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A personal legend worth having will be difficult to achieve

The Alchemist pg 184

"He felt weighted down by the centuries of the time since the pyramids had been built. But he didn't stop. He struggled to continue"

The alchemist page 42

"The miner, with all the anger and frustration of his five fruitless years, picked up the stone and threw it aside. But he had thrown it with such force that it broke the stone, it fell upon, and there's embedded in the broken stone, was the most beautiful emerald in the world."

The Alchemist page 185

"They made the boy continue digging, but he found nothing. As the sun rose, the men began to beat the boy. He was bruised and bleeding, his clothing was torn to shreds, and he felt that death was near."
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Why should we live our lives based on this wisdom?

We should live our lives based on this wisdom because it will help you carry on. This quote is pushing you through the obstacles, telling you to keep fighting because in the end the struggle will be worth it. If you live knowing that the struggle will be worth it then you will keep trying to achieve your personal legend.