First of all I would like to thank my friend – Aravind for gifting me this fabulous book. He presented me this book as a farewell gift when I was moving to Bangalore. Though I completed reading it in Diwali period, still the review was pending…And here it is now…
- Book: Who Will Cry When You Die?
- Author: Robin Sharma
- Genre: Self-help
‘When you are born, the world rejoices while you cry. Live a life in such a way that when you DIE, the world should cry and you rejoice’
– Lines from the Book Who Will Cry When You Die
As I started reading this book I realized how the author has pointed out how very small things in our daily routine life can be of consequence. It is we who can make our life good or bad. We should love and care what we have.
This Book looks at life from a unique perspective. Many of us get caught up in happenings of past, present and future, and keep worrying about the same. This book is a gentle reminder to look forward -to the end of your life, and imagine how you want the movie of your life to look like. It encourages us to ask “What impact I made?” or “What I am leaving behind?”, rather than “What did I accomplish?”. This is about living a life of abundance of experiences and legacy achievements. Life is meant to be lived BIG – everything you do should be done with excellence and a sense of purpose. Life’s too short to be spent focused on the ultimately unimportant and mundane.
The book is composed of 101 simple, practical and easy to follow Life Lessons that, if applied correctly, could make a genuine difference in a person’s happiness and sense of self-worth. With that said I’m not entirely sure how to do a “review” of life lessons so I’ve decided to simply mention few takeaways from this book in the review:
- Count your blessing not troubles.
- To live your life to the fullest, start taking more risks and doing the things you fear.
- The greatest gift you can give to your children is the gift of your time.
- Tough times call for cool people and they are always cool and calm when the pressure is on.
- Always seek out new opportunities.
- It takes about 21 days to develop a new habit.
- Use your commute time for listening to audiocassettes and convert your driving time into learning time.
- Human beings must be thoroughly used up when they die.
- Make your future spotless.
- Rewrite your life story.
I think this is a great inspirational book. It guides readers towards enlightenment. I know that self-help isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but in small doses such as this, you’d be surprised at how deeply an idea can resonate and genuinely affect the way you live your life. When you read this book, it will definitely leave you feeling inspired and motivated to change some things about your life and live better!