The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is truly one of the most inspiring books you will ever read. Coelho’s tale reaffirms the dying belief that your intuition is a guiding force that you should follow; that everyone must follow a path that will only make sense in hindsight.
This novel tells the life story of a boy who followed his dreams of traveling by becoming a shepard. He believes that he can see the world through herding sheep but is approached by an old man who becomes a guiding force in his life. This old man disrupts the boys view on life and inspsires him to follow his dreams.
The boy learns that every person has a destiny that they are called to follow, yet many do not. The boy takes a chance on the mans word and begins a journey that will define his life.
To walk the path placed before you and rely upon your intuition are two essential realizations for a fufilling life, which Coelho beautifully demostrates through his story of a boy.