“Code of the Extraordinary Mind”: Book Summary

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Code of the Extraordinary Mind” will hack your thinking patterns with 10 unconventional laws to break free from comfort zone and achieve extraordinary results.

What Will You Learn

You’ll learn to:

  • Break free from the gravitational pull of limiting beliefs,
  • Cultivate a questioning mind and challenge assumptions,
  • View failure as a stepping stone,
  • Step outside the comfort zone and embrace daring goals,
  • Control your thoughts, emotions, and habits to unlock full potential.

Best Quotations from the Book

  • The people making you feel guilty for going your own way and choosing your own life are simply saying, ‘Look at me. I’m better than you because my chains are bigger.’ It takes courage to break those chains and define your own life.
  • Don’t tie your happiness to your goals. You must be happy before you attain them.
  • According to the great wisdom traditions around the world—not only do humans possess typical states of consciousness like waking, dreaming, or deep sleep, they also possess profoundly high states of consciousness like enlightenment or awakening—and none of our education systems teach ANY of that.
  • We shouldn’t do things so we can be happy. We should be happy so we can do things.
  • Too many people trap themselves in the chains of realistic goals because they refuse to see beyond the HOW. Don’t worry about the HOW. Start with the WHAT and the WHY. When you know what you want to bring forth in the world and WHY you want it, choose it. Then take whatever action intuition guides you toward taking.
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
  • The culturescape is so strong, so self-reinforcing that it convinces us that life must unfold in a particular way. This is fine if you’d like to live a regular, safe life.
  • The biggest of these Brules is the idea that you need to map out your life to move you toward some ridiculous idea called a career ― when most people think about setting goals and their visions for the future, their dominant model focuses on career and money.

Book Summary

Vishen elaborates four stages of development and ten laws of extraordinary life. Let’s dive into the stages of development and laws of extraordinary life.

Four Stages of Development

 Level 1: Living in the Culturescape

Life we are living is full of contradictory ideas, beliefs and rules, followed by more than 80% of the population without questioning, although these beliefs have passed their age and have no coherence with the modern world.

Level 2: The Awakening

After acknowledging the culturescape, you begin to question the status quo and aim to get rid of outdated beliefs. In the quest of getting out of the status quo, you create your own rules of life.

Level 3: Recording Yourself

After getting rid of the outdated rules of status quo, you observe exponential personal growth by virtue of your own rules.

Level 4: Becoming Extraordinary

After passing the earlier levels and reaching four, owing to being extraordinary, you stand just in a position to bring a positive change in the world around you.

Ten Laws of Extraordinary Life

Law 1:

Analyze the culturescape and question your ownself to decide, which rules to follow which ones to leave. By doing this you will start travelling the less travelled path and innovate the true meaning of life.

Law 2:

Question the “bullshit rules” when you find them unaligned with your objectives and targets. By going this way, you begin bending the reality in your own way.

Law 3:

Reprogram your mind- extraordinary growth depends upon the “models of reality” and “systems for living”. Create and update the most the most empowering models and systems for your personal enlightenment.

Law 4:

After mental reprogramming, rewrite your own models of reality to match with the vision in mind.

Law 5:

Discover, upgrade and measure new systems of living and apply them to work, life and spiritual enlightenment.

Law 6:

Be happy in the present moment while envisioning the future. By doing this, you move much swiftly to the end objective while having fun, to people you appear “lucky”.

Law 7:

The discipline of daily happiness- start with bliss in the present moment and use it as a fuel to move towards the aimed objectives.

Law 8:

Create a vision for the future free from the expectations of culturescape, focused on the end result fully aligned with inner happiness.

Law 9:

Don’t seek validation from the outside, live courageously with no fear of criticism. Seek inner peace and happiness.

Law 10:

Acknowledge your effort and praise yourself for being different, traveling the less traveled path and attaining the level of being positive enough to bring change in the world around you.

The most important thing is to remember that the journey from questioning the status quo to being extraordinary will not happen at once, it will happen slowly and positivity will compound overtime. It is to be kept in mind that the pleasure lies in the journey and being happy in the present moment.

Tired of playing it safe? Want to unlock your hidden potential and achieve your wildest dreams? Crack the code to an extraordinary life with Vishen Lakhiani’s “Code of the Extraordinary Mind”! Don’t just read it, live it.

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