Robin Sharma, author of the #1 bestseller The Leader Who Had No Title, wants you to be spectacularly inspirational—and so does STACK. Whether you’re a student-athlete, weekend warrior, trainer or coach, here are Sharma’s 22 tips on how to become “spectacularly inspirational.”
1. Do important work vs. merely offering opinions.
2. Lift people up vs. tear others down.
3. Use the words of leadership vs. the language of victimhood.
4. Don’t worry about getting the credit for getting things done.
5. Become part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
6. Take your health to a level called superfit.
7. Commit to mastery of your craft instead of accepting mediocrity in your work.
8. Associate with people whose lives you want to be living.
9. Study for an hour a day. Double your learning and you’ll triple your success.
10. Run your own race. “No one can possibly achieve real and lasting success by being a conformist,” wrote billionaire J. Paul Getty.
11. Do something small yet scary every single day.
12. Lead without a title.
13. Focus on people’s strengths vs. obsessing about their weaknesses.
14. Remember that potential unused turns into pain. So dedicate yourself to expressing your best.
15. Smile more.
16. Listen more.
17. Read the autobiography of Nelson Mandela [Long Walk to Freedom]
18. Reflect on these words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
19. Persist longer than the critics suggest you should.
20. Say “please” and “thank you.”
21. Love your loved ones.
22. Do work that matters.