Successful people are readers
Books are like the best companion one could have. Sometimes they teach us like a teacher, sometimes they just give company like a good friend while sometimes they guide us through life. Good books play a vital role in shaping our future. They help us not only for knowledge and success but also to stay calm and composed.
Reading books is a never ending process. Reading books is a very good habit that one must develop in their life. The practices of reading books create cognitive engagement that improves lots of things, including vocabulary, thinking skills and concentration. It highly affects empathy, emotional intelligence, and social perception, the sum of which helps people stay on the planet longer.
Successful people are readers. It is because high achievers are keen on self- improvement. Hundreds of successful executives have shared the books that have helped them get where today.
There are a lot of books for reading. But I think these 5 books are the most important books that we need to read once in our life.
Rich dad poor dad
Rich dad poor dad is a book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Letcher in 1997 and quickly became a must read for people interested in investing, money and the global economy. The book has been translated into dozens of languages, sold around the world, and has become the no. 1 personal finance book of all time.
It tells the story of one boy with two fathers, one rich, one poor to help us to develop the mindset and financial knowledge we need to build a life of wealth and freedom. This book defines what is the value of money, how we can utilize that money wisely, which assets and liabilities should be prioritized. Beside that it has described how rich become rich and poor become poor. He also says that without risk no one can succeed so we should take a risk in life.
Think and grow rich
Think and grow rich was written by Napoleon hill in 1937 and promoted as a personal development and self improvement book. This is one of the best international seller books and all time self- help classics and a must read for investors and entrepreneurial types.
The main theme of this book is that riches begin with a state of mind. Success comes to those who become success conscious. If we want to be rich, we must first change our mind. This book also explains the power of desire, destiny, fate, autosuggestion, decision, persistence, imagination and subconscious mind which give a direction to achieve some great thing and to move forward with a vision. It also shows how we think ourselves rich, how we can control our minds and our thoughts.
How to win friends and influence people
How to win friends and influence people is a self help book written by Dale Carnegle, in 1936. Over 23 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the bestselling books of all time. It was number 19 on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential books.
The core idea of this book is that we can change other people’s behavior simply by changing our own. It teaches us that the principles to better understand people, become more likeable people, improve relationships, win others over, and influence behavior through leadership. This book really gives advice in helping people improve their social skills.
7 habits of highly effective people
The seven habits highly effective people are a business and self help book written by Stephen Covey, published in 1989. The author has written this book by researching the habit of successful people.
It is written on Covey’s belief that the way we see the world is entirely based on our own perceptions. In order to change the given situation, we have to change ourselves and in order to change ourselves; we must be able to change our perceptions. He also says that before doing the work, we have to learn something about it. In this book, certain habits (be proactive, think win win, habit of putting first things first, synergize etc) have been mentioned which are necessary for a good and successful person.
The alchemist is a novel written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was published in 1988. It became a widely translated international bestseller. The main theme of this book is always follow your dreams and listen to your heart and especially never gives up in the process if you fail.
The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “personal legend” has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams. In this book, at the start of the novel Santiago doesn’t know what he should do when he is confronted by his dream. But by the end of the novel Santiago completely trusts his heart to guide him through life.
In nutshell, the habit of reading is one of the best qualities that a person can possess. All of the above are the 5 books that we must read once in our life. Through this book, we can literally know the worth of life, importance of money, dreams, and help us in self improvement. These books inspired us to fulfill our dreams by listening to our heart. This book also teaches us that once if we change ourselves then you can definitely change and impact others. These 5 books are really inspirational and give a life lesson which will never be provided by course books. Lastly, we should never put limits on reading books. The more we explore the more we get to know new things.
– Sangpu Shakya is a 6th semester student at Boston International College and an organizing committee member of Hult prize at Pokhara University, Chitwan. She covered news reporting of 16 episodes of “Entrepreneurship Talk Series” program organized by Boston Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership.