Synopsis: “Anthony Robbins already has unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny™ seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us — teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.
The ultimate program for improving the quality of every aspect of your life — personal or business, physical or emotional — Awaken the Giant Within gives you the tools you need to immediately become master of your own fate.” -Amazon
Opening thoughts: Tony Robbins always delivers. I’ve had this book on my list for awhile now, but kept putting it off because I don’t like reading the abridged version of anything. I figured that based on the reviews, I’m sure it would deliver value and cover some of the main points of the full version. At the same time, I felt I needed something short to offset Open, which was 18 hours long.
Several months back, a coworker of mine was telling me about this fitness bootcamp she was doing at OC Fit. It sounded pretty intense, but she kept going so I assumed she liked it.
Last week, we found a Groupon for 21 days of unlimited classes for $17. That’s a pretty amazing deal considering the price of the monthly membership. Sure, why not. We decided to buy it.
When we got there, the first thing I noticed was the loud, high energy, clubbing-type music. Lots of sweaty people around the gym were lifting weights, then shuffling between workouts each time the 50-second buzzer went off.
It felt like going clubbing, but without the dancing or fun. It was similar to when we went to Soul Cycle a couple weeks back.
To be honest, it didn’t look that bad. They weren’t going a hundred miles an hour, so I figured I could keep up.
-What drives you a.k.a. your “why.” Your purpose is the fuel for accomplishing anything. Without a purpose, it’s almost impossible to achieve anything significant.
-Some people use their challenges as their excuse to not do something. Successful people use their challenges as their fuel that drives them. “The same things that discourage unsuccessful people actually fuel and motivate successful people.”
-In a study on successful people, researchers found that intelligence was not as strong of an indicator of success as drive, hard work, and resilience.
-Some say your “why” should make you cry. Others say it should be strong enough to get you up in the morning. Overall, what drives you should be strong enough and bigger than the obstacles that will undoubtedly come in your path.
-Some people are driven to help others. Some people are driven to be the best and continuously improve. Understanding what drives someone can really help you understand why they do the things they do, and how you can help them achieve their goal.