Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Universe Will Conspire

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

That is one of the famous quotes I know and love about Paulo Coelho.

To be totally honest, I only started to read the book recently when I saw a copy of it's 25th anniversary published book 2014 edition.

I was inspired by the Foreword that was written in this edition. Paulo told the story how The Alchemist did not initially sell when it was first published. His original publisher cut him lose, probably to cut losses as well, yet he never lost faith in his book. He went to find another publisher who was willing to reprint his book, and lo and behold, it sold thousands of books in Brazil. A few months later, an american publisher picked up the book and decides to translate it, and the rest is history. All of this happened when he was 41 years old.

I am sharing this story because just a few days before I found this book, I was running through the list of "crazy dreams" I have. These ranges from small things like being able to buy material things to big really crazy dream of travelling the rest of the world. I was asking God, being in my mid-30s would I still be able to achieve any of this? Then I read the Foreword of the book, I should never lose hope and be discouraged. I will continue to believe and work to make those dreams become reality.

So I hope whoever have chance to read this, may you also be inspired to pursue your dreams and passion, because when you truly trust and work for it, no matter how hard or easy it will be, the universe will conspire for you. 😉