The Greatness Guide: by Robin Sharma - A short review by @achieverscoach
About the book
In the Greatness Guide, Robin S. Sharma is teaching powerful tools, tips and tricks how every person can become world class in their field and lead an extraordinary life. The book is composed of 101 personal stories of the author on personal leadership. Reading the book feels like having a conversation with the author.
Ideas that had the greatest impact
Nothing Fails like Success
The title of this chapter seems very counterintuitive. Why should success fail? As a Lean Manager I find it the most challenging to work with people who have been with the company for a long time and have achieved outstanding results previously. In almost all cases those experts defend their position instead of putting their energy in continually improving their performance. From being a great asset for the company, soon they become the biggest obstacles in the change. By failing to continuously improve they become obsolete but are still protected by the leadership team due to their past performances. I include this important lesson in my coaching.
Your Days Define Your Life
Often we don’t realize that our days define our lives. As we live our days, we live our weeks, months and years. One day might seem as not much, but if we don’t do our best each day, we won’t create an extraordinary life.
Your Four-Minute Mile
This chapter taught me about how to challenge my personal assumptions and do things that I thought to be impossible. I completed an Ultra Marathon and I am planning to push my boundaries further.
Love Your Irritations
Irritations in life tend to make us angry. This chapter teaches you to embrace the irritations and use them to get better.