11/18/2012 10:22 am ET

Inspirational Books: 10 Reads Help You Succeed

Wayne Gretsky is often quoted for saying, "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." The man is right: In order to achieve our goals, we have to take the (sometimes scary) first step.

Risk taking is all about not being afraid to fail: It takes believing in yourself enough to know you will succeed, and having enough confidence to pick yourself up when you don't.

Below are 10 books to give you that extra push. What books inspire you to take a chance? Let us know in the comments below.

Take A Chance!: Books For That Extra Nudge

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