7 Books Every College Student Should Read for Self Development
BY MIAH ELIAS
One needs to acquire as much knowledge as possible to change his or her mind and thoughts. Education is the first and foremost step to initiate that change. Since childhood, we are acquiring knowledge from everything and everyone around us. Our self-improvement starts right there, knowingly or unknowingly. In every sphere of life, we face obstacles. When we get older, our previous struggles might feel simplistic, but the challenges of life are never easy. Self-improvement helps to lead a good and honest life. It helps to overcome the issues and fears in life. Getting ready for the life struggle filled with responsibilities become easy this way, especially for a college student. A college student who is now in that phase of life where he or she has faced a lot of emotional struggles and has a clear about his or her intellect. It is he who is responsible enough to understand the struggle he will face to get his or her dream job and build a career to be economically stable. Self-improvement tips make us an updated version of ourselves each passing day. Other than life experiences, we have inspirational assets in the form of books. These books leave an impact on self-improvement. Let’s have a look at a couple of hand-picked shortlisted books for self-improvement.
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
It is a book on ambition, setting a goal in life, and achieving success. So, relevant for college students who are yet to decide the goal. It explains why setting a goal is necessary and what should be the right steps to reach the goal successfully. The explanation of the indifferent attitude and lack of ambition is so on point. This book will enlighten. It provides tips on good habits and principles. It shows the way to become a good human being and also asks to believe in oneself.
- The Power Of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
If we lack something in today’s world, it’s positive thinkers. We tend to raise eyebrows in disbelief if someone utters something positive as if it is next to impossible. So, what will be better than a book on making us believe in the power of positive thinking! This book inspires us to hope and dream big. It tells us to improve our relationships. However, the biggest lesson it gives is how to be kind on ourselves.
- 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
If you want to make a list of the best books 2018 , you must include this one. It’s a book with the right amount of humor and very informative. It forces to judge one’s intellect and ideologies but in an entertaining way. It discusses discipline, freedom, and responsibilities. It breaks the stereotype rules of leading a good life and human nature. It logically questions science and faith. It provides food for thought.
- It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
If you tend to study or work crazily sacrificing your sleep, peace, family, me time, then wait for a second and read this book. If you are a college goer and is ambitious enough to become an entrepreneur even then this book is for you. This book works wonder on over-ambitious people. It teaches us very well that being ambitious is fine, but losing peace over it is not rational. The dream will still be possible achieving without being extremely enthusiastic. It teaches us to take things easy.
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
College students and their habits is a world-famous topic. There is hardly any parent in existence, who are not fed up of their child’s wrong habits. This book hits the bull’s eye by highlighting the stubbornness of habits in a positive way. It explains the power of good habits and what positive changes those habits can bring in our lives. It teaches how to transform life and brings self-improvement.
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
The biggest obstacle is when others don’t receive us the way we are. It can shake us within. It becomes hard to accept when the behavior which is normal for us is abnormal for most of them. It destroys every drop of confidence we have in ourselves. We fail and feel shame to be ourselves and stop living our life on other’s terms which eventually makes us unhappy for the rest of our lives. This book screams the importance of self-discovery and makes it loud and clear that every individual is unique.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
This book is a good option for testing one’s intellect. We often mistook ourselves as rationals, but we always tend to be biased. It is a common problem not only among college students but also for adults. Sometimes the bias is so dense that it makes us blind. It hampers our decision-making ability. After reading this book, you are obliged to judge the whole process of our thinking and how we choose things.
The more we make peace with the fact that in every stage of our life, each challenge was and will be tough. However, we fought and fought hard and won those challenges. We will continue winning in the future as well. We will see progress in ourselves, and that’s self-improvement at its best. Doing this needs motivation, and the books above might work as that much-needed motivation for you college-goer. These can also be a guide in taking the right steps. Self-improvement is an infinite process, and it is never too late.
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