7 Amazing Lessons from Peak Performance Coach Tony Robbins

By Mr. Self Development

February 17, 2010   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Tony Robbins is an infamous American self-help author and one of the top motivational speakers in the world. His bestselling books include Unlimited Power and my personal favorite Awaken the Giant Within.

Robbins began his career promoting seminars for motivational speaker Jim Rohn. He began working for Jim when he was 18 years old, and worked with him until he was 22.

Later Robbins began hosting seminars which included teachings on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) which he learned from NLP co-founder John Grinder. Eventually Robbins incorporated firewalking into his seminars; this is something he learned from Tolly Burkan.

Robbins has used infomercials to promote his seminars and products and although Robbins is known for being a motivational speaker, he refers to himself as a peak performance coach rather than a motivational speaker. Robbins believes that coaching is more important than motivation.

7 Amazing Lessons from Tony Robbins:

  1. Focus 

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.”

Nothing is more critical than focus. If you fail to reach your goal, it is because somewhere along the way your focus was “broken.” Focus is power; a focused person can accomplish more than 100 individuals who are merely interested.

  • Realize That Decisions Decide Destinies

    “It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.” 

More than anything else, your decisions decide your future. Its how you play the cards that you’ve been dealt that matters most. Decisions decide destinies! The decision to further pursue your education, the decision on who you marry, the decision to start your own business, the decision to just sit around and make excuses; your life is a result of the decisions that you’ve made.

  • Recognize the Path to Success 

“The truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can’t accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you’re absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You’re 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.”

Wow, what a quote! This is the path to success.

Anybody can make excuses and say “you have to be lucky to succeed,” but the truth is, we all have the power to succeed, however we’re all not willing to do what it takes to succeed (that’s the difference). Most prefer to sit on the side-line, or play Monday morning quarterback.

  • Raise Your Standard 

“Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming. If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.”

In life you get what you accept and what you expect. What do you expect from yourself? Do you expect to be average; do you expect to live an average life or to have an average job? What are you accepting? Are you accepting living paycheck to paycheck? Are you accepting barely getting along?

To succeed you must raise your standard, you must begin to see yourself differently.

  • Major in Major Things 

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.”

Give your time and attention to what matters most. Dedicate your life to doing big things; leave the little things to someone else. Learn to think big, to act big, and your life will take on a new direction.

Major in major things!

  • Do What You Know To Do 

“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”

Chances are you already have enough information to dramatically transform your life from the inside-out; you’re just not putting that information into action. It’s not enough to possess knowledge, you must act on what you know in-order to change your destiny.

  • Learn to Follow the Leader

    “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” 

There’s no sense in re-creating the wheel. Find someone who’s succeeding and do what they did. If it worked for them, it will work for you. Follow the leader, think like the leader, act like the leader, and you will become the leader!

Thank you for reading and be sure to pass this article along!

Written on 2/17/2010 by Mr. Self Development, a motivational author that offers a practical guide to success and wealth; support him by visiting his blog at mrselfdevelopment.com. . Photo Credit: Randy Stewert
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