The Greatest Salesman in the World 10 Scrolls Summary

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino is a classic motivational book published in 1968. The book provides a set of principles for achieving success not only in sales but also in life. It is an easy and quick-to-read book that provides practical wisdom for anyone looking to improve their selling skills.


I started reading non-tech books again; this is one of the interesting books in my library. Nothing here is new and many would consider the lessons here as common knowledge, but reading the book provides a little push and flourish around these ideas.

The story in the book is about Hafid, who shares his secret to becoming the greatest salesman in the world.
Hafid follows the instructions contained in 10 scrolls, each containing a principle or a lesson that the reader should follow. In this blog post, we will look at each of the ten scrolls and their importance in the book.

The 10 scrolls

1. Today I begin a new life

The first scroll emphasizes the importance of leaving behind the past and focusing on the present to create a better future.

2. I will greet this day with love in my heart

The second scroll reminds us that we should approach each person and every opportunity with a positive mindset.

3. I will persist until I succeed

This scroll highlights the importance of persistence in overcoming obstacles and reaching goals.

4. I am nature’s greatest miracle

The fourth scroll encourages us to recognise our uniqueness and to focus on our strengths.

5. I will live this day as if it is my last

This scroll reminds us to make the most of every opportunity and to live in the present moment.

6. Today I will be the master of my emotions

The sixth scroll encourages us to take control of our emotions and not let negative feelings hinder our progress.

7. I will laugh at the world

This scroll encourages us to find humour in everyday situations and not to take ourselves too seriously.

8. Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold

The eighth scroll encourages us to go above and beyond in providing value to our customers or clients.

9. I will act now

This scroll emphasizes the importance of taking action and not procrastinating.

10. I will pray for guidance

The final scroll encourages salespeople to seek guidance from a higher power and to stay humble.


I believe that following the lessons in each scroll will provide good outcomes in the way we perceive challenges in our life. They are not new ideas, but keeping these ideas as guidelines will definitely help us become better people.