100 Reminders About What’s Most Important

Sometimes I feel that people are really looking for good and inspiring moves which can make him proud and keep him worthy. . But owing to this rabbit race they failed to keep the momentum and fail to keep themselves Inspiring..


And so with an outpouring of outright passion, I began to record 100 of the best ideas I could think of to help you live a breathtakingly Inspiring life.

Great to be successful. Even better to be kind.

Being productive is an excellent vehicle for happiness.

It doesn’t really matter what others think of you–only what you think of you.

Do your work like it’s the most important work in the world. Because it is.

A superb reputation takes years to build–and minutes to lose.

There’s no point in being rich but sick.

Adore your parents. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

If you’re not making things better you’re making things worse.

Being optimistic and enthusiastic never goes out of style.

Be on time if you can’t be there early.

Remember that the only real failure is quitting too early.

Smile more often. Your face will thank you.

If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.

Leadership’s not about a title but about a way of doing things.

Eat less food, get more done.

All elite achievers are obsessed with being the best.

Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.

Sweat the small stuff. Mastery is the result of 1000 tiny victories.

Your fears are liars. Your doubts are traitors.

Without a daily plan you’re lost in the woods.

The world belongs to unreasonable people.

Love your family like there’s no tomorrow because one day there won’t be.

When you show up as your real self, you inspire people to do the same.

The fastest way to get respect is to give respect.

The marketplace always rewards originality. Don’t be a mindless clone.

Until your vision becomes your obsession, nothing ever changes.

Enthusiasm is contagious.

All great projects require sacrifice, some suffering and a lot of discomfort. But they’re worth it.

Better to have 3 awesome friends than 10,000 digital ones.

Spend more time in nature.

Spend more time in silence.

Don’t let a stained past spoil your spotless future.

To double your income, triple your investment in personal development.

Elite achievers honor the value of every passing moment.

Too much entertainment is a symptom of a person without a clear vision and a burning ambition.

Less ego, more service.

Remember that listening to someone deeply and sincerely is a giant act of power.

An addiction to distraction is the death of creative production.

A problem only becomes a problem when you start to view it as a problem.

Don’t just parent your children–develop them.

Success is less about luck and more about practice.

What you give away comes back to you in a river.

Money is the inevitable consequence of value delivered to other human beings.

To have what few have, do what few do.

Think for yourself.

To have an amazing company, hire only amazing people.

Being happy makes you more productive, creative and exceptional.

Don’t be selfish. Too many people think that’s cool. It’s not.

Remember that your environment shapes your thinking, which drives your performance.

Loyalty in one relationship breeds loyalty in every relationship (including the relationship you have with yourself).

Read Walter Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read (and contains hundreds of lessons on entrepreneurship, innovation, inspiration and life).

Read my blog post “Don’t Stop Believing” when you feel like giving up.

Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. And walk through it.

Know that every massive achievement began with a humble beginning.

Aim for the company of icons. Playing small with your talent is disrespectful to your potential.

Show love to your customers by giving them 10X what they expect. These are the people who feed you and your family.

Be a person with a fiercely strong character. And stand for the highest of honor.

Stop beating yourself up for not being perfect. No one is.

One of the biggest reasons people don’t reach world-class is that they’re too good at giving up.

Everyone you’ll meet today has a story to share, a lesson to teach and a gift to reveal.

No idea works until you start doing the work.

As I wrote in The Leader Who Had No Title: You can make excuses. Or you can be phenomenal. But you can’t do both.

Your life shows us what you’ve settled for.

No master was brilliant at many things. Focus. Focus. Focus.

Jealously is the price ambition pays for success.

If you’re not careful, making money can become really costly.

Family first.

Your work is your craft. Your life is your art.

When you let go of your dreams, you die while still alive.

Don’t be a critic. If you have nothing encouraging to say, stay silent.

Potential unexpressed turns to pain.

Measure your success via your impact, not your income.

Life’s best pleasures are life’s simplest ones.

Growth happens when you push past your comfort zone.

If you don’t believe you can achieve something then you won’t do the work to achieve it and so you won’t get it and then you’ll say “see, I couldn’t achieve it.” Belief is that powerful.

Gratitude is the antidote to fear.

Action is the solution to procrastination.

Dream big. Start small. Act now.

As you become more successful, become more humble.

Say please and thank you and sorry when you should.

Don’t wait for lucky breaks. Go make your lucky breaks.

I learned from Warren Buffett that extreme achievers focus on the value you’ll receive versus the cost of the product.

As I teach at The 48 Hour Transformation every June: “Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.”

Watch the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. It will inspire you to be the Picasso of your industry.

Persistence is more valuable than intelligence.

No one will believe in you until you first believe in you.

As someone said to me at one of my presentations a few years ago: “Health is the crown on the well person’s head that only the ill person can see.”

Build your entire life around just 5 priorities (your “Big 5″). Any more and you’re diluting your focus, time and talent (and sabotaging your success).

Cut yourself some slack. No one’s productive all the time. Farmers plant seeds and then let the field sit fallow for a season. That’s when the real growth happens.

Be honest. People will trust what you say, sell and do.

Hard work is a force multiplier.

Be kinder than necessary.

Fears you run toward run away.

Look for the best in people and they’ll reach higher to deliver their best to you.

Less talk. More do.

You become your conversations. Choose your associations extremely well.

If you take yourself too seriously, no one will take you seriously.

Just because you couldn’t do it yesterday doesn’t mean you can’t do it today.

In the end, we never regret doing what was difficult.

Life is short. Help more people.

I truly hope these 100 reminders inspire, challenge and serve you. Thank you for reading my blog, being a part of this movement and making our world a better place.

If you liked the 100, share them so we uplift others and influence more people to be giants within their lives and leaders (versus victims) within our communities.

P.S. If you need even more inspiration to fuel your mission, read my blog post “Don’t Stop Believing“. Talk later.

100 Reminders About What's Most Important By Shashi

Shashi Kumar “Aansoo”

The Miracle of Self-Discipline : No Excuse!


The Miracle of Self-Discipline

  “There are a thousand excuses for failure but never a good reason.”
  Why are some people more successful than others? Why do some people make more money, live happier lives, and accomplish much more in the same number of years than the great majority? What is the real “secret of success?”
  Often I begin a seminar with a little exercise. I ask the audience, “How many people here would like to double their income?”
  Almost everyone smiles and raises their hands. I then ask, “How many people here would like to lose weight? Get out of debt? Achieve financial independence?”
  Again, everyone smiles, some people cheer, and they all raise their hands. Then I say, “Wonderful! These are great goals that everyone has. We all want to make more money, spend more time with our families, be fit and trim, and achieve financial independence.
  “Not only do we all want the same things, but we all know what we have to do to achieve them. And we all intend to do those things, sometime. But before we get started, we decide that we need to take a little vacation to a wonderful fantasy place called ‘Someday Isle.’
  “We say that ‘Someday I’ll read that book. Someday I’ll start that exercise program. Someday I’ll upgrade my skills and earn more money. Someday I’ll get my finances under control and get out of debt. Someday I’ll do all those things that I know I need to do to achieve all my goals. Someday.’”
  Probably 80 percent of the population lives on Someday Isle most of the time. They think and dream and fantasize about all the things they are going to do “someday.”
  And who are they surrounded by on Someday Isle? Other people on Someday Isle! And what is the chief topic of conversation on Someday Isle? Excuses! They all sit around and swap excuses for being on the island.
  “Why are you here?” they ask each other.
  Not surprising, their excuses are largely the same: “I didn’t have a happy childhood,” “I didn’t get a good education,” “I don’t have any money,” “My boss is really critical,” “My marriage is no good,” “No one appreciates me,” or “The economy is terrible.”
appreciates me,” or “The economy is terrible.”
  They have come down with the disease of “excusitis,” which is invariable fatal to success. They all have good intentions, but as everyone knows, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
  The first rule of success is simple: Vote yourself off the island!
  No more excuses! Do it or don’t do it—but don’t make excuses. Stop using your incredible brain to think up elaborate rationalizations and justifications for not taking action. Do something. Do anything. Get on with it! Repeat to yourself: “If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”
  Losers make excuses; winners make progress. Now, how can you tell if your favorite excuse is valid or not? It’s simple. Look around and ask, “Is there anyone else who has my same excuse who is successful anyway?”
  When you ask this question, if you are honest, you will have to admit that there are thousands and even millions of people who have had it far worse than you have who have gone on to do wonderful things with their lives. And what thousands and millions of others have done, you can do as well—if you try.
Your Two Worst Enemies

  Just as self-discipline is the key to success, the lack of self-discipline is the major cause of failure, frustration, underachievement, and unhappiness in life. It causes us to make excuses and sell ourselves short.
  Perhaps the two biggest enemies of success, happiness and personal fulfillment, are first the Path of Least Resistance and, second, the Expediency Factor.
  The Path of Least Resistance is what causes people to take the easy way in almost every situation. They seek shortcuts to everything. They arrive at work at the last minute and leave at the first opportunity. They look for get-rich-quick schemes and easy money. Over time, they develop the habit of always seeking an easier, faster way to get the things they want rather than doing what is hard but necessary to achieve real success.
  The Expediency Factor, which is an extension of the law of least resistance, is even worse when leading people to failure and underachievement. This principle says, “People invariably seek the fastest and easiest way to get the things they want, right now, with little or no concern for the long-term consequences of their behaviors.” In other words, most people do what is expedient, what is fun and easy rather than what is necessary for success.
  Every day, and every minute of every day, there is a battle going on inside of you between doing what is right, hard, and necessary (like the angel on one shoulder) or doing what is fun, easy, and of little or no value (like the devil on your other shoulder). Every minute of every day, you must fight and win this battle with the Expediency Factor and resist the pull of the Path of Least Resistance if you truly desire to become everything you are capable of becoming.

Take Control of Yourself

  Another definition of self-discipline is self-mastery. Success is possible only when you can master your own emotions, appetites, and inclinations. People who lack the ability to master their appetites become weak and dissolute, as well as unreliable in other things as well.
  Self-discipline can also be defined as self-control. Your ability to control yourself and your actions, control what you say and do, and ensure that your behaviors are consistent with your long-term goals and objectives is the mark of the superior person.
  Discipline has been defined as self-denial. This requires that you deny yourself the easy pleasures, the temptations that lead so many people astray, and instead discipline yourself to do only those things that you know are right for the long term and appropriate for the moment.
  Self-discipline requires delayed gratification, the ability to put off satisfaction in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term.