5 Great Goal Setting Books for 2018

5 Great Goal Setting Books for 2018

January is a great time to plan for success in the coming year, and what better way to be motivated than with some inspirational reading.

Whether your goal is to get healthier, grow your business, clean up your finances, or to just enjoy life more, these five reads will energize your efforts.

  1. Essentialism by Gregory McKeown

The key message of McKeown’s book is “less, but better.” He walks readers through the how and why of letting go of non-essential activities that often get in the way of achieving one’s goals – both professional and personal.  This is a great read for anyone who feels like her plate is full but isn’t sure what to take off of it. Get the book here.


  1. The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

If you’re looking for motivation that will up your courage and take you to territory you’ve been unwilling to conquer, Rhimes’ book will leave you wanting to say “Yes!” to all kinds of new opportunities.  Filled with the same attention-grabbing language and stories that have made her television shows Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy so successful, readers will love both her humor and heart-filled advice. Get the book here.


  1. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Self-doubters gather around.  Jen Sincero has a way of convincing you that you can do anything.  Her honest and funny advice on how to take any area of life to the next level will motivate you to set goals that bring you to life and honor your passions.  This is a great one to listen to as an audiobook since it’s filled with stories and examples from Sincero’s own life, and she reads it herself. Get the book here.


  1. You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hahn

If mindfulness is your goal this year, put this one on the top of your list.  Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hahn has been living and teaching this philosophy of being fully present for years.  This is a great read for individuals who are super stressed out and are determined to make 2018 the most zen year ever. Get the book here.


  1. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

While it isn’t your typical personal development book, it is a great read for anyone struggling to reach a big dream.  You’ll be inspired and motivated into action by the epic story of Orville and Wilbur Wright and all that they overcame (nay-sayers included) to change our modern world.  This is also a great one to listen to in the car! Get the book here.