Powerful Life Lessons from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 

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All readers will tell about the hidden secret and power with in reading books whether they are romantic, inspirational, business, politics, history among other topics. They often say that “how I wish my friend could read this book”. Some lessons learnt from the so much information hidden in books cannot be explained to other people unless themselves too read the book that you read. But if you want to better yourself in any way, I assure you that there is a book about the same experience you are going through. You just have to find and read the right book wherein hard copy or soft copy.

1.Fear is bigger than the challenge ahead of you

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”

Paulo Coelho

Overcoming fear is one of the hardest challenges in life. Fear always makes us fail to start businesses, take action, follow our dreams among other things because of fearing of the risks in involved in what we want to do. But if you learn how to conquer fear them it will be your break through to your successful life.

2. What is true will always remain true

“If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.”

Paulo Coelho

No matter what time it takes, the truth always comes out. If it is true love, then someone will be yours even after the many challenges you will go through.

3. Don’t do the same things everyday

"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.”

Paulo Coelho

Always find something new and challenging to do each and every day. It can be like learning a different skill on each day, visiting different places each day. But don’t just sit in your couch and watch movies or play games today, tomorrow and the day after. Your life will become boring.

4. Always focus on 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.”

Paulo Coelho

Most people rely on their past to determine their future and they forget to embrace the present for example some parents who grew up in hostile conditions (past), want to work harder so that their children do not go through what they went through (future) but they don’t get time to spend with their children (present).

5. Your success changes everything around you

“That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”

Paulo Coelho

Growth, change, and evolution are always part of us in this world. if you become a better version of yourself (successful in your doings), people such as your family, your friends, your community will have to benefit from your success and also your lifestyle will have to change.

6. Make that hard decision

“When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he has never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

Paulo Coelho

As it is said that “every action has its own consequences” but these can be positive or negative. If you want to prosper then you will have to make the decision, sitting on your dreams won’t get you anywhere. Don’t always think negative.

7. Always visualize what you want to happen

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

Paulo Coelho

Change begins with you, then other people join you to make your goals and dreams to come true. Some of the greatest innovations or even inventions happen because of some people refusing to accept the world as it is and also do not believe the impossible.

8. Never give up

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

Paulo Coelho

This world favors only the tough people who don’t always give up easily. Check out the story of publishing the harry potter book, the alchemist. Even the story of KFC, Steve jobs and Apple, Elon Musk and SpaceX. Never give up in life no matter how many rejections you have gotten.

9. Follow your own path

“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

Paulo Coelho

Allow people to advise you but don’t allow them to make for you personal decisions. People will make you leave their own lives not yours as they will always influence you to do what they want.

10. Stop talking and do the walk

“There is only one way to learn. It’s through action.”

Paulo Coelho

Don’t always rely on only reading, watching or even listening stories motivational speakers tell you about becoming success without taking action. Also, keep in mind that the strategies that worked for them may not work for you. Discussing within your groups about success does not cause impact like someone who has taken action.

Thanks for reading. Hope you have realized some of the things that you were not minding about in your daily life.

If you have any suggestions of the book that you would like me to read. Just suggest it for me in the comments section

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