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These titles are destined to keep your spirits uplifted all summer long. 

Khadejah Stegall
Jun, 29, 2017

This article originally appeared on The Life Currency. 

Reading can encourage life goals and give you mental stimulation. TLC researched reviews and recommendations from some of the most successful entrepreneurs to provide you with five of the best books to inspire you to chase your dreams.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is one of the best selling books in history and is a favorite of many CEOs. It is about a traveling shepherd boy who meet several messengers on his journey to find treasure. The boy learns life lessons on following your heart and staying true to your dreams. Sometimes fear hold us back from what we desire the most. Read this to get out of your own way!

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Goals are great to have, but your daily habits will determine your future. Eating healthy, exercising, being more productive and achieving success all require powerful habits. The author of this best-selling book shows you how you can transform your life by teaching you to understand how habits work.

You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

This is a #1 New York Times bestseller and you can feel the humorous tone of the author through her blunt words if you couldn’t already from the title. This is a self-help book to remind yourself of the power of positive thinking and teach you how to be organized in a fun and inspiring way.

Maximize the Moment: God’s Action Plan for Your Life by T.D. Jakes

If you’re at a place in your life where you feel lost and need some guidance, this is a delightful book to start with. Myleik Teele mentioned that this book saved her life when she wasn’t in a good place in her 20s. This is a biblically-based self-help book on why we should maximize and prioritize our time and consider it precious.

Find What You Were Born For by Zoe McKey

Everyone was born with a purpose so find out what your purpose is. Maybe you want to be an entrepreneur, but have no idea what to sell. Some people may not know what their dream is and that is perfectly fine. This book is filled with tips on how to figure out what your purpose is in life.

If you decide to read any of the books, remember to apply the information that you learned. Knowledge is power, but the application of knowledge is wisdom!

Khadejah is a part of the TLC College Ambassador Program and a recent graduate of North Carolina A&T University.