Top 6 Books to Help You Find Your Purpose and then Fulfill Your Purpose
Finding your purpose sounds so easy, like you should just KNOW it. But it is not always that simple. Sometimes it takes year to figure it out or years to take that BIG step to live your purpose. Don’t feel frustrated that you aren’t there yet. YOU are exactly where you are suppose to be!!
Has your life started to feel less satisfying lately? Do you have a nagging feeling that you’re meant to be doing something else, but you’re not quite sure what it is?
There are plenty of books around to inspire you and help you find out what’s missing from your life, to help you find your purpose.
1. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert provides what is essentially her creative manifesto. She believes that to reach your potential you have to show up and push through the inevitable self-doubt.
2. Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
Unusually for a ‘self-help book, Breakfast with Buddha is a novel, but one that explores the human condition and life choices as an unlikely couple of men undertake a journey across modern America.
A novel with life lessons for you to find and learn.
3. F*ck Feelings by Michael Bennett MD & Sarah Bennett
Written by a psychiatrist and his comedian daughter F*ck Feelings encourages you to look past your immediate responses to life’s problems to see the bigger picture.
Especially recommended if you struggle with negative thought patterns.
Check out my recent podcast on shifting the negative thought patterns with positive affirmations. (I know it sounds cliche but I share some real world ways to make them work!!)
4. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Taking the famous Biblical story as his central metaphor and saying that by rights David shouldn’t have won, Malcolm Gladwell helps you to ‘find the giant within.’
This book will help you understand that nothing is too big for you to handle. Malcolm Gladwell has a great way of sharing information that can help you to shift your limiting paradigms. Easy to read and accessible.
5. Later is a Liar by Dr. Richard E. Toney PhD
If procrastination is your problem, Dr. Richard E Toney’s book will help you see that ‘later’ actually means ‘never’ and that all you have is Now.
Dr. Toney will help you set boundaries, to only take on what you can handle and to let go of the bad habit of procrastinating.
6. Year of Yes by Shona Rimes
Creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, Shona Rimes shares how making the decision to say ‘Yes’ changed her life. It helped her grow from being an introvert who suffered from panic attacks before media interviews, to be able to claim her place in the spotlight.
Instead of living in fear and anxiety, she made a vow to say ‘Yes’ to everything that scared her.
Taking some time to do the work on yourself, to be sure you are doing what you want to be doing, is worth your time!! It is YOU investing in YOU and creating a life that you love, doing what you love, living your purpose.
Join the Purpose Project and dive deeper into figuring out YOUR life’s purpose. Actually FIND Your Purpose!! What makes you dance? What gets YOU into the flow?
Inside the purpose project you will find a beautiful guide book, checklist and video guided training. It’s actually not training, but more of a process of looking at yourself, your passions and figuring out the answers for YOU.
The workbook helps you organize your thoughts, and really hone in on what matters for YOU.