Robin Sharma is the totally radical author of a ton of books on what I’d describe as conscious living– he makes a life out of helping people re-wire their thinking.
His recent list, 49 Ways to get inspired, is excellent, but left me feeling incomplete.
I think a 50th is necessary so I’ve taken the liberty to write it myself.
# 50. Always surrender to the mystery.
49 Ways to Get Inspired
By Robin Sharma
#1. Do work that pushes you to your edges.
#2. Waste zero time on the past.
#3. Focus on being masterful at one thing versus mediocre at many things.
#4. Spend more time around art.
#5. Read biographies of lives greatly lived.
#6. 20X your goals, plans and dreams.
#7. Associate with game-changers, visionaries and titans.
#8. Celebrate how far you’ve come versus the distance still to go.
#9. Cause a little trouble by disrupting the status quo.
#10. Accept the project you fear the most.
#11. Leave an inspirational quote on a stranger’s windshield.
#12. Stop watching the news.
#13. Think a decade ahead rather than a day in advance.
#14. Start a movement.
#15. Wow a customer.
#16. Install a new habit.
#17. Remember that the mother of genius is simplicity.
#18. Know that the thing that is easiest to do is rarely the thing that is best to do.
#19. Speak less and listen better.
#20. Do a dream collage with images of your ideal moments.
#21. Record your ideal day in your journal.
#22. Forgive someone.
#23. Thank someone.
#24. Don’t confuse money with meaning nor income with impact.
#25. Spend the first 20 minutes of your day in exercise (it seriously optimizes brain and personal performance).
#26. Do your “Nightly 3″, writing 3 good things that happened to you during the day that’s ending.
#27. Speak your truth even when your voice shakes.
#28. Join Traffic University and leverage time commuting to learn and grow via audio programs.
#29. Visit a new city.
#30. Discover a new restaurant.
#31. Get good at being alone (you’re the only person you’ll be with your entire life so why not become comfortable in your own skin).
#32. See your work as your craft.
#33. Watch the movie “Searching for Sugar Man”.
#34. Do meetings standing up so they end quicker.
#35. Stop using the words “can’t”, “impossible” and “hate”.
#36. Practice harder (mastery isn’t a natural gift, it’s a daily devotion).
#37. Write handwritten thank you notes.
#38. Publish a book.
#39. Thank a mentor.
#40. Call your parents.
#41. Get out of the office and go invest in your personal development.
#42. Stop complaining.
#43. Use social media to uplift, encourage, teach and share.
#44. Less TV. More reading.
#45. Join a mastermind group.
#46. Spend the first 90 minutes of the next 90 days focused on your single largest opportunity.
#47. Remember that for every one masterpiece, Picasso painted 1000 paintings.
#48. Don’t listen to naysayers.
#49. Live like you mean it.
As always, hope these move you to play at wow and dazzle the world by your mastery.
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