5 Life and business lessons from Tony Robbins!
- We Determine Our Own destiny
“It’s in your moment of decision that your destiny is shaped”.
You chose your destiny with every decision that you make. When you decide to make a change, your destiny is also changed. It’s up to you to change your life. You can determine your own fate simply by making the decision to take control of the direction your life is going. Too often, we think that we are controlled by our destiny instead of the other way around. If you want to change your life, you have the power to do so. You have to make the choice to make the changes you want. As soon as you do that, you have taken control of your destiny. Tony made the decision to do more with his life at a young age in high school, as a matter of fact. He saw a seminar by his mentor, Jim Rohn, and made up his mind to become more than he was. He used the information he learned to successfully run for class president. His success there showed him that he really could impact other people for the better. From working as a janitor to eventually working for Jim Rohn and then moving on to creating his own empire, Tony Robbins seized his own destiny.
- You are Only limited by your own vision of yourself
“We will act consistently with our view of who we actually are, whether that view is accurate or not”.
If you see yourself as a successful confident person chances are you will act that way. You can’t fake your own opinion of yourself to yourself. How you feel about yourself is directly reflected by your actions. If you see yourself as a weak, indecisive person, you will act accordingly. If you are constantly telling your secret self that you can’t do something, it’s almost guaranteed that you won’t. It has nothing to do with actual ability but with your own self-view. Look at yourself and analyze how you really feel about yourself. Ask yourself why you have that opinion. If you think of yourself negatively, start taking the steps you need to change the things about yourself that you don’t like.
- Take Care of Your Body
“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body is. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more, you will use your talent to produce outstanding results”.
If you own a high-performance car but treat it like a Junker, it will become junk after some time. The same goes for your body. If you are feeding yourself low-quality nutrition, getting insufficient exercise, irregular sleep, etc., it’s going to turn your body into a sluggish, inefficient machine. You get out what you put in. If you take care of yourself you will be better able to face whatever life throws at you. If you want to actually achieve, you must have the energy to do what it takes to achieve your goals. Learn to look at your body as the high-performance vehicle that it is. Treat your body in such a way that you can get the results which exactly you need.
- Claim Responsibility for your actions.
“Whatever happens, take responsibility for it yourself”
We learn as children that when we do the wrong thing we get in trouble for it. We begin to lay the blame for misdeeds at the feet of others in order to remove the blame from ourselves. As we grow to adulthood, we are quick to take responsibility for the good things we do, but cast blame elsewhere when our efforts don’t result in success. In order to truly succeed, you have to learn to take responsibility for your actions. Not just your failures, not your triumphs, but your actions as a whole. Do not make excuses, even to yourself. Simply say “I did this and so that happened as a result”. You don’t do anyone any favors by deflecting responsibility, including yourself. When you own up to your passes and fails, it makes other people respect you. It’s called integrity. Admitting your actions also gives you the chance to examine why you succeeded or failed. When you accept responsibility, you are giving yourself chance to grow.
- Look at your Mistakes as Education
“All my frustrations and failures were basically preparing the grounds to develop understandings that helped me create the new level of life, I am enjoying at the moment”.
When you really want something and it just isn’t working out for you, it can be very tempting to simply quit. If you stop thinking of your mistakes as failures and start to see them as an opportunity to better understand what you are trying to achieve, you are one step closer to success. Once you stop thinking mistake or failure and instead see your missteps as attempts, you will be more positive about your ventures and your life. Every time you make a decision that takes you down a different part than the one you envisioned, don’t consider it as the wrong path. Rather, reflect on what you learned while on that path and let it become a part of what makes you stronger.