Confront Your Own Dreams

I’m currently reading the Alchemist for school.

The Author’s note, at the beginning of the book states the following:
“The book has been translated into 67 languages, has sold more than 65 million copies, and people are beginning to ask: What’s the secret behind such a huge success?

The only honest response is: I don’t know. All I know is that, like Santiago the shepherd boy, we all need to be aware of our personal calling. What is a personal calling? It is God’s blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. 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.”

I would like to expand on this quote, based on what unfolds in the story. Later in the book, a wise old man came to the main character, Santiago, and explained something important to him. When we are close to fulfilling our personal legends, God will do everything in his power to make that happen, because this is the most difficult part in our journey. This shows that God wants us to succeed, no matter what; and He will be with us in the good days and the bad, throughout the mountaintops and the valleys.

Footnote: Paulo Coelho, the author, discusses four obstacles to confronting our own dreams in his blog,

 Josh Thompson

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