The monk who sold his Ferrari‘s title is intriguing in itself.
This is a life changing novel. Though it does not tell you something that is unknown to us but the way this novel shed light on these known facts brings enlightenment in our lives.
About the Author of “The monk who sold his Ferrari”
Robin Sharma is a Canadian by nationality. He is not just an amazing writer but also a mesmerizing motivational speaker. He is widely known for his work “The monk who sold his Ferrari” and “The saint and the surfer”.
Robin Sharma has worked as a successful litigation lawyer until age 25. He had penned at least 15 other self published books so far. He is also the founder of the training company named as Sharma Leadership International.
Theme of The monk who sold his Ferrari
‘The monk who sold his Ferrari’ is a renowned inspiration fiction. This life changing fable revolves around Julian Mantle, who is a successful lawyer. He has made his fortune as well as respectable name in the profession. He has achieved all materialistic happiness that he could and he believes that he is rich and successful but his world turns upside down when he had a sudden heart attack. This heart attack created havoc in his whacked-out schedule of his life. This heart attack gave him the much needed break as his practice came to standstill. In the quest to attain spirituality he left to visit the land of Gods, INDIA.
His visit to India made him saw this world from a completely new perspective. His spiritual awakening opened new horizons of life for him from which he was totally unaware of. So, he decided to live his life once again. He decided to live his life in a more fulfilling and meaningful way. During his journey he gathers wisdom over millennia of a very old culture that inspires thoughts of deep thinking, value of time, vale of relationships and most importantly following ones heart ‘s desires.
This book brilliantly blends ancient spiritual wisdom of the eastern culture with the success principles of the western culture.
‘The monk who sold his Ferrari‘ is a step by step guide to live life with courage, happiness, joy and the much required balance.
This novel embarks the journey of the protagonist from being a successful man to a richness of a man.
There are some awesome life lessons that this book shows beautifully:-
1.Explore your mind.
The only determinant of the quality of your mind is the quality of your thoughts.
As per the words of the author:-
“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.”
Making mistakes is not a sin. We are humans; we are allowed to do that. But what important is not to let those mistakes consume you. Don’t let them take control of yourself. Think about something positive, something that will hold you up together again and put your mind to it. Put all your efforts to it and voila! It will be done. And as we all say, all is well if it’s end well. Be the master of your mind. Sow the seed of your dreams and let the power of your mind bore the fruit.
2. Live a purposeful life.
Don’t live just because you are alive. Live your life because you are alive. The most beautiful moment in this world is now, this moment, which is not going to come back ever again. So celebrate each moment as a victory and realize its importance too.
Robin Sharma has beautifully penned this in lines:-
“Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration. Never neglect to see the exquisite beauty in all living things. Today, and this very moment, is a gift. Stay focused on your purpose. The Universe will take care of everything else.”
I remember that in the movie kung fu panda, Master Oogway once wisely said ‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery but today, today is a gift.’ That’s why it is known as PRESENT.
3. Fight your fear
The only that makes us weak is when we allow the fear to get the best of ourselves. If we are not playing our best game we won’t get the best result. So analyze your weaknesses, learn to control it, fill yourself with power of goodness and confidence. You cannot do something good in this world if you don’t feel good. So be brave. Fight your fear and release the champion within you.
As per Robin Sharma:-
“The Universe favors the brave. When you resolve to lift your life to its highest level, the strength of your soul will guide you to a magical place with magnificent treasures.”
4. Self discipline is the best
That’s true. We will always be tempted to do one thing or another but if we really want to focus on one thing self discipline is must be needed. Restraint yourself from doing things that you know not worth doing. Be more than yourself and just see how miraculously your life will be set in line.
Wage war against the weaker thoughts that have crept into the palace of your mind. They will see that they are unwanted and leave like unwelcome visitors.
– Robin Sharma
5.Respect your time today and the world will respect you tomorrow.
Live in today but at the same time think about the future too. Invest your time sensibly. Don’t waste it. Donate only 20%of your time that are not productive and give it all to the 80% of your time that is in you. Prioritize your life. That is important.
In the book, the author has concluded it something like this:-
“Time slips through our hands like grains of sand, never to return again. Those who use time wisely from an early age are rewarded with rich, productive and satisfying lives.”
6. Do good and feel good.
Yes, it is that simple. Be kind to others and have compassion. You simply can’t be happy if everyone else around is unhappy. So elevate the lives of other and you will feel immense joy naturally. Give more to get more. Move from being selfish to selfless and just see how beautiful your life as well as live around turned out to be.
Robin Sharma says
‘The most noble thing you can do is to give to others. Start focusing on your higher purpose.’
7. Happiness is an achievement.
Never ever, I mean never sacrifice your happiness for some materialistic achievement. Even in the end you achieve it, you won’t be happy and if you are not happy then technically it’s not really an achievement. Is it?
We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
– Robin Sharma
So love your life. Live your life and what is the first step to do that. Well! Read this novel – The monk who sold his Ferrari.