“A breakthrough is a moment in time when the impossible becomes possible. It’s when something happens that shapes you and moves you. It’s the moment when you finally take massive action and transform your life.”
– Tony Robbins
As I shared in my previous post, 5 Highlights of Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within 2022, there was an abundance of priceless insights and lessons shared during the event by Tony and his team & speakers.
It was certainly not easy to narrow it all down to 5 but I believe that these nuggets of wisdom encompass much of what Tony so passionately teaches all throughout his career.
While they may not necessarily be ‘groundbreaking’, they serve as an important reminder that WE are the creator of our lives.
May these key takeaways give you the boost of inspiration & motivation you need to step closer to your best self & life!
Live in a Beautiful State
On a daily basis, we humans experience an array of feelings and emotions. However, what we may not be aware of is that we don’t fully understand that emotions actually control and determine the quality of our lives.
As a result, most people go through their days focusing on their problems or whatever it is that is not working in their life.
Remember that energy goes where attention flows.
Energy is everything. So when we put our attention to our challenges or difficulties, we’re actually creating more of them and perpetuating the situation.
Tony believes that there are essentially only two states of being: Beautiful (high energy/peak states) or Suffering (low energy states).
He encourages us to consciously decide to live in a Beautiful State every day, no matter what. It is imperative that we end suffering as it arises instead of letting it get the best of us.
Your Past Does NOT Equal Your Future
“Everyone’s got a past. But the past does not equal the future – unless you live there.”
One of the biggest reasons why people feel hopeless about their life is because they define themselves by their past or current circumstances.
As strange as it sounds, the truth is, we do this because having this thought pattern presents some sort of comfort to us.
This is because the past feels familiar, we know exactly what to expect and it’s far easier to stay in our comfort zone than to step out into the unknown.
As you may have heard, “Insanity is defined as doing something over and over again, the same exact way, and expecting a different result.”
It won’t be a breezy walk in the park, but if we’d like to create a better & brighter future for ourselves, we’d need to courageously take accountability for our lives and decide to do things differently.
No matter your circumstance, believe that you have what it takes to turn your life around.
Don’t let whatever has happened in the past keep you down or let it determine what you expect from the future.
See Challenges as Opportunities for Growth
“The biggest problem that people have is thinking that they shouldn’t have any…”
When we’re going through challenging times, we may feel like the only ones. But deep down, we know that this is furthest from the truth.
Everyone, with no exception, has encountered multiple obstacles and challenges throughout their lives – and of course, this includes you!
Take a quick look back in your life and inevitably, you’ll find that whenever life presented you with challenges, it was actually happening FOR you, not TO you.
So, instead of resisting adversities, why not step up and embrace them as something that will take you closer to your best self? Your future self will definitely thank you for it.
Turn Your Shoulds into Musts
We’ve all had moments where we say to ourselves “I should…” and never end up ever getting around to it.
Tony believes that in order for us to actually follow through with our goals, we have to turn our ‘shoulds’ into ‘musts’ or we’ll end up “should-ing all over ourselves!”
First, you need to get clear (and honest) on the reasons behind whatever goal(s) you’d like to achieve.
If these ‘shoulds’ are not aligned with your priorities or values, chances are, you won’t put forth what it takes to make them real.
Understand the ‘why’ behind your goals and make a concrete plan. and keep it simple as complexity is the ENEMY of execution. Most importantly, you need to follow through with consistent, massive action.
You Become the Company You Keep
“You’re the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.”
Chances are, this isn’t the first time you’ve come across this popular quote uttered by Jim Rohn, Tony’s mentor.
Yet, many of us still underestimate the influence that the people we spend the most time with in shaping who we are as well as our future.
We don’t get to choose the family we’re born into, but the good news is that who we let into as a part of our peer group is entirely our decision.
Your peer group should consist of people who you care enough about to adjust your behavior or expectations for them. And if you’re looking to elevate your life, raise the standards of your peer group.
At first, it may be uncomfortable & challenging to be “a small fish in a big pond”. However, you need to realize that remaining “a big fish in a small pond” will always limit your potential and success.
Whether we realize it or not, we adjust our expectations of ourselves to meet the expectations of those closest to us. When we raise the standards of our peer group, we inevitably adjust our own standards and achieve higher results.
It’s in your best interest to surround yourself with people who are ‘playing’ at a higher level in life than you are.
As Tony says, “The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group. Choose your peers wisely…”
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