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10 Inspirational/Motivational Books For Depressed People

Hopefully, you get to grab one of the books listed below and read to get divorced with being depressed.

The list is in no order of preference or superiority.

10. Awaken The Giant Within By Tony Robbins :

In this book, Tony Robbins, an author, and life coach talks about changing states. Changing states involves one deliberately having power over their emotions instead of being a victim.

This book pinpoints different ways in which we can take complete control of how we feel.

“Every problem is a gift – without problems, we would not grow”.


9. The 4 Hour Work Week By Tim Ferris :

Often times, we get depressed because we feel we aren’t doing more. In this book, Tim Ferris explained in detail how we can actually do less and achieve more.

This book would reveal to anyone who cares to read this how they can escape the daily rat race and their 9-5 jobs and live a more fulfilling life. A powerful line from the book ;

“The question you should be asking isn’t ‘What do I want?’, or ‘What are my goals?’, but ‘What would excite me?’”


8. Mask Of Masculinity By Lewis Howes :

This book would literally teach anyone who cares to read it how to use their vulnerabilities to get to meet the highest version of themselves.

An excellent read for individuals who are struggling to find themselves plus this is for people who are fighting depression.

“Stripped of the various masks of masculinity, we are free to be who we actually are” – Lewis Howes


7. Undisputed Truth By Mike Tyson :

This is an autobiography of Mike Tyson. In this book, Mike Tyson honestly reflects back on his life as a world champion.

He talks about his joyous moments, his dark moments, his past mistakes, and how he got through it.

A powerful line from the book;  

“Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning”


6. Live Your Dreams By Les Brown :

“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality”.

In this book, Les Brown with his compelling storytelling style shares different stories and analogies on how to get over depression or worry in order to get the results we want out of life.


5. Be Obsessed Or Be Average By Grant Cardone :

This is a book that shows people a day to day trick on how to flip their negative addictions or obsessions into a positive one.

“Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives – such as failed diets, marriages, and financial issues – are all the result of not taking enough action.”


4. 5 Love Languages By Gary Chapman :

“Recent studies from Ireland and the USA have found that negative social interactions and relationships, especially with partners/spouses, increase the risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation, while positive interactions reduce the risk of these issues”.

With the above statistics reading the 5 Love Languages is a must, in order to improve our relationships as the quality of our relationships are somehow related to our mental health.

“I am amazed by how many individuals mess up every new day with yesterday”.


3. Can’t Hurt Me By David Goggins :

This book tells a story about how a man (The author) transformed his life from being in poverty, depressed and overweight into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes.

The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller. It’s without a doubt a captivating read.

“The only way to guarantee failure is to quit right now”.


2. What I Know For Sure By Oprah Winfrey :

This is a book with a very tender and potent message. One that comes from a woman with a lot of struggles since her early days.

So many valuable points to pick from this read as the lessons in this book spreads across taking responsibility, getting over our pains and living life now.

“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become”


1.  Long Walk To Freedom By Nelson Mandela:

This might seem like a long read for the average person but it is definitely a worthy read. It is an author biography of one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world.

This book (an autobiography actually) tells us about Nelson Mandela’s childhood, how he grew up, his time in prison (27 years), and how he eventually became the first black president of South Africa. A story of conviction, kindness, and hope.

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” 

– Nelson Mandela.


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