It was a tale of success and richness from beginning to end. The story opened with the success of a lawyer and ended with the richness of a man.
The personality development journey of both characters from the book, Julian Mantle and his best friend John, is one that Robin Sharma wrote, in poetic prose, as a guidebook to life.
If you came to the conclusion that you’ll only be happier after getting a title in front of your name, and secretly demand respect to come your way, then it’s time to reevaluate your definition of leadership, success, and happiness.
Take the first step to shifting your paradigm with these awesome life lessons from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
1. Cultivate Your Mind
The Quality Of Your Life Is Determined By The Quality Of Your Thoughts
The secret of happiness is simple: find out what you truly love to do and then direct all of your energy towards doing it. Once you do this, abundance flows into your life and all your desires are filled with ease and grace.
– Robin Sharma
Some people believe that making mistakes is like making irreparable dents. It’s hard to let go of negative thoughts, especially criticism. Ironically, under the grand laws of nature, our mind can only hold one thought at a time. By making negative thoughts your focus, you’ll embody it, or worst, manifest it. This mentality could only hinder your personal growth.
The biggest lesson from the book is how the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts. Julian Mantle transformed himself from a depressed, obese lawyer into a youthful, optimistic man — all by conquering his mind.
Mastering your mind means seeing setbacks as opportunities. By envisioning your dreams, you give your mind the power to cultivate it and make it a reality.
So occupy your mind with uplifting thoughts. You’ll come to realize, the power of cultivating a rich mentality will help you manifest the energy you’ll need to attain the success you desire.