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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

SOME TOP BOOKS ON MOTIVATION

Geoffrey James of INC.com recently developed a list of his All-Time top 9 motivational books.  It's a well-written article in which Matthews includes his favorite quote from each which I have listed below.  To read the entire article, click here.  How many of these books have you read?

#9 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Best quote: "Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny."

#8 How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Best quote: "The unvarnished truth is that almost all the people you meet feel themselves superior to you in some way, and a sure way to their hearts is to let them realize in some subtle way that you recognize their importance, and recognize it sincerely."

#7 Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Best quote: "All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth."

#6 Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
Best quote: "If you can't, you must. If you must, you can."

#5 As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
Best quote: "The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers."

#4 The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino
Best quote: "I will live this day as if it is my last. This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day."

#3 Don't Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
Best quote: "Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness."

#2 Drive by Daniel Pink
Best quote: "For artists, scientists, inventors, schoolchildren, and the rest of us, intrinsic motivation--the drive to do something because it is interesting, challenging, and absorbing --is essential for high levels of creativity."

#1 The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Best quote: "Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all."