Paul Coelho is a Brazilian poet and writer. He is the one of the most loved authors in the world right now. We compile some of Paul Coelho’s best quotes to fill your day with positivity and inspiration. It’s a natural part of life to face struggles and trials along the way, so don’t get stuck for too long in a pattern of negativity.
1. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
When someone becomes better, the world around them becomes better. The light shining from you when you become better, inspires others. The thoughts of others of often changed for the better. If you improve your life, the life of others is improved. If you become better, the world is a better place.
2. Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
Looking from the outside, you might think that successful people just get what they get because they are just that amazing. You are simply seeing them at the peak of their career because as humans, we are often gravitated towards things that are exceptional. We don’t notice these great individuals back when they were simply practicing and failing over and over, and not really doing anything special.
3. One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.
If you wanna do something, then do it now. If you love someone go and tell them, don’t wait for some particular time or moment. You have only one life, you ain’t gonna get another chance. Seize the moment. Don’t expect someone else to do something you want done. If you don’t do it yourself, perhaps no one will. By the same token, don’t put things off to the future. If you don’t do it now, you might never do it at all.
4. If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule – Never lie to yourself.
Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. Telling yourself the truth can be the best habit you can develop, and asking questions and talking things through with yourself can be the easiest and quickest way to establish this habit.
5. When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.
You can’t make the same mistake twice. The second time you make it, it’s no longer a mistake, it’s a choice. Although we have all made the same mistake more than once. It becomes a choice when you do it over and over expecting a different outcome, which turns into insanity.
6. Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything at once.
If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart… where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.