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This is based on several success concepts discusses in the Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma, one of the world's top success coaches as well as one of my favorite. The concepts discussed in the Greatness Guide are believed to empower your personal and business lives. Those concepts brings you prosperity, happiness and also success. I found a greater transformation in my life after reading the Greatness Guide deeply and I believe you also will. That is why I want you to share something with. So, I hope you will find something invaluable in this. Thank you Robin-all the credits go to the genuine author of the Greatness Guide. Hope, you will enjoy!


  • Robin Sharma
  • Focus plus daily improvement plus time equals genius. Understand that formula deeply and your life will never be the same. Robin Sharma, the Greatness Guide; page 34 I quoted some chapters from Robin Sharmas book , the Greatness Guide. Hope, you will enjoy and get something invaluable. 5/13/2014 2
  • Powerful thought: Great achievements often happen when our backs are against the wall. Pressure can actually enhance your performance. Easy times do not make you better. Greatness never come to anyone normal (Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison walked on a different path). 5/13/2014 3
  • Failure is not a possibility or an option. People just have to win. Diamonds get formed through intense pressure. The story of the famed explorer, Hernando Cartes, landed on the shores of Veracruz, Mexico faced an uphill battle; an aggressive enemy and brutal disease. Before going to the war, Cortes ordered one of his lieutenants Burn our boats. He did not need any option but winning. Actually, they won. (The Greatness Guide page-43) 5/13/2014 4
  • Richard Carrion, the CEO of Puerto Ricos top bank said, nothing fails like success Organizations are most vulnerable when the are more successful-success actually breed complacency, inefficiency and the worst of all-arrogance. When people or organizations get success, they often fall in love with themselves; they stop innovating, working hard and taking risks. 5/13/2014 5
  • The more success your organization become, the more humble and devoted to your customers you need to be. The moment you stop doing the very things that got you to the top of the mountain is the very moment you begin the slide down to the valley. (The Greatness Guide page-06) 5/13/2014 6
  • A moment to think; I came into this world with nothing, and all Im going to leave with is my conscience. (Robin Sharma, the Greatness Guide; page 211) 5/13/2014 7
  • Big idea: why wait to get old to become experienced? I want experience of an old man while I am still young; Collapse time line; read new books and take new travels. People lose 20 good years doing unimportant things. Do not spend much time doing unimportant things. Take time to think; decide your priorities about your dreams and goals. 5/13/2014 8
  • By getting clear on what you out of your life, you heighten your awareness about what is most important. Better awareness; better choices then better results. Start right now. Read deep books, seize opportunities. Fail; is reflects an increase in your reach and risk taking. Benjamin Zander, the conductor of Boston Philharmonic, shared; I am sorry for you; your lives have been so easy. You cant play great music unless your heart is broken. The more experiences, the better the life. The person who experiences most wins. (The Greatness Guide page-129) 5/13/2014 9
  • Everyone love to hear two magic words; Thank You. Appreciate people what they have done for you. The number-one reason employees leave their organizations is not because they were not paid enough ; they leave because they were not given enough appreciation. 5/13/2014 10
  • Max De Pree, the former CEO of Herman Miller said, the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. So, take a moment and think of people in your life who need to cherished and appreciated. Say thank you. Those two magic words do not cost anything, but will make a world of difference. (The Greatness Guide page-92) 5/13/2014 11
  • Be wise, start your day early. Getting up early makes easy to do your inner work, enlarge your thinking. Six practices that helps you get up early. (5.a.m. is nice); Do not eat after 7 p.m.; You will sleep more deeply as well as more sweetly. It is the quality, not the quantity, of sleep that is the most important. Do not lounge in bed; After your alarm goes off , jump out of the bed and start your day. Get into world class physical condition; Working out five to six times a week and eating ultra well-it is easy to jump out of bed at 5.a.m. or even 4.a.m.5/13/2014 12
  • Set bhags; Meaning , Big Hairy Audacious Goals; goals breathe life and energy into your day. Most people do not get up early because they have no reason to. goals inspire you and gives you something to get out of bed each morning. Take out your journal and articulate 10-,5-,3-,1- year goals for core dimensions of your life. It will light a fire in your belly and flood with passion. Set your alarm clock 30 minutes fast; A little tactic. Set your alarm 30 minutes fast. This tactic seems silly,- but it works. The Greatness Guide page-135) 5/13/2014 13
  • You were given two ears and one mouth for a reason: to listen twice as much as you speak. Brilliant point. When you deeply listen to someone, you sends him the message I value what you have to say, and I am humble enough to listen to your words. Listening is the best way to honor someone and forge a deep human connection. The Greatness Guide page-36) 5/13/2014 14
  • A moment to think; Its never too late to become the person you have always dreamed of being. (Robin Sharma, the Greatness Guide; page 220) 5/13/2014 15
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  • Prepared by; D.M. Sanath Dasanayaka. University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka. May, 2014. (e-mail: Thank you, Robin Sharma. All the credits go to you, the genuine author of the Greatness Guide. 5/13/2014 17