5 Powerful Lessons From The Book “The Alchemist”

1/ The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history, with over 65 million copies sold.

The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his "Personal Legend" has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams.
2/ Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.”

-The fear of doing something new is always worse than just doing it.
3/ Break the monotony

"When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises."

Life can become boring and repetitive but focus on the good and be grateful to be alive.
4/ Embrace the present

"Because I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man."

You can’t change yesterday or tomorrow.

You can only control today.
5/ Be unrealistic

"I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does."

Some of the greatest inventions would not have happened if people chose to accept the world as it is.
6/ Keep getting back up

"The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times."

Because the eighth time could be your breakthrough. Some of the greatest companies in the world were founded after multiple rejections.
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