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Monday, March 16, 2015

The Alchemist: 5 Resonating Lessons

With more than 65 million copies sold worldwide in more than 50 languages, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is a keeper. Because of my interest in lifestyle design, it seemed like a natural fit, and it did not disappoint. 

The lessons were clear. All of us have the potential of Santiago, the simple shepherd, to follow our dreams. 

You are not a victim of circumstance. You can decide how you live this one amazing life. Do not surrender your power to fate. You may not control everything that happens to you, but you can control your reaction. 



Don't give up. Ever. 



Love...pass it on. 



Never stop dreaming. Dream big. You're worth it. 


And look around...this life is pretty amazing. Count your blessings. 


Have you read The Alchemist? Share your favorite lesson or quote. 

What was the most motivational book you ever read? 

28 comments:

  1. Great words, and a great start to my Monday. Thanks!

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  2. Nice. He really does have some great quotes! I can't believe I haven't read The Alchemist yet. I used to read a lot of SARK; she's pretty inspirational. Also I'm inspired by any type of female travel memoir.

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  3. I read it last year and thought it was pretty great too! One of my favorite quotes from the book was something like 'when you want something all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it' !

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  4. I have not read this yet, but I have heard good things! This may have to go on my summer reading list!

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  5. I loved this book. I need to read it again! Beautiful quotes.

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  6. I haven't read it but love these quotes!

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  7. This sounds great! I haven't read this book, but I am interested in doing so! Thanks, so glad to know about this!

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  8. Hi Kelly! I loved the Alchemist and have read nearly all of Paulo Coelho's books. I love all your photo quotes but my favorite of all of his is: "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." He's not the only one who said it but it is something I don't think I or anyone can hear enough. ~Kathy

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  9. I have never read it!

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  10. I haven't read the Alchemist yet, I want to - but I so agree. life is amazing and it doesn't last long for each of us, so we should grab it by the horns and enjoy every last bit of it.

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  11. Very good lesson, count your blessings is a good lesson to remember.

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  12. I will have to read that for sure. Just lined it up in Amazon :) Love the quotes too! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I'm liking his views and the encouraging words. Also, "in lifestyle design, Tit seemed like a natural fit" I'm not sure about the boob reference here.. ;)

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  14. Hi Kelly, I've never read the Alchemist though it does look great with your overview. There are so many inspirational books, and though having read many, it seems that each unique book provides from small to gigantic gems for the moment, for one's life experience at a future time, or even those times past. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Hi Peggy. I think that there is a book that speaks to every person. It's finding the "soundbite" that works for you. It reminds me a bit of the Celestine Prophecy, from years ago...follow your path and seek your treasure. It's a good read.

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  16. I agree. When you look around, life is pretty amazing!

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  17. Agree, Angie! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  18. It's a good read, Rebecca. Maybe summer reading?

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  19. That's such a classic quote, Kathy. You can't hear it enough. It certainly supports the idea that what's meant to be will happen. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. It's a good one. It's a quick read too. Enjoy!

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  21. Hi Nancy,
    It's a good one. It's a quick read too. Enjoy!

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  22. I think I will probably read this one again too. It's a keeper.

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  23. It's a good one. It's a quick read too. Enjoy!

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  24. That's such a classic quote, Jill. It certainly supports the idea that what's meant to be will happen.

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  25. I love Sark's colorful books and I love travel memoirs too. And food memoirs. :-) The Alchemist is great. It's a quick read too. Enjoy!

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