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    14 Books That Will Motivate You To Be Your Best Self In 2020

    2020 will finally be the year you follow your “new year, new me” resolution.

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    1. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson- ₹663

    This book will help you declutter you mind and make sure that your focus lies only on what’s most important in your life, and not on the things that are just “noise”. Get it here.

    2. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale - ₹145

    Though the book received some criticism when it was first published, it is now generally accepted that a person with a positive mindset is a much happier and healthier person. So like the title suggests, this book will teach you about the power of positive thinking and its effects on your life. Get it here.

    3. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie - ₹99

    This book has managed to change the perception about mixing business relationships with personal relationships, and has shown how the two can be mutually beneficial. For anyone who wants to learn about networking and its benefits in your professional life, this book is a must have. Get it here.

    4. You Are a Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life by Jen Sincero - ₹414

    Not the most conventional motivational guide you’ll come across, but this book has 27 chapters that will help you realise the behaviours that are bringing you down, how to overcome them, lead a happy life, and also how to make more money than you’ve ever made before. Get it here.

    5. Choose Yourself! – Be Happy, Make Millions, Live The Dream by James Altucher - ₹729

    In a time where the job market is difficult and the economy is crashing, this book will motivate you to invest in and focus on the most important thing, yourself. Filled with a lot of interesting case studies and anecdotes from the lives of real, successful people, this book will definitely inspire you to become the best possible version of yourself. Get it here.

    6. Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip And Dan Heath - ₹360

    A lot of times, people want to make a change in their lives and can’t, and everyone says it’s because they were lazy or didn’t care enough. This book shows how it’s not laziness, but exhaustion that keeps us from making the necessary changes in our lives. It emphasises the fact that, if we focus on the goal and not on the obstacles, we will be able to change into better people. Get it here.

    7. The Magic Of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz - ₹329

    This book stresses on the idea that "what you think, you become". So if you have small thoughts and goals, you will have small success, but if you dream big, the world is your oyster. It will help you dream bigger, be more organised, create a plan and actually follow it, and above all, to be more confident in life. Get it here.

    8. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson - ₹319

    Steve Jobs believed that the best way to predict the future, was to invent it. The book is based on the many interviews with the creative entrepreneur himself, as well as family, friends, and competitors. It tells his amazing life story and how he has revolutionised six major industries in the world. If this doesn’t motivate you to try your hardest and be better in the coming year, we’re not sure what will. Get it here.

    9. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World by William H. McRaven - ₹350

    While a lot of people believe that people need to make big changes in their lives to become more disciplined, Admiral William H. McRaven suggests that just starting out with the small things, like the ten principles he learnt in SEAL training, are enough to make you more organised and disciplined in life. Get it here.

    10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing by Marie Kondo - ₹800

    A cluttered home results in a cluttered mind. Marie Kondo teaches us how to segregate things based on how much we use them, and to declutter our homes by removing the things that we never use and are just taking up space. From learning how to organise your things to the best places to store everything, this book is your guide to a cleaner, more organised home. Get it here.

    11. Imperfect Courage: Live A Life Of Purpose By Leaving Comfort And Going Scared by Jessica Honegger - ₹558.50

    For people who’ve been wanting to take a risk but have been scared to do it, this book is a must read. It teaches you to take a deep breath, and take a leap of courage and follow the things you’ve always been wanting to do. It also teaches you to open your circle of compassion, make new friends, and broaden your knowledge of people and culture. Get it here.

    12. The 5 Second Rule: The Fastest Way To Change Your Life by Mel Robbins - ₹583

    What if you can change your life, overcome your fears, get more confidence and make even the biggest decisions, within the span of 5 seconds? Mel Robbins teaches you how to become your best self by following her famous 5-second rule. And no, we’re not talking about the food rule (although that is true also). Get it here.

    13. Eat That Frog! – 21 Great Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Get More Done In Less Time by Brian Tracy - ₹190

    Remember all those things you’ve wanted to do but never had time for? This book teaches you to prioritise time to make sure that you can never use the "no time" excuse to do the things you want. Get it here.

    14. Mindsight: The New Science Of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel - ₹890

    Our minds are tricky things and sometimes we have thoughts and experiences that tend to torment us and which we just can’t seem to shake off. This book, through many real life stories, tells us how the power of mindsight helps us transform anxiety, paranoia, and broken relationships into positive things. Get it here.