuing them. To help her audience she provides a lot of great information regarding which excuses we should say goodbye to, which habits to adopt, and the skills that will provide you with the confidence to live your best life!

8- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

What do I say? The title is itself an introduction. How to stop worrying and start living is a master-work of Dale Carnegie. It is a self-help book that will boost up your level of motivation by eliminating worry from your life. This book tells the disadvantages of being worried all the time. We all suffer in life but worrying should not be the solution.How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

The book is composed of fundamental facts to know about worry and a magic formula for solving worry. It is a complete guide to know basic techniques in analyzing worry step by step, to cope with them. The most interesting part of this book is ‘How to eliminate 50% of your business worries.’ 

9- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Do you want success? More success than you have now? And even more, success than you ever imagined possible? That is what this book is about. Achieving it.
No gimmicks. No hyperbole. Finally, just the truth about what it takes to earn success.The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

As the central curator of the success media industry for over 25 years, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all, and tried most of it. This book reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success.

10- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation. Drive is another self-help and motivational book that should be included in this list of 2021. “Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake,” says Daniel H. Pink. 15 MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS THAT YOU SHOULD READ IN 2021

In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction at work, at school, and home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

11- You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. Via chapters such as “Your Brain Is Your Bitch”, “Fear Is for Suckers”, and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It”.You are a badass by Jen Sincero

Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career, and general all-around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who dreads getting busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not.

12- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How can we miss to mention this masterpiece by Dale Carnegie? The title is very obvious. It’s like a dream would come true. You can go after the job you want—and get it!. You can take the job you have—and improve it!. You can take any situation—and make it work for you!how to win friends and influence people by dale carnegie

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People.

13- The ONE Thing 

People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members.The ONE Thing

By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships. what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life, work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?

14- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

I’ve already written an honest book review on The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. You should check out. Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step “loop” all habits form in our brains – cue, routine, reward – we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives.The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits, we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.

15- Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson

Despite believing that we live in the best time in human history, Mark outlines that everything seems to be pretty messed up. There is global warming, corrupt governments, collapsing economies, and everyone is getting offended far too easily. Mark examines our relationships with money, entertainment, and the internet, and discusses that too much of these good things can destroy us.Everything is F*cked

In this book, Mark challenges us to be more open and honest with ourselves and to connect more with the world around us.


This is the end of today’s article. I hope you enjoyed the list of 15 Motivational Books to read in 2021. Let me know about your thoughts in the comments below. I’d be glad. Also, do let me know if I am missing any motivational book to read in 2021. 🙂 Happy reading to you!

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