Thesis: Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist shows the importance of finding and following your personal legend through focus, commitment, and trust. Through baseball, God, an gold medalist give examples on finding your personal legend.
Detail #1 "You came so that you could learn about your dreams," said the old woman. "And dreams are the language of God" (Coelho 94)
Commentary: In the movie The Sandlot the baseball has went over a fence where a "beast" is on the other side an everyone is afraid to go get it. Benny's idol, Babe Ruth appears in on of Bennys dreams and tells him to take chances, follow his dreams, and well get the ball. This scene in the movie relates to The Alchemist.
Detail #2 "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure.
Commentary: "No Excuses" a short interpersonal video by Kim Valentin talks about if you want to achieve your goal you have to work for it. This video relates to The Alchemist.
Detail #3 "You are trying to realize your destiny. And you are at the point where you are about to give it all up...I always appear in one form or another. Sometimes I appear in the form of a solution, or a good idea. At other times, at a crucial moment, I make it easier for things to happen" (Coelho 24).
Commentary: Proverbs 3:5 says to depend on the Lord, if you depend on the Lord your dreams will come true and you will discover your person legend.
Conclusion: The bible, an Olympic gold medalist, and some baseball players all show how if you do not give up, trust in the Lord and take chances your going to succeed with your personal legend. Everyone has one, what is yours?