Paulo Coelho and The Alquimist


Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho holds a copy of his novel The Alchemist in Aviles, northern Spain

Paulo is simply amazing and possesses the unique ability to transmit an euphoric feeling to you from just reading one sentence. I have read almost all of his books. Nevertheless, my favorite will always be The Alchemist.

    The words that compelled me the most from the book are as follows:

“What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised. “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lived become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”

This resonated with me on another level. It is completely true. All the time, we are constantly being thrown through so many obstacles and hoops. While holding on dearly to our goals, dreams and aspirations. However, whenever an obstacle appears, we quickly lose any motivation left and feel doomed by fate. Fear not my friends, because we are all under the same struggle. Use this post to remind you that: NO, FATE DOES NOT DETERMINE YOU, ONLY YOU DO. When you acknowledge this motion, you receive immediate power to see beyond whatever obstacle is set on your path. Whatever it may be, just know that whatever you accomplish today, determines your tomorrow. Plan ahead, be perseverant, and never allow anyone or anything to bring you down. Only you my dear friend possess that power.











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