We’re now at the end of February (!) which means that those New Year’s Resolutions have probably fallen by the wayside. About 66% of people break their resolutions in a month or less, while 80% of people don’t make it longer than 3 months. But never fear! The good thing about resolutions is that you can always start them back up again! While the first of the year is a great jumpstart, any day is the perfect day to start marching towards your dreams.
But what if you need a little kick in the pants? Luckily, there are some very smart people out there in the world who have written amazing books to get you out of your funk.
Here are a few recommendations, ranging from practical to spiritual approaches, for every type of person and goal.
1. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. For people who want scientifically backed methods for changing their habits.
Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives.
So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits?
2. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. For anyone who is looking for an inspirational, joyful approach to living with more mindfulness and passion
With profound empathy and radiant generosity, [Gilbert] offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear.
3. Your Best Life Now Journal by Joel Osteen. For religious readers who want to achieve their goals through spiritual guidance based in scripture.
In this seven-week companion to his New York Times bestseller Your Best Life Now, Joel Osteen provides the ultimate tool to help readers break out and reach their full potential.
4. Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by Coach John Wooden with Steve Jamison. For anyone who has ever played sports and is looking to take on-court lessons into their everyday lives.
In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence.
5. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. For anyone who loves a little mysticism or wants to believe that anything is possible, and that the future is theirs to create.
The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers — men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.