5 POWERFUL LIFE LESSONS FROM THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO

June 01, 2018

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The Alchemist tells a story of Santiago - a simple shepherd who ventures a journey to quest for treasure realizing his ‘personal legend’. Along the way, he runs into many obstacles and setbacks; But each of them becomes a lesson to Santiago, as well to us.

The book is full of lessons and inspirations spread all through the story. Here are some of the 5 important takeaways.

1.Learn to find the goodness in each day
While Santiago feels that he’s going through a monotonous life, and worries to choose between his sheep flock and dream treasure., the merchant’s daughter comes to his mind.

For her, every day is special, she always finds the goodness in each day and stays happy.


2. Live In The Moment:
During his journey with the caravan, Santiago hears about the civil wars on the way. Everyone get tenses and panic, The camel driver, though, seemed not to be very concerned with the threat of war.

The Camel driver says: “When I’m eating, that’s all I think about. If I’m on the march, I just concentrate on marching. If I have to fight, it will be just as good a day to die as any other.”


3. Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself:
During the journey with the Alchemist across the desert, Santiago says “My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer”. And the Alchemist replies:



4. Focus on your own journey:
On his journey, Santiago thinks about his friends. Santiago had many friends, but how?. He says, “When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. 



5. Practice rather than theory:
Santiago tells the Alchemist that he couldn’t learn anything from the books of the English man (who met during his caravan). And the Alchemist replies:


As a whole, the essence of the book can be summarized in 2 
simples lessons:


Have you read this book? 
 What are your favorite quotes and learning from the Alchemist?
👉 Read a full summary of the Alchemist here: https://goo.gl/Kx4C3o

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7 comments

  1. All excellent lessons to keep in mind each day

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  2. I loved the 5 powerful lessons and I think more people should really listen to them and incorporate them into their lives.

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  3. I have not read The Alchemist but I already try to live my life in this way. :)

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  4. I read this book a long time back. Loved it!

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  5. I just love this post, While I know this is not a new book it is one that has not crossed my way, but I loved the lessons that you pointed out.

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  6. Great to hear your thoughts. Not my type of book though.

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  7. I have not read this book yet. I have read lots of reviews for it. Your take on it is excellent. Thank you. Your post is very well done!

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