Saturday, February 28, 2009

Daily Inspiration - Robin Sharma



This one was a Christmas gift from Justin.

365 Quotes. One for each day. But I read all the quotes in one month – the last month of 2008. I am sure I would have benefited by reading one quote a day.

After a certain point it seemed very repetitive. The same message in different words; sometimes the same words on different pages.
By the time I had reached the last page, I thought most of the book was made of hackneyed, trite, clichéd sayings.

But there were many quotations worth noting down; some for the message they contained, some for the ideas they triggered in my mind, some that I need to start practicing immediately and yet some that served to verify my preconceptions…

Connect to a compelling cause with your heart, not your head. The mind can be a limiter. The emotions are the liberator...

Success cannot be pursued. Success ensues. It flows as the unintended byproduct of efforts concentrated in the direction of a worthy cause…

Adversity tends to make us more philosophical…we wonder if life is ruled by the silent hand of chance or the powerful fist of choice…

Do your best and then let life do the rest. It’s really a delicate balance between making it happen and letting it happen...

True leadership of human beings lies in commending them rather than in condemning them...

Never be a prisoner of your past. Be the architect of your future...

It takes great resolve and power to leave the gravitational forces of the crowd and begin to live more truly. The space shuttles uses more fuel during its first three minutes after take off than it requires during the remainder of its orbit around the entire earth for this very reason: there is a pull exerted by this world that takes great energy to overcome. But overcome it you must, to avoid a life of regret and sadness...

One of the most wonderful things about time is the fact that you cannot waste it in advance. No matter how much time you have squandered in the past, the next hour that comes to your way will be perfect, unspoiled and ready for you to make the very best of it...


I will post many more in future.

Some study on psychology of bloggers I heard says bloggers are losers. Only losers blog. I dismissed it the minute I heard it…but the one below however brings a big smile on my face…

Writing things down is an incredibly important practice for self discovery. The discipline of journaling transforms lives. Just as you get to know another person by having deep conversations with them, by journaling regularly, you will come to know yourself through writing. Writing promotes clarity and clarity precedes mastery. And since your life is worth living, your life is definitely worth recording...

How much time I have spent blogging! Writing articles and refining, pruning and perfecting them! I began to see that my writing had improved over time- matured it in fact. There is more clarity in thoughts and newer perspectives.

Who the #$%@^*& said blogging is for loosers!


4 comments:

CK said...

Sowmya,

I met Robin Sharma in Kolkata last week when he addressed the Round Tablers on 'Leading without title".

He was very down to earth !

His books are great resources for public speakers as every page, as you pointed out, has a quotable quote !

NISHANT NISCHAL said...

Hi Sowmya,
In my book shelf, I hv got two books authored by Robin, Who will cry when you die and Discover your destiny. Loved the 2nd one specially. I copied his bald haircut after reading that book.
Hah, my girlfriend didn't liked that at all, we broke up and I'm happily single since then. Thanks to Robin. :-)

sharpe said...

Your blog is filled with so meaning! keep it up!

gora said...

".....I will post many more in future" (robin sharma quotes), but i dont c any, why ?

regards