I tend to stay away from fiction novels. I can’t visualize what’s happening. I don’t have a very active imagination.
Recently someone recommended Coelho’s The Alchemist. I haven’t been able to put it down. This novel is a masterpiece. Every single page has at least one quote that resonates with me.
How is it that Coelho can create something, where everything he writes is a quote? I don’t think anyone is quoting us anytime soon.
Quotes can be incredibly powerful for our lives. They are able to inspire, change, and challenge us.
Quotes can inspire us.
They’re able to make us garner all our energy toward a singular goal. They’re able to make us fight for something we believe in.
“There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”
Only through diligent consistent action can we learn and improve. Let us strive to be our best selves.
Within us lies unimaginable strength and will, if we only unlocked it. Let us have a positive unshakeable mindset, as we chase to be the strongest version of ourselves.
Quotes can change us.
They are able to alter our mindsets and allow us to view life in a different perspective.
“At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and ours lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie”
We’re told that fate and luck governs our lives. We’re told we can’t help what’s happening to us and ‘everything happens for a reason.’
However, most often than not, we can change. We can alter our lives and regain our personal freedom. We possess the ability to decide where our passion lies and which road to walk.
Quotes can challenge us.
They are able to test our strength and willpower. They are able push us to our limits. All the personal growth we’ve experienced as a human being has been a result of a real challenge.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
Before, 2HelpfulGuys, we’ve failed at everything. We started organizations that tanked and projects that flopped. But that fear of failure never stopped us.
Each time we failed, we’d try something else. Everyone possesses the power of perseverance – the power to push forward to the very end despite failure.
Failure is necessary.
But the fear of failure prevents us from ever starting. We foresee the future and all the horrible things before we even take our first step. We get scared and run away.
In achieving our dreams, we must overcome the fear of failure. We possess the power to look beyond failure and persevere.
It is these moments that our concentration was galvanized, our best efforts called upon, and our strength, will and courage tested.
Quotes have the ability to impact our lives. We read quotes every single day for an inspirational recharge or a motivational boost. We can place ourselves in the author’s mindset and experience their feelings.
When we allow the quote to set within us, it changes the way we perceive life. We’re more open, engaged, present and fulfilled.
I wonder if our work has impacted anyone out there yet. I doubt it. But maybe someday, someone will read something we write, and it will resonate with them as much as The Alchemist has resonated with me.
Reading this novel has made me want to delve into other fictitious works. So if anyone has any recommendations, feel free to leave a comment.
As always, my beautiful readers,
Be bold, be free and love on.