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Tony Robbins is well known as a terrific communicator whose energy and congruence has made him a very popular speaker and writer.

His best-known books, Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within, are both recommended reading for anyone wanting to make some changes in their lives.  I read them at an important time when I was just learning about how to best develop myself and assist others to meet their goals in life.

Here are my favourite Tony Robbins quotes:

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.

I really like this quote as it takes us beyond good intentions into the realm of genuine change.  Robbins talks a lot about making powerful decisions, but he’s right to add that decisions without a resulting action isn’t really a decision.

Have you made a decision to lose weight and get fit?  Great, what are you going to do about it.

Have you made a decision to become a better parent?  Excellent decision, what are you going to do about it?

Have you made a decision to connect more with God?  Terrific, what different actions are you going to take.

If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.

One of the keys to taking meaningful action is to schedule it in your calendar or diary.  I know it’s not very glamorous, but a good old-fashioned to-do list makes a big difference to your effectiveness.  It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn over the years and it has made a massive difference in my ability to get things done.

The reality for most people is that if it’s not written down, it doesn’t happen.

You see, it’s never the environment; it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who we’ll become tomorrow.

What I think Tony is saying here is that it’s time that we stop blaming our circumstances, our parents, our kids, our boss or any other external factor for the situation that we find ourselves in. 

Two people can go through exactly the same circumstances, but they choose different paths.  Our perspective on life will influence our choices and then our level of success.  Do you interpret life in a resourceful or optimistic manner that assists you in reaching your goals?

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

You know it’s true and yet we continue to repeat the same mistakes and struggle to identify the changes that we need to make.

I’ve seen many people who think that if they changed relationships or companies then things will be different.

The reality is that if you don’t change, then you’ll end up with the same result in your new situation.

Anthony Robbins has said a lot of great things throughout his career and has positively influenced many people, including myself.  What’s your favourite quote from him?

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