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. sravanraja says:

    tips are very inspiring,will hang to the tips for my life……………………thanks alot for good books especially “LWT”

  2. shankar says:

    Thanks a lot for yours highly inspiring tips which are led us into great life…………………………..

  3. Swadhin Panda says:

    Really excellent.Will be a permanent source of inspiration.

  4. raghu says:

    simply superb thank you

  5. Sumedha says:

    Great tips for a life ……..thank you…

  6. Caroline says:

    Truly inspiring, realistic, and achieveable …really like your book The Monk…too!

  7. bhanurekha says:

    these are exellent tips for successful life thankyou

  8. Lakshmi says:

    Point 35 & 36 are contradictory…If Im content with what I have then how can I dream or pursue it…

  9. Betty says:

    very insipiring as always, you are making super awesome changes in the world and your life really matters. I know you are living what you wrote. all I can say is keep up and you fall in one of the very beautiful minds I know.

  10. Mark says:

    Thank you!

  11. Franck says:

    Great tips, some evident, obvious to get a heathly live and to be a good & true person. INSPIRING for sure. MAKE me think of the book of Jim Lawless, Taming Tigers. And Gandhi sentence: be the change you want to see in the world…
    But looks like a to do list for exceptional people.. Can a normal man achiev every tip ? I know I won t achive point 14 at least !

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  13. Ravindra says:

    Thank you very much for your inspiring tips.

  14. kuwasa says:

    Thank you very much for your motivated, inspired and realistically TIPS especial from MEGA LIVING

  15. Neeraj says:

    Really seems to be simply great and I will adopt these valuable tips for improving my life style.

  16. chege E. says:

    Thanks alot robin,
    This tips are very inspiring and real they are thouching those areas we least think of yet very significance for our personal greatness.

  17. Jim Devine says:

    Spectacular list. If we all just did these things consistently, how much brighter the future. Thanks!

  18. Venu says:

    Really very nice.Thank for ur wonderful sharing.

  19. priyanka says:

    @_robin_sharma..sir thank you so much for theses wonderful thots you say to the world.i read you book “the monk who sold his ferrari” five years ago…since then my view towards life changed..and its getting better and better…today i got ur books “who will cry when you di” and “discover your destiny”…soo xcited..this very moment im so happy …i feel complete and im feeling the love everywhere….two things changed my life greatly..one is YOU and the other one is MUSIC..without which i have no idea what my life would have been..thank you so much for everything

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  21. prachiti says:

    Simply I don’t have any words to comment any thing.

  22. Sara says:

    Speak less. Listen more. Starting today. Just Thank you. Peace, S.

  23. Abdulmuhsen says:

    Things has started to to go from bad to good thank you so much for all the things that you help me doing.
    Today is my first day in life after what I have learned from you in here Mr Sharma

  24. Jeff Matteson says:

    Get up 5 am in the morning?????!!!!!!! Why so late?

  25. Krishna Shukla says:

    Thanks Robin, you are always wonderful.

  26. Prasanna says:

    Awesome Tips Sir…. You are the only person who can Give such Innovative and Heplful tips to lead a greater life :) Thank you

  27. Akash says:

    Ur words are really inspirational……they give fuel to my mind…!!! superb!!!

  28. anil says:

    i recently read ur book ‘The monk…” . i hv gone thro it several times. one thing i hv done after reading ur book that i m getting up before 5 am. Going for a walk for 1 hour.
    hope i will be able to follow more.

  29. rekha says:

    Robin ,
    i have read all your books and am a regular member on your blogs and sites.. i do forward a lot of your teachings also.. good work and happy to have such a wonderful personality like your self for the people . regards rekha

  30. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any manner you’ll be able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

  31. Jitendra says:

    Superb material….! Thank you….

  32. brandon sookdeo says:

    I hv chills down my spine when I read this,,,, but I’m still having a problem mr sharma!, :'(, some things I just don’t understand!

  33. manoj says:

    thank you……..

  34. Preeti says:

    great tips…. my husband and I are fans of your work! thanks for being a role model. hope to meet you someday to say thanks! :)

  35. S.Kapadia says:

    Its inspiring and achievable with some conscious efforts
    Got 4 books ! way to complete the 3rd one… fentastic… really really inspiring

    Thanks a lot…

  36. Vanessa says:

    Thank you Robin for sharing these awesome tips with us; they’re great! I’m making it a goal to put them into practice. Thanks again and God bless!!! :)

  37. satya says:

    Thank you Robin, for the great tips.

  38. Rashmi DEVGUN says:

    This is my first time knowing you through your phenomenal book “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”. I am half way through this book and I already feel so enlightened that I am simply short of words. Robin, believe me, just few days ago I was so depressed and today after reading few pages of your book, I feel myself a totally transformed person. I feel your book has inspired me to breathe again and has brought the human revolution in me. YOU are awesome and nothing has ever touched my heart and soul the way you did. I would love to meet you.

  39. prashanti says:

    wonderful tips……………thank u

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  41. Rahul Bagal says:

    Thanks for all great tips ..
    Agree all of them & in the sequence they are ..

  42. manish sanghai says:

    thank you for changing my life. i have rad your book The Monk who sold his ferrari and it helped me a lot in discovering the true meaning of life. i was suffering from 2 dreadful diseases and now i ve recovered from both with medical reports confirming the improvements. I am indebted to you sir. Thanks again

  43. Miguelon says:

    Este hombre me parece increible. Acabo de leer ” El monje que … ” y estoy encantado e intentando aplicar todos los consejos. Eres fantastico Robin …. gracias !!

  44. vaanmathe says:

    it would really be vry useful..thank u sir

  45. vivek says:

    I am really happy that i am reading Robin’s book Who Will…….. It is very inspirational book i ever read.I really would like to thanks to the ONE who created YOU, who gave YOU birth on this BEAUTIFUL PLANET. I pray to my ALMIGHTY for your long life…….

  46. Shailendra says:

    What do you mean by Avoid News?( 34) Please explain.

  47. Shailendra says:

    Thanks for these wonderful tips. Just one clarification. What do you mean by ” Avoid News” ( 34).
    Please explain. Is it TV news, Newspapers or what? Thanks

  48. Ralin says:

    Great stuff!!! All achievable except the sell your TV one. That seems impossible. But the others, I will make an atempt thanks…..

  49. surender says:

    Thank u! thank u ! thank u! Robin for such a great learning about life.

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