10 life changing lessons learnt from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • 1. Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself
  • 2. What is “true” will always endure: Truth cannot be veiled by smoke and mirrors — it will always stand firm.
  • 3. Break the monotony: Life can easily become stagnant, mundane, and monotonous, but that changes depending on what we choose to see.
  • 4. Embrace the present: Don't live in past or future but in present. When you live in present you open up for possibilities.
  • 5. Your success has a ripple-effect:“That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better
  • 6. Make the 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.
  • 7. Be unrealistic: Great achievements and innovations begin with a mindset that ignores the impossible.
  • 8. Keep getting back up “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
  • 9. Focus on your own journey: It’s easy to be influenced by others, but you’ll be miserable if you end up living someone else’s life.
  • 10. Always take action: You can study, read, and listen until you turn blue in the face, but the full experience is when you take action,.

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