10 Jun Motivational Books to Keep You Engaged
We’re all doing things a little differently these days. Instead of going to events in Orlando as a motivational speaker I’m spending more time doing one-on-one life mentoring sessions. I’ve noticed that lots of people who haven’t had time to read are enjoying time on the couch with a good book.
If you haven’t picked up a book in a while, this might be a good time to rediscover the value of reading. You can become an armchair traveler, let a thriller distract you from thoughts of the pandemic or, if you need a little encouragement, pick up a motivational book, like these:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
This New York Times bestseller explores the idea that grit—a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal—is what sets high achievers apart from everyone else.
Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth has found scientific evidence that you can develop more grit (and don’t we all need a little more right about now?!).
In the book, Duckworth talks about her research with teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She draws insights from history and examines today’s studies of peak performance. She also interviewed dozens of high achievers, including JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World
Back in 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven had been asked to give the commencement address at the University of Texas at Austin. Drawing on the insights he gleaned during Navy Seal training, which aided him in conquering many challenges in his long career with the U.S. Navy and in his personal life, McRaven laid out 10 principles that he said could help the graduates better themselves and the world.
The speech, which included the advice that if you want to change the world, you should start by making your bed, went viral and provided the foundation for this great book. McRaven expands on his original comments with stories from his days in the service, but just like the speech, the book offers simple and practical wisdom and words of advice and encouragement which may inspire you.
You may be isolating at home, but you are not on your own. There are plenty of people urging you on and a ton of tools at your disposal – including books. If you would like something a little more individualized, contact us about one-on-one life mentoring with Max Jensen.