Most of those recommendations are not the usual self-help books especially for 17-18-year-old students because it is more important to gain a perspective on the world, the culture, about yourself at this age rather than diving into the conventional self-help novels. But if you are a lack of inspiration, the motivation can be found in books. After all, you guys are just entering college or studying there during this time!
1. You Can Win by Shiv Khera
This may be the conventional self-help book, but Shiv Khera has managed to reach out to everyone with his simplistic yet powerful ideas. The good thing about this book is that the language is kept simple and to the point making it easier to understand. You Can Win, focuses on achieving success through personal growth and a positive attitude.
The most emotionally strong quote from this book is: “Be strong so that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.”
2. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal
Lack of will power, perhaps, is the main enemy on the road to success, health, and financial well-being. How many times have we tried to take control of ourselves, but after a while we gave in to the impulse and lost our composure? Kelly McGonagall’s book is an excellent practical guide to educating willpower. Each chapter describes one key idea and how it can be used to achieve your goals. Applying methods and strategies described in the book, you will learn how to manage your attention, feelings, and desires easily. And it does not matter whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, play sports, stops checking mail every five minutes, opens your business or finds a new job, the strategies in this book will give you the opportunity to permanently change your life.
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A book is about the life, without embellishment. This is among those books that change views on certain aspects of life. A striking, heartbreaking tragedy of friendship between the two boys, as it turned out later – brothers. The plot, in its essence, if it was written by a middle-class writer, would seem like an old Indian movie or Santa Barbara. But under the pen of Khaled everything is different, he skillfully makes each of your cells tremble, belch out all his fears and hidden thoughts, all the injuries of childhood that he would like to change – but there is neither strength nor possibility. Amir, the main character, turned out and confessed first of all to himself in his cowardice and treachery, and also managed to change not only his own destiny but also the fate of Sohrab.
4. Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents by William Ury
As sooner we will be able to reach an agreement with ourselves, the sooner we will reach the agreement with others. This book can be attributed to the category of those, the content of which you want to argue, discuss in the heated debate, and as a result, they will help you to understand yourself.
Getting to Yes with Yourself is a book on how to choose an approach to your main opponent in your life – yourself. It’s essential not only how you communicate with others, but also if you are in harmony with yourself. Any changes around you have to start with yourself – this is already a half of success. The book gives a lot of advice, and this helps you understand yourself, gives you many new ideas and helps you to ask many questions yourself and look for answers to them. You know, it’s a very refreshing look at life and helps you look at a lot of things in a new way.
These are the best inspirational books students can read.