My Top Five Goal Setting Books

recommended by Kris_Duering

One of the best ways to ensure you continuously grow as an individual is to constantly educate yourself about subjects that truly matter. I believe that one of these subjects is goal setting and achieving. Goals are among the best ways to improve ourselves and create roadmaps to the lives we want to live. So, today I’m going to share my favorite goal setting books to help you find your next meaningful page-turner.

  • 1


    Atomic Habits
    by James Clear

    Habits are a major contributor to meeting your goals. In this New York Times #1 bestseller, you will learn a proven system to building amazing and life-changing habits and finally break your bad habits. This book is truly a comprehensive guide that will make a huge impact in your life.

  • 2


    The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Car
    by Alex Banayan

    This book is the journey of an 18-year-old through the tales of various successful people. It talks about the opportunities that present themselves in an alternative way to the path most taken. The success stories discussed in this fun book all took the “third door” as a way to enter the party, so to speak. It’s a fun story showing that thinking outside the box can lead to great success.

  • 3


    The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future
    by Skip Prichard

    Mr. Prichard uses his gifts as a storyteller to weave this tale about a young man discovering the 9 mistakes that highly successful people don’t make. One of the first mistakes is living someone else’s dream. A person who knows exactly who they want to be, will do the things that that person would do. Expressing thankfulness energizes, enhances, and empowers. Make it your mission to encourage everyone who crosses your path. Suffering often clarifies what really matters in life.

  • 4


    Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide
    by Caroline Adams Miller MAPP, Dr. Michael B. Frisch, Michael B. Frisch & Caroline Adams Miller

    By utilizing research in various areas of science and in positive psychology, in particular, Caroline Miller takes the approach to goal setting beyond setting SMART goals. She weaves rich tales of goal accomplishment and happiness in with goal setting exercises. This book creates an interactive and engaging way to view life goals and achievement. “Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now…And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.”

  • 5


    Hard Goals : The Secret to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
    by Mark Murphy

    This book is written from the perspective of well accomplished Executive Coach Mark Murphy. His concept in goal setting is that the goals to be set should be more than “ho-hum” type of goals. To reach great potential the goals must match an inner desire. If you really want to change the world, you have to set a goal that would change the world. Goals that challenge and stretch a person are said to be more fulfilling. Expressing intense feelings usually portends better results than emotional detachment does. Just remember, nobody ever washed a rental car (which means that if you don’t own it, you’re not going to put much effort into it).

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