Gateways to a Beautiful Life

1. The main work of every human being is inner work. Each day, do something significant to deepen yourself. To have more of the life that you truly want, you must first become more of who you truly are.

2. See your life as a fantastic growth school. Everything that you experience, both good and challenging, has come to you to teach you the lesson that you most needed to learn at that particular stage of your evolution as a person. Understand this truth, and keep asking yourself, “What opportunity does this person or situation represent” in terms of your personal growth. This is a great source of inner peace.

3. Be true to yourself—the best life is the authentic life. Never betray yourself. Take off your social mask and have the personal bravery to present the real you to the world. The world will be richer for it.

4. Remember that we collect what we project. Our outer lives are nothing more than a mirror image of our inner lives. Pour light on your dark side. Become aware of the false assumptions, limiting beliefs, and fears that are keeping you small, and your exterior world will change.

5. We see the world not as it is but as we are. Know that the truth in any given circumstance is filtered through your personal stained glass window—your personal context. Clean up the windows, and you’ll clean up your life. Then you’ll see the truth.

6. Live in your heart—its wisdom never lies. Follow the quiet promptings of your heart, and you’ll be led in the direction of your destiny.

7. Stand in the curiosity of your life. In surrendering control, you’ll create a space for possibilities to enter and treasures to flow.

8. Care for yourself. Do something each day to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. These are essential acts of self-respect and self-love.

9. Build human connections. Dedicate yourself to deepening your bonds with the people around you. Focus on helping others achieve their dreams, and be more concerned with selfless service rather than self-gratification. You’re here to enrich this world, and you betray yourself once you forget this truth.

10. Leave a legacy. The deepest longing of the human heart is the need to live for a cause greater than oneself.

Excerpts by Robin Sharma

One thing I can honestly say with all my heart: what a glorious time to be alive!