Travel every corner of the world, witness the rising and setting sun, feel loss, love, loyalty, and know that there is always someone to hold your back! That’s what reading a book feels like. They say you are never alone when you have a book. They also say that a book is the best friend you can have. And, they are right. Among the many blessings and gifts of mankind, books rank very high. Life is beautiful, but can any of us say it is easy? And why should it be so?
How do you experience that pure nugget of happiness without seeing the storm and darkness? How do you feel the gratitude when you have not experienced loss and bereavement? How do you celebrate success , if you haven’t fallen? To live life in all its hues , it’s important to face failures and fall once in awhile, so that we can get up to brighter sunshines, and aspire for greatness and successes.
But what happens when you can’t get yourself to pick up the pieces and start over, when you can see no light at the end of the tunnel, and when you need an external force, a push to put you back in the fifth gear of life? Immerse yourself in motivational books. These will transform your life and thought processes.
Here are six reasons why motivational books should be your best friend:
1. It Will Teach You to Live in the Now
Sometimes, we get so caught up in the mundaneness of life, and the demands of our future, that we forget to enjoy the present. Reading a motivational book, will remedy the situation immediately. Dwelling over the past won’t give it back to us. And worrying about the future will only add to our anxieties and powerlessness.
All we have that we can call ours is the present. Browsing through the pages of most motivational books will reassert this reality for you. Life is in the now. Live it, love, laugh, dream, argue, strive. Make every second of your present count. Let your book lead you to become that person who adds meaning and color to every moment in the present.
“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”
2. It Will Get You Out of the Mental Rut
The monotony of daily life lands most of us in a mental rut, where we put up a lid on our creativity and imagination. It’s sad but true that you need a motivator to stop being a robot and start thinking again. Let that wild mind go to different places and whip up different ideas. Nothing can be a better call-to-action for your passive mind than a motivational book. It will stimulate you to think, visualize, act, and implement.
3. It Will Remind You That You Create Your Own Destiny
So, we have spoken how a motivational book helps you get out of the mental rut. Consequently, it all makes you believe and realize that you and only you are responsible for your life. It convinces you and makes you take control of your own destiny. Only someone who cares for you very deeply can influence you to never feel like a victim or powerless, and go out there and make all your dreams come true. Your books will empower you, and re-instill faith and confidence in you.
4. It Will Teach You To Understand People Better and Empathize
Books are those treasure troves that give you insight into feelings, emotions, and nuances of human relationship. Effective and nurturing relationships are the main elements of a fulfilling life. Motivational books teach us how to seal the deal when it comes to relationships and people. From developing a better understanding of people and why they do so, to being able to forgive, and say no when needed, motivational books equip you to have lasting and meaningful relationships.
5. It Will Strengthen You When You Are Feeling Weak and Defeated
There cannot be better pick-me-ups than books. No ice-cream, feel-good movie, or retail therapy can make you feel more full of courage and optimism than a book. Turning those pages will infuse in you hope, and strength to take action.
When you are down in the dumps, you need someone to listen to you, without judging and fill you with words of wisdom and motivation, that reasserts your self-worth and confidence. A book through its bevy of carefully selected words, or a protagonist who despite all odds and obstacles never gives up and emerges to strive and succeed is the best form of motivation we humans needs to see. The book becomes a testament to the indomitability and triumph of the human spirit, and coaxes us to take action and change the course of events in our favor.
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. It Will Never Let You Feel Lonely
As humans, struggle, depression and anxiety is inevitable. In such states of melancholy, we often move towards isolation. Anyone who has ever felt lonely, will tell you that it is not a good feeling. With a motivational book by your side, you will never feel lonely. Going through the pages, you will feel like you have a friend who understands you, listens to you, and gradually, but definitely, eases your anxiety and steers you towards peace and comfort.
In the mesh of the words and lines, you will find a friend and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Invest in motivational books because, somewhere between the bookmarks and folded corners, smell of the pages, and handwritten notes, you will also find your true self.
What is your favorite book that you’ve read and why? Leave your thoughts below!
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