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Who Will Cry When You Die? Summary – January 2022

Author: Robin Sharma

Short Summary
Who Will Cry When You Die? (1999) was published by the best-selling author of The Monk who sold his Ferrari Robin Sharma. This book will help you to lead happy and generous life because it gives suggestions and strategies of how you can become a better version of yourself. It means that your loved ones won’t cry on your death, they will cry by missing those moments you have contributed in their lives.
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Detailed Summary

“The tougher you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you.” -Robin S. Sharma, Who Will Cry When You Die?

The book is divided into 101 solutions to the problems of our daily life to develop our personalities and skills. Those suggestions include seeing every day as whole life, learning from films, the importance of saying no, etc.

Here, we’ll explain some of the important suggestions and key learnings from the book.

Who Will Cry When You Die? Key Points

Be the best version of yourself

First of all, Robin advises you to always be honest with yourself. According to Robin, The world is a lie where we tell and listen to lies every day and every moment. Secondly, he recommends you to try to be more kind. One should express his love by small acts of kindness to others. And lastly, he suggests becoming more gentle, forgiving, and grateful. Because these small acts will help you to be kind to yourself and accept those around you. This is one of the best techniques to live a satisfying life.

“It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness.” – Herodotus, quoting King Xerxes before he led his armies into Greece

Develop good habits

We don’t only should to spend our days, we should learn to live and enjoy life because life is not a trial and gone opportunities won’t come again. So, the principal to a successful life is to be disciplined and tough to yourself to fully live the life. Robbin suggested some habits one should develop in daily life:

  • Calm down yourself by doing something that gives you relaxation after work
  • Wake up early
  • Take selfies
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Always have a book
  • Laughing therapy
  • Family time

It takes 21 days for a person to develop a new habit. So, try sticking with your habits because it seems difficult at first but then you would get used to it.

Always be positive, stop getting worried, and start enjoying

The thought that we should know everything before we start something is a total waste of time. It seems like this world is fast-paced and we have so much to worry about but we should stop worrying and start living for the future. We should not think too much about our mistakes, because they are a part of us. We don’t need to learn from them, because we already did that. When we think about our past events, our mind starts diverting to negative thoughts and blocking the positivity in our life. So, we should try to be positive and strong and don’t think about bad experiences.

Learn to say ‘No’

Say yes too often without considering what you are saying yes to and you may end up with too many assignments, conflicting priorities, and unhealthy stress levels. Saying ‘no’ gives you a chance to focus on what’s important and your priority. When you say yes, you are taking on additional responsibilities.

When we are asked to do everything, we are not doing everything. We tend to be a people pleaser and over-extended thanks to our society’s culture of doing more. Learning how to say no gracefully is an art that is essential for a flourishing career.

Start your day well (Platinum 30)

The beginning of your day should be well because it determines how’ll be your entire day. Robin named the first 30 minutes after waking up as Platinum 30. According to Robbin, in those 30 minutes, your thoughts are purest. If you creatively live those 30 minutes every day, your life will be changed.

The outline of Robin Sharma’s Platinum 30

  • After waking up, practice the renewal activities on the personal space without getting disturbed.
  • Spend 15 minutes focusing on the positive things in your life.
  • Pick up a book from your shelf that can help you lead a successful life.

Get inspired and motivated

There are many great genius personalities in the world and they all are inspired and motivated by the goal to improve their and others’ lives. Robin Sharma gives some suggestions when you feel de-motivated:

  • Read a book
  • Watch fascinating movie
  • Listen to good music
  • Go to public speaking

These activities tend to inspire you in daily life. That’ll raise your aspirations to new heights.

Focus on quality, not the quantity of sleep

All should focus on the quality of sleep not the quantity of sleep because it doesn’t matter whether you sleep 8 hours or 9 hours long if your quality of sleep is not good then those hours of sleep will get wasted.

Robin Sharma gives some advice that how you can improve your quality of sleep.

  • Don’t eat anything after 8 PM, have an early meal
  • Make sure not to remind yourself of the activities of the entire day while going to sleep
  • Don’t read anything and watch the news in bed

These tips will help you get better sleep.

Avoid negative thoughts (they can kill you)

Robin Sharma explains to avoid negative thoughts with a famous quote ‘ Chita burns the dead body while Chinta burns the living. ‘

Chita: Funeral pyre

Chinta: To think negative or worry

It gives a lesson that we should focus on fully living our lives because our negative thinking can kill us alive. As time passes, we are moving towards death, negative thinking can move us towards death more likely soon. Because our body reacts negatively to negative thoughts it can create stress in our body which may result in many diseases such as heart problems and hypertension.

Final Summary

Robin Sharma inspired many people all over the world to make positive changes in their lives.

“The best version of you is one that will surely be missed by others.”

Try reading all 101 strategies towards a happier life.

Whom I would recommend ‘Who will cry when I die?’ Summary to?

Would recommend it to those who want to improve their lives to get their goals and live a delighted life.