Reading self-help book is quite a task. Because you can’t just read it, you need to implement things as you read through the pages. When I read self-help books, I read, absorb the content, pause, apply and then resume.
The 5 am Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life – Robin Sharma’s latest masterpiece of 314 pages is a life-changing book.
I’d want you to read this summary which will cover the main gist of the book which can change your lifestyle to a great extent.
Keep reading and help yourself elevate your life by joining the 5 am Club.
I’m already a part of the 5 am club. Reading through the book felt that Robin Sharma has just penned down my father’s preaching into his writing. If only I had obeyed my father and joined the early morning club since my childhood, I would’ve already gained mastery in life.
But you don’t follow something unless it’s decorated and put forth impressively.
Here’s a blog specially articulated to highlight the key points you need to note down and implement to live a legendary life.
The book has a superb collection of phrases or proverbs which makes it interesting to read. Before you actually are a part of the 5 am Club, here are some selected lines you’d love to read.
- You need to remember that your excuses are seducers, your fears are liars and your doubts are thieves.
- I need to tell you that too many among us die at thirty and are buried at eighty.
- And if being a fantastic person and developing a legendary life was easy, everyone would be doing it. Know what I mean?
- World-class begins when your comfort zone ends is a rule the successful, the influential and the happiest always remember.
- And so, if the road gets tough and requires some patience, we think we’re on the wrong path.
Do not live as if you have ten thousand years left. Your fate hangs over you. While you are still living, while you still exist on the Earth, strive to become a genuinely great person.
-Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor
- Turn “I cant’s” into “I cans.”
- Done is better than Perfect.
- Adults are deteriorated children.
- One who sweats in training bleeds less in war.
- A great victory is made in those early morning hours when no one’s watching and while everyone else is sleeping.
Aren’t the above lines phenomenal? The lesson learned from Robin Sharma’s book is really extraordinary.
I’m impressed with the amount of research work that the author has put into the making of this book. It’s a non-fiction book, but the lessons are imparted by creating a story.
At the beginning of the story, Robin says, “Take excellent care of the front end of your day and the rest of your day will pretty much take care of itself.” That is, join the 5 am Club, and as a result, you’ll be conquering your days, months and years as you continue rising up at 5 am.
But at the same time joining the 5 am Club is not smooth. It requires a little time. But once you’re a part of it, you’ll find beautiful changes in yourself.
I was awe-struck when I read that – you’ll learn to rise early, regularly – so you’ll get more done by noon than most people get done in a week, and so you’ll optimize your health, happiness, and peacefulness.
It’s like the author does magic with his words. Because this very line had a severe effect on me to actually think of joining the 5 am Club.
The best part of the book is the 20/20/20 Rule.
It’s called the victory hour. This is the first hour of the day, and it’s divided into three blocks of 20 minutes. The activities in those 3 blocks focus on – MOVE, REFLECT and GROW.
1.Get up and get going to do some intense workout. Get your heart rate up and sweat, it helps release Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) – a chemical which helps to keep your brain young and healthy, regulates sleep cycles and also releases more healthy compounds in the body.
2.Ease down and reflect. Spend time with yourself – lone time. Meditate. Plan your day. Pray to the good Lord and thank Him for a new day. Jot down the beautiful things around you in the journal and contemplate in the quietude of the morning profoundly connecting with your own self.
3.Write your goals, review them. Then read a book(preferably self-help book), learn a new skill or listen to some awesome podcast of books.
The best part about the above rule is that you cover three highly crucial areas of personal development within just an hour. Can you imagine the sense of accomplishment at the end of this hour? Believe me, it’s incredible.
You’re bound to fall in love with yourself after living the first hour of the day as mentioned in the book.
Are you ready to become world-class? Then you ought to join the 5 am Club, because how can you become world-class if you don’t carve out some time each morning to make yourself world-class?
Like, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, I would urge you to buy this book to keep you nagging that you’re a part of the 5 am Club.
So, go grab the book and own your morning, elevate your life.
Let me know in the comment section below if you found this blog useful. And if you’ve already read the book, let me know what did you find best in it.