Robin Sharma has written a book titled Who Will Cry When You Die. This is another exceptional book by Robin, his books are full of so much wisdom. Below are a few paragraphs which will give you a brief insight into what the book is about. This is another book that you must read and add to your personal development library as it will help you get focused on what truly matters most in your life.
“We walk this planet for such a short time. In the overall scheme of things, our lives are mere blips on the canvas of eternity. So have the wisdom to enjoy the journey and savor the process.”
“The golden thread of a highly successful and meaningful life is self-discipline. Discipline allows you to do all those things you know in your heart you should do but never feel like doing. Without self-discipline, you will not set clear goals, manage your time effectively, treat people well, persist through the tough times, care for your health or think positive thoughts.”
“Those who take more chances and dare to be more and do more than others will naturally experience more failures. But personally, I would rather have the bravery to try something and then fail than never to have tried it at all. I would much prefer spending the rest of my days expanding my human frontiers and trying to make the seemingly impossible probable than live a life of comfort, security, and mediocrity.”
“The Chinese sage Chuang-tzu told the story of a man who forged swords for a maharaja. Even at the age of ninety, his work was carried out with exceptional precision and ability. No matter how rushed he was, he never made even the slightest slip. One day, the maharaja asked the old man, Is this a natural talent or is there some special technique that you use to create your remarkable result? It is concentration on the essentials, replied the sword crafter. I took to forging swords when I was twenty-one years old. I did not care about anything else. If it was not a sword. I did not look at it or pay any attention to it. Forging swords became my passion and my purpose. I took all the energy that I did not give in other directions and put it in the direction of my art. This is the secret to my mastery.”
“The real secret to a life of abundance is to stop spending your days searching for security and to start spending your time pursuing opportunities. Sure you will meet with your share of failures if you start living more deliberately and passionately. But failure is nothing more than learning how to win. Or as my dad observed one day, Robin, it’s risky out on a limb. But that’s where all the fruit is.”
“Time is your most precious commodity and yet most of us live our lives as if we have all the time in the world. The real secret to getting control of your life is to restore a sense of focus in your days. The real secret to getting things done is knowing what things need to be left undone. Once you start spending the hours of your days only on those high-leverage activities and priorities that will advance your life’s mission and legacy, everything will change.”