I have no idea who Robert Smith is. I subscribe to Michael Hyatt’s blog and he wrote about their friendship today and Smith’s book. I am agnostic towards Smith’s book, and probably a little non-plussed because I’m always skeptical about promises of “totally removing” any emotion like fear from our life. But I mean if Michael Hyatt wants to give me a copy, I’d be happy to read it and publicly review it. :)
Regardless of the quality of the book, Hyatt lists the following ten things that he has learned from his friend. I rather like this list. What are your thoughts?
Here are just ten of lessons I have learned from him.
- You can never be too generous. Give to others—and then give some more!
- The only difference between you and the people who accomplish great things is the way you think.
- Always be asking yourself, “What is important now? What is next?”
- Make today count. Live it like it is your last. Every minute matters.
- Eat dessert first. Learn to celebrate life and then live out of that celebration.
- Assume YOU are the problem. When you do, you quit becoming the victim and begin shaping the outcome.
- Embrace rejection. Every no puts you one step closer to a yes.
- You never really cross the finish line. Performing at a big show, publishing a book, or even getting a record deal isn’t the finish line. It’s the new starting line.
- Life is not about finding yourself; it is about creating yourself.
- Play full-out. Hold nothing in reserve.