One of the worst feelings to have in life is to feel lost. Whether it's related to your career, personal life, or finances, having that feeling that things could be better or that you should be further along in life is one that can be very frustrating. Getting out of that funk may require a little help sometimes, so having a few books that'll put your life into perspective on hand will benefit you more than you know.
I'll be the first to admit that at times I struggle with discouragement. It could mostly be self-inflicted because of the goals I set for myself, but there are times that it's unavoidable. When I see people excelling in the areas that they've wanted to, it makes me feel a if I may not be doing enough or maybe I'm going in the wrong direction in life. I won't lie to you and tell you that it's really not easy to figure certain things out, but I can tell you that reading a good book that highlights what I'm going through has helped me move past those discouraging moments.
If you're looking for a new approach on a certain situation or just looking for a new insight on life, these 13 books can help you find what you're looking for.
1. 'The Prospering Power Of Prayer' by Catherine Ponder
Catherine Ponder's The Prospering Power of Prayer is a book for those who believe in prayer, and gives a little insight for those who are on the fence about it. The book, which isn't that long of a read, helps readers to understand that life is meant to be lived abundantly and there's no reason to feel bad about praying for it.
2. 'The Game Of Life And How To Play It' by Florence Scovel Shinn
Positive thoughts produce a positive life, and Florence Scovel Shinn's quick read The Game of Life and How to Play It proves that for readers.
3. 'The Power Of Positive Thinking' by Norman Vincent Peale
Equipped with a powerful message on inspiration and faith, The Power of Positive Thinking reminds readers that in order to be successful, one has to think successfully. If you're looking to find fulfillment in your life, this book would be a great place to start.
4. 'You Can Heal Your Life' by Louise Hay
Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life makes readers realize that you are not bound by your hurt. Hay emphasizes the fact that if you heal your mind, you'll be able to heal everything else that has been hurtful to you.
5. 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Robert Kiyosaki's best-selling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad helps you reshape your mind when it comes to finances. Telling the story of his upbringing and his rich dad and poor dad, this book is one that everyone should read.
6. 'The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results' by Gary Keller
The One Thing helps people find a way to focus on that one thing that matters most. By focusing on one thing at a time, readers will be able to build themselves to become the best versions of themselves as possible.
7. 'The Total Money Makeover' by Dave Ramsey
The Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey is meant for those who are looking to improve their financial situation. Whether you need a revamp on your budget or you're just looking for more, this book will help you get there.
8. 'The 5 Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me' by Richard Paul Evans
The 5 Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me was one of the first self-help books I read while in college. The book, which I didn't really digest during the initial read, has become one of my favorite books to date because it truly does teach you about life and wealth. A quick and efficient read, this book should be on your next list to better yourself.
9. 'The Four Agreements' by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements helps readers to see that there are a lot of situations that cause us to undergo needless suffering and rob us of our joy. This books helps you restructure your life, find true happiness, and experience new freedom.
10. 'Start Where You Are' by Meera Lee Patel
Start Where You Are is a book of importance for anyone that needs a way to open up their creativity. Designed as an interactive journal, the book helps readers take the time out to get to know themselves and find ways to achieve dreams.
11. 'The 5 Love Languages' by Gary Chapman
Though being in love is a great thing, if you're not sure how you need to be loved, it can go wrong really fast. The 5 Love Languages helps everyone discover how they need to be loved, how to properly love others, and how to keep things fresh in the relationship.
12. 'Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear' by Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic not only encourages readers to recognize and speak their truth, but it gives them insight on how to do it, too. If you're in a creative rut or need a new way to be fulfilled, Big Magic may be your way to step into something new.
13. 'Year Of Yes' by Shonda Rhimes
Written by Shonda Rhimes, Year Of Yes is a great book for anyone that needs a little life inspiration. Following her life after she made the decision to say yes to anything that scared her for a year, the book proves that stepping out on faith and not giving in to your fears can take you further than you could ever imagine.