Category Archives: Robin Sharma

The Steve Jobs question by Robin Sharma

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Steve Jobs  used to ask himself an unforgettable question every time he was faced with a big choice. What would I do if this was the last night of my life? Powerful idea behind that. He met his wife that way.

He was giving a university address. She was sitting in the audience. He fell for her and approached her after the event. She gave him her number. He wanted to take her out for dinner that very night but had a business meeting on the books. On his way back to his car, he asked himself. What would I do if this was the last night of my life? He ran back to the auditorium, found the woman and took her out. They were together ever since.

Connecting to your mortality is a great source of wisdom. Reminding yourself that in the overall scheme of things you will not be here that long- no matter how long you live- is an excellent way to drive passion, promote risk-taking and get deeply in the game of life.

From- The greatness guide by Robin Sharma

Love your irritations by Robin Sharma

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People or circumstances that take you out of your power have extraordinary value. They reveal your limiting beliefs, fears and false assumptions. The celebrated psychologist Carl Jung once said- Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

How much would you pay someone who promised that they could pinpoint exactly what is holding you back from your greatest life. The things that irritate, annoy and anger you are the entry points into your evolution and elevation as a human being.  They are the signposts for what you need to work on and the fears you need to face. You can blame the people who trigger you and make it all about them. Or you can do the wise thing and look deeply into yourself to discover the reasons for your negative reaction. Because how can you overcome a fear you are not aware of? And how can you transcend an insecurity you don’t even know you have.?

Kahil Gibran wrote- I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind, yet strange, I am grateful to those teachers.

From- The greatness guide by Robin Sharma

Stress management

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Live by what I call the Jennifer Aniston Rule. In an issue of Vanity Fair, Aniston said that she gives herself one day to play victim after experiencing a challenging event. After that day of feeling powerless and sorry for herself, she wakes up and takes ownership for the way her life looks. She takes personal responsibility for her part in the problem-even if that amounted to 1 %. That is personal leadership in action. It does not matter who you are, or where you come from. ‘The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.’ Offered Oprah Winfrey.

 

What don’t you like about your life or the organization you work for or the country you live in? Make a list. Write it down. Shout it out. And then do something to improve things. Anything. Start small or go big. Just do something. As you exercise your power to choose, guess what? Your power grows. And as you work within your sphere of influence to make things better, guess what? Your sphere of influence expands.

 

(From The greatness guide by Robin Sharma)