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Golden Life Lessons From The Alchemist

Prachi Dharap Aug 21, 2019
In one of the best selling books ‘The Alchemist’, author Paulo Coelho shares some significant life lessons. The story revolves around a young shepherd boy who sells his sheep to leave for the faraway land, in search of buried treasures. The book inspires, to pursue dreams, or ‘Personal Legend’ (as the book terms it).

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“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Life Lessons

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Gratefulness is the key. Recognizing good in what you have and being grateful for it, will make your days happy and bright.
Don’t let others’ perception of you stop you from pursuing your life goals.
Anyone who really loves you, will support you in pursuing your dreams.

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As long as you are open to learning, you can learn something from anywhere and anything at anytime.
Learning happens only when you are observant and open-minded.
To really learn something, you should use it in practical life.
We see things as we want or imagine them to be, instead of how they really are. It is therefore necessary to look at things in an unbiased way.

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How you engage with your present will govern your life. There is no reason to worry about the past or future, since you don’t live there.

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Fear is a hurdle bigger than the hurdle itself. Experience you gain, when you venture out on the unknown path, will make pursuing the dream more worthwhile.
Great things happen only with having a mindset that will ignore the fear of impossibility.
When you aspire to become the better version of yourself; everything around will also gradually start getting better too.

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

Always get back up again, every time you fall.
The real treasure is not the riches but the friends, self-improvement, and personal growth you gain from your experiences.

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“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”