In his book ‘Little Black Book for Stunning Success’, Robin Sharma shatters the myth that uncommon success is only for a chosen few.
He shares potent insights that have helped many live remarkable lives and uplift everyone around them.
He explains how the most successful people are those who have a single-minded focus on what they want to achieve.
They ignore the unimportant aspects of their lives, simplify matters and focus on only things that they deem important and necessary for success.
- Remember that the quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life.
- Keep the promises you make to others – and to yourself.
- The project that most scares you are the project you need to do first.
- Stop being busy being busy. Clean out the distractions from your work+life and devote to a monomaniacal focus on the few things that matter.
- In a world where technology is causing some of us to forget how to act human, become the politest person you know.
- Remember that all great ideas were first ridiculed. That critics are dreamers gone scared.
- Be “Apple-Like” in your obsession with getting the details right.
- Take 60 minutes every weekend to design a blueprint for the coming seven days. As Saul Bellow once said: “A plan relieves you of the torment of choice.”
- Give your teammates, customers, and family one of the greatest gifts of all: the gift of your attention (and presence).
- Every morning ask yourself: “How may I best serve the most people?”
- Every night ask yourself: “What 5 good things happened to me this day?”
- Don’t waste your most valuable hours (the morning) doing low value work.
- Leave every project you touch at work better than you found it.
- Your job is not just to work. Your job is to leave a trail of leaders behind you.
- A job is not “just a job”. Every job is a gorgeous vehicle to express your gifts and talents – and to model exceptionalism for all around you.
- Fears unfaced become your limits.
- Get up at 5 am and take 60 minutes to prepare your mind, body, emotions, and spirit to be remarkable during the hours that follow. Being a superstar is not the domain of the gifted but the prepared.
- Write love letters to your family. Smile at strangers.
- Keep a journal. Your life’s story is worth recording.
- Do more than you’re paid to do and do work that leaves your teammates breathless.
- Leave your ego at the door every morning. Say “please” and “thank you”.
- Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results. Set 5 daily goals every morning. These small wins will lead to nearly 2000 little victories by the end of the year.
- Remember the secret to happiness is doing work that matters and being an instrument of service.
- Don’t be the richest person in the graveyard. Health is wealth. Drink more water.
- Life’s short. The greatest risk is risk-less living. And settling for average.