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What’s Your Personal Legend?

Written By: Patrick Ogunnaike on August 19, 2011 One Comment

Have you read the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho?

I read it a number of years ago in 2009 and recently read it again on a flight to Phoenix Arizona.

It’s a really great story about a young, poor but ambitious sheppard named Santiago who goes in search of treasure and the lessons he learns along the way.

He faces many challenges along the way. But the biggest challenges didn’t have anything to do with great physical peril they were challenges of belief.

He had to overcome how  he viewed the world and his ability to transform apparent failure into victory.

I’m not going to spoil the story for those of you who’ve never read it but the point of the story is the concept of “Your Personal Legend”.

We all have the potential to create a our own Personal Legend?

Personally I don’t believe in destiny or fate. I believe that our fate is what we make it. Luck is simply being prepared to take advantage of opportunities that come our way.

So what does that mean about your Personal Legend?

It means that you can write your own legend.  You can craft it the same way that author Paulo Coelho
crafted Santiago’s tale in The Alchemist.

But many of us get sucked into believing that only certain people get to have extraordinary legendary lives.
And you buy into the story of our mediocrity.

Sure others may have more of an advantage than you do in certain ways; more money, be younger, stronger, even smarter.  But those facts can only stop you if you let them.

You can lose it all, every single thing you’ve ever accumulated can be taken from you tomorrow but if you believe that you’ll succeed you’ll figure out a way to recover and even surpass your previous success.

Figure out what your Personal Legend is and start your journey!
The journey is actually the best part of the legend.






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