The road to achieve Greatness!

Last month I finished reading “The Greatness Guide ” by Robin Sharma.

This book gave me some great insights about how to approach life at both personal and professional level.

Past 8 months I have developed a habit of gathering important lessons from the books which I read.

This book gave important lessons in following areas such as leadership, business, personal and professional life, and inspirational and motivational quotes by some of the experienced and world renowned persons.

Few of the Life lessons I learned from this book are:

“Be an eternal optimist. Your thinking shapes your reality. So always look for the best.”

How to be genius, here is simple equation: Focus + Daily improvement + Time

Be a good listener, You were given 2 ears & I mouth for a reason- “to listen twice as much as you speak”.

“Every time you say ‘Yes‘ to something unimportant you say ‘No‘ to something important.”

“The best time to plant trees was 2 years ago, but the second best time is today.

“The only place you will reach if you follow the crowd is EXIT.”

Great leaders built monuments from the stones that their critics throw at them.

If you have not discovered something you are willing to die for then you are not fit to live– Martin Luther King

Enjoy the climb up the mountain, but never take your eyes off the summit.

The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.

It is amazing how far you will get by just staying with something long enough. Most people give up too early. Their fears are bigger than their faith.

The paradox of our wired world is that as we becoming more connected electronically, we become less connected emotionally.

What distinguishes people with an extraordinary character from the rest of us is how they respond when life sends them inevitable curves.

Lead without Title, Real leadership is not about prestige or power of status. It is about responsibility.

Four F syndrome: Fear, Failure, Forgetting, Faith

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.- Carl Jung

The people or circumstances that take you out of your power have extraordinary value: They reveal your limiting beliefs, fear and false assumptions.

A setback not a “problem” it is an opportunity to “create something even bigger”

The words you use influence the life you live. Select them wisely.

There is a cure for ageing that no one talks about. Its called learning.

If you’ll eat three times a day, you’ll be fed. But if you’ll read three times a day you’ll be wise.

Pleasure comes from something on the outside. Happiness comes from within.

I am not a businessman. I am a business, man!  – JayZ

Use your days to realize your talents.

When I stand before god at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and would say ‘I used everything you gave me’. – Emma Bombeck

At the end, the billionaire gets buried next to the street sweeper. So let us have some fun.

“Few of us write great novels, but all of us can live them”. – M.I McLaughlin

Good health is a crown on the head of a well person that only a sick person can see.

Leadership lesson in 4 words by William Taylor – Improve, Observe, Connect, Adapt.

Seven forms of wealth – inner wealth, Physical wealth, Family and social wealth, Career wealth, Economic wealth, Adventure wealth, Impact wealth.

Greatness arrives for those who are never satisfied with what is, no matter how nice it looks.

“To earn more learn more”.

Investing is learning and getting your skill to world class level is the smartest investment you will ever make.

Greatness In business as well as in life comes by being an inspirational human being.

Everyone is the leader but not everyone is the same.

Setting your goals is a bold play for your best life. Setting your goals is a act of heroism. Because you are reacting for the potential that has been invented for you.

Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.

The very thing you most want to see more in your life is the very thing you need to give away.

Do good and leave behind a virtue that the storm of the time can never destroy.

Greatness is, above all else, a state of mind.

Rewarding yourself with good things send a message to the deepest and highest part of you. One that says, I am worth it and I deserve it.

Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.

Delete what is needed to be eliminated from your life – you will feel lighter, happier and your mind will experience more peace.

Set boundaries. Know your limits. Don’t go to extremes. Protect yourself.

Life is short and the world is small – but it’s really- really wide.

Anxiety is caused by lack of control, organization, preparation and action. -David Kekich

You cannot get to top of Everest by jumping up the mountain. You can get to the mountaintop by taking step by steps to your goals.

Good manners are stepping stones to being a good human being. Please – “I respect you”, Thank you -“I appreciate you”.

Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.

The person who tries to do everything accomplishes nothing.

Do a “101 things to Do Before I die”.

Business People don’t need to understand designers better. They need to be designers.

Life tests the big dreamers- the passionate revolutionaries.

To live on minds and hearts of the generations who will follow you is to cheat death.

Stop being prisoner of your past and become the architect of your future.

“Lead Without Title”


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