A friend of mine is a huge Tony Robbins fan. He told me the other day that Robbins says that one of the most important decisions you can make to ensure you long-term happiness is to decide to use whatever life gives you in the moment.
According to my friend, Robbins says there’s nothing you can’t accomplish if:
1. You clearly decide what it is that you’re absolutely committed to achieving,
2. You are willing to take massive action,
3. You notice what’s working or not, and
4. You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.
I think Robbins provides an excellent blueprint for living and for life.
First, decide where you want to go. I’ve come to see one of my purposes in life is to help people decide where they should go and how best to get there. Don’t just take off without deciding where to go. If you don’t you might be headed in the wrong direction.
Next, take action. The best plans aren’t worth squat if you don’t do what it takes to carry them out. Robbins takes it a step further, suggesting “massive action.” If you want to live your dreams and own your life, you have to go after it in a big way.
Then, assess the situation as you go. Notice what’s working and what isn’t, Robbins says. When you start taking massive action, invariably some things will work and some won’t. Keep doing the things that work, but jettison the ones that don’t.
Finally, continue to adjust until you’re getting the results you want. Think of it like taking a trip in your car. You never go in a straight line from your house to your destination. That would take you through houses and trees and all kinds of things.
Instead, you make turns and take curves, constantly adjusting your path, but staying on course throughout the journey.
For more thoughts on Tony Robbins and his philosophy, check out this thread at Your World Your Life, a personal development forum.
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