LIfe Purpose Bookshelf

A compilation of the top books to help you find your life purpose

A New Earth

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Authors: Eckhart Tolle,

A New Earth is a legendary book that holds the solution for all the chaos around the world. Tolle reveals the toxic power of the ego, and proves that overcoming it will result in a personal spiritual upliftment. Eventually, it will make way for world peace as well. Uncover this revolutionary concept of a stronger spiritual state of mind and make your life more purposeful and fulfilling.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Authors: Paulo Coelho,Alan R. Clarke

Paulo Coelho illustrates the mysterious pursuit of life through the story of Santiago, a man from Andalusia who craves a treasure no king has even dreamed of. On his journey to discovering this treasure, he learns the importance of paying attention to the whispers of the heart, the signs that life gives us and the art of chasing your dreams.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Authors: Richard Bach,Russell Munson

Jonathan Livingston Seagull isn’t an ordinary gull. He believes in his dreams and takes pride in his ability to soar in the sky. Discover what this bird has to teach you about life, the inevitable challenges you will face in it and contentment you feel when you chase your dreams. This book is made for those who listen to the powerful whispers of their heart.

The Art of Non-Conformity

The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

Authors: Chris Guillebeau,

If you are looking for ways to make life more fulfilling and satisfying, Chris Guillebeau has the answer to your prayer. He shows you how you can develop a career that is independent and creative, a life that is filled with achievable goals and memories that you can hold on to from around the world.

Big Magic

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Authors: Elizabeth Gilbert,

If you’re looking for inspiration to live your life to the fullest and to discover who you really are, you’ve found the right book. In her uplifting and empowering style of writing, Elizabeth Gilbert guides you towards an approach that is a combination of heartfelt spirituality and being real. Her insights will work like magic in your life.

Who Will Cry When You Die

Who Will Cry When You Die? Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Authors: Robin S. Sharma,

In a world that is propelled by the idea of “endless hustle”, Robin Sharma shows you how to live a life of deep meaning and significance. His insights will guide you to the behavior that leaves behind a legacy, rather than just money. Unravel the mysteries of everyday-living, how you can give yourself the happiness you deserve and how you can enjoy life despite the challenges.

Living Forward

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

Authors: Michael Hyatt,Daniel Harkavy

Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy will show you how you can maximize on the gift of life and become the creator of your destiny rather than its slave. Discover your purpose in this world, the strategies that will make you fulfil it and how you can go to bed everyone with contentment in your heart.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms

Authors: Vishen Lakhiani,

Almost everyone lives based on what they’ve grown up watching. Whether it’s our careers or the way we handle our relationships, we choose the conventional approach to life. Lakhiani shows you how you can break free from this, and customize a life that suits exactly who you are.

Born For This

Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

Authors: Chris Guillebeau,

Living the life of your dreams is the result of hard work and not mere chance. When you have discovered your passion and found a way to make a career out of it, you will wake up every morning looking forward to the day and what it brings. Guillebeau aids you through this transformation so you can do work that truly reflects your inner self and its strengths.

The Happiness of Pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

Authors: Chris Guillebeau,

Chris Guillebeau unravels how you can live a life with meaning. He interviewed people from various careers all around the world, and discovered the secret to their undying pursuit of life. What he shares in The Happiness of Pursuit will help you overcome all the everyday-challenges and make the most of every second of your life.

The Game of Life and How to Play It

The Game of Life and How to Play It

Authors: Florence Scovel Shinn,

Florence Shinn gives you a profound, yet practical book that will make you realize what life is really about. She discloses the real art of success, and claims it isn’t always about the battles we win in life. She proves to you that life is more about what you give, because that is what will find its way back to you eventually.

The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO

The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story about Living Your Heart’s Desires

Authors: Robin S. Sharma,

A sudden accident one Monday morning is when Jack Valentine’s life changed forever. His encounter with Cal, a cancer patient, made him realize that despite his wealth and popularity, he hasn’t been living up to his full potential. Cal then guides him to three profound teachers — the Roman saint, the Hawaiian surfer and an American CEO. This book is all about the lessons he learns on this life-changing journey.

The Book

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Authors: Alan W. Watts,

You are an independent being, but not so independent that your deeds won’t have an effect on the world around you. Realizing this will change how you’ve been living life. It will make you a better citizen, a better caretaker of Mother Nature, and a better human being overall. Alan Watts shows you how you to start this quiet revolution.

Sacred Contracts

Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential

Authors: Caroline Myss,

Failing to identify your “sacred contract” is often the cause of depression, anxiety and even most physical ailments. In Sacred Contracts, Myss uses the lives of Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad and extracts from it, how they fulfilled the purpose of their life. What she shares in this book will awaken your spirituality and help you live a life that truly means something.

Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You

Authors: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

From the phone in your hand to the room you are in, everything is the product of a designer’s eye that noticed a shortage or problem, and a mind that came up with a solution. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show you how you too can apply this kind of thinking to designing your life, whether you’re young or old, in the corporate field or a stay-home mom.

How Will You Measure Your Life?

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Authors: Clayton M. Christensen,James Allworth, Karen Dillon

Most of us go to bed every night wondering whether we really lived the day to its fullest. But how can we measure this? In this book, Christensen provides an answer to this question and a way to make everything in life more fulfilling. Whether it’s your career, your intimate relationships or your personal development, his insights will give you the inspiration to keep pushing forward.

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It

Authors: Barbara Sher,Barbara Smith

Barbara Sher shows you how you can achieve the goals in your life, even the ones you’ve already given up on! Not only does she inspire you to change, she also helps you overcome the struggles you will face in the process. This book holds the solution to life’s many problems such as negativity and the fear of failure and provides practical solutions to them.


The Last Lecture

Authors: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow

Professor Randy Pausch had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer when he was asked to deliver something like a “last lecture”. The Last Lecture is a book about overcoming every obstacle in life, facing it with courage and resilience, and making the most of the little time we have. Because the clock is ticking and you never know when your time will be up.

The Greatest Salesman in the World

The Greatest Salesman in the World

Authors: Og Mandino,

For salesmen, employers, and even the general public, Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in The World undeniably has the power to uplift and make people realize opportunities they were previously oblivious to. He sets the lion within you free, so you can stop walking with the sheep and start leading the herd instead.

Do What You Are

Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Authors: Paul D. Tieger,Barbara Barron-Tieger

In today’s dynamic labor environment, Paul Tieger gives you an easy way of identifying the job that will give you the most satisfaction. His Personality Type filter will help you recognize your personality and provide a list of career ideas that suit it along with the strengths and weaknesses associated with it.

Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters

Authors: Blake Mycoskie,

Are you’re a passionate person with a dream and a purpose for your life? Do you want to do something you love and serve the world through it? If you want to become an entrepreneur and a humanitarian at the same time — Start Something that Matters is the right book for you. The owner of TOMS or as he is often called, the Chief Shoe Giver shares how he integrated profit and social good while having fun.

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Strengths Finder 2.0

Authors: Tom Rath,

We often get so preoccupied with our weaknesses and work tirelessly to improve them. In the process, we forget all about our strengths. Even our careers rarely give us a chance to make use of them. In fact, most people haven’t even discovered their theirs yet. But Tom Rath gives you StrengthsFinder 2.0, a way out of that mess and into your success.

Write It Down Make It Happen

Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It

Authors: Henriette Anne Klauser,

Transferring your dreams from your mind to paper is the first step to making them come true. This is how most successful people began their journey. Klauser’s pen-to-paper strategy is humbling but highly effective and will change every aspect of your life, from your relationships to your career. It starts by writing down what you want.

First Things First

First Things First

Authors: Stephen R. Covey,A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill

Where you are going matters more than how fast you are going. Stephen Covey shows you how to sort out your priorities so you won’t be left questioning yourself at the end of your long day. His insight will give you a more fulfilling life, that efficiency alone cannot give, such as inner peace, confidence and better relationships.

The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Authors: Rick Warren,

If you are looking for the purpose of your existence and the meaning of your life, Pastor Warren has the answers for you. What you discover in this book, will give you the life you desire — one of impact. Learn how you can find motivation, focus, simplicity, and all the things that enrich one’s existence.

The Power of Meaning

The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

Authors: Emily Esfahani Smith,

You don’t have to embark on long journeys or read through countless books to discover the meaning of your life. Emily Smith gives you access to that meaning in this book, in which she combines knowledge from all the sciences and the experiences of people from around the world, of all ages and careers.


Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t

Authors: Michael J. Losier,

Michael Losier helps make sense of the dilemmas in your life. He helps you discover your purpose in this life; your ultimate goal and how you can achieve it. He also reveals why you haven’t achieved it yet, so you can go out and make your dream life a reality.

The Fifth Agreement

The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery

Authors: Miguel Ruiz,José Luis Ruiz

In The Four Agreements, Ruiz revealed how education can mask our true destiny and create a boring life that we don’t deserve. In this sequel, he adds one more agreement, The Fifth Agreement which is all about yourself. He shows you how you can use your identity as an asset, do justice to your exclusivity and make your life a paradise on earth.

Refuse to Choose!

Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams

Authors: Barbara Sher,

Barbara Sher is gifted with the ability to make a person realize their potential and tread the path to success. In this book, she reveals the reasons why you run when things crash in life and gives you the motivation to keep going until you reach the end-line. She also introduces a unique group of people called “The scanners”.

Business Model You

Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career

Authors: Tim Clark,Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur

The authors of Business Model You give you a highly effective approach to the modern dynamic business environment. Their business model will change your thinking, give you new skills with which you can approach any marketplace and make way for you to revolutionize it, so you can guarantee success in your personal and professional life.

The Dream Giver

The Dream Giver

Authors: Bruce H. Wilkinson,David Kopp, Heather Harpham Kopp

If you have a dream but you are afraid to start pursuing it, then know that you are now ready for The Dream Giver. The Dream Giver is none other than God Himself. Bruce Wilkinson helps you embrace your fears and start walking towards The Dream Giver so that you can live the true purpose of your life.

Finding Your Own North Star

Finding Your Own North Star

Authors: Martha N. Beck,

Just as the North Star guides lost travellers, your discovery of your potential will guide you to a greater life. Beck removes all the obstacles on this path — the emotional scars you have forgotten about and the negative thoughts that hinder your progress. By the end of this book, you’ll have enough knowledge to transform your life into one that will give you endless happiness and fulfillment.

The Element How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Authors: Ken Robinson,Lou Aronica

Just like the title suggests, in this book Robinson helps you discover your “element”. Drawing from the lives of Paul McCartney, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and the likes, he unveils what it takes to create a life that is brimming with enthusiasm, passion and success. Once you have reached your “element”, you are sure to start the journey towards fulfillment.

Find Your Why

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Authors: Simon Sinek,David Mead, Peter Docker

Internationally acclaimed psychologist Simon Sinek provides the answer to the most important question you can ask yourself — “WHY am I here?” This book will help you discover the purpose of your life, how you can reconcile between your daily routines and your new-found WHY and provide many more insights that are sure to inspire revolutionary change in your life.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

Authors: Deepak Chopra,

Your life is an endless series of secrets — from the secret of love, healing, and mercy to the ones of self-discovery and freedom. Often, it takes too much time for these secrets to be unravelled but once you figure them out, there’s nothing that can come between you and success. Renowned spiritual thinker Deepak Chopra helps you discover 15 such secrets and opens new doors in your life

Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Authors: Brene Brown,

Brene Brown reveals the truth about true belonging, and it isn’t all about changing habits and behavior. Rather, it is about remaining firm and deeply rooted to your integrity despite the challenges and criticisms you will face in life. It is to step out and embrace the uncertainties, the solitude and the meaning of life.

48 Days to the Work You Love

48 Days to the Work You Love

Authors: Dan Miller,Dave Ramsey

Soon, a majority of America’s working population will consist of entrepreneurs, freelancers and consultants. Dan Miller prepares you for this change, so you can engage in a profession that guarantees job security and satisfaction. He helps you identify your strengths and talents and shows you how you can use them to do the work you really love.

The Road Back to You

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

Authors: Ian Morgan Cron,Suzanne Stabile

The part of you that you are yet to discover could be the reason why you feel sudden waves of emptiness in life. It could also be the reason why your relationships aren’t as strong as you wish they were, even the one with God. Cron and Stabil help you through a journey of self-discovery, by the end of which you will become the person you want to be.

Wild at Heart Revised and Updated

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul

Authors: John Eldredge,

Growing up, we all had dreams. The boys dreamt of becoming superheroes and defeating the villains. The girls dreamt of becoming princesses and being rescued by their knight in shining armor. But somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we grew up and life just got boring. In Wild at Heart, Eldredge acknowledges this depressing change and shows you a way to recover all those lost dreams.

The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle

The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle

Authors: Jim Rohn,

Jim Rohn provides the philosophy, attitude, actions, results and the lifestyles of the people who have made it in life. If you have wondered why some people keep achieving more and more while others keep failing, The Five Major Pieces to The Life Puzzle will tell you why.

What Should I Do with My Life

What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question

Authors: Po Bronson,

What should you do with your life? This is probably a question that plagues your mind frequently. Po Bronson gives you the true stories of people who have experienced the same crisis. What they discovered as an answer will change your perspective of life. It will help you face the challenges, fears and uncertainties with bravery and bring you closer to your purpose in this world.



Authors: Marcus Aurelius,Martin Hammond, Diskin Clay

Meditations is a collection of a Roman philosopher and emperor Marcus Aurelius’ thoughts and reflections on his journey towards self-discovery. In this book, he addresses and resolves the various human challenges that occur in life such as doubt, despair, and the struggle to make sense of one’s emotions. This book is a philosophical masterpiece that has changed the lives of many.

The Crossroads Of Should And Must

The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion

Authors: Elle Luna,

Almost everyone comes to a standstill when they are caught between what they “should” do and what they “must” be doing. Many turn back, but a few muster the courage to jump forward. Elle Luna reveals everything you need to know about the “shoulds” and “musts” of life, and how you can uncover a life filled with spiritual purpose and fulfilment.

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters

Authors: Jon Acuff,

When you’re 20, you learn. When you’re 30, you discover who you are. When you’re 40, you hone your skills. When you’re 50, you enjoy the rewards of your efforts. When you’re 60, you help others achieve their dreams. This is the conventional, slow journey to success. Acuff shows you how you can tread the same path in a shorter period of time and punch fear in the face.

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