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#4 Live with Discipline

“Everyone is different. ... truly enlightened people never seek to be like others. Rather, they seek to be superior to their former selves. Don’t race against others. Race against yourself,”

  • Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage.
  • The more you nurture the embryo of self-discipline, the more it will mature.
  • Willpower is the essential virtue of a fully actualized life.

MORE IDEAS FROM The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

#1 Master Your Mind
  • Cultivate your mind - it will blossom beyond your expectations
  • The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts
  • There are no mistakes - only lessons. See setbacks as opportunities for personal expansion and spiritual growth
#6 Selflessly Serve Others
  • The quality of your life ultimately comes down to the quality of your contribution.
  • To cultivate the sacredness of each day, live to give. 
  • By elevating the lives of others, your life reaches its highest dimensions


  1. Practice Daily Acts of Kindness.
  2. Give to Those Who Ask.
Robin Sharma

"The secret of happiness is simple: find out what you truly love to do and then direct all of your energy towards doing it. Once you do this, abundance flows into your life and all your desires are filled with ease and grace."

#5 Respect Your Time
  • Time is your most precious commodity and it is nonrenewable
  • Focus on your priorities and maintain balance
  • Simplify your life
  • Have the Courage to Say “NO”
Robin Sharma

“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.”

Robin Sharma

"Wage war against the weaker thoughts that have crept into the palace of your mind. They will see that they are unwanted and leave like unwelcome visitors."

Robin Sharma

"The Universe favors the brave. When you resolve to lift your life to its highest level, the strength of your soul will guide you to a magical place with magnificent treasures."

#3 Practice Kaizen

‘The only limits on your life are those that you set yourself.’

  • Self-Mastery is the DNA of life mastery.
  • Success on the outside begins within.
  • Enlightenment comes through the consistent cultivation of your mind, body, and soul.
Robin Sharma

"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"

Robin Sharma

"The most noble thing you can do is to give to others. Start focusing on your higher purpose."

The Seven Virtues are required for a life of inner peace, joy, and a wealth of spiritual gifts - 

  1. Master Your Mind
  2. Follow Your Purpose
  3. Practice Kaizen
  4. The Power of Discipline
  5. Respect Your Time
  6. Selflessly Serve Others
  7. Embrace the Present
#2 Follow Your Purpose
  •  The purpose of life is a life of purpose 
  •  Discovering and then realizing your lifework brings lasting fulfillment
  •  Set clearly defined personal, professional, and spiritual goals, and then have the courage to act on them

Sharma offers a clear step-by-step process that anybody can use to start following their purpose.

  1. Have a clear vision of your outcome.
  2. Create positive pressure to keep you inspired.
  3. Never set a goal without attaching a timeline to it.
  4. Stay with your goal for 21 days.
  5. Enjoy the process.
  1. Ritual of Solitude: Spend 15-20 minutes in silence daily.
  2. Ritual of Physicality: Nourish the temple of your body daily through vigorous exercise.
  3. Ritual of Live Nourishment: Fill your plate with fresh vegetables, fruits, and grains.
  4. Ritual of Abundant Knowledge: Read for at least thirty minutes daily. Be specific in the topics you read.
  5. Ritual of Personal Reflection
  6. Ritual of Early Awakening
  7. Ritual of Music
  8. Ritual of the Spoken Word: Develop positive self-talk to use anytime you are pursuing your purpose
  9. Ritual of Congruent Character: 
  10. Ritual of Simplicity: Learn to be content with less.
Robin Sharma

"We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future."

Robin Sharma

"You truly cannot afford the luxury of a NEGATIVE THOUGHT - Not even one."

  •  Live in the “now”. Savor the gift of the present.
  • Never sacrifice happiness for achievement.
  • Savor the journey and live each day as your last.


  1.  Live Your Childrens’ Childhood.
  2. Practice Gratitude.
  3. Grow Your Destiny.
Robin Sharma

“People who study others are wise but those who study themselves are enlightened."

Robin Sharma

"Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration. Never neglect to see the exquisite beauty in all living things. Today, and this very moment is a gift. Stay focused on your purpose. The Universe will take care

of everything else."

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Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration. Never neglect to see the exquisite beauty in all living things. Today, and this very moment, is a gift. Stay focused on your purpose. The Universe will take care of everything else.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

It is a story about materialistic success transforming into true prosperity. The personality development journey of both characters from the book is a guidebook to life.

The Protagonist, a seven-figure-making lawyer had everything, in search of wisdom and happiness, sold his belongings and headed to the Himalayan mountains where he studied the wisdom of the Sages.