Who Will Cry When You Die by Robin Sharma

  • Discover your calling; bring more of yourself into your work and focus on what you do best
  • Every day, be kind to a stranger
  • Maintain your perspective; Is there a wiser and more enlightened way to look at the situation?
  • Practice tough love, which is self-discipline!
  • Keep a journal, analyse and evaluate what you do, lessons learnt, personal growth
  • Develop a honest philosophy; don’t say what you don’t mean
  • Honor your past; Every second you dwell on the past, you steal from the future. Every minute you spend focusing on the problems, you take away from finding the solutions. And thinking about all those things that you wish never happened to you is actually blocking all the things you want to happen from entering into your life. Given the timeless truth that holds that you become what you think about all day long, it makes no sense to worry about past events or mistakes unless you want to experience them for a second time. Success is not measured by the position that one have reached in life, but by the obstacles he have overcome while trying to succeed.
  • Start your day well, first 30 minutes only purest thoughts and finest actions. Focus on all the good things in life, and good things that you expect to unfold
  • Learn to say no graciously, concentrate on areas of excellence
  • Take a weekly Sabbatical
  • Talk to yourself; select your phrase and train yourself to focus on it
  • Schedule worry breaks; Mark Twain: I’ve had a lot of trouble in my life, some of which actually happened
  • Model a child, they are more energetic, creative
  • Genius is 99% inspiration, be inspired in life!
  • Care for the temple
  • Learn to be silent. To reconnect with who you really are as a person and to come to know the glory that rests within you, you must find time to be silent on a regular basis. Experiencing solitude will keep you centred on your highest life priorities
  • Think of your ideal neighbourhood
  • Get up early
  • See your troubles as blessings
  • Laugh more!!
  • Spend a day without your watch
  • Take more risks
  • Live a life, there are no tragedies, only lessons. No problems, only opportunities waiting to be recognized as solutions by the person of wisdom
  • Learn from a good movie
  • Bless your money
  • Focus on the worthy; know what needs to be left undone
  • Create a love account; random acts of kindness, senseless acts of beauty
  • Get behind people’s eyeballs
  • List all your worries
  • Practice the action habit
  • See your children as gifts
  • Enjoy the path, not just the reward; the real value of setting and achieving goals lies not in the rewards you receive but in the person you become as a result of reaching your goals
  • Remember that awareness precedes change; you will never be able to eliminate a weakness you don’t even know about. By paying attention to weakness, you attract solutions into your life
  • Master your time
  • Keep your cool, use only words that are true, necessary and kind
  • Cure your monkey mind; present moment awareness
  • Get good at asking
  • Look for the higher meaning of your work
  • Develop your talents; too many people spend more time focusing on their weaknesses than developing their strengths
  • Connect with nature
  • Use your commute time
  • Go on news fast
  • Get serious about setting goals
  • Remember the rule of 21
  • Practice forgiveness
  • Drink fresh fruit juice
  • Create a pure environment
  • Walk in the woods
  • Get a coach
  • Take a mini vocation
  • Become a volunteer; learn to serve
  • Listen to music daily
  • Write a legacy statement
  • Find 3 great friends
  • Meditate
  • Have a living funeral, practice dying
  • Stop complaining and start living
  • Increase your value. To get more, you have to be more
  • Be unorthodox. Don’t do things because everyone else does them. Do things that are right for you.
  • Carry a goal card
  • Be more than your moods. You are just the thinker of your thoughts.
  • Savor the simple stuff; the only things we can take away are our memories and all those great life experiences that adds value to our lives
  • Stop condemning. See the richness of the society from its diversity Take your life into your own hands and you have no one to blame
  • See your day as your life
  • You change your life from the second you make a decision from the depths of your heart to be a better, more dedicated human being. The effort to maintain that discipline takes much longer
  • Create a mastermind alliance
  • Create a daily code of conduct, values, virtues and vows
  • Imagine a richer reality. To improve your life, you must first improve your thinking. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.
  • Be the CEO of your life
  • Be humble. You have so much more to learn
  • Don’t finish every book you start
  • Don’t be so hard on yourself, human beings are designed to make mistakes
  • Make a vow of silence
  • Don’t pick up the phone every time it rings
  • Recreation must involve re-creation
  • Choose worthy opponents
  • Sleep less
  • Have a family mealtime
  • Become an imposter, fake it till you make it
  • Take a public speaking course
  • Stop thinking tiny thoughts; Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never ho any higher than you think. It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. It’s not what you are that’s holding you back. It’s what you think you’re not.
  • Don’t worry about things you cannot change
  • Re-write your life story. At any moment I could start being more of the person I dream to be- but which moment should I choose?
  • Plant a tree
  • Find your place of peace; youth is not a time of life, it’s a state of mind
  • Take more pictures. Record the best times of your life
  • Become an adventurer. Make a list of pursuits and go for them!
  • Decompress before you go home
  • Respect your instincts
  • Collect quotes that inspire you
  • Love your work
  • Selflessly serve
  • Live fully so you can die happy. When all the clutter is stripped away from your life, its true meaning will become clear; to live for something more than yourself. The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, being a true force of Nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and, as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.


~ by antinomian on June 17, 2009.

9 Responses to “Who Will Cry When You Die by Robin Sharma”

  1. great work

  2. you have said it all
    We all have them, times of gain and times of pain, yet between the pain and the gain lays our ups and downs, our frailty and power, and our good times and bad times. Whilst having our bad times what can be more inspiring and provocative than reading the right words? Words of true wisdom expressed with clarity, vision and profound insight can stir the still water and bring up to the surface all the hidden treasures inside us.
    They say “The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels,” and they also say “pen is mightier than the sword”. As a person, I believe that words of meaning and wisdom are so powerful, motivating, inspiring and expressive. The power of words can be so intense. Words can push you ahead and forward. They can function as the wind beneath your wings that lifts you and takes you high up in the sky of knowledge, enlightenment and self recognition. The book is called “WHO WILL CRY WHEN YOU DIE?” It evolves the question of living fully, truly, intensely, deliberately, and meaningfully.

  3. It is amazing one can change their life with though provoking words may god bless you


  4. I truely agree and started following the routines and focusing more towards the areas of excellence which is enhancing my Internal beauty.Thanks soo much Mr.Robin

  5. Awesome!!!Saluting this wonderful creation and the creator.

  6. incredible treasure trove……..

  7. incredible and outstanding work your sentiments really left an indelible mark in ma heart

  8. Get the seal sealed for your paperback copy of own. Who will cry when you die is a big truth of life that guides through new horizons.

  9. I have found this book immensely useful to get myself motivated whenever i feel low..It is really good compilation of our day to day mistakes and learnings..

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