Robin Sharma says: “Heroism is the root of all success, joy and spiritual freedom”


By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe

New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife): For over twenty-five years, legendary and virtuoso elite performance leadership Robin Sharma has quietly taught business titans, professional sports superstars and entertainment royalty a revolutionary system that has helped these luminaries translate their highest ambitions into daily results. Now, in “The Everyday Hero Manifesto” – his masterpiece – this pioneer has distilled the best principles, protocols and tactics of his mentoring method into a gloriously valuable piece of work that is part playbook for explosive productivity. , in part an instruction manual for leading a world-class life and a universal guide to becoming a world-lifting spiritual heavyweight.

After the success of more than 12 books, Robin Sharma launched a new one titled “The Everyday Hero Manifesto”.

Robin Sharma speaks exclusively to IANSlife about his new book which attempts to transform people’s lives and help them achieve unstoppable positivity, spiritual freedom and unbroken discipline to achieve rare results in life.

Who do you think is a hero? What trait defines a hero for you? Is it success or qualities and virtues?

Robin Sharma: A hero – or an everyday hero as I call one in my new book – is a so-called ordinary human who refuses to behave like a helpless victim. Our world tells us that we have to be famous and great to be a hero, but there are broader versions of heroism. The baker gets up at 5am to prepare beautiful goods. The coder doing his job to music composed by Beethoven. The single parent who works very hard to care for his children and yet radiates positivity and kindness. These souls-also-are heroes. The Everyday Hero Manifesto shares a transformational methodology on how everyone can recode their life to become much happier, more productive, braver, and more peaceful.

Many of your books are about leadership, wisdom and the virtues of life. What prompted you to write a book on heroism?

Robin Sharma: Great question! Heroism is the root of all success, joy and spiritual freedom. Once we learn the daily rules and habits of heroism, not only do we rise in our work, become more confident, enjoy richer days, and accomplish great things, we also reclaim the self-honor that so many of us have lost. Through the trials, wounds and occupations of life.

Discipline happens to be one of the most difficult areas for the current generation to conquer. Procrastination is a new age monster. Your book is also an instruction manual for discipline. How did you find out about this problem that people are facing?

Robin Sharma: Yes, the book has a number of key chapters on building a world-class discipline so that we deliver on our promise, deliver on our ethical ambitions and live the life we ​​want, instead of being reactive and to live our life like a 5-alarm fire. . I should mention that The Everyday Hero Manifesto also explains the science and tactics for resting, recharging, and feeling more alive. As I write in the book: “success without soul is an empty victory.” Being disciplined is extremely important to winning, but so is the process of your life.

I’ve added these chapters on building heroic self-control so that we become fitter, stronger, and more productive in this world of dramatic distraction and limitless interruption after working with so many clients who have shared that they had big dreams but lacked the discipline to get them done.

The title The Everyday Hero Manifesto brings me to the word Manifestation. How important do you think it is to wake up every morning and manifest your dreams?

Robin Sharma: Interesting! I used “manifesto” because the work distills the method, patterns, and protocols of my mentorship of billionaires, sports icons, and movement makers. It’s a complete instruction manual for a blazing life.

However, you are right. We must develop our skills to create the ideals that speak to the higher angels about our higher nature. And I think a great, joy-filled life comes from waking up (early) every morning and spending our days creating success and soul, in a way that suits us (rather than on a definition sold to us by the company).

Your book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was a huge success and loved by all. It has been 25 years since the launch of this book. Do you think your thought process has changed or evolved in those 25 years?

Robin Sharma: Absolutely. And I admit it in The Everyday Hero Manifesto! I’ve grown a lot and been through so much in the past 25 years (many good and some tragic). I used to believe in the importance of living in such a way as to leave a legacy, so that those who remain after our death admire how we lived. Now, I believe worrying about your inheritance is a waste of time. Because we will be dead! Just a pile of dust, in a colored urn. The key is to live beautifully while we are alive.

I also believed that to be ultra-productive, you had to work harder. Now I believe “elite performance without deep recovery is a fool’s sport”. Rest is not a luxury. It is a necessity.

Finally, when I wrote Monk, I was very into a hyper austere life. Although my life is still quite simple and I can sometimes be monastic, I am more balanced. I enjoy being in the world and savoring its gifts (good food, movies, and wonderful friends) while attending to my spiritual growth.

You are an inspiration to many people. Who is your inspiration in life? What quality do you most admire in them?

Robin Sharma: My mother and my father. My beloved readers around the world who daily embody heroism, creativity and kindness. Mahatma Gandhi. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Hedy Lamarr, Madame Curie, Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali.

How would you describe a good life?

Robin Sharma: Great question! One that balances creativity, honest productivity and elite performance with family, maximum health, noble values, community service with lots of joy and fun.


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