The Alchemist Personal Legend
"It’s what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend." This Quote from the book, The Alchemist is a perfect reference and interpretation to what actually a personal legend is. The destined path that each person should take to achieve the greatest happiness. In the story, a young shepherd boy is sent on a quest to find his own Personal Legend. On his journey he experiences frustration, devastation, hope, love, confusion, and learning all along the way. From the people he meets to the scenarios he must adapt to, the boy persists on his journey in the faith that he will eventually discover his Personal Legend. Everyone’s personal legend is greatly different, but the end point of achieving that legend results in the same feeling of happiness and success.
My personal legend is like the common successful life approach, form the nice car to the successful job in the future. My ambition and education will help me achieve my little personal legend of becoming rich. What I have learned is that you cannot always follow others, in life you have to take risks and make your own path to become successful. Obviously there will be many obstacles you must pass through to reach your person legend but that is what life is about, taking risks and overcoming fears to reach what you are living and working hard for. Throughout the road you have to stand up for your actions and words. You cannot let others opinions and thoughts put you down for one second because that will become your huge weakness and will destroy your plan on becoming successful such as, in the...
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