The Secret Letters from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

My Review: 7/10

For me, It was A delightful read.

The books like these always tell you the things you know but in the way you don’t know…

This book tells the story of an engineer who wants to reach a higher level in his career but kind of neglecting the things around him. The story is about the journey he takes around the world to collect these letters for Julian (the monk who sold his Ferrari). The secret letters as mentioned in the title are the Talisman letters which contains wisdom and a wise outlook in life.

What I liked about this book is the 9 key message it give. These are:

1) The Power of Authenticity.

2) Embrace Your Fears.

3) Live With Kindness.

4) Make Small Daily Progress.

5) To Lead Your Best Life, Do Your Best Work.

6) Choose The Influences Well.

7) Life’s Simplest Pleasures Are Life’s Greatest Joys.

8) The Purpose Of Life Is To Love.

9) Stand For Something Bigger Than Yourself.

Buy it here:

Robin Sharma: Kindle Store
Secret Letters : A Fable About Living Your Best Life from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Here are the quotes from the book:

  • One of the best gift we can give ourselves is to get rid of our excuses.
  • Things are seldom simple than what they appear to be.
  • Most of what we understand about people is just the surface stuff. That is a sad thing. But that is not the saddest thing, the saddest thing is that this is often all we understand about ourselves; that so often, we live our neighbor’s life, instead of our own.
  • Night hides many things but reveals others. Some things often looks magical at night but humdrum during the day. And yet both versions are equally real. I suppose that is why it is never a good idea to make quick judgments about things. It takes a long time to really get to know places, people, even ourselves.
  • We grow fearless by doing the things we fear. Doing things that frighten you make life less scary in the long run.
  • It doesn’t matter where you are going, just who you are becoming.
  • The rules that we have been raised with seem natural, obvious and even logical. It is not until we start seeing our behavior through the eyes of another culture that we begin to question it or to wonder.
  • Our daily behaviors broadcast our deepest believes.
  • People need Patience. People need to build things slowly, one brick at a time and as much as we would love to achieve things quickly, it is not the way our world works. Genius is a process.
  • Every big dream starts small.
  • If you don’t know the road ahead. Just concentrate on the steps before you. Slowly but surely you will figure out the next steps.
  • Small daily Improvements can lead to great things.
  • The tiniest of actions is always greater than the boldest of intentions.
  • The result always speak louder than the words.
  • There’s nothing like a little reality to make you re-calibrate your expectations.
  • The poor everywhere have fewer life choices. They can’t always enjoy the life’s simple things because they are working too hard to stave off hunger and suffering.
  • Lasting happiness comes from the size of our impact, not from the extent of our income.
  • Real fulfillment is the product of value we create and and contributions we made, not of the car we drive and the house we buy.
  • Self-worth is more important than net-worth.
  • The most powerful healing is anywhere people are. It isn’t confined to a place or time or a circumstance.
  • The best way to evaluate someone’s greatness is to look at the strength of the person’s influence on the generation that follow.
  • If we are truly interested in rising into rare air as human beings, instead of ‘what’s in it for me?’ we should be asking ‘what’s in it for the world?’
  • What we all need to do is look ahead 5 years to predict what things in our current life we will most regret. Then we must take actions today to prevent regrets from being realized.
  • You can’t move forward while looking back. And there is nothing you can do to change the past.

These are all the quotes my little mind could get this time. Hope you will learn something.

Happy Reading!

Buy it here:

Robin Sharma: Kindle Store
Secret Letters : A Fable About Living Your Best Life from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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