Hope is a weighty four-letter word that contains expectations and desires for the better. Whether it’s overcoming your deepest fears or realising a dream, endeavours are never without trials and tribulations for one to overcome before catching a glimpse of your goal. Nobody said life is smooth sailing for all; obtain a boost of spunk and vigour from these reassuring reads for motivation.
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love for visionaries to-be? Fret not. This itinerary doesn’t require you to travel out of town. The author who wrote that bestselling book (with thanks to Julia Roberts) assembles her TED talks and the real-life experiences faced by men and women in her first self-help book.
Facing a creative block is common. But to unlock your underrated potential, heed Gilbert’s colloquial tips to rejig cluttered habits and slam the door on entitlement.
As the author writes: “You do not need anybody’s permission to live a creative life.”
Musician Ahmir Khalib Thompson has many designations under his belt—drummer and frontman of the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, DJ, producer, and musical director of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—one might wonder how he churns out creative ammunition in a jiffy to execute his projects.
In this tell-all manual, Questlove guides artistic hopefuls to lead an inventive life and to never steer away from creative pursuits. As a bonus, his accompanying memoir in the book divulges valuable advice from his mentors and collaborators which he gathered over the years. Digest these wise words if you wish to harness your talent and creativity.
The Up Side Of Down: Why Failing Well Is The Key To Success
by Megan McArdle
I’m sure we’re all familiar with this adage: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It’s all right to trip and fall. Climb back up and march forward. McArdle’s wisdom draws from observing examples such as life-threatening medical slip-ups to facing retrenchment and the devastating economic crash of the late 2000s.
We can’t defy time to prevent the errors from happening but McArdle consoles by teaching us how to spot mistakes early to channel setbacks into future success. You’ll learn that failure is indeed the mother of all success—and a competent one that acts as a wake-up call.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
I’m just one out of 7.7 billion individuals in the world. What difference can I make? Trends start from obscurity and become viral if that idea resonates with the general public. #metoo is an example. Many social movements and technological conversions are visibly active due to the support of passionate people behind them. Gladwell examines what causes the tipping point of ideas and tracks the personality types that’ll create a huge impact on society and sustain it.
Genuine influencers (whose lifeline is not their physical number of followers) will be respected and protected by the research done by Gladwell.
You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life
by Jen Sincero
Our greatest enemies are not others, but in fact, ourselves. To conquer negativity from within, Sincero reminds us to recite encouraging adjectives in our heads to dispel fear and self-loathing. Overcome mental barriers and give credit when it’s due so you can take that leap of faith towards rewarding risks and achieving goals that might have been blocked by your inner demons.
Bumped out by a crappy day? Engage in the pick-me-up exercises at the end of each chapter to regain that swagger and confidence. The bottom line drawn by Sincero shows us “how to love what you can’t change and how to change what you don’t love”.
These above titles are available at Books Kinokuniya.