10 Life Lessons From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Robin Sharma wrote this classic after one of his mentors at work, Julian Mantle, a fearless and hard-driven trial attorney had suffered from a massive heart attack. The event brought him back down to earth, he went away to find himself and finally undergone a miraculous transformation that impacted others like the author and millions of others worldwide.
1. Be Present
Your life becomes more meaningful and simpler when you let go of the baggage of the past.
2. Everything happens for a Reason
Failure can be essential to personal expansion. Every event including setbacks has a purpose and lesson.
3. Ultimately life’s all about choices.
Your destiny unfolds according to the choices one makes.
4. Success on the outside means nothing unless you have success within.
To find your highest self and living a life of your dream – seek self-mastery and take consistent care of your mind, body and soul.
5. You can’t learn until you can unlearn.
Just like an overflowing cup, most of us are full of our own ideas… “how can any more go in … until you first empty your cup.” Being stuck to your own ideas and only what you’re accustomed to will dull your creativity and limit your vision.
6. Investing in yourself; is the best investment you’ll ever make.
Not just will it improve your life; it’ll improve the lives of all those around you.
7. Guard your heart; protect and nurture it like a garden.
The people with the healthiest minds are people who care, nurture and cultivate it like a fertile rich garden. The most joyful, dynamic and contended people of this world adopt a positive paradigm about their world and all that is its it.
8. The way you think stems from habit.
The price of greatness is Responsibility over your thoughts.” – Winston Churchill.
9. Perspective matters:
We all see the world as we are, not as it is. One’s man meat can be another’s poison. The key is how we interpret and process the circumstances of life. E.g every setback offers an equivalent opportunity if you take the time to search for it.
10. No mistakes only lessons
No such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance. Most of life’s event offer us lessons which can fuel your inner and outer growth. Do you feel invincible or “old” or experienced. Successful or Rich. What matters is what you’re doing right now. If you do it right, life only gets better with age.