“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planers, the doers, the successful people with their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.”
Back in July, I attended the first ever Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within (UPW) LIVE VIrtual 2020 event. Suffice to say I am still integrating everything that was covered in this epic 4 day event which was 12-14 hours in length every day. To say that it was a high energy, highly charged, transformative event is an understatement. Just ask anyone who’s attended one of these in-person events.
Due to the pandemic and all venues cancelling events, TR built a multi-million dollar virtual studio to be able to pull off this first-ever UPW virtual live event which hosted over 20,000 people from all races, cultures, genders and from over 135 different countries. It was fascinating, wild and interactive!
Since this is an event that must be experienced, I will not even attempt to get into much detail about it. However, I thought this would be a good time to share some “Tony-isms” with you. What are Tony-isms? They are principles he’s known for hammering home throughout his trainings.
As you will find, some may resonate for you, some may ignite a fire in you and others may propel you to start doing some major self-inquiry, reflection and inner investigation. As I like to say, “Take what you need, and leave the rest!”
“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”
“People’s lives are a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group.”
“Life is the dance between what you desire most and what you fear most.”
“Life happens for us, not to us.”
“You don’t change yourself, you change your patterns.”
“Resources are never the problem. A lack of resourcefulness is the problem.”
“Divorce your story of limitation, and marry the truth.”
“Disappointment will drive or destroy you.”
“Home is your habitual emotional state”
“What you focus on equals quality of life.”
“The quality of your life is where you live emotionally.”
“What you focus on, you feel.”
“Our physiological state and story determine the success of the strategy.”
“Your state changes your story.”
“Someday leads to nowhere.”
“Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.”
“Trade expectation for appreciation.”
“Questions are the answers.”
“Stop asking lousy questions.”
“Learning leads to action.”
“Success leaves clues.”
“Find someone who’s done what you want and see/learn how they did it.”
“A belief is a poor excuse for an experience.”
“Perceptions are controlled by beliefs.”
“The words you attach to an experience become your experience.”
“Everyone’s life is either a warning or an example.”
“We are the creators of our own life, not just the manager of our circumstance.”
“Beliefs create or destroy.”
“Patterns are the difference between success and failure.”
“We are wired to grow and give.”
“If you stop growing, life will give you something to make you grow.”
“Commit yourself to raising your standards.”
“When you are the most tired, you get the most growth.”
“Condition your nervous system.”
“You can wire yourself for pain or pleasure.”
“Demand more of yourself every day.”
“Compete with your capacity.”
“Feed your mind every day.”
“When it’s a must, you find the way.”
“Certainty is created within you, not by your environment.”
“Change is never a matter of ability, it’s always a matter of motivation.”
“Momentum is the difference between success and failure.”
“Repetition is the mother of skill.
“Change your story, change your life.”
“What got you to Egypt won’t get you to the Promised Land.”
I love all these quotes because they can be used in a myriad of ways. Not only are they guiding principles to live by, but they can also be used to take a deep dive inside ourselves. Additionally, each and every one of them can also be used as a prompt for journaling or for taking action.
And action is precisely what this “great reset” we are experiencing globally is calling for us to take. We are all being called to do things very differently, to get creative, innovative and to question and examine everything that is no longer serving us individually and collectively. It’s also a time to explore the different ways we are being of service to others as well as the value we are bringing to the lives of others- whether they be family, friends, clients, employees, and even our social media audience.
Old outdated systems that have been dehumanizing and devaluing people and destroying our planet are crumbling because they must. Now is the time for all creators, visionaries, innovators, and every other human being alive to feel the calling to leave this world better than they found it. My hope is that the “Tony-isms” I shared ignite a fire within you to unleash the greatness that exists in YOU!
May we continue to move forward in love and intention, curiosity, unity, and hearts and minds wide open, JTC