Are you graduating this year? Congratulations! But beware! Beware of the thousand people who want you to accomplish in your life which they could not in theirs. Beware of the comfort zone which will make you feel so comforted that you’ll probably never get out of it. You are just 21. Probably 22 or 23 at max. This is the time to seize your day. You don’t have any liabilities right now. No wife or kids relying on you earn the bread for the day. This is the time to experiment. This is the time to do what YOU feel is right for you.
Making up your mind to defy the odds needs some courage and reading the right set of books can help you do just that. We have prepared a list of five books, which if you read, will surely get you thinking on the right path. Here it goes.
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best fiction books that I have ever come across. Right after graduation we have to face the dilemma of whether we should do the mainstream tasks of the society or we must listen to our hearts and then decide. The author has beautifully addressed the same point in this book.
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
We all have the yearning to be effective and have a positive influence on people. But being effective in every sphere of life is not something that would happen to you overnight. There is a methodical process to it which has been very precisely explained by Stephen R. Covey in his book.
- Ignited Minds – APJ Abdul Kalam
APJ Abdul Kalam – The Missile man of India, one of the very great leaders that India has ever had. Ignited minds is a book which highlights the potential that India has and we often end up selling ourselves short. Through this book Mr. Kalam has taught the importance of believing in yourself and your dreams.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
The book by Robert T. Kiyosaki will change your perception about the prevailing education system and the way you handle your personal finances. The book emphasizes on the importance of passive income to become self-sufficient. We have a review of this book already on the website. You can read it here.
- Go Put Your Strengths to Work – Marcus Buckingham
Right after graduation we often face this dilemma how to deal with our strengths and weaknesses or how to identify our strengths and weaknesses? You need not worry about it as we have Marcus Buckingham to our rescue with one of his amazing novels – Go Put Your Strengths To Work . This book is a must read.
– Sanchit Kukreja