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Today’s Goal Getting Quote of the Day is part of our Opportunity Series we started with Richard Branson’s Top 10 Quotes on Opportunity. It’s a quote from Brazilian lyricist and author, Paulo ( Pow lu ) Coehlo (Co ey yu).
“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”
The quote is from his book, Brida. A young girl is thinking about life and all of the opportunities she had in life and love and how because she wanted to be able to experience every opportunity, but ended up doing none of them.
One of the most common things that people on their death-bed talk about are the things they wish they had done. But at that time it’s too late. You can’t worry about regrets and what was, but what we have to worry about is what we want to do today.
Opportunities come to us and we make a decision to make them work for us, or we ignore them. At the end, if we ignore them all, we will be like the girl in Brida, fretting over the things she missed simply because she was afraid of missing some of them and thereby, miss them all.
Don’t Miss the things you missed. Grab the opportunities that you are offered.
Before I started researching this quote, I had heard the name Paulo ( Pow lu ) Coehlo (Co ey yu), but didn’t realize what an amazing writer and thinker he is. He has sold over 65 Million copies of his bestseller, The Alchemist, and over 170 Million of the 30 Books he has written. The Alchemist has been said by many well-known people who it is their favorite book and many have had life changing feelings after reading it.
I have not read it yet, but will add it to my reading list. I am glad to hear that I can get it on Audible as an Audiobook. I have found it helpful to listen to audiobooks on my commute. I have set up a deal with Audible.com for Goal Getting Podcast listeners. You can go to Goal Getting Book.com and Download a Free Audiobook of your choice and get 30 days of Audible service for no charge. So, if you want to pick up your FREE copy of The Alchemist from Paulu ( Pow lu ) Coehlo (Co ey yu) on Audiobook, go to Goal Getting Book.com.
I noticed that there are many great quotes from Paolo ( Pow lu ) Coehlo (Co ey yu). You can expect to hear more on Goal Getting Podcast’s Goal Getting Quote of the Day in the future.
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