Life Lessons The Alchemist

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Joy N.

Life Lessons We have Learned from The Alchemist

Charlie Period 6

There's more to come, so never be seduced by the idea of success.

"He had succeeded in reaching through to the Soul of the World, and now the price of having done so might be his life. It was a frightening bet. But he had6 been making risky bets ever since the day he had sold his sheep to pursue his Personal Legend. And, as the camel driver had said, to die tomorrow was no worse than dying any other day. Every day was there to be lived or to mark one's departure from this world." (108) If one were to be blinded by the idea of pursuing their legend without a price, there would be a time when they would not anticipate the obstacle in their goals. One may never anticipate their departure, so reach even harder for the succession of one's dream.

Don't be afraid to listen to your heart.

Fear sacrifice and you will lose...