It is true that there can be no better way for a human than to harness the power from within to lead a richer and more rewarding life. However, it has to be acknowledged also that there should be a driving force to set you on your way. One of the greatest force multipliers in the world are books that make readers change their perception towards life and help them improve on their lot, both at a personal and official level.

Here is a list of books that are widely regarded to have made a positive contribution to changing the world for the better. Read them for a more meaningful existence.

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie – Before this book was written life was thought to be divided into two distinct segments, business relationships and personal relationships. Dale Carnegie changed all that. He helped to show that the two in fact complemented each other and were inseparable.
  • Awaken the Giant Within – Anthony Robbins – While most motivational writers treat controls over the mind and body from the moral and emotional standpoint, the author looks at training the mind as a technological challenge. This exclusive outlook has made him a motivational role model for people of all generations.
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World – Og Mandino – Contrary to what the title might lead you to believe, it is not a guide to selling. It is a book that helps discover your strengths and encourages you to lead a full life by believing in yourself and your abilities. As an added benefit, this faith will also assist you in helping others reach their life’s goals and objectives.
  • The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale – This has been an all-time classic, not because of its motivational content alone but because it changed the way the world looked at success. Vincent stresses on the power of positive thinking and shows how being optimistic makes you believe in yourself and be healthier and happier. The best quote from this book – “Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”

There are many other great motivational books that you can bank on to make a positive change in your life.