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The most powerful motivator of all: Guilt

In his introduction to the 10th anniversary edition of the Alchemist, Paulo Coelho says:

"Oscar Wilde said: "Each man kills the thing he loves." And it's true. The mere possibilty of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. We look around at all those who have failed to get what they want and feel that we do not deserve to get what we want either. We forget about all the obstacles we overcame, all the suffering we endured, all the things we had to give up in order to get this far."

There are things in life you have to take responsiblity for, because you made certain choices and you took the steps that led you to where you are today. But where does that responsiblity end and where does responsibility for ensuring your own well-being come into play? At what point do you grasp the things that you most want, and hope that others who truly love you will support you all the way? Or is really human nature to let go of the things you truly want and love because you feel too guilty to have them when it could mean that everyone else around you doesn't?