Do you spend time alone, gazing at the never ending traffic from the window or sometimes you might spend looking at the stars in night?
Doing nothing, but thinking.
We often just paused everything else happening around us to give a thought about our life, how it’s going and how it’s going to be in coming next 5 or 10 years?
And at that time, we find yourself in dilemma when something like this appears in your mind:
Destiny? Is it has any significance in my life? Should I follow my dreams?
Few days back, I was sailing in the same boat full of doubts. Until I read:
It’s the masterpiece from Paulo Coheleo and it contains answers to every question of your’s as well. After reading it, I discovered that all the answers lie within ourselves, not in the outer world.
There are some books which will teach you lessons for life, while some will inspire you towards your goals but there are only few among them which has truly impacted one’s life.
And “The Alchemist” is one of them. Paulo Coheleo shares the empowering life lessons that can help anyone to improve the quality of their thoughts and life.
He originally published this book in 1988 in Portuguese language but since then his book became so popular that allowed him to release it in 80 languages around the world.
With more the 150 million copies sold, this book has already moved the hearts of millions of people.
It’s the fable about following your dreams. How a young shepherd went on a journey to find the treasure which he had seen in his dreams. How he followed his destiny and discovered something amazing in himself.
Probably there are thousand of books which share their advice on dreams, but this book will plunge you into the whole new world of possibilities where you’ll discover that there is nothing as important as following your dreams & destiny.
You’ll find yourself wanting to pursue your dreams, not because of mere fantasies, but because it’s the reason you’re here in this world and there’s nothing else you would rather do.
Personally, it inspired me more than any other book I’ve ever read and if I could recommend you only one that can leave an impact on your life and will give you enough reasons to follow your dreams, it would be Paulo Coheleo’s The Alchemist.
But don’t take my world for it, below I’ve collected the list of my favorite quotes and the lessons that I’ve learned from this book, and I also wrote down some of my own thoughts on how they can be applied in our lives.
If you enjoy reading them, grab yourself a copy “The Alchemist by Paulo Coheleo.” You won’t regret it.
Here are the quotes:
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. [Tweet This]
Damn true, isn’t it?
If you have that burning desire, if you’re passionate enough about it then you became invincible and the whole universe will definitely conspire in helping you to achieve it.
You just need to keep faith in yourself and be persistent in that direction. And at that time, you’ll have the power of whole universe with you and nothing can stop you in achieving your dreams, remember that.
In the long run, what people think about us becomes more important than our own destinies. [Tweet This]
Accept it, you’re so obsessed with the thoughts of other people that you almost forget your true self. Don’t let your inner voice drown by other’s opinions.
Our destiny is in our hands and no one can change it. Don’t let the toxic talks of other people dominate your thoughts and dreams.
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.
Yeah, it is the world’s greatest lie. When nothing is going in our favor, we often set our lives on auto-pilot mode and let the things be like this with the hope that things will change!
We create our own fate with our deeds, nothing is going to happen unless you do, Always remember that, “Life is not happening to you, life is responding to you.”
It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. [Tweet This]
Hope. Sometimes, this four-letter word can do wonders. The beauty of life is hidden in the hope and in the possibilities itself.
Because the possibilities give us hope to go on and on until our dreams doesn’t come true. Interesting isn’t it? We know that we can achieve those goals but universe is testing our patience again and again.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. [Tweet This]
Now, this is something sad, people aren’t aware of their capabilities. Always remember that, you’re special and you’ve greatness within you.
Discover your inner greatness & capabilities, beyond that there will be nothing left, that you can’t achieve.
I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.
Focus all your energy into the present and don’t dwell on the past or future. You only belong to present and make the most of it NOW!
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.
It says that when you follow your heart and your intuitions, there will be no sufferings at all because you’re going exactly on the path where you’re supposed to go.
There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey. [Tweet This]
We can only learn something by actually facing it, all the experiences in our lives only come from our actions.
Fear of failure and the hesitation in doing something won’t help you to grow. We can only grow & learn by taking actions.
It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary things and only the wise can see them. [Tweet This]
You know what, greatness doesn’t lies in doing big & complex things but in doing small & simple things. And those are the most extraordinary things which are hardly understood by the ordinary man.
So don’t run after the complex things rather try to analyze the simple things, all the answers lie in them.
The darkest hour of midnight comes just before dawn. [Tweet This]
Life will test you again and again, it will exert pressure on you with difficulties & hardships, and at that time just because you’re broke, don’t give up on your dreams.
You never now it may be the last step before your success because the darkest hour which is the bad time always come just before your dawn which is your ultimate destination. Hold on and NEVER GIVE UP!
When you possess great treasures within you, and you try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed. [Tweet This]
People won’t believe in your capabilities (treasure) and if you try to explain them they’ll laugh at you. Don’t waste your time explaining them rather show them.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own. [Tweet This]
This is what differentiate the successful people from unsuccessful ones. Rather than concentrating in making themselves productive the unsuccessful people all always available for you to guide you but they themselves have no idea how to lead their lives.
Focus on yourself, on your life and try to make yourself a more productive and better person rather poking your nose into the other’s lives.
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Now, this is the beauty of love, it change the things upside down. Love helps us to find the our true self which is what we actually are because in love we always try to make ourselves better and better.
And the blossom of love plunged everything around us into it’s fragrance which ultimately makes everything around us becomes better too. So spread love as much as you can.