I completed reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, only to wonder why didn’t I read this earlier? Undoubtedly, this is the first self-help book that I read until the last page.
The book became well-known and reached mankind by word of mouth. Certainly, it’s a billion dollar book. I repeat. It’s a billion dollar book.
Each word in the book is like a diamond. You need to go through several processes, like the diamond, to actually live up to the words written in the book.
Robin Sharma, the writer, and the influencer engages the reader with his beautiful narration in dialogue form and never for a second makes the chapters monotonous.
Reviewing the book in a single blog is next to impossible. I’d personally recommend you to read the book first and later come back to this blog to ponder on the significant quotes from The monk who sold his Ferrari you’d never want to forget in life.
If you read the blog first I’m sure you’ll be urged to rush to the book shop or buy the book at the click of a button.
Stop dwelling on your past
1. Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it.
2. Notice the beauty in the most ordinary of things.
3. To savor the good one must know the bad.
Thoughts are things.
4. Things are always created in the mind first and then in reality.
5. Dare to dream. Expect the best. You will be astonished at the results.
6. The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts. – Winston Churchill.
Shape your own destiny.
7. Luck is nothing but the marriage of preparation with opportunity.
8. The secret of happiness is finding out what you truly love and then direct all your energy towards it.
9. When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary destination, all of your thoughts break their bonds and your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in all directions and you find yourself in a new, wonderful and great world.
Swipe left all the negative vibes.
10. Saying that you don’t have time to improve your thoughts and your life is like saying you don’t have time to stop for gas because you are too busy driving. Eventually, it will catch up with you.
11. Whenever a negative slide comes up on the screen, take swift action to replace it with a positive one.
12. Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Einstein.
Positive always overcomes negative.
– Robin Sharma
Write down your goals
13. He who serves the most, reaps the most, physically, emotionally and spiritually. This is the way to inner peace and outer fulfillment.
14.Set up a goal: you will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see.
15. We think 60,000 thoughts on an average day. By writing down your goals on a piece of paper, you send a red flag to your subconscious mind indicating that these thoughts are far more important than the remaining 59,999 other ones (Click here to read the importance of jotting down your goals on a piece of paper).
Focus on your goals.
16. Concentrate every ounce of your mental energy on self-discovery.
17. The human mind is the world’s largest filtering device. When used properly it filters out what you perceive as unimportant and gives you only the information you are looking for at that time.
18. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
19. Tell your goal to the world. Once you make your goal known to the world, there will instantly be pressure on you to work towards its fulfillment since no one likes to look like a failure.
Live your Goal to the fullest.
20. Never do anything because you have to. The only reason to do something is that you want to and because you know it is the right thing for you to do.
21. Make sure that you have fun while you are advancing along the path of your goals and purpose.
Do what you fear the most.
22. Fear is nothing more than a negative stream of consciousness.
23. When you erase fear from your mind, you start to look younger and healthier.
24.When you start doing what you like to do you are bound to find deep contentment.
Never fear failure, failure is your friend.
Work on yourself.
25. Start working on yourself, even if it is for ten or fifteen minutes.
26. To breathe properly is to live properly.
27. You must be very sensitive about what you put into the lush garden of your mind. It must be immensely nourishing.
Make friends with books.
28. A book is the best friend of the wise.
29. Some books are meant to be tasted, some books are meant to be chewed and finally, some books are meant to be swallowed whole.
30. Books simply help you to see what is already within your self.
Prioritize personal development
31. Get into a regular habit of self-introspection.
32.” I’m inspired, disciplined and energized”, say out loud two to three hundred times.
33. You sow a thought, you reap an action. Reap an action, you sow a habit. Sow a habit, you reap a character. Sow a character, you reap your destiny.
34. Be the superior version of your former selves. Don’t race against others. Race against yourself.
Enlightened people are priority driven.
– The Monk You Sold His Ferrari
Respect your time
35. Be ruthless with your time. Learn to say no. Having the courage to say no to little things in life will give you the power to say yes to the big things.
36. It is human nature to do things that feel good and avoid the things that feel bad.
37. The best time to plant a tree was forty years ago. The second best time is today. Don’t waste even one minute of your day.
Time slips through our hands like grains of sand, never to return again. Those who use time wisely from an early age are rewarded with rich, productive and satisfying lives.
– The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
I hope you’re on the verge of buying The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Robin Sharma’s first book. I’m sure the book will be a life-changing experience. Try and implement everything the author has told in the book for a fulfilling life. Also, please let me know which quote did you like the most in the comment section below.
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