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Top 10 Books on Goal Setting

Pitch Venture Capital
3 min readJan 24, 2023


Welcome to the first newsletter of the new year! As startup founders and entrepreneurs, setting goals and staying motivated is crucial to the success of our businesses. That’s why we wanted to share with you a list of the top 10 books to read about motivation and goal setting.

  1. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey:
    This classic book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their personal and professional effectiveness. Covey’s 7 habits provide a framework for setting and achieving goals, and the principles he outlines are timeless.
  2. “Atomic Habits” by James Clear:
    This book is all about the small, incremental changes that can lead to big results. Clear breaks down the science of habit formation and provides practical tips for building positive habits and breaking negative ones.
  3. “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy:
    This book teaches the importance of consistency and how small, daily actions can lead to significant results over time. Hardy provides practical tips for setting and achieving goals, as well as strategies for overcoming setbacks.
  4. “The One Thing” by Gary Keller:
    This book focuses on the power of prioritization and how it can help us achieve our goals more efficiently. Keller teaches readers how to identify and focus on the most important tasks and eliminate distractions.
  5. “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield:
    This book is a comprehensive guide to achieving success in all areas of life. Canfield covers a wide range of topics, including goal setting, time management, and overcoming fear and failure.
  6. “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck:
    This book explores the concept of fixed vs. growth mindset and how it affects our ability to achieve our goals. Dweck provides practical strategies for shifting to a growth mindset and achieving success.
  7. “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle:
    This book is all about the power of mindfulness and how it can help us achieve our goals. Tolle teaches readers how to live in the present moment and let go of negative thoughts and emotions that can hold us back.
  8. “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod:
    This book is all about starting your day off right and setting yourself up for success. Elrod provides a morning routine that he claims can help anyone achieve their goals and live their best life.
  9. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho:
    This beloved novel tells the story of Santiago, a shepherd boy who sets out on a journey to achieve his personal legend. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about perseverance, determination, and the importance of following your dreams.
  10. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson:
    This book is all about setting priorities and learning to let go of things that don’t matter. Manson teaches readers how to focus on what’s important and not waste time and energy on things that don’t align with their values and goals.

We hope this list helps you get motivated and on track to achieving your goals in the new year.

Happy reading!

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