Written by Stephney Bass.

I always look up to prominent writers that put together inspirational write-ups that motivate the masses. Such brilliance! I admire going through each sentence word for word and sinking deep into the writer’s thoughts as they transcends as mine, thinking to myself how amazing the piece was because I had felt the impact and in a special way I had been able to connect with the writers point of view and the writers aim which is to take the reader on a journey, come to think of it, that is every writer’s dream – to take the reader on a journey that could connect you to their innermost thoughts and reasoning.

Notable motivational writers I have been privileged to acknowledge have sown a seed of positive thinking for many generations.

The uniqueness in each writers perspective on how to jump hurdles, achieve success, quash fear, embrace self-confidence, strengthen wisdom and skill, broaden knowledge, sharpen intelligence and of course emulate a praying attitude are all but one goal with different approaches.

As overwhelmed as I feel each time I learn something new or read something fresh, I would take the liberty to share that feeling I get from each author I have had to encounter in my youth.

Some of my very admirable authors and their famously intelligent quotes are based on my research which a few might agree with whilst others might contribute by thought.

Here are some:

Norman Vincent Peale (who wrote “The power of Positive Thinking “)

My all time top motivational book, I have gone through this particular book on several occasions either when I need a booster or I just feel the urge to pick up a book, and to think this book is actually the first motivational book I read a few years back, I found this book in one of my mum’s old cabinet where she stores important documents. I remember being intrigued by the title of the book that I wanted to see for myself just how helpful this writer might be, I picked up the book and flipped through the pages before I read; each chapter with its very own message. I definitely recommend this book in a heartbeat, it helped me get through a few difficult phases of my teens when I was struggling with fear, worry, anxiety and depression.


God gets things done and they are done right and He does them without hurry” 

“Fear is the most disintegrating enemy of human personality “.

– Napoleon Hill 

Napoleon Hill was said to have interviewed “40 millionaires” to discover behaviors that had led to their success. What drew my attention to his book ‘Think And Grow Rich’ was to find out if there is an actual secret to success. Is there? Well then I reckon you read this piece by Napoleon Hill; his study assumed that great wealth resulted from a combination of greed and luck.


Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.

– Anthony Robbins 

As I have read, Anthony Robbins is unlike most motivational writers in two ways. First, he treats training the mind and body as a technological challenge rather than moral imperative. Second, he somehow manages to be both an inspirational role model and the most annoying guy on the planet. This was according to a post I read so I decided to broaden my findings and search for other books by the author. He is famous for the book ‘Awaken The Giant Within’.


If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.”

– Og Mandino

His faux-biblical parable encourages you to live your life to the fullest by believing in yourself and your ability to help others. He wrote the book ‘THE GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD ‘, I reckon my dad will like this book because of the biblical correspondence to the economic approach as my father is both a Preacher and an Economist by profession .


I will live this day as if it is my last. This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.”

– James Allen

I have heard his name so frequently it’s almost like I have met him before.  His book “As a man Thinketh” is by far true brilliance! I recommend!


The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers.

Motivational books are usually to persuade or inspire the mind, the body and the soul to take action! Take control, take charge of your life , command your destiny, own your possession. Yes! own your possession and embrace your talents, if you think you don’t have any talent , think hard again.

The key to keeping a positive mind is very simple it is literally keeping a positive mind in all circumstances no matter how difficult, even if you have to wake up in the morning and confess positively into your life – do it!. Look in the mirror and say good things about yourself, be confident and open to wisdom. As humans, it is in our nature to err so expect disappointments but do not accept them, when the tears come running down your cheeks let them flow but remember to dry your eyes to see clearly. And most importantly do not dwell in the past because yesterday is gone forever, today will become tomorrow’s yesterday.

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