Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist inspires to follow your dreams
The Alchemist is a famous book by best-selling author Paulo Coelho that has umpteen lessons to give. The gist of the book is that you should follow your dreams and enjoy the journey because that’s more beautiful than the destination.
The shepherd boy named Alchemist travels to various countries, deals with many obstacles, solves them on his own or with the help of someone and reaches his destination. The book beautifully conveys that you must follow your dreams to find the treasures of life.
The book, written originally in Portuguese, has been translated into more than 80 languages. The author tells the readers most simplistically that the fear of failure makes a dream impossible. A big lesson like this is expressed so impeccably in the book.
The Alchemist is not a typical best-seller; it is a game-changer book that comes in a decade or two. More than 150 million copies are sold all over the world. It is a tremendous number. The book has inspired so many people to follow their dreams and fight against their fear of failure.
One of the most beautiful messages in the book is, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” And this is so true. Once a person is ready to follow their dreams, then nobody can stop them.