DAILY INSPIRATION

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Author: Robin Sharma

Total Pages: Number of days in a year

Total approximate words: 36000


I first read this book in my early twenties. Helped me kind of to understand and channel my energies productively. The first book I read of the great Robin Sharma was of course his classic, ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’, around the same time. Only because that book left a lasting impression on me, that I decided to buy this second book. And I have never regretted buying any of his books since then! Below is a short and sweet review of this wonderful book.






SYNOPSIS


The book has a total of 365 chapters, one for each day of the year. Each chapter has a wisdom for that particular day. Each month has a topic on human insights, and is written in details in its following 30/31 chapters. The chapters are half a page long at the most, making them convenient to understand and remember. That’s pretty much about it!



Some of the wonderful quotes:


"Everyone of us creates a story about his/her own life, even if he/she only tells it to himself/herself. For some the story is all about a victim. Playing the victim is easy. You do not have to assume any responsibility for the way your life looks. You can blame everyone else for what’s not working in your life, never having to look at yourself and make the changes required. But when you play victim, you give away your power to that which you allege is victimizing you. It’s a very impotent way to live."


"Have fun while you are advancing along the path of your goals, purpose and dreams. 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 that you and I are sharing is a gift. Remain spirited, joyful and curious. Stay focused on your life work and on giving selfless service to others. Yet have a great time along the way, because your life is a treasure to be celebrated."


"Remember that there are many forms of wealth, financial wealth being only one of them. One who has rich relationships and a loving community around him/her is, in my mind wealthy. One who has a life of excellent health, adventure, excitement and continuous learning has wealth of a different sort. And one who is deeply connected to all of life and wakes up every morning feeling deeply at peace and aware of the truth must certainly be considered to be one who has accumulated yet another form of riches. The crowd- our tribe called Society- has taught us that economic wealth is the only type of wealth we should chase. Not true."


"The only people without problems and adversity are six feet under the ground. To live is to face problems, pain and suffering. These things are vehicles for growth, expansion and lifelong learning. They are part of the human experience."



CONCLUSION


The book is exactly what the title says, DAILY INSPIRATION. Everyone, and by that, I mean everyone, should have this book, or a book like this with them at all times. This book is like the wisdom book that we all need every now and then to remind us the basics of leading a simple and peaceful life. For a self-help book, this one is surely a star. I would give it an 8/10 rating.


Below is the breakdown.

Ease of reading: 8.5/10

Writing style (to keep the reader engaged): 8/10

Resonating to the reader (moving, and relatable): 7.5/10


I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone.


Happy reading!


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PS This review is based on my personal reading of the book and understanding it with my own limited experiences.

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