Feb 21, 2019 · 4 min read
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Robin Sharma’s The 5 AM Club book
The first book I have chosen to read for the year 2019 is Robin Sharma’s The 5 Am club. It’s quite evident that everyone’s default task in the new year resolution list is to Wakeup early.
Mine too 🙂
Seeing the title of the book, few might be feeling the book will contain a set of rules or tactics which you can practice or teach yourself to wake up at 5 AM. But it’s not TRUE.
It’s a fiction story of 4 main characters.
Characters age-wise (Max to min)
Billionaire Mr. Riley
Male Artist (A professional painter)
The story begins with the entrepreneur character who lost most of her shares and she is so close to the situation where she is going to be fired by the company she started. Begin in such a situation she goes to depression and will try to commit suicide.
That’s when she finds the entry pass for the life-changing event by Spellbinder as the entry pass placed on the table by entrepreneur mother. She feels to give it a try.
In the Spellbinder seminar hall, she meets the Artist who love to paint but miss his focus multiple times in his life. While Spellbinder was giving the speech on how to get control of your life, he will falls down.
Entrepreneur and Artist feel bad about Spellbinder, While they about to leave the seminar hall, they will meet Mr. Riley (Billionaire). Three of them will start discussing Spellbinder speech. While leaving the seminar hall, Mr. Riley offers both Entrepreneur and Artist to join him at the same place the next day at 5:00 AM. So he will teach on how to own the early morning and elevate our lives.
From the next day, the main story begins.
The main story is all about how the Entrepreneur and Artist followed the tactics explained by Billionaire and how their life changed afterward.
Finally, the book ends with, what happened to these main four characters after five years (been in 5 AM club).
To wake up early, we need to sleep early. Keep yourself away from devices while you are sleeping. Minimum 1 hour before you sleep, turn off all your devices.
Rating: 3.5 (out of 5)
Even though I enjoyed reading this book, I felt Robin Sharma’s The monk who sold his Ferrari is my favorite book than this new book.
Below are highlights noted while I am reading the book.
The great women and men of the world were all givers, not takers.
You need to remember that your excuses are seducers, your fears are liars and your doubts are thieves.
Don’t live the same week a few thousand times and call it as life.
Don’t let the pain of an imperfect past hinder the glory of your fabulous future.
Ideas are worth nothing unless backed by the application.
World class begins where your comfort zone ends.
The place where your greatest discomfort lies is also the spot where your largest opportunity lives.
The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.
Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary feat’s once they’ve routinized the right habits.
If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.
The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.
All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
When we are young, we sacrifice our health for wealth, and when we grow old and wise, we realize what’s most important and become willing to sacrifice all our wealth for even one day of good health.
Geniuses understand that it’s smarter to create one masterwork than one thousand ordinary pieces.
Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Human beings have a tragic habit of remembering the things that would be smart to forget and forgetting the wonderful things it would be wise to remember.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war.
The only devils in the world are those running in our own hearts. That is where the battle should be fought.
Unexpressed emotions will never die.
Be yourself — everyone else are already taken.
The Latin root of the word passion means to suffer.
If it wasn’t difficult at the start, It wouldn’t be real change.
The old you must die so a better you can be reborn.
If everyone would clean their own doorstep, the whole world would be clean.
Part-time commitment delivers part-time results.
Who learns the most wins.
All these early mornings will make me an icon someday.
You will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do.
Private desire without personal development is like dreaming of having a gorgeous garden but not planting any seeds.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
Everyone dreams of being a legend until it comes time to do the work that legends do.
An addiction to distraction is the death of your creative production.
Small daily achievements, when done consistently over time, definitely do lead to stunning results.
Dream big. Start small. Begin now.
Winning without enjoying is nothing.
Your thoughts, your feelings, your words, and your deeds are the four resource that will allow you to materialize miracles in the world.
Be the main character, otherwise what is life for?
Saimadhu thoughts, imaginations and dreams into words
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