015 It’s Not About You

015 It’s Not About You

015 It’s Not About You
By Tom Rath  (34 Pages,  55 mins Audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

 

“A Brief Guide to a Meaningful Life.”

 

 

 

Summary

Why me?  Why now? Many times in our lives, it looks like the world is against us, we might feel defeated, and with all the burden of our problems on our shoulders, we can’t take it anymore. We lose perspective and maybe start looking for something or someone to blame.

In many cases, we might have brought it to our lives, but what about the other random ones that hit us just as hard? Looking in a retrospective, probably you’ve already succeeded in a similar situation. Now imagine how you would feel if, at the age of 16, you were diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, and they told you just had a couple of years to live?

“it’s Not About You,” tells the story of Tom Rath, a young teenager that had to live this experience. With the help of his grandfather, he not only learn to deal with his mortality but found an inspiring philosophy of life in just 34 pages or 55 mins you will have information to use during the rest of your life.

Celebrating every day encourages us to find the greatness in our lives, and answer the most crucial questions: Why am I here, and what can I give to the world?

 

Ten Lessons Learned

 

1.- Life It’s Not About You.

Me, Myself, and I. We tend to forget about the people around us. But the real reason we are here is to see what we can do for others. When we let go of our selfishness and become more generous, we feel less stressed and happier. When a situation confronts us and threatens our life, we tend to change and become more centered.

 

2.- What Have You Give to the World.

We must understand that life is not about what you can take but what you can give back. Don’t stress from things beyond your control, instead create more meaning to the World. Imagine the things you will do that outlives you.

 

3.- People are What Matter the Most.

Our greatest treasure is the relationship we share with others, so always assume that the others have a positive intent. And then choose to respond accordingly. Try to do five good things for others every day.

 

 4.- Take Your Time to Listen.

The best things in life are what you contribute to your relationships. Try to listen to someone for 15 minutes every day, without distraction. Psychologists discovered that just by having a cellphone insight deteriorates the communication and openness, this is called the iPhone effect.

 

 5.- Invest Wisely.

Your time is the most valuable asset, so when you are with someone focus on being in the present moment, don’t think of what you did before or what you are going to do later. Think that your most important legacy is to help others to uncover a hidden talent, and they will remember you after you’re gone.

 

 6.- You are Not Prefabricated.

You came to this World with infinite possibilities, so don’t let others define what you are going to learn or do. Take your own decisions. Seize every opportunity that comes to your life, and live your life without regrets. But don’t forget that you are who you are because of other persons that influence you, so let them know while they are alive.

7.- Live a Life of Contribution.

Remember that happiness is finding the work you love, especially when you contribute to make other people’s lives better. Force yourself to become a better person. Maybe you can’t be everything you want to be, but you can be a whole more of who you already are. So, start by knowing who you are, and work hard to help another human being.

 

 8.- That’s the Question.

Dr. Martin Luther King said: the most urgent question is, “what are you doing for others?” When you see beyond yourself is when you start making meaningful contributions to others’ lives, improves work outcomes, and enhances health and well-being.

 9.- Trigger Big Changes

The smallest act of generosity triggers in our brain dopamine, the hormone that makes us happy, so the more generous you are, the happier life you’ll have. It will not only have a positive impact on your life but will also impact other people’s lives and the community too. You are what you contribute to de world, so always think: How can I be more generous today?

 

10.- Morning Rituals

Other people’s contributions have made who you are, so learn from them and let them know what difference they made before is too late. Every morning remember yourself: “It’s not about me. It’s how I can contribute to others.

 

This summary is intended for educational purposes, not as an alternative to the book.

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