I want to shift gears from leadership to a pure focus on crafting an exceptional life for this blog post. Ultimately, life goes by in a blink. And too many people live the same year 80 times. To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these tips:

1. Exercise daily.

2. Get serious about gratitude.

3. See your work as a craft.

4. Expect the best and prepare for the worst.

5. Keep a journal.

6. Read “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”.

7. Plan a schedule for your week.

8. Know the 5 highest priorities of your life.

9. Say no to distractions.

10. Drink a lot of water.

11. Improve your work every single day.

12. Get a mentor.

13. Hire a coach.

14. Get up at 5 am each day.

15. Eat less food.

16. Find more heroes.

17. Be a hero to someone.

18. Smile at strangers.

19. Be the most ethical person you know.

20. Don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

21. Savor life’s simplest pleasures.

22. Save 10% of your income each month.

23. Spend time at art galleries.

24. Walk in the woods.

25. Write thank you letters to those who’ve helped you.

26. Forgive those who’ve wronged you.

27. Remember that leadership is about influence and impact, not title and accolades.

28. Create unforgettable moments with those you love.

29. Have 5 great friends.

30. Become stunningly polite.

31. Unplug your TV.

32. Sell your TV.

33. Read daily.

34. Avoid the news.

35. Be content with what you have.

36. Pursue your dreams.

37. Be authentic.

38. Be passionate.

39. Say sorry when you know you should.

40. Never miss a moment to celebrate another.

41. Have a vision for your life.

42. Know your strengths.

43. Focus your mind on the good versus the lack.

44. Be patient.

45. Don’t give up.

46. Clean up your messes.

47. Use impeccable words.

48. Travel more.

49. Read “As You Think”.

50. Honor your parents.

51. Tip taxi drivers well.

52. Be a great teammate.

53. Give no energy to critics.

54. Spend time in the mountains.

55. Know your top 5 values.

56. Shift from being busy to achieving results.

57. Innovate and iterate.

58. Speak less. Listen more.

59. Be the best person you know.

60. Make your life matter.

Robin Sharma is the author of the #1 international bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title” (Simon & Schuster). Pass this list on to a friend by using the tools below.

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  1. Ragupathy says:

    Inspiring awesome tips

  2. Vijayta Dale says:

    Your thoughts n teachings are a real inspiration Robin!! Big thank u for all what you are doing!

  3. Rakhee Single says:

    Very useful tips…

  4. vijay says:

    Very very useful tips .should be read daily and act accordingly.

  5. Ramesh Chandra says:

    I think so, Actually It is Compulsory for Successfull Life . Thank you so much, really you are great.

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  7. Monu Panchal says:

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  8. Abhijeet says:

    It’s a great achievement of anyone’s life to read your writings. It’s motivating. Bringing upward mobility in my life. Thank u so much.

  9. Bhavesh Suthar says:

    Hey Robin,

    I still remember my those days when I decided that its all over, I’m now nothing or will not able to do anything and at the same moment I first time watched your videos and today everything wt I thoughts went wrong.

    You truly deserve Thanks a ton from me keep doing this, keep changing life of people.

    I wish before i die I would able to meet you personally and will able to say, Thanks Robin

  10. Sonia verma says:

    Thanks to you for guiding us!

  11. Andrew Brett says:

    One question, if I may, is to ask if you can explain more deeply your reasoning behind suggesting to tip taxi drivers well? … and a second, I would ask your consultation on, as a graphic designer, I find a client can expect less than (“excellence”) i.e. my premium service. My mentor and my coach each suggest having different price points as sales options, while this makes sense, it seems counter-intuitive to “dont settle for anything less than excellence” would you recommend I apply this to my own worrk in this case, where I can potentially lose customers, and lose the chance to ‘help’ these people? Another thought I have is to offer varying pruce pointa but always my best work, and just be happy to do something I love. Would be grear if you could advise in some way that I may be helped. With thanks, as always, and kind regards, Andrew

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