Inspiring Quotes from Robin Sharma and The Greatness Guide

by Parin

“Great people build monuments from the stones
that their critics throw at them.”
- Dan Sheehan

Robin Sharma's The Greatness Guide

Robin Sharma's The Greatness Guide

On New Years Day, I shared one of my favorite takeaways from Robin Sharma’s The Greatness Guide: Lay Claim to Your Greatness!

The Greatness Guide is one of my favorite books (highly recommend reading it if you haven’t).

It’s filled with great anecdotes and tips on success, personal development, self-awareness, leadership and much more.

I tend to flip through its pages from time to time when I feel “stuck”, just need to remind myself of key practices like “Learn to Say No” or am just looking for an inspiring quote.

And today, I’d like to share some of my favorite thought-proviking, and inspiring, quotes and words of wisdom from The Greatness Guide:

“Life is pure adventure and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”

“Each day, life will send you little windows of opportunity. Your destiny will ultimately be defined by how you respond to these windows of opportunity.”

“Walk onto the stage of this day and play your heart out. Give the performance of your life.”

“Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your hours, so you create your years. As you live your days, so you craft your life.”

“The words you speak, the thoughts you think, the food you eat and the ations you take are defining your destiny – shaping who you are becoming and what your life will stand for.”

“Reading a book by someone you respect allows some of their brilliance to rub off on you.”

“Failure is the price of greatness.”

“You can’t win without leaving your safety zone and taking some calculated risks. No risk, no reward. And the more risks you take in the pursuit of your dreams, the more you are going to fail.”

“The real risk lies in riskless living.”

“Some of life’s best pleasures are its simplest ones. Enrich your life with them and your heart will be happy.”

“Your thinking really does shape your reality.”

“One of the most important of all personal leadership skills is self-awareness.”

“Every time you say yes to something that is unimportant, you are saying no to something that is important.”

“There’s huge value in getting good at saying no.”

“You can’t be all things to all people.”

“Challenge serves beautifully to introduce you to your best – and most brilliant – self.”

“How fully would you show up each day – at work and in life – if retreat just wasn’t an option? How high would you reach, how greatly would you dare, how hard would you work and how loud would you live if you knew ‘your boats were burning’, that failure just wasn’t a possibility?””

“Stand for your best. Commit to excellence.”

“Your schedule is the best barometer for what you truly value and believe to be important.”

“Embrace change as a chance to grow.”

“What we are as human beings presents itself more fully in times of adversity than at times of ease.”

“You and I have the power to choose to rise above our external circumstances. We always have a choice to be strong and positive when things fall apart. We have the right to use our stumbling blocks as stepping stones to our greatest life.”

“Most of us let life act on us – we are asleep at the wheel of our own lives. And the days really do slip into weeks, the weeks into months and the months into years.”

“Take some risks. Open your heart a little wider. Speak your truth. Show your respect for the gift of life that’s been given to you. Shine brightly today. Chase your dreams.”

“Don’t blame the politicians. Don’t blame those around you. Don’t blame your parents or your background. Doing so is playing the victim and this world has far too many people playing the victim when they could be sharing their brilliance and making a profound difference.”

“As you exercise your power to choose, guess what? Your power grows.”

“No one wants to fail. So most of us don’t even try. Sad.””

“Inside every problem lies a precious opportunity to improve things. Every challenge is nothing more than a chance to make things better. To avoid them is to avoid growth and progress.”

“One idea discovered in one book can change the way you see the world. One idea read in one book could transform the way you communicate with people. One idea found in one book could help you live longer or be happier or drive you business to remarkable success.”

“I love music. I find music just makes life better. Add a litle
music to an ordinary experience and it becomes extraordinary.”

“True innovators have a mantra: ‘The enemy of the best is the good.’”

“Keep challenging yourself to think better, do better and be better.”

“Success doesn’t just occur. It’s a project that is worked on each day. ”

Have you read The Greatness Guide?

Share your favorite books, quotes and words of wisdom in the comments section below!

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