The Real Reason We Fail

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Robin Sharma shares some insights to help you not only take your performance to the next level but to make your life exponentially more meaningful.

Having my morning coffee. In a small town by the sea. People still smile at strangers, strike up random conversations and wear their hearts on their sleeves…I love it here.

I wanted to share some thoughts I’ve been thinking. To help you not only take your performance to the next level but to make your life exponentially more meaningful. I’ll jump right in…

#1. There’s a paradox of success: mostly, what we want isn’t really what we want.

Just one example: many make cash their God. But it’s not really the money they want. It’s the feelings of prosperity, abundance and freedom from fear they’re after. If they could only see that, and fill the hole within, they would play a different game. But too many don’t, and so they fail. Why? Because they live a life that just isn’t theirs.

My humble suggestion: dig deep and ask yourself, is what you think you want truly the thing you want or is it a deeper feeling you’re really after?

#2. Disappointment is better than regret.

I believe that the heartbreak of regret is always 100x bigger than the pain of trying and failing. So much smarter–as you lead and grow–to have the guts to go for epic…who cares if you fail? That just makes your life richer, more colorful and much cooler.

I get society doesn’t think like this. But you wouldn’t be following my work and be with me on this ride if you were building your life around what society thinks.

…Personally, I’d rather live FULL-ON–and play full out–versus joining the timid souls who never risk and arrive at their ends with hearts full of regret.

#3. Fear offers a shot at fearlessness.

The vast majority of human beings run from fear. An opportunity to dare is resisted. A chance to stand in the fire is denied. But here’s the powerful idea: each of the situations that frighten you are–in truth–special gifts for bravery training. The more you get knocked down by fear and then rise above it, the more fearless you become.

#4. Success is less about luck and more about character.

Look, there may be some luck in it all. I just happened to be in the right bookstore at the right time when the then-president of HarperCollins, Ed Carson, saw my self-published version of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and gave me the break that changed my life. Maybe it was pure luck. Not sure. Forever grateful though.

But here’s what life has taught me so far: a strong character always beats waiting for luck to visit…

–hard work profoundly makes a difference
–gritty persistence vastly raises your chances
–optimism amid adversity grows your results
–treating people with respect yields blessings

#5. Your daily habits matter more than your natural talents.

What made Musk and Edison and Beckham and Mandela were more their habits than their talent. The world is full of misused genius…

Take care of your days and a legendary life will take care of itself. What makes the best performers the best, are really their routines. And if you’ve followed my work for a while, you know some of the ones I teach. Like The 20/20/20 Formula, The 90 Minute Rule, The Daily 5 and, of course, The 5 am Club.

Practice them until they become your default. Then mastery will become your normal.

#6. Be More Loving.

Yes, my work is with leaders. The FORTUNE 500. And elite entrepreneurs. And top producers. And game-changers. And titans…

But I have zero issue reminding you to be more loving to every person you’ll meet today. Love is the glue that keeps us together. It inspires, uplifts and affirms the value of each human being walking the planet today.

We live in a world where so many of us are putting up walls around ourselves. I was in a coffee shop yesterday. People had headphones on their ears and eyes riveted on computer screens. Not much conversation. Very little connection. What has happened?

When you show love to others, you not only remind them of their truest nature. You access that greater part of yourself. It’s there for you this moment. Longing for you to honor it.

Hope today’s message has been of service to you. If you’ve liked it, please share it. My mission is to help as many people and organizations as possible.

Be great..always…

P.S. For everyone asking, I’m still not ready to open registration to The Titan Summit 2015. Seats will be hard to get this year given how legendary this four-day event has become.

If you want a chance at a seat, please look out for my next post which will contain details on how to get on the priority access list.

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How to Remember How Powerful You Are

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

You were born into greatness. No evidence exists to suggest otherwise.

You were born into greatness.

No evidence exists to suggest otherwise.

But the chattering voices of critics and cynics may have made you forget how powerful you are.

You are a lion, not a sheep.

You are a victor, not a victim.

You are a leader, never a follower.

Within you lives vast reservoirs of beautiful creativity.

Potential so bright it blinds my eyes.

Bravery so heroic it inspires our hearts.

It’s time to remember how powerful you are.

Failure may cross your path.

It is simply training for your strength.

Doubt may enter your mind.

That’s just a test to see how much you want your dreams.

Apathy may set in. Action is your antidote.

No matter what, relentlessly move ahead.

Because this is your time. Now is your moment. Today is your day.

And our world demands that you rise to your best.

So you model the acute possibility your life was designed to be.

And when you win, your example will bring the rest of us with you.

And when you fly, you’ll give the rest of us our wings as well.

Thank you from my heart for following my work.

For believing in my message. For sharing my posts.

Together, we are making our world a better place.

Your fan always,

…BE GREAT TODAY.

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Why Mandela Won

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Every movement we've made has created a consequence. Every cause has had an effect...

My fascination is with Icons. Titans. Heroes. And Legends…

…the great souls who accept the call to greatness we each have on our lives and rise up to their best.

On a visit to Johannesburg to deliver a leadership presentation a while ago, I had the privilege to have a private conversation with someone in Nelson Mandela’s inner circle.

I learned more of his visionary nature, his rare-air discipline and his longing to be a force for good in an increasingly chaotic world.

What has stayed with me most is that I heard Mr. Mandela only became Nelson Mandela during his years in prison. In other words, it was the solitude, degradation, devastation and inhumanity of that time in confinement that made him who he became.

Here’s my real point…

…it was the time away from the world that allowed him to lead in the world.

While he was on Robben Island, he read the books of the iconic leaders. He studied the habits of the great souls. He reflected on the key moral virtues. He transmuted hostility into opportunity. He transformed his anger into forgiveness.

And as the gorgeous result of his inner work, when he was made president of South Africa, his jailers were invited to the ceremony. When asked why, he replied that if they were not there, he’d still be in prison (because his mind would still be in chains).

And so, I ask you with true respect…are you longing to work and live at wow in the world but walking through your days with a mind shackled by chains?

Nothing is more important than building your inner architecture of undefeatability and greatness.

Nothing is more important than strengthening your character, elevating your thinking and releasing your fearful beliefs.

Nothing is more important than cleansing your heart of resentment and forgiving those who have wronged you.

Nothing is more important than shifting from selfish to selfless–and donating the rest of your life to a mission that is bigger than yourself.

I guess the idea I’m really inviting you to play with over the next few days is that your outer world is a beautiful (or messy) reflection of your inner world.

Victims blame everything on everyone. But to really LEAD your life, you and I absolutely must own that all that’s in our lives right now is the result of our own actions. Every movement we’ve made has created a consequence. Every cause has had an effect…

…and as we make the rise to excellence of thought, performance and being, all we do rises with us.

Anyway, hope this relatively quick piece I’ve just tapped out in a burst of inspiration and desire to serve is helpful. And that it reminds you of your truest nature…as well as the potential within you asking to be expressed.

Make today epic. This IS your time. And I’m here with you on this ride.

With much appreciation + encouragement,

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Great Quotes for Hard Times

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

8 quotes to inspire during times of deep change and epic uncertainty.

Most of the messages and videos I send you are about leadership, elite productivity and bringing on your A-Game for the benefit of the world.

We all have our times in the sun, on the summit and at our best.

But we also have hard times. Times in the valley. Days in the wilderness, when our best laid plans fall apart. And life invites us in an entirely new direction.

To the untrained eye, these are “bad times”. But to the leader–and warrior–these are life’s richest times of growth, opportunity and possibility.

Here are 8 of my favorite quotes to inspire me amid times of deep change and epic uncertainty:

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger–something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds.” – Mexican Proverb

You can get more inspiration during your challenges on my Facebook page here

Wishing you great triumphs, giant victory and a life that we celebrate as legendary.

Your fan always,

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The A-Player’s Creed

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Achieve your goals in 2015

In a world that has lost it’s way, be a light, never a shadow.

Radiate optimism, even when you least feel like it.

See the best in people who have never caught sight of their best.

When you’ve delivered excellence in your work, make it even better, as all masters do.

Protect your mindset against the thought viruses of victims who see lack, scarcity and fear everywhere they go.

When life pushes you down, stand back up. Take the lesson. Keep your head high. Believe in YOU.

When you feel tired rest. But also keep raising your vision, elevating your producing and making your richest dreams come true.

When you speak, leverage your words to uplift and inspire.

When you think, train your brain to spot the great, note the positive and celebrate the wins.

Too many people have been hypnotized into thinking they don’t deserve a spectacular life. And that the icons are superhumans.

The truth, as far as I can see, is that an epic life is the birthright of everyone alive today.

Once you understand and own this belief, you can then start the habits, practice, focus, passion and bravery that will make the potential on your life an eventual reality.

Now, go be great. Today.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:

As a courtesy, I’m letting you know that doors are closing to my famous online course, Your Absolute Best Year Yet.

This course is widely considered one of the finest personal transformation programs in the world–the exact system that has helped thousands of people just like you achieve EPIC success and live lives they adore.

It’s shown people just like you how to:

  • rewire their mindsets to become unbeatable
  • install the habits of the super successful
  • grow financial fortunes
  • get ultra-fit and feel better than ever before
  • balance work and family
  • do world-class work that inspires others
  • achieve all the goals that they never could achieve before

People already in the course this year are telling me it’s the best program they’ve ever encountered…and that they’re already losing weight, multiplying their happiness, achieving their goals and doing their dreams…

The response to me opening up the course for the first time in a year has been INCREDIBLE, with new members joining from 50+ countries…

But SORRY–it’s time to close enrollment…

…and if you wait (and find excuses not to join versus getting off the fence and taking action to have a much better life), you’ll miss the single greatest opportunity to make 2015 your best year yet…

Actually, not joining us will cost you a lot more in terms of all you could have learned and achieved but didn’t because you hesitated…

So make the decision that will change your life and get one of the last memberships

Your Absolute Best Year Yet comes with my no questions asked 30-day money-back guarantee so there’s no risk at all to try this…

–And you get the 9 life-changing video modules that my private clients paid $12,000 for, the 12 potent pre-recorded webinars ($5000 value) and 18 bonus audio programs ($5000 value)…

…the whole course is worth over $20,000 of REAL value…

…yet I’m offering you your membership for only $477 because I want to help you fly this year!

And you get full access to everything for the entire lifetime of the site.

…I’ve done everything I could to make this course full of world-class information and of massive value. And I’d LOVE to help you make big things happen for you in 2015…

So just do it…and register now before I close doors and you miss out

Together, let’s make this YOUR year…the year you changed the game and made HISTORY.

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