Your primary goal in life is to pursue your dreams and become all that you were meant to be, bestselling author Paulo Coelho writes in “The Alchemist.”
The Alchemist, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has sold more than 65 million copies in 56 different languages.
Madonna and Pharrell both raved that the book changed their lives. And Will Smith called “The Alchemist” his favorite book, saying it has helped him achieve success and happiness beyond his dreams.
Oprah Winfrey recently featured Paulo Coelho on her “Super Soul Sunday” show, discussing the book’s impact on millions of people around the world.
The Alchemist tells the timeless story of a young boy named Santiago who travels in pursuit of his “Personal Legend,” or destiny. Along the way, Santiago learns valuable lessons about life, love, happiness and the true meaning of success.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it,” is one lesson Santiago learns.
While most people get discouraged the older they get in life, Santiago is told this occurs because people begin to believe the World’s Greatest Lie, which is:
“At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”
The Alchemist is both entertaining and enlightening and contains valuable gems about becoming your authentic self and reaching your potential.
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