For Real Human Beings Only

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Robin Sharma reflects on what it means to be human.

As I sit here on a glorious day during late Summer, I reflect on what it means to be human…

My thoughts are offered with humility. These are just my observations based on the best of my understanding.

To be human means:

– to stand for your dreams + heart’s desires and deepest values no matter what stones those who do not understand may toss at you.

– to wake up each day radiating hope, strength, wisdom and love, regardless of whether your’e at the peak of the mountain or lost in the valley of disruption.

– to find the blessings of your work and notice the dignity within it, whether you run a nation, lead a family, drive a taxi, teach a class, dig graves or bake bread.

[To all my friends in JoBurg, please find the janitor in the men’s WC/restroom at the airport and tell him his shining example of leadership + decency still walks with me to this day – I’d really appreciate him knowing how much he matters to me].

– to look for the good in every person you encounter, and to celebrate it without the expectation of any return.

– to live life on your own terms, even if all around you call you weird, strange, crazy or a fool.

– to go to the edges of what you believe to be possible on a daily basis. Our growth and the full realization of our human potential lies in licking the razor’s edge often. In other words, fear is just an illusion that gets torn down via your bravery.

– to be creative and make things that are important to the expression of genius that you have been born into. We come alive when we produce value we are happy to offer to the world.

– to be around people who understand us, who cherish us, who honor us, who witness all we are becoming and who love us as we are.

– to know that all it takes is one person, devoted to standing in the fire of doubt/insecurity by doing their inner work, to lift all of us by their gorgeous example.

I write this with a heart committed to serving you, to inspiring your loftiest ambitions, to reminding you of your brilliance and encouraging you to make this coming week a week of courage + mastery + compassion + festivity.

Until my last breath, I’ll be here to push for you to absolutely realize all that you are.

Your fan always,

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11 Responses to “For Real Human Beings Only”

  1. Bupinder says:

    thanks robin

  2. Yasmeen says:

    Hi robin,

    It is really wonderful post and great thought but I don’t know
    Why I think I read this post before this time. I think i read this article in your facebook
    Page.

  3. Arvind Bhakar says:

    Great article. Very well written, inspiring. This will definitely lift me up.

  4. prachi says:

    Robin , ur article arrived on perfect time. I got it,when i needed it most.! Happy realization time for me! Thanx a million. Lots of love.! From prachi yadav.

  5. Bagmish says:

    “The Monk who Sold is Ferrari” was the first self-help that I had ever read and it transformed my life in some way.Since then,u have been inspiring and motivating me throughout my journey. Greatest fan of urs,Sir Robin. Thanks a lot…

  6. Yasmeen says:

    Today, you send many articles. Tricky introduction make me
    Assume you write a new article :). It’s excellent when you know
    how to bring attention to your article

  7. Marinela says:

    Hello Robin,
    You have the most real human feelings when you wrote that, and thank you for it !

  8. Kumar Dhruv says:

    This is what you’ve always written in your books…..i’m grateful to you….

  9. Kumar Dhruv says:

    Hi robin…one more thing that crossed my mind is that you must not compete….there must be only inspiration…..it may seem absurd at first…..but i feel one must live his individuality and try to improve….

  10. Nora says:

    Thanks sir

  11. whoah this blog is wonderful i like reading your articles. Stay up the great paintings! You understand, lots of people are searching round for this info, you can help them greatly.

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