I’m gonna talk to you about The book that change my perception about life, goals, universe, love, dreams, happiness and relationships. The alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
The Alchemist Story
The alchemist tells us the story of Santiago, a shepherd boy who is trying to follow his dream and achieve the hidden treasure. The book has already been translated to more than sixty languages and has sold millions of copies world wide, its audible version read by Jeremy irons is another super hit.
When asked about this huge success, Paulo Coelho said “I don’t know but all I know is that like the Santiago the shepherd boy we all need to be aware of our personal calling.
What is a Personal Calling?
According to Paulo Coelho whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However we don’t all have the courage to confront our own dream because of 4 obstacles that awaits us on the way.
First, we are told from childhood onwards that everything we want to do is impossible. And as years accumulate our personal calling got buried deep down by the layers of prejudice, fear and Guilt.
The second obstacle is love. We know that we want to follow our dream but are afraid of hurting people we love by abandoning everything in order to pursue our dream.
The third obstacle is fear of defeats we’ll definitely meet on the path. They happen. But even though we fall seven times we should get up eight times. We must learn to Defeat the defeat and run towards our personal legend. Because once we’ve overcome the defeats we are filled with greater sense of confidence.
And here comes the fourth obstacle. The fear of realising the dream for which we’ve been fighting all our lives. Some people work really hard to get what they really want and then makes few stupid mistakes when the goal is few steps away and never reach their goal. And as years pass, the mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of ordinary person with guilt.
Don’t Give Up
No one, I mean no one in this world want this happen to them. And once you read this book you’ll realise that your dream is possible. Just go to the description buy physical or digital format of this book, or listen to the audible version and start following your personal calling. Let me ask you, what is your dream? Who you want to become?