“A book is like a key that fits into the tumbler of the soul. The two parts have to match in order for each to unlock. Then—click—a world opens.” ― Brad Kessler,
Books have always inspired Betsy and me to try new things in our lives and have shaped our dreams, both individually and as a couple. Books have the potential to open our minds to the possibilities in life. They can radically change our minds and plant the seeds for new directions. Books:
- Challeng us mentally
- Transport us to new worlds
- Open up possibilities we had not seen before
- Enable us to connect with others who are living their dream
- Allow us to explore ideas from the comfort of our homes
In addition, books are powerful resources to help you answer the question “What is my dream?”. Inspiration to define your dream can come in a plethora of forms, but a book has the ability to peer inside your mind and create the image of what your dream life may look like.
Over the course of our lives we have read hundreds of books, but there are a few which have shaped our lives into the dream we are living today. Each book listed below has opened our eyes to new ideas, ways of approaching our lives, or opportunities we did not know were possible. We can trace many of the greatest experiences we have had back to words that inspired us to take a leap.
“Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.” ― Paxton Hood
Following is a list of the 40 books that have inspired us the most. If you are struggling to determine what you want most in your life we believe these books can provide a foundation to answering the question “What is my dream?”.
Determine what intrigues you most and dive in. Head to your library or click on a cover and purchase a copy from Amazon.
What books have inspired your dreams?