Going to the gym isn’t always easy, and neither are all of the other healthy choices that need to be made every day. After a day of client calls, sales meetings and email exchanges, it’s all too easy to lose track of your personal goals; the couch beckons to you…
The struggle will always be there, but you can beat it. Sometimes, you just need a little reinforcement, and these books are just the backup you need. Here are the top 5 books that will help you stay motivated on days that it just doesn’t seem possible:
The Compound Effect
Darren Hardy’s short book really drives home one key point: small changes add up. Just like compound interest can eventually make people who save small amounts of money into millionaires, there is a compounding effect to all of our choices in life. If you opt to skip your Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato, and instead have a water, you’ve just saved 260 calories. Not a huge deal, but if you do that 5 times a week you’ve just cut out over 67,000 calories in a year! That works out to about 19 pounds of fat. Not bad!
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
This is a classic by Stephen Covey. Full of practical advice about setting goals and being proactive, you’re sure to finish reading this book with a better outlook than when you started. It’s not just motivational though, the 7 Habits are a practical toolkit that you can apply to every area of your life including fitness.
Check this book out, give it an honest try, and watch your ability to find time for the gym increase dramatically.
What It Takes to Be #1
Vince Lombardi was a world-class coach, and his son is top-notch author. His son’s book examines the leadership philosophies that made his father so successful, and he turns that lens inward, to how we can lead ourselves, and lead by example. If you have trouble doing things like eating healthy and working out for yourself, learning more about how your example leads others might be just the thing for you.
This book will improve your life.
Sometimes you just need to unleash your inner champion, and Brendon Burchard will teach you how. Through an exploration of the things that drive us as humans, this book will show you how to use those drives to live a fuller life, and stay motivated while achieving your goals.
The Power of Positive Thinking
What you see is what you get with Norman Vincent Peale’s book. It’s easy to get bogged down by negative thoughts. The world can be a scary place, working professionals are stressed and we generally have too much on our plates. We can’t radically change the world, but we can change how we interact with it, and positive thinking is a choice we can all make. Choosing to believe in your health and fitness goals goes a long way towards dragging yourself into the gym on days when you just aren’t feeling it.
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