Life Lessons From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
- Genre: Self-help book
- Author: Robin Sharma
- Original Language: English
- Rating: 4.4/5
Do you feel that life is slipping by so fast that you might never get the chance to live with the meaning, happiness, and joy you know you deserve? If so, then this book will be the guiding light that leads you to a brilliant new way of living.
About the Author
Sharma worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25, when he self-published Mega Living (1994), a book on stress management and spirituality. He initially also self-published The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which was then picked up for wider distribution by HarperCollins.
Sharma has published 12 other books, and founded the training company Sharma Leadership International. He is a globally respected humanitarian. Widely considered one of the world’s top leadership and personal optimization advisors.
After hearing a lot about the book “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and “Who will Cry When You Die?” I decided to give it a read, As we all are trapped in this quarantine. I picked this book with the intention to actually get the answer of “who will cry when I die? After reading this book, not only my questions were answered but the way of looking at my past mistakes completely changed. This books has 101 Short Chapters (232 pages) with great meaning attached to it. I’ll unravel some of the Chapters which added meaning to my life.
Maintain Your Perspective:
In this chapter, the author tells us that we must keep changing our perspective depending upon the adversities. We must ask our-self that, Is there a better way of looking at this negative situation? Most of the times we only react to what we see and are unaware of the bigger picture. We must ask ourselves that, Are my problems bigger than I make them appear? We live for short period of time and yet are constantly dwelling on negative things. This gives us a perspective to live life in a different way.
Take More Risks:
We all are so conscious about failing that we don’t even try taking risks in our life. I’m sure that trying out new things will sometimes lead you to failure but you won’t regret these risks that you took in your life. You’ll regret the risks that you didn’t take in life. Life constantly depends upon the type of choices you make.
Forgiveness is a selfish act rather than a selfless act. When you have a grudge towards someone, it almost like your carrying that person around your back. By forgiving that person, you try to free yourself from the agony that you face.
“Every minute that you devote to thinking about someone who has wronged you is a minute you have stolen from a much worthier pursuit”
The book also tells us to “live our life like there’s no tomorrow”. Experiencing all the emotions, nature, and enjoying the small things in life so that even if it’s our last day, we don’t die with regret. Focusing on the tiny mistakes in life will do more harm than doing any good. Having our focus constantly on our goals will draw us towards our goals. Make sure that you make at least one person smile everyday. It’s all the small things in life that matter the most, you can make impact even with the smallest gestures of kindness. Which will be remembered when you’re gone. Don’t wait until your on your death-bed to realize the meaning of your life. “Happiness is not a place you reach but a state you achieve” It’s not about the amount of money you possess, the quantity of life you lived, It’s about the quality of life you lived and the imprints you left behind. So, Stop complaining about the small things in life and start living before you know it’s too late, Do good things in life, Stop condemning people, be open to learning, Use your knowledge to enlighten someone. Lastly, spend time with your friends and family and make sure that you don’t miss out on anything.
This book will surely tell you how you can Stop Worrying and Start Living More. Appreciate the small things in life and make sure that you touch peoples life in a way that you’ll be remembered.
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