Last week I finished reading “The Alchemist”, by Paulo Coelho.
It had been on my list for quite a while and heard lots of great things about it.
If you haven’t already read it, its about a boy who is a Shepard in Spain and goes in search of gold because of a dream he had.
He did find it in the end but not in the way you might think. And if you haven’t read it I don’t want to spoil it – though the whole book itself was just really enjoyable anyway but it helps NOT to know!.. (so maybe don’t read on if you wish to read it first).
What was my take-away?
To me there was two ways to view it…. (And “gold” stands for your version of success).
We can go in search of our own “gold”, looking at far away fields, looking outside of ourselves and what we know, only to find that we had it all along. It was right there with us
Our “gold” is not going to be handed to us just like that. We have to experience the journey in order to obtain it. In fact, the “gold” is actually in the journey itself. The experience, which we must go through.
It is all part of our story.
Which then only makes the finding of the “gold” so much more worthwhile.
To me, its the 2nd one that speaks to me more.
I personally believe there are no short cuts. There is no quick win. We must trust in our journey and follow the path once we pay attention and listen to it.
It is a wonderful journey.
Your unique journey.
If you are struggling with your own journey of “gold”, reach out for some help. Book a free call with me so I can inspire you to get started.