And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
This quote is said by the old king is one of the most popular works of Paulo Coelho. It is even more interesting, because the contradictory statement about some impossible obstacles – a robbery, staying in an endless desert or just lack of drive to fulfill the dream - follow it. This quote is deeply symbolic and motivates the reader in a unique way. It doesn’t mean that everyone will achieve anything after a mere wish. The old king means that if the desire is really deep and the person is ready to work hard for it, they will see the lucky consequences, the chances and ways to achieve their goal.
Maybe it isn’t some supernatural law of karma and the predefined way of things, but just the mere determination to use every single, even the slightest, opportunity, actively seeking these opportunities and looking for them in places which are unnoticeable for the less motivated people. But maybe, in a more esoteric way, the Universe, or God, or Nature, really is benevolent and wants people to succeed and develop themselves, helping them after it sees that their intentions are serious, and they are really determined to do what they planned.