Best Motivational Audio Books to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

Whether you are looking for mystery audiobooks for road trips or self-help audiobooks to become a better version of yourself, there are a lot of hidden gems out there, waiting to be discovered. Today, I am going to take a look at the ever so popular motivational audio books.

Let’s be honest, it happens to the best of us. We have things to do and deadlines to meet but we are very much unmotivated and reluctant to take the first step. Personally, I’ve been there and done that. It can be hard to motivate yourself and get out of the vicious circle. So, to help you with that, here are some of the best motivation audiobooks that everyone should read.

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Best Motivational Audio Books

1. The Power of Now

One of the best ways to motivate yourself is to recognize and understand the power and truth of the Now. Not the future, not the past, but Now. The author, Eckhart Tolle, does a great job of unpacking all the confusion and covers a lot of new information and inspirational ideas to deal with day to day things to improve and motivate yourself to achieve the things you want. One of the best things about the book is that, while listening, from time to time, it encourages you to stop listening and take a few moments to just close your eyes and think of what you’ve listened and understood so far.

  • Author: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrator by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Listen time: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.13/5

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2. Living with a Seal

As we grow up and settle, often we put our life in an auto-pilot mode where we do the same things every day automatically, without thinking, just like a robot. It takes a special kind of motivation to try and do new things. The book is all about the entrepreneur Jesse Itzler who hires an accomplished Navy Seal to train him. Unlike his regular life, living with a Seal is not an easy task. In fact, it is the total opposite of his easy-going lifestyle. Living with a Seal is a very entertaining story with lots of humor and inspiration to better yourself.

  • Author: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrator by: Jesse Itzler
  • Listen time: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.24/5

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3. Goals! by Brian Tracy

Sometimes, having achievable goals and a know-how on how to achieve them is a perfect way to get motivated. In his book Goals, Brian Tracy talks about his extraordinary life experiences all the while explaining the seven key elements and the 12 steps necessary to achieve the goals set by you. Additionally, the book also gives some awesome tips on how to deal with low self-esteem, how to overcome problems and obstacles, and how to be fit mentally. After all, mental fitness is one of the crucial parts for character development, being motivated, and self-reliant. All in all, Goals is a must read if you are failing or lacking the motivation to achieve your goals.

  • Author: Brian Tracy
  • Narrator by: Brian Tracy
  • Listen time: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.28/5

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4. The Obstacle is the Way

If there is one thing that de-motivates most people is the obstacles. But it doesn’t have to that way. After all, no matter what your goal is, there will always be an obstacle. The Obstacle is the Way deals with the same issues and gives sound advice with success stories of motivational and historical icons. The best thing about The Obstacle is the Way is that it not only tells you motivational stories of successful people but also how to effectively implement your own ideas and achieve them with perseverance. Simply put, the book is all about motivating yourself and turning adversities into opportunities and advantages.

  • Author: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrator by: Ryan Holiday
  • Listen time: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.13/5

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5. When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air is a moving autobiography of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon. This book details how his life turned upside down, from treating dying patients to become a patient with stage 4 lung cancer. To put it simply, the book is the memoir of Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s stimulating and motivational struggle to find an answer to several profound questions.

  • Author: Paul Kalanithi
  • Narrator by: Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell
  • Listen time: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.34/5

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6. The Power of Meaning

Sometimes, getting to know things a bit better or understanding the underlying meaning can greatly motivate our daily life so that we can be what we are trying to be. The Power of Meaning is an excellent audiobook to not only get motivated by to understand belonging, transcendence, and purpose.

  • Author: Emily Esfahani Smith
  • Narrator by: Mozhan Marno
  • Listen time: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.03/5

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7. The Brain Warrior’s Way

Motivation is not just about getting work done. It is also very much required to have a healthy lifestyle. However, as most of you know, having a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. This is where Brain Warrior’s Way come it play. This book’s scientifically designed program lets you create an actionable plan to improve your overall focus, health, energy, and work.

  • Author: Daniel G. Amen and Tana Amen
  • Narrator by: Daniel G. Amen and Tana Amen
  • Listen time: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 3.9/5

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8. Getting Things Done

If you are stuck at work and feeling unmotivated, Getting Things Done is the book for you. David Allen gives you some great advice on how to be motivated no matter what and unleashes your creative potential. In addition, it also teaches how to deal with anxiety and confusion.

  • Author: David Allen
  • Narrator by: David Allen
  • Listen time: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 3.98/5

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9. Be Obsessed or Be Average

The title says it all, doesn’t it? This book is about Grant Cardone who is broke, jobless, and a drug addict before he became a multi-millionaire and bestselling author. He details how he dealt with naysayers and motivated himself to the point of obsession to successfully achieve his goals.

  • Author: Grant Cardone
  • Narrator by: Grant Cardone
  • Listen time: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.08/5

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10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I’ve already included this book in my best self-help audiobooks, but I couldn’t stop myself from adding it again. One of the reasons is that I’m a strong believer that tidying up not only refreshes and motivates us but helps keep procrastination a kilometer away.

  • Author: Marie Kondo
  • Narrator by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Listen time: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 3.8/5

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11. Total Recall

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True-Life Story is the biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his extraordinary journey from a small city of Thal in Austria to being one of the biggest movie star and governor of California.

  • Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrator by: Stephen Lang and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Listen time: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.14/5

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12. As a Man Thinketh

As a Man Thinketh is more of the self-help book that is published way back in 1902. However, the book is considered to be one of the best and important ones to read. It is one of those books with deep meaning and takes time and even multiple reads to understand. So, do give it a try. After all, it takes less than an hour to listen to the book.

  • Author: James Allen
  • Narrator by: Brian Holsopple
  • Listen time: 55 mins
  • Goodreads rating: 4.3/5

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That is all for now. If you think I missed any of your favorite motivational audiobooks, then comment below and share them with me.

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