Step one is obsess, get totally focused, unleash your desire, that gives the energy.
Step two is not waiting. It’s massive action, keep changing your approach until you find effective execution. If you’re running east looking for a sunset, I don’t care how positive you are, you’re not going to see the sunset. It’s the wrong strategy.
Interviewer: Not going to happen.
It’s just not going to happen. So you got to have a proven strategy, and you can get there faster, same way I’ve done it with these books, just saying, “I could go this, “or I could spend four years, “interview 50 of the smartest people in the world, “all billionaires that started with nothing “and find out what they did, “and compress decades into days.”
That’s really the purpose of everything that I do. So when you have that plan and you keep changing your approach, I always tell people, “How long would you give your average kid “to learn how to walk “before you turned to the kid and said, “Dude, it’s never going to happen. “You’re not a walker. “Just give it up.” People are like, “Are you crazy? “My kid is going to keep trying until.”
“You got to have a proven strategy, and you can get there faster” – Tony Robbins
Well that’s really step two. You keep changing your approach until you find it.
And then the third step to achievement really is, simple as it may sound, if you’re obsessed, you know what you want, you’re taking massive action, maybe you modeled somebody to figure out the right action so you get there quicker, and you’re executing, you still need a little grace.
Some people call it luck, you could call it God, but I really believe that there’s the part we do and then there’s the part that comes to us, but I do know grace shows up a lot more when you do the first two steps on your own, and grace shows up a lot more when you acknowledge grace in your life, when you acknowledge that I was born in a world where I didn’t have to build this internet that I can pull out of my pocket the answer to everything on Earth.
” You keep changing your approach until you find it.” – Tony Robbins
I’m driving on streets I didn’t pave. I’m reading books I didn’t have to write. That’s the gift of our lives, and I think when we experience that grace, we don’t just experience more achievement, but we start to experience more fulfillment.
Interviewer: And grace not only effects your ability to get there, but it effects what you do and how you live once you are there.
It really determines the quality of your life, because unless you live in a state of gratitude… I did an interview with Sir John Templeton, who as you know is one of the first billionaire investors and just a brilliant man.
He came from nothing, and he donated, I think it was 750, they still do it, The Templeton Fund, I think it’s 750 million dollars a year, it’s bigger than the Nobel Fund that he donates, and one day I asked him, I said, “What is the secret to wealth?” And he looked at me, paused, this big smile and his eyes got really bright like they always did, and he said, “Tony, it’s what you teach.” And I said, “Well, I teach a lot of things, which thing?”
He said, “Gratitude.” He said, “Because you and I Tony “know billionaires that are miserable, “and it’s because they’re not grateful for what they have. “And we both know people who have no money seemingly, “but they’re so grateful for their health, “for their husband, for their wife, for their children, “they’re so grateful to God, “they’re so grateful for their life that they’re rich.”
“It’s not enough just to have your financial plan.” – Tony Robbins
So I think it starts with that gratitude. It starts with that connection to grace as simplistic as that sounds. So it’s not enough just to have your financial plan. You can have all the money and be miserable. Let’s have the money and be really rich emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.4
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