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Our entire lives are made of habits, both trivial and important. These habits are what power us to function day by day, but more often than not, these habits go unnoticed. We don’t realize that these habits that we casually brush off have the power to affect the trajectory of our lives and possibly, our success. While some habits contribute positively to our lives, some affect us negatively.

If you’ve noticed a certain habit that’s stopping your growth as a person and wish to change it, read these brilliant motivational books that can help you build better habits.

1. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


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The Power of Habit teaches you how to be deliberate about building better habits. These habits can serve you both in life and in business, because once you develop them, they become a routine and you follow them without noticing.


2. Drive by Daniel Pink


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Drive equips you with everything you need to know about self-motivation and how to develop it. Teaching some of the most powerful leadership lessons, this book focuses on utilizing intrinsic motivators to motivate yourself.


3. Mindset by Carol Dweck


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Mindset discusses the differences between people — those with a fixed mindset versus those with a growth mindset. This book helps you with personal transformation and how you can achieve your goals by changing your mindset.


4. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius


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Meditations, a book written over 1800 years ago, talks about maintaining your emotional stability as well as the disciplined pursuit of excellence by changing your habits.


5. Willpower by John Tierney, Roy Baumeister


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The book discusses the role of willpower in helping you achieve your goals. It provides you with actionable ways to reshape your habits, giving you the opportunity to find that charge to maintain lasting change and progress.


6. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


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Outliers is about success and how there’s more to it than being smart and working hard. This book helps you expand your mind about the things that contributed to the success of icons like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.


7. Mini Habits by Stephen Guise


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Mini Habits talks about taking small steps daily, helping you create massive changes over time. This book also helps you acquire new skills and build power habits that stick.


8. Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown, Henry Roediger, Mark McDaniel


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Make It Stick talks about developing the skill of grasping and retaining important concepts quickly. It also talks about developing the habit of learning in order to succeed in the modern world.