60 Tips for a Stunningly Great Life

“We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your  future.”     –Robin Sharma

This is a great list  from Robin Sharma (author of  The Monk who sold his Ferrari) that is beautifully simple but rings so much truth.

If we all could put even a handful of these into action in our own lives, imagine the life we could live.  A life lived well is an inspiration to every soul you come into contact with.  Enjoy!

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. The quality of your life ultimately is shaped by the quality of your choices and decisions.

–Robin Sharma

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Woz says:

    i love this list! yes, so simple, but so profound.

    1. Yes! I agree, I love lists, and this is a good one. Some of the most beautiful things in life are the most simple. Thanks for your comment!

  2. snowflake says:

    I love this is an amazing thing to go by if you choose to live your life by anything -Dante Cummings

    1. So true D. Thanks for reading and I am glad you got something out of it 🙂

  3. carolinebakker says:

    Reblogged this on Caroline Bakker.

  4. QuietMonolith says:

    great post. I disagree with a few of those, but that’s just nitpicking. I think if everyone did all those things there would be far fewer crises worldwide. thanks for putting this up. take a look at my blog – I talk quite a bit about putting several of those suggestions into action in my life.

  5. 3D Eye says:

    It would be good to see this list discussed in depth in every school – as part of the curriculum for personal and spiritual development. We’d have a better world if we educated young people for how to live instead of how to pass examinations.
    The only disagreement I have here is with getting rid of television, which is potentially a source of information, truth and stimulation, as well as entertainment. The problem is with indiscriminate and excessive viewing, and with the sheer volume of rubbish that fills up the schedules of most TV stations.

    1. Thanks for your insight, and yes, I totally agree. The traditional education system is not integrated, as much as it is segregated into “subjects”, not giving credit to the miraculous concept that the earth and all we study in school is in fact a dynamic, highly interconnected system.

      Regarding your comment about television, I can see your point. Having not had conventional television for a little over 5 years, I notice the excessive use of it, and the “tuning out” it seems to encourage. However, it is a great learning too, and can bring parts our world to us to educate in a way that we may never have the opportunity to do in our daily lives.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  6. gayatrimohan says:

    This is really wonderful 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog!

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I am kind of a sucker for lists, but this is a pretty good one.

      1. gayatrimohan says:

        Definitely something to try and live by!

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