• Srijita Pathak

8 goal-setting books you should read!



The global pandemic in 2020 has made inactivity and procrastination a major issue among the people. The motivation and drive to set goals and fulfill the on time has taken a backseat. People are confined to habituate themselves within the concrete walls. Nowadays humans strive to find a reason to wake up in the morning, this ‘laid-back’ culture has become prevalent mostly since it is an off shoot of being ‘quarantined’.



In order to curb this unhealthy lifestyle of not being able to attain utmost productivity the first step we need to take is ‘set goals’, and what better way to do it than start reading about it by eminent authors.

Reading about goal-setting will not only provide you with motivation to follow a proper routine but will also inculcate the good habit of reading in you.

Reading helps in calming of the mind and also acts as a good hobby. So it will be ‘hitting two birds with one stone’, since you can use up your free time to read about something which will help curb inactivity and help you adopt a better way of life.

Here is a list of goal-setting books you can take up to read! (I suggest you read all of them, since no number of books in ever enough for the bibliophile in you.)


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1. Creating Your Best Life- Caroline Miller

This is the only research-based book on the topic of goals and happiness that has found receptive audiences worldwide. Filled with interactive exercises and quizzes, it helps readers understand the link between goal accomplishment and happiness. In a step-by-step fashion, this book teaches readers how to coach themselves on how to set goals in 16 life domains. "Creating Your Best Life" is the only research-based book on the topic of goals and happiness and it has found receptive audiences worldwide.


2. Your Best Year Ever- Michael Hyatt

Hyatt shares a powerful, proven, research-driven system for setting and achieving your goals. You'll learn how to design your best year ever by discovering • what's holding you back right now • how to overcome your past set­backs • the seven attributes of effective goals • how to quit-proof your goals • the role of habits in personal achievement • what to do when you feel stuck • and much more If you're tired of not seeing progress in your personal, intellectual, business, relational, or financial goals, it's time for you to have your best year ever!


3. The Book of Mistakes- Skip Prichard

Skip Prichard introduces a young man named David who with each passing day is becoming more disheartened and stressed. His life isn't turning out the way he thought it would. Despite having a decent job, apartment and friends, his life just feels hollow...until one day he meets a mysterious young woman and everything starts to change. David will meet nine people who have each discovered a core truth of achieving a successful and satisfying life by recognizing a key mistake they were making.

4. The 5AM Club- Robin Sharma

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5 AM Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.

5. 9 Things Unsuccessful People Do Differently- Heidi Grant Halvorson

Things Successful People Do Differently, where the strategies and goals of the world’s most successful people are on display—backed by research that shows exactly what has the biggest impact on performance. Here’s a hint: accomplished people reach their goals because of what they do, not just who they are. Readers have called this “a gem of a book.” Get ready to accomplish your goals at last.


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6. Big Potential- Shawn Anchor

Forget everything you thought you knew about being your best. It’s not about your own skills or talents. Instead, real success in work and life comes from your connections and relationships – the teams you build around you, the friends you make – and getting the best out of them. You hugely amplify your own potential by helping others around you to realise theirs.

7. The Desire Map- Danielle La Porte

Your bucket list. Quarterly objectives. Strategic plans. Big dreams. Goals. Lots of goals and plans to achieve those goals―no matter what. You're not chasing the goal itself, you're actually chasing the feeling that you hope achieving that goal will give you. Which means we have the procedures of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have, get, or accomplish, and we hope that we'll be fulfilled when we get there. It's backwards. And it's burning us out. So what if you first got clear on how you actually wanted to feel in your life, and then created some "Goals with Soul"?

8. The Power of Positive Thinking- Norman Vincent Peale

Fill your mind with all peaceful experiences possible, then make planned and deliberate excursions to them in memory. You must learn that the easiest way to an easy mind is to create an easy mind. This is done by practice, by the application of some such simple principles as outlined here. The mind quickly responds to teaching and discipline.


The above descriptions of the books have been taken from the views of various critics which have been published as a part of book review on Amazon.


Reading clears your mind

These books will not only help you in improving your reading habit but will also help you curb inactivity and unproductivity.

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