Adversity, Adventure, and Advice

“Won’t this journey ever end?” OR “I wonder what I’ll discover along the way.”

Many years ago I read “The Alchemist” by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. Today rarely a day goes by when I don’t think or speak of the book or it’s central theme. I recently heard a quote by Coelho and searched to find that it is from a book I have not yet read.


“This seems spooky!” OR “This feels magical!”

Without reading the book, the quote impresses me as being true. It is similar to other truths I know. It even sounds like advice I have given. I have often found that advice I’ve offered to others has also been important for me. So today I will share a quote. It invites the reader (and the writer) to choose to see adversity as adventure. I hope that it is helpful advice for at least one of us!

“This journey is so long.” OR “I wonder what’s over that next dune?”

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”  – Paulo Coelho

You can choose (there’s that word again!) one of these “postcards” that speaks to your inner adventurer and post it somewhere so that you can see it often. I hope that it will help us remember that while we cannot always choose our circumstances, we can choose how we see them and that can change everything!

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