51 Ways Ordinary People Reached World-Class

By Robin Sharma
#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

To the go-getter, a day without learning is like a day without breathing.

Hope you’re in hot pursuit of excellence on this gift of a day (you’ll only get this day once in your entire lifetime so I encourage you to use it well).

The reality is the great achievers + game-changers just did DIFFERENT (and seemingly strange) things.

So in my ongoing devotion to help you create a life you adore and reach rare-air success, I’ve distilled the unusual things the best performers do into this quick list. Read it now:


  1. Know what you want. Clarity is power. And vague goals promote vague results.

  2. Remember that every problem has a solution. Maybe you just can’t see it. Yet.

  3. In this Age of Dramatic Distraction, the performer who focuses the best wins the most.

  4. Before someone will help you, you need to help them.

  5. Become the most passionate person you know. It’ll be contagious.

  6. Know more about your craft/the work you do than anyone who has ever done the work you do…in the history of the world.

  7. Join The 5 am Club. Your most valuable hours are 5am-8 am. They have the least interruptions.

  8. Devote yourself to learning something new about your field of mastery every day. Success belongs to the relentless learners. Because as you know more, you can achieve more.

  9. Remember that when you transform your fitness, you’ll transform your business.

  10. Don’t check your mobile when you’re meeting with another person. It’s rude. And rude people don’t reach world-class.

  11. Every time you do what scares you, you take back the power that you gave to the thing that scared you. And so you become more powerful.

  12. A problem is only a problem if you make the choice to see it as a problem.

  13. Stop being a victim. Your business and personal life was made by you. No one else is responsible. To make it better, make better choices. And new decisions.

  14. You can lead without a title. Don’t wait to get a position to stand for excellence, peak quality and overdelivery on every expectation.

  15. Find your own style. Be an original. Every superstar differentiated themselves from The Herd. And marched to their own drumbeat.

  16. Understand that when you play small with your success, you betray your potential. And the birthright you were born under.

  17. Eat less food and you’ll get more done.

  18. As you become more successful, stay really really hungry. Nothing fails like success. Because when you’re successful, it’s easy to stop outlearning+outOverDelivering+outthinking and outexecuting everyone around you. (Success is Beautiful. And dangerous).

  19. If you’re not overprepared, you’re underprepared.

  20. The only level of great manners to play at is “Exceedingly Polite”. In our world, this alone will make you a standout. And differentiate you in your marketplace.

  21. Remember that the moment you think you’re a Master, you lose your Mastery. And the minute you think you know everything, you know nothing.

  22. To double your results, double your level of execution.

  23. Invest in your personal and professional development. All superstars do.

  24. Get this year’s best Targets of Opportunity down onto a 1 Page Plan. Then review it every morning while the rest of the world sleeps.

  25. You don’t get lucky. You create lucky.

  26. When you push through a difficult project, you don’t get to the other side. You reach The Next Level.

  27. Smile. And remember to inform your face.

  28. Spend time in solitude every day. Your best ideas live there.

  29. Debrief on how you lived out your day every night in a journal. This will not only record your personal history, it will make you uber-clear on what you’re doing right and what needs to be improved.

  30. If you’re not being criticized a lot, you’re not doing very much. Ridicule is the price of ambition.

  31. Develop a monomaniacal focus on just a few things. The secret to productivity is simplicity.

  32. To get the results very few people have, be strong enough to do what very few people are willing to do.

  33. Rest. Recover. It’ll make you stronger.

  34. Buy a smaller TV and build a larger library.

  35. Remember that the bigger the goal, the stronger a person you must become to achieve that goal. So goal-achieving is a superb practice for character-building.

  36. Food fuels your body. Learning feeds your mind.

  37. Don’t ask for respect. Earn it.

  38. Finish what you start. And always end strong.

  39. Breathe.

  40. In business, don’t play to survive. Play to win.

  41. Protect your good name. It’s your best asset.

  42. Remember that words have power. Use the language of leadership versus the vocabulary of a victim.

  43. Give more than you take. The marketplace rewards generosity.

  44. Know that if it’s not messy, you’re not making progress.

  45. Be a hero to a kid.

  46. In business, aim for iconic. Go for legendary. Make history by how awesome you are at what you do.

  47. Please don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many many people are simply busy being busy.

  48. Your doubts are liars. Your fears are traitors. Stop buying the goods they are attempting to sell you.

  49. The best anti-aging remedy in the world is working really hard.

  50. World-Class performers have no plan B. Failure just isn’t an option.

  51. You have the power to change the world–one brave act and one person at a time. Please use it.

Wishing you all success and epic performance.

Please share this post:



164 Responses to “51 Ways Ordinary People Reached World-Class”

  1. ashraf says:

    thanx a lot sir for these wonderful ideas….

  2. Ashutosh says:

    Thank you very much, Sir.You have an unbelievable power of motivating people living anywhere, doing anything. You were perhaps born to INSPIRE people.

  3. Abhishek Singh Thakur says:

    plz write blogs for students .your books very helpful.thanks for all this.

  4. Mandeep says:

    Dear sir, thank you . I will try to involve this miracle points to transform my life as winner.

  5. parwez khan says:

    Your ideas are really Game-changing sir, Thanks alot

  6. Me says:

    Truly Great Tips! As for #17, I think it should be eat more healthy food and get more done. I’m not quite sure what eat less food means. If you are implying that the average human eats ALOT more than they should and we should cut back on that, then yeah it makes sense.

  7. Sandeep says:

    Hi Robin

    Whenever I read any blog of yours my feels like I had a redbull!!
    You kindle my Dreams, add fuel to my burning desires.
    With Salute
    Tons of thanks

  8. abi says:

    Thanks for the consult sir.
    You are giving wonderful ideas.i always make it possible.
    you are superb sir. you are giving great potential to me,and my friends.you are superb sir.

  9. Nagesh says:

    Robin sir I read ur book who will cry when u die and the monk who sold his Ferrari. …I became fan of u.Amazing, outstanding changes in my attitude after reading these two books. The eight words quote inspired me lot stating there are no mistakes in life, only lessons. I am glad to say that I became the bigest fan of u. Please send me the list of ur total books narrated to my website.plz plz plz……

  10. Jimmieturo says:

    mkthxoc ecmvlm

  11. ecoveseah says:

    Prompt service on writing essays

  12. tejas shetty says:

    hello robin sir
    thank you for your great support

  13. Chad says:

    You are truly inspirational. May the Lord bless you and your family.

  14. Hello, constantly i used to check blog posts here early in the break of day, as i enjoy to find out more and more.

Leave a Reply