Reading is one of the best habits among students as it can transform the way one thinks. Reading along with vocabulary also improves academic writing and enhances cognitive skills.
Reading is important as it increases creativity among students. When you read a book you will sometimes feel how well it has influenced your life and thus its impacts. A lot of motivational books are written for college students most of which explain not to settle for less and to dream big.
When a college student reads inspiring and motivational books these books act as guides for a better future and can help one grow successfully. There are a lot of good books which a college student must read before moving out of college life.
Many factors like success, failure, happiness, etc drive our lives. So during hard times, we need someone to pat on our back and encourage us to keep moving. At those times, the positive effect derived from the book will undoubtedly act as a motivator.
We all want to be successful and famous, so it becomes extremely important to read good books. As when we read well we think good and that becomes our first step toward success. We all sometimes have seen people reading books despite their busy schedules. Bill Gates is an ardent reader and he reads almost 50 books a year. After the death of our late President APJ Abdul Kalam, it was seen that all he left behind was six trousers, four shirts, three suits, and around 2,500 books. This clearly shows their love for books.
By the end of this blog, you will find a lot about good books, and make sure to read these books before moving out of campus.
Best Motivational Books That Every College Student Must Read
1. My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions – APJ Abdul Kalam
This book throws light on certain unique experiences of his life since childhood. In all these years of his experiences, he learned that one must keep dreaming in various phases of their life, and then work to realize those dreams.
Dr. Kalam looks back on these moments and tells the readers how these experiences have inspired him profoundly. In this book, he described those who are closest to him- his father, his mother, and his mentors who helped him shape his thoughts and outlook.
“My Journey is a story of a life that is rich in beautiful lessons to be learned from it.”
“ Dreams are not those that we see in our sleep, they should be the ones that never let us sleep.” – APJ Abdul Kalam
2. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Written by Paulo Coelho this book tells you a story about a shepherd boy who travels to the Egyptian Pyramids to pursue his dreams which was to find treasure.
This book will inspire you to work towards your dreams despite failures, and troubles you may face. Other than this, this book also teaches that if you have the sheer determination to achieve your goal then nothing can stop you.
Here’s a line from the book for you:
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
3. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
This is a life-changing book that acts as a self-help group that motivates the reader to recognize their inner talents. This book is all about running toward success with your potential as a weapon.
This book not only focuses on the importance of positive thinking but also gives the readers the resolution to mend their ways. The Writer Rhonda Byrne, argues that everything in our lives is regulated by our thoughts and if we get control over them we too can change the outcomes.
The readers of the book declared that the book helped them improve their lives.
4. You Can Win- Shiv Khera
This is an all-rounder book for achieving success and fame in life. This book will motivate, inspire and guide you to move ahead in life despite all the troubles we face in our lives.
Whether you are preparing for any competitive exam or facing any other difficulty this book has modern wisdom techniques that you can apply to your life without any problem.
5. The Power of Subconscious Mind- Dr. Joseph Murphy
This is one of the top motivational books especially for college students when they are feeling helpless. This book provides information on how you can understand yourself. It talks about understanding the power of the mind.
The techniques written in the book are easy to apply to perform and the results can be seen in real-time. This book will help you know about the power of the subconscious mind and how it provides you with inner strength and mental fortitude.
6. Own Your Anxiety- Julian Brass
This book is written by an anxiety coach which is perfect for those who are mentally exhausted by workloads and social interaction. Anxiety has now become a common problem and it has its way of destroying the motivation to do something.
Using his own life experiences the author has provided 99 ways to cut down this emotion with a mixture of scientific research and eastern philosophies. This book’s goal is to help you find your internal strength.
As a college student, this book is a must-read for you.
7. Rich Dad Poor Dad- Robert T. Kiyosaki
This book is about Robert Kiyosaki and his 2 dads- his real dad (poor dad) and his best friend’s dad (rich dad) and the ways they think about money and investing.
As a college student, you must try to know how to earn money, how to handle your hard-earned money, and how you can invest a part of your income to get benefits in the future. This book consists of 8 chapters that everyone must know. The central message that the author tries to deliver is that one doesn’t need a high income to be rich. One must know how to use money effectively.
8. Do Epic Shit- Ankur Warikoo
In this book, the author talked about success and failures, self-awareness, the importance of habits, entrepreneurship, money, and relationships.
The writing pattern of this book is very different it doesn’t have long inter-connected chapters. It has only short quotes and anecdotes. Throughout the book, the writer has tried to teach you something new by sharing his own life experiences.
After the major success of the first book, the author launched another book titled ‘ Get Epic Shit Done.’ this book has 36 life questions that one needs to answer. The book Do Epic Shit will make you think and the second book will make you act.
These are some of the books that are best for college students and every student must try to read these books at least once. College is a very crucial time and reading books will help you get a clear vision of the world.
So, enjoy reading and keep growing.
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