ge is just a number. You are never too old to learn and cultivate new things, new habits and new experiences in your life. As Anton Chekov has said-
‘Wisdom…comes not from age, but from education and learning’.
Consistent learning is one of the most important keys to success, and books are the greatest source to acquire the knowledge you will ever need to be a successful person. No matter how busy your schedule is, you must always read any book that is of your interest for at least half an hour daily. All the great personalities, for example, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, are consistently in touch with the books, despite of their busy schedules, and you can never be as busy as these great entrepreneurs and leaders, who have changed the way we see the world. So, to make you smart, burgeon your intelligence, no matter what your age is, here are 5 books you are never too old to read.
One more motivation for you to read books daily is the new challenge that Co-Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has taken for the year 2015. If you do not know, then he has decided to read a book every other week, that will emphasis on the learning of different cultures, history, belief, and technologies.
“My challenge for 2015 is to read a new book every other week — with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies…….”
-Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder , Facebook
He also has created a page with the name A Year Of Books, where you can get to know his complete reading list.
Therefore, leave aside all your excuses and just start reading today.
5. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Before moving on I would like to a share a small story. There is a guy, his dream was to study hard, get into a good school, get good grades so that he can get his dream job and can earn millions. Do you know who this guy is? It’s you, me and everyone around the world. The majority of the people will achieve their dreams by working hard and will collect a fortune. But the tough part begins later, and that is called ‘Money Management’. It is easy to earn money but difficult to manage it. The primary reason is that they are financially illiterate. So, now the ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ comes into picture. Written by Robert Kiyosaki, an American businessman, author and investor, in the year 2000, the book advocates the financial autonomy via starting and owning businesses, investing in real estate, etc. It aims to increase one’s financial intelligence and also the financial aptitude. Rich Dad Poor Dad has a unique style and follows life events of the Robert Kiyosaki. In the book, the author also stresses on the ownership of the assets that are high valued like stocks, real estate etc. rather than just being a normal employee.
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4. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
We are the products of our habits, these are our habits that can make or break us. In the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey has introduced a concept of paradigm shift and tells us that two people can have different opinion on the same subject and based on this he has introduced the seven important habits that will make you an awesome person. First published in the year 1989, the book has three main categories under which the seven habits have been divided. These three categories are Independence, Interdependence, and Continuous Improvements. Whether you are teenager, a college student or an adult having numerous years of experience, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is book that you cannot miss to read.
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3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This is one of the oldest and best self-help books that have ever been published. The book was inspired by a suggestion from the Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American business magnet and philanthropist. Published in the year 1937, the book primarily deals with ways on how to attain the financial wealth. In this book Napoleon hill has explained about the philosophies that can help people to succeed in all the fields of work and to be almost anything they want to. The book was written and published during the Great Depression, and by the time of Hill’s death in the year 1970, approximately 20 million copies were sold and by 2011 more than 70 million copies of Think and Grow Rich were sold worldwide.
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2. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
First published in the year 1997 by Harper Collins Publishers, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is also a self-help book, but primarily focuses on the development of character and discipline in life. The book revolves around the two fictional characters Julian Mantle and John, where Julian narrates his experiences of spirituality during a Himalayan journey which he took after selling his red Ferrari and holiday home. One interesting fact about the book is that, it has been published in more than 50 nations and translated into over 70 languages.
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1. Autobiography Of A Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
With the recommendation of many great personalities, Steve Jobs being the one, Autobiography of a Yogi is one book that you cannot miss. Written by Paramahansa Yogananda, the book will enlighten you with the great life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his experiences and encounters with the spiritual figures of Eastern and Western culture. It also informs about the ways to attain the God-realization and the spiritual thoughts of the Eastern cultures.
The amazing fact about the book is that it was printed for the first time in 1946, more than 65 years ago, and is still loved and read by numerous of people, some reading for the first time, and some repeating the book several times. This book has been translated into 34 languages and is highly lauded spiritual classic. It has also been designated, by Harper Collins publishers, as one of the “100 Most Spiritual Books of 20th Century“, and in “50 Spiritual Classics: Timeless Wisdom from 50 Great Books of Inner Discovery”.
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So people, these are some of the must read books for you, so that you can improve yourself and can achieve all the dreams you want in your life.