The following is a list of the key takeaways I got from one of the best books I've ever read (at least top 5). Sometimes you are 'ready' for a book, other times you are not, for me, The Alchemist came at the exact right time. A true masterpiece by Paul Coelho.
Here are my notes:
- If you start out promising what you don't have yet, you'll lose your desire to work toward getting it
- Make your own decisions
- When it's time to eat, eat. When it's time to work, work.
- To die tomorrow is no different to any other day
- Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world
- Love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend
- Every search begins with beginners luck, and every search ends with the victors being severely tested
- The darkest hour of the night comes just before dawn
- When you possess great treasures within you, and try and tell others of them, seldom are you believed
- Your eyes show strength of the soul
- The threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives
- No project is complete until its objective has been complete
- Life is generous to those who follow their personal legend
- A child's eyes are able to see the world without bitterness
Please also note, there could have been 30 more points here....these are simply the top few I took away.
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