Ahhh, The Alchemist… I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard anything but amazing things about this book. And honestly, I know why. It is one of the most inspiring novels out there. After reading it you feel like you can do anything, including following your heart and your dreams.
When we hear about people talking about why it’s important for you to follow your dreams, it usually is all about self-fulfillment, which is awesome! That’s one of the main topics of this blog. But I think something that is wildly important, that I hear less about, is this:
It’s important to follow your personal legend for not only yourself, but for all of the people you’ll inspire along the way.
I know it’s not your job to change anyone’s life, but by living out your dreams you give others a silent permission it’s okay for them to do the same.
And how cool of a gift to give someone is that? Everyone wins!
It’s the reason we love stories of people who quit their 9-to-5 job and dropped everything to travel, the reason we love stories of people who got their health in check and dropped tons of weight, or when someone got the courage to leave a bad relationship and then found their true love. We see singers on stage and picture ourselves in their shoes, singing to a giant audience, but that’s not what we truly are seeking. We see them living their dreams, which we yearn to also do.
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”-The Alchemist
We love underdog stories. We love the idea that we can be our own hero.
It is up to us to follow our hearts, to listen to our intuition and the signs from the universe, because in the end you, and the rest of the universe, will have benefited.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it.”-The Alchemist