If you’re searching for an easy self-help book where you don’t want to read a book from start to end then the Who Will Cry When You Die Book Robin Sharma is only written for you. The book tells you 101 ways to live easy life along with some of the lessons from the great Philosopher.
Robin Sharma is a great storyteller and will keep you focused till you finish the book.
So today let me share with you some lessons I learn and a lot more.
“I wept because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.” – Robin S. Sharma
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Who Will Cry When You Die Book Summary
Life is moving faster than you think, we tend to think, I have tomorrow, so I will finish my work letter this day but sometimes that doesn’t happen. So whatever you want to archive, do that right now, don’t delay for tomorrow.
As I have told you the book has 101 chapters and each chapter has only 2 or 3 pages. The book has written in a different way, you can choose any of the chapters and you won’t miss out on anything.
Take the title as a question?
I read this Book at the start of 2021 and it has taught me lots of things from keeping a journal, managing time, and spending more time with yourself.
There are 101 lessons and I won’t able to add every single of them here, so let me share with you some of the lessons which I have learned and made a huge impact in my life.
- Learn to be Silent
- Keep a Journal
- Every Day, Be Kind to Stranger
- Live Life without fearing about the future or past
- Write down your problems
- Learn from good Movies
- Take care of your health
- See Your day as Your Life
- Become CEO of your Life
- Don’t finish every book you start
- Stop adding everything in your mind
- Love your work
- Focus on what you have
- Spend time with your family
- Learn how to Talk
- Go on Vacation
- Stop Complaining about everything and Start Living
- Forgive other people
Don’t Finish Every Book You Start
When I started reading books, no matter which book I read, I use to finish every single of them until I read the Who Will Cry When You Die.
Some of you may think, I have to spend Rs 500 on this book, so I will finish it no matter what happens but don’t do that, I use to think like that but not anymore.
If you find that after reading the first three chapters of a book, you have not gained any worthwhile information or that the book has failed to keep your attention, do yourself a favor: put the book away and make better use of your time (like reading the next book in your pile).
It is so easy to feel compelled to finish every book you start. A great sense of guilt fills our minds if we do not reach the end of that book we used our hard-earned dollars to buy. But not every book deserves to be read in its entirety.
As Francis Bacon said, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read-only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few books to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”
I myself was guilty of feeling the need to read every book I picked up from beginning to end. I soon found that not only did my reading pile become unmanageable but I began to enjoy the pastime of reading less.
Once I decided I would be more selective about which books I actually completed, I not only got through more of them, I found I learned more from each one.
Keep a Journal
If you want to improve yourself then it’s better to monitor yourself every day. Now you don’t have to write down every single thought you have, you just have to write down the thing you do every day.
For example, you had one task, let’s say, exercise but for some reason, you skipped it, so write down the reason why skipped the exercise.
Maintaining a daily journal is one of the best personal growth initiatives you will ever take. Writing down your daily experiences along with the lessons you have drawn from them will make you wiser with each passing day.
You will develop self-awareness and make fewer mistakes. And keeping a journal will help clarify your intentions so that you remain focused on the things that truly count. And your personal journal gives you a private place to flex your imagination and define your dreams.
A journal is not a diary. A diary is a place where you record events while a journal is a place where you analyze and evaluate them. Keeping a journal encourages you to consider what you do, why you do it, and what you have learned from all you have done.
And writing in a journal promotes personal growth and wisdom by giving you a forum to study, and then leverage, your past for greater success in your future.
Medical researchers have even found that writing in a private journal for as little time as 15 minutes a day can improve health, the functioning of your immune system, and your overall attitude. Remember, if your life is worth thinking about, it is worth writing about.
Stop Complaining and Start Living
Now, I think you already know what will I say but still, it’s better to hear from someone else…
Stop complaining about having no time for yourself and get up an hour earlier. You have the option, why not exercise it? Stop complaining about not being able to exercise given all that is on your plate these days.
If you sleep seven hours a night and work eight hours every day, you still have more than sixty-three hours of free time every week to do all the things you want to do.
This amounts to 252 hours every month and 3.024 hours every single year to spend on life’s pursuits. There has never been a more exciting time to be alive in the history of the world and you have the choice to seize the boundless possibilities that every day presents.
If you are not as fulfilled or as happy or as prosperous or as peaceful as you know you could be, stop blaming your parents or the economy or your boss and take full responsibility for your circumstances.
As George Bernard Shaw said, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
Make wiser choices about the thoughts you will allow to enter your mind, as well as the attitude you will bring to your days and the way you will spend the hours of your time.
Stop complaining and start living. In the words of the poet Rudyard Kipling, “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, yours is the earth and everything that’s in it.”
The Who Will Cry When You Die is one of those books which will give you a clear idea about your life in a very simple way.
Now, keep that in mind, if you have read Atomic Habit, Re-Work, The Courage to be Disliked, or even The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant then I think you can skip the Who Will Cry When You Die by Robin Sharma.
Also, if you have just started reading or building a reading habit then you should definitely read this book.
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