Of course I’ve heard of Tony Robbins. But when I listened to him on Tim Ferriss’ podcast last night I was so inspired. He had a challenging childhood and was raised by four different dads. As a child, he remembers a stranger coming to his door and giving his family a meal when they were hungry. He never forgot that man. It showed him that strangers cared. He currently feeds tens of millions of people meals each year through his programs.
He read 700 books over seven years as a young man to try and get as much knowledge as he could and he went from an empty bank account and offering his services for free to advising Bill Clinton, Lady Diana, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nelson Mandela and Oprah Winfrey.
Tony reminds us that we have unlimited potential, but growth is imperative. You must be learning and changing and adding value. You must believe that you can do it. The way you frame your thoughts is everything.
Tony said, “Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” He also said, “What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.”
Who do you think you are? Do you believe that anything is possible in your life with effort and grit and consistency? We become our habits. Which habits can we cultivate and which habits can we break? As Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz reminds us, “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”
Start using your power today.