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Today’s Question by the reader : Sarah

Author: Paulo Coelho

What is your Personal Legend? Is writing it? Did you listen to your heart at a young age, and lived through your Personal Legend?

Yes – my personal legend has always been, since I’m a teenager, to be a writer. I didn’t pursue it though for quite a long time.
I was a lyricist, an executive in a record company and an editor – before I finally made the choice – at the age of 40 – to follow what truly gives me enthusiasm. It was the pilgrimage to Saint James that enabled me to finally recognize my path – and give me the determination to actually follow it.

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