I just wanted to share with you this great book I just read from Steve Chandler, 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself (Career Press). It is a fun and inspirational read full of practical ideas, and how to apply them in a simple way in your daily life. The book has 219 pages, I read the 3rd edition and it comes with an additional 10 ideas! What I loved about this book is that it is very honest; there is no “magic” or promises of “miracle” instant success. It is all real things that the author did himself and he teaches you to positively change the way you think and act. On the final chapters he concentrates in helping us understand that it’s not just reading and accumulating knowledge, we have to apply what we learn in our lives, and again there is no magic trick. The bottom line is we need to take action, in the author’s words “The best way to motivate yourself is to act” and “…action is what creates motivation. Not the other way around”.
My favorite chapters are:
2- Stay hungry
7- Look for the lost Gold
8- Push all you own buttons
9- Build a track record
26- Run toward your fear
31- Find a place to come from
62- Bring on a good coach
77- Serve and grow rich
108- Do what you can today
110 – Enjoy your resistance training
It’s difficult to choose a favorite part, but these were the ones that I identified with most. Another good thing is that throughout the book he recommends lots of great books as well (which I put on my list for future reading).
I would recommend you to read this book, and then after a while, start reading it again, one chapter a day giving you that extra dose of motivation to start your day well.
What about you? What books have you read lately that inspired and motivated your life?