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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari — A highly recommended Read. Here are some of the key ideas from Robin Sharma’s masterpiece.

  • Forget about the past. Dare to dream that you are more than the sum of your circumstances. Expect the best.
  • Condition the mind. Don’t let negative thoughts enter it.
  • You are building your destiny because only you decide how do you react to what happens to you.
  • Persistence is the mother of personal change.
  • With one eye fixed on the destination, there is only one left to guide you along the journey.
  • Reflect on your day, on your life.
  • What you visualize, you get.
  • There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. Run your own race.
  • Never judge you self worth by somebody else’s net worth.
  • There are no setbacks – only lessons.
  • The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.
  • Find out what you truly love to do, and direct all energy towards it
  • The purpose of life is a life of purpose
  • Clearly defined priorities and goals for every aspect of life server as lighthouse. Offering you guidance and refuge.
  • Have the discipline and vision to see your heroic mission – Dharma – and to ensure that it servers other people while you realize it.
  • Never do anything because you have to, do it only if you want to and if that is the right thing for you to do
  • 5 step method of attaining goals – form a clear mental picture, create positive pressure, set a deadline, put it to paper, apply it for 21 days
  • The book of dreams
  • Kaizen – constant and never ending enrichment of mind, body and soul
  • The only limits on your life are the ones you set yourself
  • Happiness comes from progressive realization of worthy objectives
  • Failure is your friend
  • Do the things you fear
  • 10 rules of radiant living: Ritual of solitude, Ritual of physicality, Ritual of live nourishments, Ritual of abundant knowledge, Ritual of personal reflection, Ritual of early awakening, Ritual of music, Ritual of spoken word, Ritual of congruent character, Ritual of simplicity
  • Virtues – industry, compassion, humility, patience, honesty and courage
  • I am more than I appear to be, all the world’s power and strength rests within me
  • Live with discipline
  • Enlightened people are priority driven. This is the secret of time mastery. Focus on priorities and maintain balance.
  • Act as if failure is impossible and your success will be assured
  • We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience
  • The quality of your life will come down to the quality of your contribution
  • See yourself not as an individual, but as a part of collection
  • Life does not always give you what you want, but it always gives you what you need
  • Stop putting off your happiness for the sake of achievement.

Ref : Entrepreneur Geek

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