Y’all will have to be patient with errors on this post. I am on the road with my family so I am not able to scour everything for errors from a computer screen as well as I usuallly can. But I am committed to making regular posts and Friday is one of those target days. Please enjoy the last enstallment of “Follow your calling”
If you’re looking for inspiration and you’ve never picked up a copy of The Alchemist, I would encourage you to do so. I have read a ton of great books but I have to say this one really resignated with me. It really is a blue print when it comes to pursuing your dreams. One of these days I am going to write a piece highlighting all of the little nuggets this book has to offer.
One of the most important lessons you will learn is not to seek out financial gains while pursuing your passions. Obviously if it grows to be something that is profitable, that is amazing. Even the most successful leaders and life coaches will give the same advice. Do not just pursue something because you think you will get rich doing it. If your are looking to share your gift with the world, then truly give it away. Figure out how your gift helps others, hone in on your skills, and then set out to make the world a better place. Eventually, if your heart is in the right place, the universe will reward you.
“That’s what Alchemist do. They show that, when we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” (Pg. 156, Coelho)
Towards the end of the story the boy asks for the Alchemist to yeah him Alchemy to which the Alchemist replies “you already know about Alchemy” then he continued to tell him “I have known true Alchemists” he said “then there were the others, who were interested only in gold. They never found the secret.”(pg. 142)
For most of us, the issue with that is, we all need to eat. Most of us dedicate an enormous amount of our time towards our jobs. Leaving us little time to pursue our passions. Every decision I make affects the other four members of my fami and I do not have the luxury of quitting my job and pursuing blogging full time. But here’s the thing, it’s a passion for me, so I make the time for it. Most of the time, my writing is done at 5am Texas time. My husband has left for work, my 3 babies are sleeping, and I am up writing instead of sleeping. Writing is something I put off for a long time but I realized I needed to make it happen. You can find a way too. Instead of focusing on everything holding you back, figure out ways around those obstacles. If you have to take a few extra steps to meet your goal or grow your dream, go for it anyway. Things might be tough for a bit but stick with it. Think of it as a season in life. Keep in mind that tough times always bring growth and knowledge.
I truly hope this advise will reach out and touch someone’s heart in a way that changes and betters their life. These are the things I will teach my daughters when they grow up and ask me “what should I be?”. Best of luck to all of you readers out there. Get out there and find your calling.