The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a book written by Robin Sharma in the year 1999. This book is a work of fiction and still brings wisdom. This is one of the best motivational book you will ever come across

Rarely are there books that can truly transform your life. This book is phenomenal. It has some of the best keys to success you will ever read and it is hard to put down once you start reading it.

The book is written in the form of a conversation between two friends. The story is about Julian Mantle who is a successful lawyer but is full of tension and work pressure,who finally decides to leave his luxuries and baggage of past and goes to Himalayan mountain in India. In search of peace. While reading this book you will literally feel that you are in the beautiful forest of Savanna,India where everything is very beautiful.

Julian’s journey is described in 7 practical lessons. At the end of every chapter is a summary containing action points ,it makes easy to remember. Core of the book is the 7 virtue of enlightened learning,learned from Himalayan across.Most of them are very inspiring and potentially very useful. The 7 practical lessons are as follows.

A well cultivated mind will blossom beyond our expectation.Quality of our life literally depends upon our thoughts.It is said in this book that even the best conditioned thinkers are using 1/100th of a percent of their mental resources.Only well trained mind can explore the untapped potential of the mental capacity. Mind is a wonderful servent but a terrible master.If you have become a negative thinker,this is because you have not cared for your mind and taken the time to train it to focus on the good.The mind is like any other muscle in our body.Use it or lose it.

I believe that purpose is driven by reason. In life whatever we do has a purpose for it and behind every purpose is reason to do that thing. Knowing the purpose behind most of the things you do in life is always good. I believe that whatever we do in life has a purpose and reason behind it. Hence, following your purpose is very essential in life as just doing the things for the sake of doing it will lead to no where in life. Following your purpose in life will make us successful.   

An important concept talked in the book is the practice of Kaizen. Japanese management strategy called Kaizen roughly translates to “continuous slow improvement.” Kaizen is the practice of improving yourself or a process by taking small, incremental, daily actions, which then forms habits that stick and ultimately makes you succeed. In the corporate world, it’s an efficiency and defect-proofing system often used on factory floors. But Kaizen emphasizes the well-being of the employee, working smarter, not harder and developing best practices so that workers don’t have to think. As such, Kaizen is an ideal approach to improve one’s personal workflow.

Time value is the most important in life. Everyone has to respect and understand the time value because time can give the reaction of evil as well as good. Time plays a significant role in our lives. If we better understand the time value, then it can gain experience and develop skills over time. Time can also heal things whether external wounds or feelings. Time is the ultimate thing that we cannot measure. Activities, when performed on time, will be fruitful, and the results will be great. Time can also mean the point in time to which a person is referring.

The selfless act of serving others is a way to bring more joy into the world. Zig Ziglar rightly said “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”One of the most important aspects of progression in all spheres of life is the offering and provision of service to others without any thought whatsoever of reward or self-gratification. Selfless service is absolutely fundamental, both from an individual perspective and from the perspective of the entire human race, without which there can be no true progression. Selfless service should be offered and provided out of a genuine and deep desire to help and be of service to others others.

Whatever the present moment contains, embrace it as if you had chosen it. This will miraculously change your whole life.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Being present. It sounds so simple right? But too often we are taken out of the present moment. Our head get cluttered with the mind of yesterday, broken memories, anxieties and fears of what’s to come; all the while we took past the beauty and simplicity of the present- this moment, right now.

Most part of the book contain nothing that we wouldn’t already know. For eg:Be positive,think positive,don’t let negative thoughts spoil etc which are easy to say but difficult to follow and practice.But the thing that you will gain from the book is simply life changing.

It is surely must read book for everyone who thinks that they don’t have enough time for anything,life is controlling them and days are just passing very fast.’The monk who sold his ferrari’ is all about how to master ourself.There are no mistakes,only lessons,see setbacks as opportunities for personal expansion and spiritual growth.
If you my readers really want to be inspired, I personally recommend this book. Little lessons fuel your inner and outer growth.

Authored By

The Keen Writer

The Keen Writer

Monideepa Mrinal Roy has a Master's degree in French language and literature. She is a passionate reader. She is multilingual. She gives expression to her thoughts and views through the print media. She is the founder cum editor at .

4 Responses

  1. Dear Keen Writer,
    The Monk who Sold his Ferrari is another inspirational book that I have read, probably prematurely. So, it felt really good reading this article to remind myself of its great points.
    My young mind remembers something about ‘nourishing the inner garden’, a spatial-spiritual concept which has stuck onto my conscience ever since. Besides the message that the Himalayas is the best choice to travel to when one is faced with an existential crisis. Although, I have later learnt that it is not so much about the branding of a place, but the vibes of a space that make it sacred, mystical or simply serene; not so much about making a trip to a holy place, but learning to go within and reconnecting with our truest essence.
    Thanks for choosing to write about this book. Keep more coming.

    1. Yup I too read it long back but, to be able to write the article on the book I re read it. It feels great to know that people can connect with the message of the book same way I do. Thanks for your valuable feedback it means a lot to me

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