While most professionals go through periods where they feel highly motivated, that can be a feeling that is hard to sustain. And, if you’ve recently faced a setback, you may find your passion waning on a near-daily basis.
Luckily, there are plenty of books that were designed to help you reclaim your mojo. If you need to improve your motivation and passion for succeeding, here are four every tech professional should check out.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Most people have heard of this book, but not everyone has taken the time to read it. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change provides readers with a lot of insights regarding how to shape your attitude, deal with obstacles, and ultimately reach success.
The book is just as valid today as it was when it was originally written, so make sure not to discount it simply because it has been gracing bookshelves for more than two decades.
Greatest Inspirational Quotes
A collection of quotes gathered from all over the world, Greatest Inspirational Quotes: 365 Days to More Happiness, Success & Motivation provides you with small tidbits designed to pick you up, make you think, and help you take action now rather than waiting.
Since the snippets are short, this one is easy to squeeze into even the busiest days, as you don’t have to finish a chapter to feel you have gotten some value out of your reading experience.
The 48 Laws of Power
If you are a history buff, The 48 Laws of Power is a must-read. The author discusses success stories spanning over 3,000 years, providing valuable lessons in the application of power and how to succeed.
The tone is somewhat edgy, and some have even called the book controversial, but if you are looking to become a more ambitious and motivated person, it could be worth checking out.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Exploring the value of drive, determination, and commitment, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance puts greater emphasis on digging in and pushing forward than excelling in your field. While having the right skills is certainly important, there is more to success than technical prowess.
The author completed extensive research before crafting the book, ensuring her perspective was built on facts. Aside from stories and interviews discussing the topic, the book also provides you with clear guidance regarding how to pick yourself back up and dust off when an obstacle knocks you down.
All of the books listed above are widely available, so you should be able to get your hands on a copy, either physical or digital, with relative ease. So, consider diving into one and see if you don’t find your level of motivation and passion improving.
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