We would be lying if we said we didn’t have dreams, we all do. However, sometimes it can feel almost impossible to convert those dreams into a reality. It can take a big leap of faith to make what seems like fiction into our own lives.

This is where we turn to the world of self help. So keep reading to find 7 books to help you follow your dreams.

Soar!: Follow Your Dreams | June Cotner

Less a guide, and more of a starting point to figuring out what your dreams mean. Soar will help you to decide on the best path for your life, and help you bring direction to your life.

“Soar! is a thoughtful collection of inspirational quotes and original prose that combine to deliver a meaningful gift book for graduates. Chapters about choices, dreams, perseverance, inspiration, success, and more offer the right words at the right time for anyone heading down a new path.”

How I Changed My Life in a Year! | Shelley Wilson

This is an inspirational page turner, with honest and helpful advice used in context that will inspire you to really follow your dreams.

“Straight-talking, honest and with touches of humour, Shelley Wilson shares her journey as she sets out to prove that being a 40-something, single mum with back fat and grey hairs isn’t the end of life as we know it.”

You Are a Badass | Jen Sincero

This book is full of advice that will help bring meaning to the life you have right now. It will also help you establish where you want to go, and what is next for you in life.

“Practical, funny, implementable advice and stories that will help you understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to be a badass all the time.”

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality | Carrie Green

Carrie Green is a really successful entrepreneur. She used a computer and the internet to turn her dreams into big business. Add this to your reading list to find out how she did it!

“Honest, realistic and practical, She Means Business speaks to today’s creative, ambitious and talented generation of female entrepreneurs, as well as those that wish to join their ranks by following their dreams.”

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One | Jenny Blake

If you dream of starting a new job, building your career, or jumping ship. This book is the best one on this list to help you do just that.

“In Pivot, Jenny Blake, co-creator of Google’s Career Guru Programme, shows you how to build upon your assets – your strengths, interests and networks – to launch a new career with meaning and adventure. “

The Next Happy | Tracey Cleantis

Sometimes our dreams don’t work out, and we have to work out how to live after that. This book will allow you to move on, and build an even better life beyond your dreams.

“When the best option is to let go of the life you planned for yourself and find a new path. A world of possibilities can surprisingly open up. Learn whether it is time to let go, and, if so, how to move through your grief and find your way forward in The Next Happy.”

Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect | Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton is such a positive and passionate person, and her book will really help you to see life in a less structured way. Letting go is always hard, but this book will really help on this journey.

“HAPPY offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn’t a mountain to climb, it’s just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you’ll find little steps that will help make the differences that count.”