There’s nothing like a good soul-searching book to give you the answers you need when you feel like life is passing you by. But there’s also nothing worse than investing your time in a book to discover that it has nothing new to tell you. To save you from this fate, we’re sharing the books that have transformed our lives. These are the six best books to read when you’re soul searching.
The best soul-searching books to read
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
The Alchemist is a classic for a reason; however, be warned – you will most likely only find it inspiring if you read it when you’re going through a tough time. We won’t spoil it for you, but we like to think of this book as the literary version of a big hug and reassurance that everything will be fine in the end. It’s a global best seller for a reason.
Why is God Laughing by Deepak Chopra
Do you feel like you’re missing the true meaning of life? Then you need to read Why is God Laughing by Deepak Chopra. If you’re not religious, don’t panic, this soul-searching book isn’t about finding God. It’s a fictional tale about how a man breaks free from his ego to discover the secret to real joy. And, of course, you’ll end up realising that just like the book’s protagonist, you too are probably the only thing that is standing in the way of your own happiness.
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Life changing books in The Ambition Plan library. It’s no joke when we say that every single one of these need to be in your life if you’re serious about change. Hit us with your favourite. We’ll start – The Alchemist. It’s reassuring, eye opening and humbling all at the same time.
The Four-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
On the surface, The Four-Hour Work Week may seem like a book about work and business, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find it contains some big truth bombs about the nonsensical way we all waste the best years of our lives by being chained to a desk job we hate, waiting to start truly living our lives when we retire. If you’re ready to flip the script and start enjoying life while you’re young, read this book… then put its advice into action.
The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin
We all know the story of Icarus, the boy who disobeyed his father by flying too close to the sun and suffered a grisly fate. However, in The Icarus Deception, Seth Godin highlights that flying too high is not the real danger in society today, it’s flying too low and completely missing out on your true potential. If you’re pretty sure you’re coasting in life but you feel too scared to step things up, this book will give you all the motivation you need to start believing you already have everything you need to be successful.
The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
So, you know what you should be doing to hit your goals and achieve success in your work and life BUT you aren’t doing it and can’t figure out what your problem is. If this sounds familiar, you need to get hold of a copy of The Chimp Paradox ASAP. This book will blow your mind with its explanation of why so many of us continue to behave in ways that don’t serve us well. Most importantly, it teaches you how to take control of your mind and create the happiness and success you desire. It may not seem like a classic soul-searching book on the surface but it really can change your life if you put it’s advice into action.
Manifest Now by Idil Ahmed
This book is the wildcard in this list and that’s because it requires you to have an open mind and embrace the power of thinking things into existence. You may not buy into spiritual mysticism because of a lack of evidence in its favour, but you cannot argue with the fact that science has shown that everything in the world is energetic – that’s what physics is all about!
In Manifest Now, Idil Ahmed breaks down how to tap into the energy your thoughts carry and use that to create the life you want. In short, if things are not going well for you and you’ve become a bit of a pessimist, this book will show you how adopting a more positive attitude and practising the art of manifestation can transform your life.
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