51 Ways Ordinary People Reached World-Class

By Robin Sharma
Author of the #1 International Bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title”

  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-8am. 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 pro 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 your 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.

My best to you!

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

  1. [...] Robin Sharma talks about the 51 ways ordinary people can reach world class. [...]

  2. mandeep gulari says:

    you are great, thanks for 51 great ways to get success

  3. veenu garg says:

    Awesome Lines……..

  4. Anju says:

    You are a real super star Robin… Your writing is truly inspirational. God bless

  5. Marylina Handique says:

    U have become my GOD. I find every solution I need in your writings..

  6. Joel says:

    As always, it’s a real blessing to read and learn from the BEST – Thanks Robin!

  7. Jyotishraj says:

    I have always trusted your advice and willing to do the same in the present. Thank you so much for being the best guide I have ever had in my life.

  8. [...] Robin Sharma, Author of the #1 International Bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title”, has a list of 51 ways to reach world class. Here are the one’s I feel especially important to develop in my own way of being: [...]

  9. Yehudit says:

    super inspiring! THANKS lots!

  10. Parth Goswami says:

    Hey Robin…you have been a real great asset to my life…wanted to share an article which i recently read!


    Change your consciousness in just 5 days

    Ancient scriptures say that we are all floating like shells in a vast ocean of life. Even though everybody is born out of the same Consciousness, no two lives are the same. As diverse as our lives are, they are inter-dependent on each other and there is something to learn from everyone.
    To get an all-round exposure to life, take out five days — not too many, just five days.

    DAY ONE –
    SPEND MORNING TO EVENING – WITH A FARMER: Go with him to the farm early morning and see what he does all day. You will become sensitive towards the environment, towards food. A third of
    the food in the world is wasted and thrown. Spending the day watching the farmer will let us know the hard work and resources that go into producing the food and we will think twice before wasting it.

    DAY TWO-
    SPEND ONE DAY IN JAIL (BUT WITHOUT COMMITTING A CRIME): You will realise that the people we label as criminals and put in prisons, landed there due to circumstances, due to ignorance. When anger grips a person, he is not in control of his action. If you ask the most hardened criminal, they will say, “I didn’t do it. Something came over me and it just happened.” It will become evident that inside every culprit, there is a victim crying for help. Compassion will arise in your heart. If you have hatred in your heart towards others, that will vanish.

    ON THE THIRD DAY, BECOME A SCHOOL TEACHER: You will understand why a guru is needed. Wherever you are in life, there are so many that you can help and guide. It brings a deep satisfaction within. It’s not that only those with long hair and beard can be gurus. Everybody can play the role for at least some people. You don’t really need a special skill to be a guru, you need compassion. Being a teacher, you can channel that compassion to people. “I want nothing but my student should progress.” Such unconditional love comes to our life.

    SPEND THE FOURTH DAY IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION: Whatever anybody in a mental hospital says to you, whatever names they call you, you won’t take it to heart. After spending a day when anybody can say anything to you, you will develop the strength to face criticism without being shaken. Not only will you be strong enough to accept all criticism, you will have compassion for those who criticise you. We get anxious over small matters. “What does he think about me?” We are shaken and then we react to these things. You should have courage to give criticism and courage to receive criticism as well. If we teach our children this, they’ll grow into strong and stable members of society.

    SPEND ONE DAY IN THE CEMETERY OR FUNERAL HOME: You will have a close and intense experience of the impermanence of life. Whatever complaints you have will vanish. Having the experience that death can come anytime will change your perspective on life for good.

  11. Cathy says:

    Absolutely love it! Have now returned to this list for the fifth time and every time I take something else out of it!

  12. chandrakant agame says:

    awesome SIR

  13. Dr. David Olusegun Agbaje says:

    Thanks Robin for these brilliant tips. You are a blessing to the world. Your books are turning the world into a better place day by day as we bask in the knowledge that you share. God bless you.

  14. Ankita Trivedi says:

    Thanks for your inspiration sir… These are always helpful.. We are grateful to you..

  15. Brin says:

    ‘You do walk your talk” Robin, going out of your way to help others. Greatly appreciate that. Thank you or your blog, I don’t listen to many people, it is not arrogance, I weigh them but I do listen to your words. Thank you for making success accessible and the mountains, easier to climb

  16. Jiju says:

    Thanks lot Mr.Robin, it is really inspiring and motivating

  17. Aparna J Pai says:

    Thank you so much Robin! I’m a big fan of yours! God bless ya :)

  18. anagha says:

    thanks robin…this was amazing

  19. Pankajam says:

    Thanks a ton for these wonderful insights!

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