Title: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Author: Robin Sharma
This is my first Sharma book. The Monk who Sold his Ferrari presents familiar topics (probably because of the previous books I’ve already read), the author made it linger more to your memory. He use bizarre symbolism that’s rather weird to any person’s taste.
Maybe, it’s designed like this to make it easier to relate.
The story though is black and white. The way this book was written, may not be enjoyed by a reader who enjoys fiction or adventure books. The monk’s story is a simple story of two friends catching up. It can be dull and boring along the way.
Nevertheless, I think the main goal of the author is not to entertain his audience.
Instead, he would want us, to get some insights about how life is. How to gain happiness, peace of mind and most importantly, how to chase success the right way. The gist of this book is about personal development.
Most people would probably relate to Julian Mantle’s story.
We may not be a millionaire just like him but the thought of us wanting a peace of mind in the middle of our busy lives is something that can be very appealing to the readers (no wonder, this book has been a hit).
Sometimes we are preoccupied with the success that looks good on the outside but is rotting in the inside.
We forgo the fact that success from the inside matters more than what money and other people can say. That success without self fulfillment and contentment is nothing.
This book will allow you to reflect about your life from the very core of your heart. Will allow you to see success on a different perspective.
Easy to read. A fun conversation between a “reformed attorney” and his protege. It is a story that brings to bear “7 Timeless Virtues of Enlightened Living.”
Overall I enjoyed it very much. The virtues caused me to think about my own life and where I’m trying to go. The ideas really aren’t new if you follow Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn; however, Robin Sharma has done an excellent job presenting these ideas and virtues in a new way.
Personally, I think it is a worthwhile read for anyone who is trying to improve their lives and those around them.
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