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Daily Thoughts on GreatnessTM Inspirational Quotes to Realize Your Potential
On Success On Leadership On The Action Habit (and Getting Important Things Done) On Adversity On Strength of Character On Relationships On a Commitment to Excellence On Managing Change On Courage and Fearlessness On the Human Element at Work On Self-Mastery On Learning On Self-Control & Discipline On Goal Setting On Positive Thinking On Risk-Taking On Time Management & Personal Effectiveness On Balance On Excellence as a Lifestyle Choice On Meaning and Philosophy On Enjoying the Journey of Life On the Purpose of Life
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“Success is the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one’s ideal.” Anna Pavlova “A great life is nothing more than a series of well lived days strung together like a necklace of pearls.” Robin Sharma “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.” Robert Louis Stevenson “Sustained happiness comes, not from what we get but from what we give.” Robin Sharma “Never sacrifice happiness for the sake of achievement. The real key to life is to happily achieve.” Robin Sharma “Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued. It must ensue. And it only does so as the unintended side of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.” Viktor Frankl “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot “What would do today if you had a deep knowing that it was impossible to fail?” Robin Sharma
“A long, healthy and happy life is the result of making contributions, of having meaningful projects that are personally exciting and contribute to and bless the lives of others.” Hans Selye “The giant key to success is to deal with the challenges of the moment without losing sight of the promises of the future.” Robin Sharma “A reputation for one thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment.” Ernest Bramah “Here is an acronym for sustained success in your career: ABDOV. Always Be Delivering Outrageous Value.” Robin Sharma On Leadership
“The leader of the past knew how to tell, the leader of the future will know how to ask.” Peter Drucker “As CEO, I don’t have all the answers, just the questions.” Malcolm Bricklin, CEO of Visionary Vehicles and automotive revolutionary “Spend some time in silence today. Leader, know thyself. Self-awareness precedes selfmastery.” Robin Sharma
” Hellen Keller “Don’t surrender leadership of your life to your moods” Robin Sharma “Leadership is not about executive position or title.com .” Robin Sharma “.” Motto of the Christopher Society “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.I think that ideally that is how a company works. It is about connection and influence.” Benjamin Disraeli “The person who makes promises to everyone ultimately pleases no one.” Robin Sharma “The price of greatness is responsibility.” Jack Welch “The best way to influence your children is to lead by example. not a place of position.” Winston Churchill 3 robinsharma. It becomes a place of ideas.. leadership is all about adding value to the world and blessing lives through the work you do..” Robin Sharma “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.“Life is too short to be little. At its highest.
the more effective the leadership. And people will not lend you a hand until you first touch their heart. Eisenhower “Leadership strategy must not be driven by a quest for more money but a commitment for greater humanity. The amount of wealth you experience will be a function of how much value you create for others. praises nobody.” Robin Sharma 4 robinsharma.” Robin Sharma “You are far more powerful than you know.” Robin Sharma “He who praises everybody.” Robin Sharma “No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. Why? Because people will not follow you if they do not trust you.” James Boswell “Life is fair.” Robin Sharma “Leadership is about coaching people around their weaknesses and celebrating their magnificent strengths. Relationship-building is Job #1 for any leader.“The deeper the relationship.com .” Dwight D.
Stop assuming a “no”.” Robin Sharma “Confidence is the most important single factor in this game.” Anonymous “If you don’t try.On The Action Habit (and Getting Important Things Done) “At the end of your life. Each day brings a chance to choose your greatness. there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.” Robin Sharma “Each day is an opportunity to craft your best life.” Robin Sharma “All it takes is one match to light a forest fire. you’ll never know. no matter what your background is and what your current circumstances are. This is one of the golden threads of humanity we all have the power to act in a way that will improve the quality of our lives. Where would the world be if the great ones assumed they’d fail?” Robin Sharma “Life is too short to play small. and no matter how great your natural talent.” Robin Sharma “Remember. what you will most regret will be the deeds left undone and the words left unspoken.com . you have the capacity to take action.” Jack Nicklaus 5 robinsharma.
” Steve Jobs.” Robin Sharma “Sometimes the first step is the hardest one.“The person who experiences the most wins. And as you make better choices.” Robin Sharma “Here is a standard that I invite you to hold yourself to: craft a world-class career and live a world-class life. the better your choices. to be in heaven is to steer.” Robin Sharma “To be in hell is to drift. Always Be Delivering Outrageous Value.” George Bernard Shaw “You can’t win if you don’t even try.” Robin Sharma 6 robinsharma.” Robin Sharma “Here is an acronym for sustained success in your career: ABDOV. CEO of Apple Computer “The better your awareness.” Robin Sharma “Live today as if it were your last.com .” Robin Sharma “A secret of greatness is to do the things that make you feel uncomfortable and play out on the jagged edges of your life. you will see better results. Just watch how you begin to live.
Keep pushing the envelope and remember that every dream starts off small.” Robin Sharma “See your life as a giant adventure.some people contemplate a task until it looms so big. Rather than trying to do everything. Remember The Power of a Start.” John Shaw Billings (1838-1913) “Nothing happens until you move.” Robin Sharma 7 robinsharma. with greater vision. this very moment just do something. but I just begin and it gets done somehow.” Woodrow Wilson “A rich life is crafted by those small almost seemingly insignificant daily wins. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply.” Robin Sharma “On your deathbed. your greatest regret will come from the risks you did not take and the opportunities you did not seize. There would be no coral islands if the first bug sat down and began to wonder how the job was to be done.” Robin Sharma “There’s nothing really difficult if you only begin . it seems impossible. and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. Never stop getting better.” Robin Sharma “An extraordinary life is all about daily. with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. continuous improvement in the areas that matter most.com .“You are not here to merely make a living. Taking action-no matter how small-sets forces into play that cannot help but produce results. You are here to enrich the world.
” William Saroyan “The only people without any problems are dead.” Anthony Hopkins “The greater the reward. Your struggles develop your strengths.com .” Larry Winget “Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. that is strength. What did I get for the biggest failure of my life? I got a stamp and a $20 coin in Canada with my car’s likeness on them. only the life I have lived. I got my fame and power from the failure of the Bricklin.” Robin Sharma 8 robinsharma. The pain now is part of the happiness then.” Robin Sharma “The things that people see as failures are often the steps to success.” Malcolm Bricklin. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender. the greater the struggle.” Arnold Schwarzenegger “Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore. then you don’t have much going on in your life.On Adversity “Strength does not come from winning. CEO of Visionary Vehicles and automotive revolutionary “If you don’t have much going wrong with your life.
” Robin Sharma “I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going. not because he does not feel them.” Aristotle “I truly believe we don’t experience anything without some reason or other. nor man perfected without trials.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky “The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another.com .” Robin Sharma “In despair there are the most intense enjoyments.” Charles Dickens “Turn your wounds into wisdom and your stumbling blocks into stepping stones.” Chinese proverb “Reflect upon your present blessings.” Canadian Shirley Macklin shortly after being released from an eight day hijacking nightmare aboard “Failure is the highway to success.“The gem cannot be polished without friction. it’s there. There’s something in this somewhere…I just think it’s a wonderful world and there’s some plan somewhere and if you’re open.not on your past misfortunes. rather than retreat. of which every man has many . especially when one is very acutely conscious of the hopelessness of one’s position.” Sylvester Stallone 9 robinsharma. but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. of which all men have some.
” John Hays Hammond “When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say I was a decent person today.” Robin Sharma “I came into this world with nothing and all I’m going to leave with is my conscience. and then they might come true. you should actually keep dreams and desires inside and let them burn a little bit. You may never get that chance again. you can’t sit there and wait for somebody or talk about what you might want. That’s when I feel beautiful.On Strength of Character “Character is the foundation of all worthwhile success.” Robin Sharma “Humility is not an imaginary thing. It is a symbol of strength.” Drew Barrymore “Be the master of your will but the servant of your conscience.” Julio Iglesias “Never miss an opportunity to help another human being.” Robin Sharma “If you want anything to actually change or to move ahead in your life you actually have to do it yourself.com .” Russell Crow “To be caring is not a sign of weakness. you know.” Canadian Ophthalmologist Garth Taylor 10 robinsharma.
” Robin Sharma “Do the thing you fear to do and just keep on doing it.” Robin Sharma “A reputation for one thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy 11 robinsharma.” Dale Carnegie “It could take you 30 years to build your reputation and 30 seconds to lose it.” Ernest Bramah “How big of a game do you play when no one is watching?” Robin Sharma “The humble improve.“Be authentic.” Robin Sharma “I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities. too.com .” Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis “A man’s character is his guardian divinity. Be great. That is the quickest and surest way ever discovered to conquer fear. but for our contribution to the human spirit.” Heraclitus “Be the most honest person you know. Be bold. we. will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics.
letting a person be what he really is. not feel.com . a character in the world’s torrent.” Goethe “Let more of your light shine. Angelina Jolie “Personal responsibility is a hallmark of greatness. our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals. but still only light and flickering.” Jim Morrison 12 robinsharma.. the ‘I matter more’ attitude [of habitual latecomers] betrays a cavalier attitude that is hard to ignore. As love grows older. deep-burning and unquenchable.. Or.” Robin Sharma On Relationships “Love is like a friendship caught on fire.but they do.” Robin Sharma “People say that you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel. That’s what real love amounts to . respectful.soon. In the beginning a flame. Absent is the recognition that it’s just as difficult for others to abandon what they’re doing to honor commitments . Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them.” Bruce Lee “Friends can help each other. often hot and fierce.” Eve Glicksman in the San Francisico Examiner “A talent is formed in stillness.“Why shouldn’t punctuality be a moral yardstick? Promptness tells me someone is more likely to be professional. very pretty. reliable and considerate in our association.
” Chinese Proverb “No one on their deathbed ever regretted being the most loving person they knew.” Meryl Streep “I believe that two people are connected at the heart. Before you know it they’ll be gone. We take it in turns to be either. there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together. You’re now a giver instead of a taker.” Robin Sharma “Real love is when you become selfless and you are more concerned about your mate’s or children’s egos than your own.” Robin Sharma “I once read that in any good marriage. and it doesn’t matter what you do.” Robin Sharma 13 robinsharma. or who you are or where you live.” Sylvester Stallone “Treat everyone you meet as if they might die tomorrow.com .” Robin Sharma “A little bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.” Julia Roberts “You only have a small window of opportunity to be a developer and a champion of your children. one partner is the gardener and the other is the garden.“Who you will be one year from now will be greatly influenced by the conversations you have and the people you associate with.
” Designer Paul Frank “You become who you have lunch with. “Laughter is a great connector of human hearts.“Don’t be interesting . If you want to meet interesting people.be interested. If you want to have interesting things to write.” Robin Sharma “The valuable person in any business is the individual who can and will cooperate with others.” Robin Sharma “We have made the world a neighborhood through our scientific genius.” Goethe 14 robinsharma. and now through our moral commitment we must make of it a brotherhood.” Martin Luther King Jr. be interested in the people you meet. you realize there are other ways to express yourself without knocking over someone on the football field. We’ve got to learn to live together as brothers or we’ll perish as fools. be interested. be interested.” Elbert Hubbard “Most people wear their social masks at work and then go home to be human. If you want to have an interesting dinner conversation.com .” Robin Sharma “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and help them become what they are capable of being.” Jim Collins “When you hang around creative people.
All learning. It builds bridges.” Robin Sharma “Three fourths of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world will disappear if we step into the shoes of our adversaries and understand their standpoint.“Good things happen to good people. opens new worlds. I shall not live in vain. carries on the business of the world.com .” Carl Jung On a Commitment to Excellence “Attention makes the genius. Newton traced his great discoveries to it. heals disease. Without it.” Robin Sharma “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Emily Dickinson “Business is all about relationships and the consistent building of trust. 19th Century English author 15 robinsharma. taste is useless and the beauties of literature unobserved. Your outer struggles reflect your inner ones. fancy.” Robin Sharma “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Robert Willmott.” Mother Teresa “If I can stop one heart from breaking.” Gandhi “Life is a mirror. science and skill depend upon it.
” Ryan Gosling “Being an elite performer on the playing field of life is not about being perfect. It is about committing yourself. Your personal habits must reflect your commitment to excellence and your thoughts must reflect a commitment to excellence.com . What impresses and moves me are those brave souls who do great things when times are challenging. A commitment to excellence is not just reserved for a few select areas of your life . I write of the entry-level worker who goes the extra mile for every customer though most show no appreciation because he knows in his heart this is the right thing to do. Your physique must reflect your commitment to excellence. from the core of your heart.” Robin Sharma “I’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself.” Robin Sharma “It doesn’t particularly impress me when someone shows a commitment to excellence when things are easy.” Robin Sharma “The secret of innovation is to see what all see but think what none think. it is about cultivating a mental focus towards mastery in every area of your life. Such acts impress me. I refer to the mother who makes the time to read for an hour after a full day of work and an evening caring for her children. life is one indivisible whole. Your diet must reflect your commitment to excellence.” Robin Sharma 16 robinsharma.it must be reflected in everything you do. to manifest and polish your highest talents and become the person you are destined to be.“Creativity is all about seeing what everybody else is seeing and thinking what nobody else is thinking. You can do whatever you really love to do. Rather.” Robin Sharma “Gandhi said ‘One cannot do right in one area of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in another. I think of the business executive who rises at 5 am on a cold winter’s day and leaves the comfort of his warm bed to exercise before a day packed with obligations because this was a quiet promise he made to himself. no matter what it is.’ This point of wisdom is profound.
” Robin Sharma “Most people give up just before reaching their greatest win. never to give up.” George Clooney “There will never be a better time to make a heart felt decision to live your biggest life. no matter how small and no matter if no one is watching.” Robin Sharma “You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark.com .” Robin Sharma “Failure is the price of ambition. make your name worth something. make the decision to be one of the best in the world at what you do. and I’m there now. no matter what the situation.“Mastery in work and in life is about committing yourself to being excellent in everything you do.” Robin Sharma “Resolve never to quit. Do you practice excellence in your most private moments?” Robin Sharma “Young man.” Andrew Carnegie “Today.” Robin Sharma 17 robinsharma.” Jack Nicklaus “There can be no happiness if your daily commitments are misaligned with your deepest convictions.
“Observe always that everything is the result of change. “With big gifts come great responsibilities.” Robin Sharma On Managing Change “If you’re doing something a certain way because it’s always been done that way. You have a duty to shine. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say. and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and make new ones like them. here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” Robin Sharma “Progress is impossible without change. then you’re probably doing it wrong.” Colin Baden. or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.” Heraclitus “The only thing you can expect from life is the unexpected. and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Oakley Inc.” Marcus Aurelius “It is in changing that things find purpose.“If a man is called to be a street sweeper. VP Design.” George Bernard Shaw 18 robinsharma.com . he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Don’t lose hope.” Sister Elizabeth Kenny “The place where your greatest fears live is also the place where your greatest growth lies. Aim out of the ballpark..” Robin Sharma “It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. Don’t sell out. not absence of fear. They are the gateways to your growth.On Courage and Fearlessness “Don’t give up.” David Ogilvy “Embrace your fears. mastery of fear.” Mark Twain “The fears you don’t face become your prison bars. Why would you not visit that place?” Robin Sharma “Be unafraid of failure if it will produce excellence. Aim for the company of immortals.com ..” Donny Deutsch 19 robinsharma.” Robin Sharma “Courage is resistance to fear.” Christopher Reeve “Don’t bunt.
” George Bernard Shaw “Your fears are nothing more than your growth coming to get you. very basic idea .” Ivan Seidenberg.” Robin Sharma On the Human Element at Work “My first boss . Verizon “Business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. he who loses a friend loses more. Run towards your fears. They can be no more or less than the sum of the beliefs of the people drawn to them. acts and efforts.the idea of community. Hug your monsters.watched me sweep floors and wash walls for almost a year before he mentioned that I could get tuition for college if I got a job with the phone company.he was the building superintendent and I was a janitor . he said: “I wanted to see if you were worth it. make them. of their character.” Miguel de Cervantes “Don’t run away from your fears. founder of VISA 20 robinsharma.“He who loses wealth loses much. and if they can’t find them. It’s about being true to yourself. your ideas and focusing on the essentials. judgments. Chairman of Virgin “All organizations are merely conceptual embodiments of a very old. When I asked him why he’d waited so long. but he that loses his courage loses all. CEO.com .” Richard Branson. Dee Hock.” Robin Sharma “The people that get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. An extraordinary life will follow.
too.” Robin Sharma “The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.” Robin Sharma “We first make our habits.” Goethe “Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else. Don’t lose sight of the things that are truly vital in your life. and then our habits make us. That is the secret to doing great things.” John Dryden “Nothing happens unless first a dream.com .” Carl Sandburg 21 robinsharma. an explorer on the path of life.” Meryl Streep “Rather than spending all your time trying to do great things. spend more time trying to be a great person.On Self-Mastery “Before you can do something you must be something. confidently advancing along the path of enlightenment towards your destiny.” Gail Sheehy “Start to see yourself for who you really are: a traveler.” Ashley Montagu “The delights of self-discovery are always available.
.” Robin Sharma “Frequent encounters with danger are a part of life.” William James “The greatest people who have walked the planet before us were those who held the biggest dreams. it won’t come out your horn.. your thoughts. where as I attempt to become more simple and uncomplicated everyday.. Spend time with your dreams daily. instilling in you a profound awareness of life.” Zen expression “The most satisfied and enlightened people realize that successful and dynamic living starts from within.com .” Henry David Thoreau “Mankind’s common instinct for reality has always held the world to be essentially a theatre for heroism. Before you can care for others. making you inwardly strong. you must care for yourself.“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. If you don’t live it. bringing new meaning. and richness.” Robin Sharma “Music is your own experience.. your wisdom...” I Ching “No life is so hard that one can’t make it easier by the way one accepts it.” Jazz legend Charlie Parker 22 robinsharma.” Glasgow “Most people try to know more to become more clever every day.
” Napoleon Hill “You can’t do good until you feel good.” Lao-Tzu “All things are difficult before they are easy.” Indian saying 23 robinsharma.” Robin Sharma “We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.com .” Seneca “Before you can come to know your purpose.” Seneca “Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul . Success begins within.” Robin Sharma “There is nothing noble in being superior to others.the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” Socrates “The wise man will always reflect concerning the quality not the quantity of life.” Thomas Fuller “True joy is serene. you must come to know yourself. The seat of it is within and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
Let thy cases and shelves be thy pleasure grounds and gardens.com .” Abraham Maslow “Carpenters bend wood.” Robin Sharma “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” Sir Edmund Hillary “We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.” Judah ibn-Tibbon 24 robinsharma.” Robin Sharma On Learning “Wisdom is the sunlight of the soul.” Robin Sharma “Make thy books thy companions. Fletchers bend arrows. Wise men fashion themselves.“To make others feel really good about themselves.” German saying “A key trait of greatness is to never lose your lust for learning. you must first feel really good about yourself.” Buddha “Clarity precedes mastery and the best among us know their goals and missions intimately.
labor exploitation and disease.” Theodore Parker “If you conquer your mind. you conquer the world.com .” Jimmy Hendrix On Self-Control & Discipline “One golden key to a life of excellence and achievement is to stop doing what is convenient and to start doing what is right. and given them the knowledge. but wisdom listens.” Drew Barrymore “A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading: but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought.” Emerson “It’s only through listening that you learn.” Indian Proverb “There is no knowledge that is not power.“The books that help you the most are those that make you think the most. deep freighted with truth and beauty. provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty.” Robin Sharma 25 robinsharma.” Audrey Hepburn “Knowledge speaks. and confidence to reach their full potential. skills. and I never want to stop learning.
” Bruce Lee “If you don’t act on life. were toiling upward in the night. were not attained by sudden flight. but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10.” Robin Sharma “No life ever grows great until it is focused. Today is the day you can make a choice to live your best life.“I fear not the man who has practiced 10. It’s really up to you. for the hardest victory is victory over self. life will act on you.” Robin Sharma “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies.” Aristotle “The heights by great men reached and kept.com .” Robin Sharma On Goal Setting “Never forget the power of a single day.000 kicks once. dedicated and disciplined.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The tougher you are on yourself.” Harry Emerson Fosdick “You can live your life by chance or by choice. the easier life will be on you. while their companions slept.000 times. but they.” Robin Sharma 26 robinsharma.
” Robin Sharma “My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” Robin Sharma “My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.” Nathaniel Brandon “Either you set your goals and.” Charles Kettering “Goals are beacons of hope. have your life governed by choice or you do nothing and gave your life governed by chance.” Clint Eastwood 27 robinsharma.” Robin Sharma On Positive Thinking “I don’t believe in pessimism.” Jack Nicklaus “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim.” Orison Swett Marden “The first fifteen minutes of your day should be spent planning your day.com . in doing so. it will. These clear goals will give you focal points on which you can govern your actions and provide you with a clear outline for your day. If you think it’s going to rain. one which sometimes seemed impossible. have fixed their gaze on a goal that was high. forge ahead. Set specific goals as to what you will accomplish. not it’s cause.“Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of healthy self-esteem. If something doesn’t come up the way you want.
” Helen Keller “I wept because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet. Your thoughts do form your world. as long as you really believe 100 percent.” 28 robinsharma.” Claude Bristol “Everyday is a new dawn to the wise human being.” Arnold Schwarzenegger “No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars. you can do it.” Robin Sharma “The mind is the limit.” Ancient Persian saying “A negative thought is like an embryo . As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something. the stronger it grows. we become what we envisage.” Robin Sharma “Every year of my life. The quality of your life is influenced by the quality of your thoughts.” Robin Sharma “On the human chessboard.the more you feed it.com . or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” Miriam Schiff “Undoubtedly. Scarce thoughts create a life of scarcity. Thoughts of abundance lead to abundant circumstances. or sailed to an uncharted land. all moves are possible.“Life management begins with mind management. I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good and dwell as little as possible on the evil and false.
take the risk.” Mark Twain “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. but they’re the only things that you can truly call your own.” Epictetus “A man is known by the company his mind keeps. or any other way you can manage.” Gandhi “When I examine myself and my methods of thought.” Billy Joel “I think we should follow one simple rule: if we can take the worst.Cecil “Drag your thoughts away from your troubles .com . It’s the healthiest thing a body can do.” Thomas Bailey Aldrich “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” Dr. by the heels.” Robin Sharma On Risk-Taking “You’re not the only one who’s made mistakes.” Albert Einstein “The thoughts you are thinking today are creating the life you will be leading tomorrow. I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. Joyce Brothers 29 robinsharma.by the ears.
you are only entitled to a small life. perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.” Robin Sharma 30 robinsharma. The greatest risk is not taking risks.“I’ve been popular and unpopular. and I know how meaningless it all is. loved and loathed.” Henry David Thoreau “There is the risk you cannot afford to take and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take. I feel free to take whatever risks I want.” Robin Sharma “I’ve learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn’t end.” Dad “To live greatly. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving. will remain on the shore while the daring swimmer will dive deep and score all the pearls. you must risk greatly.” Madonna “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Lisa Kudrow “If a man does not keep pace with his companions. successful and unsuccessful. afraid to be drowned. Therefore.com . Let him step to the music he hears.” Neale Donald Walsch “The timid person.” Peter Drucker “Run towards the things that make you uncomfortable daily. however measured or far away. If you only take small risks.
Commit to the Vital Few.” Robin Sharma 31 robinsharma. Start living smarter. Spend the remaining hours of your life only on those activities that will yield the highest return on investment.” Peter Drucker “The things that get scheduled are things that get done.” Robin Sharma “Stop working harder.” Robin Sharma “The person who strives to do everything accomplishes nothing.com .” Seneca “Focus on the worthy.” Robin Sharma “We are always complaining that our days are few. and acting as though there would be no end to them. Concentrate on the essentials.” James Allen “Elite performers on the playing field of life focus on the worthy (and say no to the unimportant).” Robin Sharma “It is useless to desire more time if you are already wasting what little you have.On Time Management & Personal Effectiveness “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
On Balance “Your health is your wealth. it’s a selfless one that will positively impact all those around you. before anything else.com . “He died peacefully surrounded by his stockbroker.” Robin Sharma “My family is the most important thing in the world to me.” Dennis Quaid “Care for your health.” Robin Sharma “Reflection is the mother of wisdom.” Robin Sharma “Making the time to care for yourself is not a selfish act.” Robin Sharma 32 robinsharma. Life gives you who you are. Be thoughtful. I’ve yet to see an obituary that says. his accountant and his golf partner.” Robin Sharma “Extraordinary human beings spend more time in reflection and introspection than those who live ordinary lives. What’s the point of being the richest person in the cemetery?” Robin Sharma “Life doesn’t give you what you want.” Robin Sharma “Put your family first.
But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.com . in Timeless Wisdom for Self-Mastery “When one door closes another opens.“Without the rich heart.” Seneca “When it comes to luck. you will realize. you will discover that the things you now perceive to be the big things in your life will be seen as little things and all those things that your now believe to be the little things.” Robin Sharma On Excellence as a Lifestyle Choice “I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and to read the other. you make your own.” Robin Sharma.” Chinese Proverb “I promise you this: at the end of your days. Excellence is achieved through the progressive realization of incremental goals along the path of your life’s mission.” Robin Sharma “If you don’t make time for exercise.” Alexander Graham Bell 33 robinsharma.” Emerson “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come. were really the big things.” Bruce Springsteen “Happiness is the offspring of concentrated action. wealth is an ugly beggar. you’ll probably have to make time for illness.
” Robin Sharma “Life’s like a play: it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.” Louisa May Alco “Life is short. Play big. believe in them and try to follow them. I may not reach them. but I can look up and see their beauty. Kennedy “What would the little child who you used to be think of the human being that you have now become?” Robin Sharma “I long to accomplish a great and noble task.” Albert Einstein “Happiness is the fullest use of one’s powers along lines of excellence. but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.” Helen Keller “You cannot have what you want if you are content to remain what you are.com .“Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value.” Robin Sharma “If you would hit the mark.” John F. you must aim a little above it.” Seneca 34 robinsharma.
my soul expands in the worship of the Creator.” Walt Burnett “There are only four questions of value in life. the impulse in him that makes him break his bonds with lesser things and frees him for greater possibility.” Bruce Lee “Adventure is a human need. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory. Adventure is the curiosity of man to see the other side of the mountain. the source of all intelligence and wisdom.” Gandhi 35 robinsharma.” Johnny Depp ‘Don Juan de Marco’ “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.” Helen Keller “Your creativity comes from the universal source of all creation.” Madame De Stae “When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon. Don Octavio. feel! It is like a finger pointing away to the moon. and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love. They must be felt with the heart.” Robin Sharma “Enthusiasm signifies God in us.On Meaning and Philosophy “Don’t think. We recognize it as the daring thing which makes us bigger than our usual selves.com . What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for.
” Robin Sharma “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” Satchell Paige “If you want to put far more living in your life.” Robin Sharma “There is more to life than increasing its speed. enjoy the present. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have.com . you have not lived today. but no matter where we go.” Gandhi “Simplify your life. Don’t burden yourself with possessions.” Robin Sharma 36 robinsharma. worrying about the past. Live in the present. start living every day as if it was your last. Don’t destroy your peace of mind by looking back.” Tim McGraw “I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you’re on it.” Johnny Depp “If you have not laughed today.On Enjoying the Journey of Life “We all take different paths in life. we take a little of each other everywhere. Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. no one will take you seriously.” Henry David Thoreau “If you take yourself too seriously.
Enjoy its tiny delights. There are plenty for all of us. Cold beer. The Nobel. A kiss behind the ear. Don’t fret about copping life’s grand awards. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment. A four-pound bass. greyhaired and wrinkled. A full moon. and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. A pat on the back.” V. A great meal. Oscars.” George Bernard Shaw “One must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind him to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and a mystery. But we’re all eligible for life’s small pleasures. near the close of an unproductive career. A glorious sunset. to the fact that all through the years he has been using only a small part of himself.” Author Unknown “Enjoying the journey of life is the goal of life.W.” May Sarton “Life’s greatest pleasures are life’s smallest ones. Emmys. has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness. Tonys. An empty parking space. The Pulitzer. Hot soup. Burrows 37 robinsharma.” Robin Sharma On the Purpose of Life “One of the saddest experiences which can come to a human being is to awaken.G.” H.“Life is no brief candle for me.com .” Robin Sharma “Each day. and the living of it. A crackling ire. Wells “Most of us miss out on life’s big prizes.
” Robin Sharma 38 robinsharma. to have an incredibly fun time.com .” Henry Moore sculptor “Give yourself permission to follow your mission.it must be something you cannot possibly do. As one father told his son: be ashamed to die until you have scored a victory for mankind.” Robin Sharma “Alas for those that never sing but die with all their music within them.“I don’t know what your destiny will be but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” From a Greek saying “Stand for something higher. Live for something greater. And.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Spring has past Summer has gone Winter is here And the song that I meant to sing Is still unsung I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument Sanskrit Saying “The purpose of life is to manifest your talents in pursuit of a worthy ideal.” Albert Schweitzer “The secret of life is to have a task…something you bring everything to…and the most important thing is . Take pains to become extraordinary.
when you die. That special opportunity.” Robin Sharma “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten. a moment for which that person was born. when he seizes it. happiness is the by-product of a life spent adding value to other people’s lives.” Winston Churchill “Most of us dread finding out when we come to die that we have never really lived. the world rejoiced while you cried.com . Live your life in such a way that. either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.” Ben Franklin “The secret of passion can be stated in a word: purpose. The old saying ‘He who gathers the most toys wins’ needs to be replaced with ‘He who serves the most prospers’. Remember.a mission for which he is uniquely qualified.” Indian Proverb 39 robinsharma. the world cries while you rejoice.” Thoreau “The key to a great life lies in shifting your focus from accumulation to contribution.” Robin Sharma “Seek earnestly and you will find. will fulfill his mission . In that moment. he finds his greatness.” Dad “When you were born.“There comes a special moment in everyone’s life.
” Thomas Carlyle (nineteenth century English essayist) “While we cannot choose how we will die.” Robin Sharma “The very meaningless of life forces man to create his own meanings.” Robin Sharma “Most people don’t discover how to live until it’s time to die.” Martin Luther King Jr.com . we must supply our own light.. However vast the darkness. speech in Detroit.” Stanley Kubrick. June 23.each day is your life in miniature. Robin Sharma “Blessed is he who has found his work. we can always choose how we will live.” Buddha “The goal of life is not to self-improve but to self-remember.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he would die for. 1963 40 robinsharma.“As you live your day.” Robin Sharma “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose . so you live your life .a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. he isn’t fit to live. born in the am and dies in the pm. filmmaker “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
” Robin Sharma “Man’s task is simple. or bury my face in my pillow. John D.com . his mind with purpose. or stretch myself taught.“A timeless lesson for a deeply fulfilling life is to discover your calling. his heart with affection.” Robin Sharma “To make a man happy. Rockefeller III 41 robinsharma.every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have. and when you find it. Frederick E.” Robin Sharma “One day I shall dig my nails into the earth. And then donate yourself to that mission. fill his hands with work. and his stomach with food.” Robin Sharma “The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well. his memory with useful knowledge. put your whole soul into it . He should cease letting his existence be a thoughtless accident. more than all the world. or raise my hands to the sky and want.” Mary Jean Iron “Only you can make your dreams come true. your return. that special work or consuming occupation that fully engages your special talents with your passion.” Friedrich Nietzche “At the end of your life only two things will matter: the gifts that you realized and the people that you helped. his future with hope. Crane “The true source of happiness is to live for something bigger than yourself.
to be honorable. Rosten “Let your life stand for possibility.and lo and behold I discovered that Duty can be Joy. to matter: to count. I think the purpose of life is to be useful.” Rabindranth Tagore “Before there can be great achievement. to have made some difference that you lived at all. passion and wonder. there must be great passion.” Robin Sharma “I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be “happy”. above all. to be compassionate.” Robin Sharma 42 robinsharma.com . Be one of those people who really live. and then I awoke and realized that life was Duty.“We will all die eventually.” Robin Sharma “I slept and dreamt that life was Joy. and then I went to work . It is. to stand for something. to be responsible.” Leo C.
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