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The 5 AM Club - Robin Sharma

This book was absolutely fantastic. One of my favourite books. I enjoyed how it was written, and all the tips and tricks it offers. Strongly suggest you read these points, and even the whole book if you can

Chapter 2: A Daily Philosophy on Becoming Legendary

  • Life’s too short to play small with your talents

  • One that can make you an empire-builder along with a world-changer. And perhaps even a history-maker.

  • Ideas are worth nothing unless backed by application. The smallest of implementations is always worth more than the grandest of intentions.

  • regular reinvention

  • dedication as deep asm the sea to leaving harbours of safety, daily.

  • World-class begins when your comfort zone ends is a rule the successful, the influencial and the happiest always remember.

  • Becoming legendary is never easy.

  • The place where your greatest discomfort lies is also the spot where your largest opportunity lives.

Chapter 3: An Unexpected Encounter with a Surprising Stranger

  • Warren Buffett, the brilliant investor, said the rich invest in time. The poor invest in money.

Chapter 4: Letting Go of Mediocrity and All That’s Ordinary

  • I only surround myself with human beings who fuel my joy, stoke my peace and excite me to become a better man. Life’s way too valuable to hang with people who don’t get you.

  • Who have different values and lower standards than you do. Who have different Mindsets, Heartsets, Healthsets, and Soulsets.

  • Uplifting humankind is a master sport of business that The Top 5% play.

  • “Own your morning. Elevate your life.”

  • Pain is the doorway into deep. Tragedy is nature’s great purifier. It burns away the fakeness, fear and arrogance that is of the ego.

  • ‘One who sweats more in training bleeds less in war.’

  • ‘High victory is made in those early morning hours when no one’s watching and while everyone else is sleeping.’

  • What’s the point of spending your best mornings and potentially productive days climbing mountains that you realize were the wrong ones when you are frail and wrinkled? Very sad.

  • ‘If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.’

  • Pressure is a privilege. - Billie Jean King

  • Failures just growth in wolf’s clothing.

  • The part of you that clings to fear must experience a sort of crucifixion so that the portion of you that deserves high honour undergoes a kind of reincarnation.

  • I’m not anti-social. I’m just anti-moron.

  • The first fifty years of our lives are a lot about seeking legitimacy.

  • If we have the courage to look within, we discover that we do this because we have a series of holes within us. We falsely believe that material from the outside will fill whats empty within ourselves. Yet it never will. Never will. Anyhoo, when many of us reach the half-time point in our lives, we make a right-angle turn. We begin to realize that we’re not going to live forever and that our days are numbered. And so, we connect with our mortality. Big point here. We realize we are going to die. What’s truly important comes into much sharper focus. We become more contemplative. We start to wonder if we’ve been true to our talents, loyal to our values and successful on the terms that feel right to us.

  • That’s when many of us make a giant shift: from seeking legitimacy in society to constructing a meaningful legacy.

  • The last fifty years then become less about me and more about we. Less about selfishness and more about service. We stop adding more things into our lives and begin to subtract - and simplify.

  • They evaluate their achievement by what they’ve collected versus by the character they’ve cultivated.

  • They measure their self-worth by their net worth.

  • I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.

Chapter 5: A Bizarre Adventure into Morning Mastery

  • Oceanside compound.

  • “Victims love entertainment. Victors adore education.”

  • You’ll learn to rise early, regularly - so you’ll get more done by noon than most people get done in a week. Sufi poet Rumi wrote, “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”

  • “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” - Charles Bukowski

  • Nearly every morning, I envision my ideal performance for the day ahead. I also reach deep into my emotions so I feel what it will feel like when I achieve the wins I’ve planned to accomplish. I lock myself into an extremely confident state where any form of failure isn’t within the realm of possibility. Then I go out to do my finest to live out that perfect day.

Chapter 6: A Flight to Peak Productivity, Virtuosity and Undefeatability

  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” -Steve Jobs