Author: Robin Sharma
other famous book: The monk who sold his Ferrari.
Discover your Calling
1. When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries while you rejoice.
2. Mahatma Gandhi noted: “Be the change that you wish to see most in your world. And once you do, your life will change.”
Every Day, Be Kind to a Stranger
1. If you make even one person smile during your day or brighten the mood of even one stranger, your day has been a worthwhile one. Kindness, quite simply , is the rent we must pay for the space we occupy on this planet.
Maintain Your Perspective
1. To live happier, more fulfilling lives, when we encounter a difficult circumstance, we must keep shifting our perspective and continually ask ourselves,” Is there a wiser, more enlightened way of looking at this seemingly negative situation?”
Practice Tough Love
1. The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do.
Keep a Journal
1. Writing in a journal offers you the opportunity to have regular one – on – one conversations with yourself.
2. A Journal is not a diary. A diary is a place where you record events while a journal is a place where you analyze and evaluate them.
Develop an Honesty Philosophy
1. Be a person of your word rather than being “all talk and no action.” As Mother Teresa said,” there should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone’s house. That’s says enough.”
Honor Your Past
1. Every second you dwell on the past you steal from your future.
2. It makes no sense to worry about past events or mistakes unless you want to experience them for a second time. Instead, use the lessons you have learned from your past to rise to a whole new level of awareness and enlightment.
3. Life’s greatest setbacks reveal life’s biggest oppurtunities.
4. Euripides noted, “There is in the worst of fortune the best chances for a happy change.” If you have suffered more than your fair share of difficulties in life, perhaps you are being prepared to serve some greater purpose that will require you to be equipped with the wisdom you have acquired through your trials. Use these life lessons to fuel your future growth.”
5. Understand that if you have failed more than others, there is a very good chance you are living more completely than others. Those who take more chances and dare to be more and do more than others will naturally experience more failures.
6. Booker T. Washington said, “ I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Start Your Day Well
1. Author call the first thirty minutes after you wake up “The Platinum 30” since they are truly the most valuable moments of your day and have a profound influence on the quality of every minute that follows.
Suggestion: Read “Meditations” by the Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius. “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
Learn To Say No Gracefully
1. If your priorities don’t get scheduled into your planner, other people’s priorities will get put into your planner.
Take a Weekly Sabbatical
1. In ancient days, the seventh day of the week was known as the Sabbath. Reserved for some of life’s most important, yet commonly neglected pursuits, including spending time with one’s family and hours in deep reflection and self-renewal, it provided a chance for hard-working people to renew their batteries and spend a day living life more fully.