Goals are a funny thing. They can inspire us to get out of bed in the morning, but if we lack the motivation or know-how to make real progress toward them, our goals can quickly become a source of anxiety and despair. So if you’re looking for advice on how to make big strides in the direction of your dreams, check out the five eye-opening books below.
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The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer
By Steven Kotler
A peak performance expert decodes the secrets of those elite performers—athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs, and more—who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we, too, can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Steven Kotler, in the Next Big Idea App
Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation
By Ayelet Fishbach
With fascinating research from the field of motivation science and compelling stories of people who learned to motivate themselves, Get It Done illuminates invaluable strategies for pulling yourself in whatever direction you want to go—so you can achieve your goals while staying healthy, clearheaded, and happy. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Ayelet Fishbach, in the Next Big Idea App
Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness
By Tim S. Grover, with Shari Lesser Wenk
From the elite performance coach whose clients have included Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade, comes this brutally honest formula for winning in business, sports, or any arena where the battle is fiercely unforgiving. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Tim S. Grover, in the Next Big Idea App
The Power of Writing It Down: A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain and Reimagine Your Life
By Allison Fallon
Drawing from years of coaching hundreds through the writing process—from first-timers to New York Times bestselling authors—writing coach Allison Fallon shares proven practices for getting started, staying inspired, and using one simple habit to shift how you feel and show up to your life. View on Amazon
The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance
By Rich Diviney
A retired Navy SEAL Commander shares stories from the military, business, sports, relationships, and even parenting to show how understanding your own attributes and those of the people around you can create optimal performance in all areas of your life. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Rich Diviney, in the Next Big Idea App
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