A very powerful and practical handbook, The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma, has all the lessons you need to craft a life that is extraordinary. This is a rare self-help book brimming with ideas that can help you get proactive, organized, and effective in all your endeavors, both professional and personal.
In today’s post, we will be sharing with you some of our favorite quotes from this book. We hope these will help you unleash the giant within.
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Best quotes from The Greatness Guide By Robin Sharma
- Yes, Karma works both ways
“Give out what you most want to come back.”
- The logical mind approves
“What gets measured gets improved.”
- Your truth and your dreams are supreme
“Would you rather live your life according to the approval of others or aligned with your truth and your dreams?”
- This will be a paradigm shift for many. It was for me.
“The doorway to success swings outward not inward.”
- The correct flow
“Awareness precedes choice and choice precedes results.”
“There’s a cure for aging that no one talks about. It’s called learning.”
- The tiny windows of opportunity
“Each day, life will send you little windows of opportunity. Your destiny will ultimately be defined by how you respond to these windows of opportunity.”
- The simplest pleasures of life are usually the biggest
“Some of life’s best pleasures are simplest ones. Enrich your life with more of them and your heart will be happy.”
- Hence we need good literature
“Reading a book by someone you respect allows some of their brilliance to rub off on you.”
- You don’t make mistakes twice, if you think of it
“A mistake is only a mistake if you make it twice.”
- Respond, don’t react
“What distinguishes people with an extraordinary character from the rest of us is how they respond when life sends one of its inevitable curves.”
- A > B
“The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.”
- Success should bring humility and not pride
“The more successful you and your organization become, the more humble and devoted to your customers you need to be.”
- Invest in a good book
“Cut back on your rent or cut back on what you spend on food but never worry about investing money in a good book.”
- Read to be wise
“If you eat three times a day you’ll be fed. But if you read three times a day you’ll be wise.”
- If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful?
“Your vocabulary drives meaning in your life.”
- The riskless living is not living at all
“The real risk lies in riskless living”
- Little steps toward the bigger life
“The best among us are not more gifted than the rest. They just take little steps each day as they march toward their biggest life. And the days slip into weeks, the weeks into months and before they know it, they arrive at a place called Extraordinary.”
- Don’t do what is easy. Do what is right.
“It’s easy to get angry when someone disagrees with you. It’s easy to complain or condemn or take the path of least resistance. What takes guts is to stand for something higher, to behave greater and to be of service to others. Like Mandela. Like Gandhi. Like King. Heroes of mine. I wish I could be one-quarter as good as them.”
- That’s the way Life rolls!
“Life favors the devoted.”
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- Learn something new every day
“There’s a cure for aging that no one talks about. It’s called learning. In my mind, as long as you learn something new each day, stretch your personal frontiers and improve the way you think, you cannot grow old. Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity. “Every three or four years I pick a new subject. It may be Japanese art; it may be economics. Three years of study are by no means enough to master a subject but they are enough to understand it. So for more than 60 years I have kept studying one subject at a time,” said Peter Drucker, the father of modern management”
“Nothing fails like success.”
- To-do lists are underrated
“The things that get scheduled are the things that get done.”
- Make your hours count
“Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your hours, so you create your years.”
- Satisfaction kills innovation
“If everyone was satisfied with themselves there would be no heroes.”
- The mind should be stretched every now and then
“A mind once stretched by a new idea can never return to its original dimensions.”
- Spend time to develop a new skill
“Do anything long enough and you’ll get some depth of insight and understanding about it.”
- Here’s why some people have given up on faith and hope
“FAITH. Too many people have no faith. They are cynical. “This leadership training and personal development stuff doesn’t work.” Or “I’m too old to change.” Cynicism stems from disappointment. Cynical and faithless people were not always like that. They were filled with possibilities and hope as kids. But they tried and perhaps failed. And rather than staying in the game, recognizing that failure is the highway to success, they shut down and grew cynical. Their way to avoid getting hurt again.”
- Behave greater than what you are
“It’s easy to complain or condemn or take the path of least resistance. What takes guts is to stand for something higher, to behave greater and to be of service to others. Like Mandela. Like Gandhi. Like King. Heroes of mine. I wish I could be one-quarter as good as them.”
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