Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony (Tony) Robbins
Such a great book, I highly recommend it! It was one of my first personal development books I read, so I took a nostalgia trip reviewing it. It still stays in my top 3 best personal transformation books of all time!!!
If you want to take a good look at your life and do some assessments on it- it’s a book for you. If you need to change your life- it is a book for you! It is packed with great exercises and tasks to do, to improve yourself.
First you need to understand yourself, assess where you are at this moment to be able to improve it. But you cannot just try, you need to do it!!! Robbins advocates for you to take your life in your hands and make decisions! It require strength and determination but when you make a decision you make commitment to yourself- “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped ”. He also explains that the secret of success is in learning how to use pain and pleasure, the main forces which shape our life. “The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain and pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behavior.” Think about it! You do what brings you pleasure!
Anthony Robbins shows in this book how to take control, an immediate control, of your mental, physical and financial destiny. He presents you with his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.The key is your decision to change things in your life and commit to it. By going thought the chapters of his book you revisit different areas of your life and learn to discover and develop your unique qualities.
Robbins’ contagious excitement and passion is amazing and I find it very motivational. I still remember how I felt first time reading this book- I was ready to conquer the world and ready for changes I needed to make to make my life better! I made the changes and I don’t regret it for a moment!
This book is full of information so it is hard to just summarize it in few points. I would say that the main message of the book is that you have the power right now to control how you think, how you feel, and what you do. Do something about it!
“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
“Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.”
“It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.”
“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s
greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending
commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may
sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their
dreams from those who live in regret.”
“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. ”
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