Preloading

Are You Hiding from Your Calling?

Season 5 Episode 525
Aired on 09/14/2014 | CC tv-14
The idea of a "personal legend" is a key theme in Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. It has also been a guiding light in Paulo's life. He believes every person has a supreme destiny—a unique calling meant only for that person.

So when people say they don't know what their purposes are, Paulo doesn't believe it. "They know," he says in the video above. "It's very difficult, Oprah, to accept that you know what you're supposed to do and you're not doing it." Find out how to embrace the path you know you're supposed to be on.

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