No matter what situation you are in, where you are in your career and life. You should never lose heart, because there is always a way out. In such hard situations motivational books play the part of your best friend. They guide you, help improve your decisions, as well as mend your personal and professional lives.

I have thought long on listing the best motivational books that drive readers to build better career, inspire creativity, achieve success in personal and professional lives, change their perception towards life, and have a better control on their lives. Motivational books are a must read for those seeking ways to live life in a better way, and planning to take the first step towards the path of success!

Below are best 10 inspirational and motivational books that could make your life better:

1. You Can Win by Shiv Khera
This book is a must read for all those who have a desire to succeed in their life and want to improve the way they live their present life. The book discusses the action plan for life. It puts light on the importance of motivation, attitude, and success in life. Also, the book provides the steps one should take for maintaining a positive attitude in life.

2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill compiled this book after interviewing over 40 millionaires. He discovered the common behaviours and thinking that had led to the success of these millionaires. This book describes the best practices followed by millionaires that brought great wealth and success to them.

3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
This book was published in 1989 and till date over 25 million copies of it are sold. The road map for living described by Stephen Covey helps in developing better habits and becoming a better person. The 7 habits discussed in the book include think win-win, be proactive, synergize, put first things first, and sharpen the saw.

4. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
This motivational work was attacked and criticized by both theologians and psychologists, who called it heretical. They also accused that the author Vincent Peale is a crank. But, the basic concept of the book “being optimistic make people healthier and happier” has been confirmed by science now. Reading this book will help you achieve success and happiness. Also, you will be able to swap your negative thoughts with positive, after reading this book.

5. Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson
This inspirational book provides an in-depth explanation of the personal and professional life of Steve Jobs, chairman, co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. This book is extremely inspiring, as it presents the definitive portrait of Steve Jobs, the perfectionist and the ultimate innovator of his generation.

6. Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic
This book is incredibly inspiring, as it describes how Nick Vujicic, a man born without arms and legs, overpowered his physical disability and became a successful man. He is an internationally popular motivational speaker. The book concludes that one must find the purpose of their lives, despite whatever difficulties come across their way.

7. The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason
This bestselling book is loved by millions. The book discloses the success secrets of the ancient people. It is also considered as the ultimate motivational work on the subjects of personal wealth and financial planning.

8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This novel by Paulo Coelho has inspired a zealous following across the globe. The book describes the transforming power of one’s dreams and why one should listen to the voice of heart. The story covered in this book revolves around an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago, who travels to the Egyptian desert from his homeland in Spain in search of a treasure buried in the Egyptian Pyramids.

9. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
This well-thought motivational book by Allen was published in 1902. It describes how our personality is molded by our thoughts, and how that personality can determine the type of actions we should take, and drive us to take actions.

10. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This inspirational book includes practical advice and fundamental techniques to handle people. It describes 12 ways to influence people to your way of thinking, six ways to make people like you, how to be a leader and seven rules to make your home life happier.

This book will help increase your influence, help win people to your way of thinking, give you new and better thoughts, increase your prestige and popularity, improve your earning power, and enable you to make friends easily.

We keep tasting failures, irrespective of how much motivated we are.  Failures are a part of our lives that help us learn from our mistakes and take or lives on the right path. I suggest you to read the 10 motivational books listed above. These will help you to get up and get going in all situations.