I have always dreamed big about my life, even during the tough times. There have many individuals and many books that helped me through those times. One book in particular has had a large impact on me and I would like to share a chapter from this book with my thoughts on it.
The book is Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins and the chapter is ” The Seven Lies of Success”
Tony Robbins calls these seven concepts lies because if you want to believe they have no bearing on your success than, to you, they are lies. But to those of us who choose to believe them, your live can be changed forever.
Here you go:
Number One – Everything happens for a reason and a purpose and it serves us.
I was born with a congenital hip, this caused me to walk with sever limp until I was 45 years old at which time I had my first hip replacement( I would have 24 major surgeries in my life). As a child I went through what you can imagine any child in the 1950′s might go through, I was picked on and called names; I’m not telling you this so you can feel sorry for me. You don’t need to, I live an incredible life. I tell you this for this reason, I believe that how I was born was one of the greatest blessings in my life it help me to become the person that I am today. It helped me to develop my personality, my work ethic and my attitude.
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose and it serves us.
Number Two – There is no such thing as failure.
We don’t fail at things in life; we simply decide that whatever we are trying to do is not worth the time and hardships we must go through to get it. If you think about your life you probably have everything you ever really wanted in life, the things you don’t have you, most likely, decided it wasn’t worth what you had to go through to get or you are still working on it.
There is no such thing as failure.
Number Three – Whatever happens take responsibility.
The day that we accept responsibility for the things that happen in our lives is the day we become free. We certainly can’t control everything that happens to us but we can control how we act and feel about those things.
Whatever happens take responsibility.
Number Four – It’s not necessary to understand everything to be able to use everything.
There are so many things that you could learn in any business. Different markets, products, competition, sales techniques and the list goes on and on. If we try to become an expert on every possible option that is out there we will never do anything.
It’s not necessary to understand everything to be able to use everything.
Number Five – People are your greatest resource.
We are in the people business do you truly care about people and I mean all people or do you only care about those that you can make money on. I believe if we our truly in the people business we need to care about all people. Certainly our clients but also the person who waits on us at the restaurant or serves us the coffee at the coffee shop.
People are your greatest resource.
Number Six – Work is play.
Mark Twain said, ” to make your vocation your vacation is success”. Love what you do if not look for your passion and follow it.
Work is play.
Number Seven – There’s no abiding success without commitment.
We are committed to something or we are committed to nothing. Absolute commitment can give use the passion to never give up.
There’s no abiding success without commitment.
Thank you Tony!