ReadersMagnet Review recommends these five encouraging books to inspire you to start the 2022 year right.

Overcoming Adversity by Nelson Fowlkes

Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals is a 2019 inspirational guidebook written by Nelson Fowlkes. Fowlkes is a Lt. Colonel who served in the United States Army Medical Corps. After serving twenty years in the army, he completed additional careers in healthcare. In this amazing book about coping up with life’s obstacles, Fowlkes shares his journey and how he acquired specific values and mindset, which prove to be valuable tools in his survival in life. Overcoming Adversity features valuable insights and inspiring life experiences that will make readers realize the importance of tenacity, self-reliance, optimism, adaptability, perseverance, and faith in facing the challenges that may come our way. As someone who endured a fractured childhood and grew up in poverty, Nelson J Fowlkes, speaks with authority and dignity on rising and working hard to achieve one’s goals and dreams.

The Rules of Thinking by Richard Templar

Richard Templar is the author of the bestselling Rules books, including The Rules of LifeThe Rules of WorkThe Rules of ManagementThe Rules of WealthThe Rules of ParentingThe Rules of Love, and the latest bestseller, The Rules to Break. The Rules of Thinking: A personal code to think yourself smarter, wiser, and happier is a 2019 book that features a guide on how to make wiser decisions, arrive at the best solutions, and have the best ideas. For those who want to learn the power to stop procrastinating, knowing when to compromise, lessen mistakes, find other options, and think well with others, Richard Templar’s The Rules of Thinking is a powerful tool that readers can use not only to have a positive mindset but also to achieve success in their chosen field of endeavor.

Get Your Shit Together by Sarah Knight

Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide) is a funny but no-nonsense guide to mental decluttering. Here, the “anti-guru” Sarah Knight shares witty tips and tricks to organizing the things you want to give a f*ck and how to lessen unnecessary stress. Readers will discover the power of negative thinking, the Three simple tools for getting your sh*t together, how to focus on the essential sh*t to get ahead at work, and how to spend less and save more. Get Your Shit Together is an enjoyable book that will allow you to master the techniques of managing your anxiety, how to avoid avoidance, and conquer your fear of failure. 

Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

William H. McRaven is a retired United States Navy admiral and former University of Texas System Chancellor. In 2017, he released the New York Times bestselling self-help book, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World. The book is based on the inspiring speech that Admiral William Harry McRaven delivered to the 2014 graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin. The title is based on the university’s slogan, “What starts here changes the world.” Make Your Bed highlights ten principles that Admiral McRaven learned during his Navy Seal training. These guiding principles help McRaven overcome challenges in his training and long Naval career and throughout his life. Make Your Bed is the perfect tool guide to start your year right.

Rising Strong by Brené Brown, Ph. D., LMSW

Our list ends with another New York Times bestseller from one of today’s most celebrated inspirational authors and social scientists, Brené Brown, Ph. D., LMSW. Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead offers stories of struggle, courage, triumph, and recovery. If you are looking for a book to draw inspiration and lessons on how to get back on your feet and begin anew, Brené Brown’s fantastic book is the perfect read to begin the year 2022. From personal struggles (relationships and family problems, etc.) to social and collective ones (job security, stress, conflicts, etc.), Rising Strong provides insights on overcoming these hurdles and moving forward stronger, wiser, and more resilient.