You read to open up your understanding of this planet you live on, gathering traces of learnings from people that have done something you perceive of value. You also read to re-inspire yourself, challenging your belief that where you have stalled in life is the maximum of what can be achieved.

To that point, here is a quick yet thoughtfully chosen selection of crafted pieces that were generated by people that lived life, and then scribed the life they lived. May these writings deliver an injection of ‘life-fuel’ to your present circumstances!

  1. The Holy Bibleholy-bible-kjv

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.

– II Corinthians 4: 8-9

  1. Draw the Circle, Mark BattersonDraw-the-circle

When you pray to God regularly, irregular things happen on a regular basis.

– Mark Batterson

  1. The Millionaire Messenger, Brendon Burchard41H1yvTi11L

Look for lessons in every moment and every relationship and record them in a journal.

– Brendon Burchard

 

  1. Power Thoughts, Joyce Meyer518dqoU0wBL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

I don’t think they

[people who have maintained good attitudes in the face of difficult times] were simply born as positive people—I believe they had to make a choice and decided to make one that would benefit themselves as well as the world.

– Joyce Meyer

  1. Mindset, Carol Dweckmindset.001

Everyone can change and grow through application and experience.

– Carol Dweck

  1. It’s Not a Secret to Success, Angel Richardson9181294

I am firm believer that everything and everyone was created to solve a problem… Your mess can become your message, if you allow it.

– Angel Richardson

  1. Inspired to Succeed, Stacia Piercef05690eaa51b4584d820274a313983b9

The cost of being gorgeous is paid in discipline, forethought and effort, but the value of high self-esteem and fearless confidence is invaluable.

– Stacia Pierce

  1. Positively Bodyful, LaQuisha HallBookCover

I have never seen an ugly woman or girl.

– LaQuisha Hall

  1. You Are Special, Max Lucado79319

Remember… you are special because I made you. And I don’t make mistakes.

– Max Lucado

  1. Moon Walk, Michael JacksonMichael-Jackson-Moon-Walk-489045

To me, nothing is more important than making people happy, giving them a release from their problems and worries, helping them to lighten their load. I want them to walk away from a performance I’ve done saying, “That was great. I want to go back again. I had a great time.” To me, that’s what it’s all about. That’s wonderful.

– Michael Jackson

  1. Fashion for Dummies, Jill Martin & Pierre A. Lehu51bCZtZrFJL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

…when you get dressed every morning, you’re revealing how you feel, showing an aspect of your personality, and preparing yourself for what type of day it’s going to be.

– Jill Martin & Pierre A. Lehu

  1. Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill51DXwCR9fjL

…handicaps can be converted into stepping stones on which one may climb towards some worthy goal, unless they are accepted as obstacles and used as alibis.

– Napoleon Hill