It took me a lifetime to finish reading The monk Who Sold His Ferrari and that’s because I played procrastination games with it. I didn’t have an open mind when I started reading this book and I think that’s one of the reasons it took me forever to read. BUT and that’s a strong but, once I got my head to focus, I saw the gems in it. Honestly, this book deserves a chance because of the life lessons in it. Sometimes it felt cheesy and obvious, yet the reminders are so vital especially now that we are half way through the year.
You do not understand how I am on fire with life right now. I have since had an attitude change, and a renewal in my energy levels. I had put off exercising for a while and last night, I found myself downloading the Nike Training app to get back on my fitness goals track.
I have been reminded of my ambitions, my childhood dreams and my fearlessness. If you follow my instagram account @breakthroughblog you’ll know about my IGTV series. I have stopped being shy with my dreams. I have been reminded how our time on this earth is limited and we better werk. There’s no use in playing shy with our passions, our dreams, our lives, and this book will get you motivated again.
Motivational Quotes from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
1. Imagination is more important than knowledge. See yourself as you want to be.
Your mind has magnetic power to attract all that you desire into your life. If there’s a lack in your life it’s because there’s a lack in your thoughts.
2. There’s nothing noble about being superior to some other person. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
3. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.
4. There is always the apparent risk that comes with self examination and soul searching. But no, because there is never a risk in discovering your self and the mission of your life. Self knowledge is the DNA of self enlightenment. It is very good, indeed essential, thing.
5. You will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see. (We are required to visualise with pictures, and write down our targets)
6. Never set a goal without attaching a timeline to it. To breathe life into a goal you must attach a precise deadline to it.
7. A day without laughter or a day without love is a day without life. (Make sure you’re having fun on your life’s journey)
8. The only limits on your life are those that you set yourself.
9. The only way to improve tomorrow is to know what you did wrong today.
10. You are what you think about all day long. You are also what you say to yourself all day long.
11. The surest sign of a weak mind is a body that cannot rest.
12. The purpose of life is a life of purpose
13. Those who have never been exposed to the principle that ‘time mastery is life mastery’ will never realise their enormous human potential. Time is a great leveller. Whether we are privileged or disadvantaged, whether we live in Texas or Tokyo, we all have been allotted days with only twenty four hours. What separates those who build exceptional lives from the ‘also rans’ is the way they use this time.
14. Failing to plan is planning to fail
15. Some people learn from the errors others have made. They are wise. Others feel that true learning comes only from personal experience. Such people endure needless pain and distress over the course of their lives.
16. And speaking of friendships, make sure you keep them in constant repair. A person with three solid friends is very wealthy indeed
Book available at The Good Library.