I am re-reading the great book "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho, because it is on my coffee table and is required reading for my high school freshman. It is the story of a young Spanish hepherd who encounters a wise king in his travels, and this wise king helps him discover his "Personal Legend". "To realize one's Personal Legend is a persion's only real obligation", is one of the several bits of wisdom in this small book.
This idea of Personal Legend fascinates me, as I embark on this blog quest. This is why:
PERSONAL LEGEND :"It's what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Persional Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. Ther 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."
"People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being."
Hmm, gets you thinking, huh? What did you "want to be" when you were little? What were your dreams? It is true that at an early age, this is already embedded in us somehow? Do our initial, childhood dreams have validity? Do they get washed away by practicality?
I challenge you to ask yourself, "when I young, really young, what did I "want to be" when I grew up? What were my dreams?"
Maybe this is a starting point for your future?