At a wealth creation seminar last week in Sydney, US motivational guru Anthony Robbins, the self-confessed “hunter of human excellence”, had the audience in the palm of his hands.
So what insights did he share on being the best version of yourself possible?
Anyone looking to make improvements in their business or personal life would benefit from reading these tips on personal development.
“The single most important element to success,” says Robbins, “is hunger. Without hunger, there’s no sustainable success.”
Robbins believes passion is a crucial ingredient for success in any endeavour. “Passion makes you feel alive,” he roared, whipping the crowd into a frenzy with an enthusiastic display of clapping and jumping.
Having spent many years analysing successful people, Robbins has gained many important insights on human performance and achievement. He says if you don’t use energy, energy will use you.
He adds that repetition is the mother of all skills, and shared the example of top US basketballer Kobe Bryant, who practices every day and doesn’t give up until he’s made 300 shots.
“Go to bed tired but victorious – knowing that you gave everything you had on that day,” he urges.
According to Robbins, there are two master skills:
- The science of achievement. Take what you dream about and make it real.
- The art of fulfillment. Achievement won’t make you happy. More than happiness, what we really want is a meaningful life. Success without achievement is the ultimate failure.
He shares his three steps to fulfillment:
1. Absolute obsessed focus
“Most of us fail because we major in minor things. When you’re obsessively focused, energy flows. Wherever focus goes, energy flows.”
Additionally, Robbins adds most of us focus on what we don’t want – on what we fear.
“Trade your expectations for appreciation. Most of us expect all the time. If you don’t appreciate, there’s no fulfillment.”
2. Take massive action
“Bring more action to what you’re passionate about,” Robbins says. “Success comes from good judgement. Focus on where you want to go, not what you’re afraid of.”
3. Faith or grace
“Do what you did at the beginning of the relationship and there won’t be an end,” Robbins says.
And here are some additional take-away messages from Robbins:
- If you focus on what you want, are you guaranteed to succeed? No
- If you focus on what you don’t want, are you guaranteed to fail? Yes
- Always invest more in you than anything else – if you become more, you’ll become more valuable
- If you focus on the wall you’ll hit it
- Discipline your disappointment or it disciplines you
- Motive does matter (something that’s more than you)
- Take massive action – if it doesn’t work, change your approach
- It’s in the realm of uncertainty that passion is found
- We’re not really fulfilled unless we grow
- If you stop growing you start dying
- Progress = happiness
- If you want peak performance, put yourself in a peak state
- Everything starts with energy
- Train yourself to use your emotional muscles
- People don’t master things because they’re afraid of failure
- The only failure is not to try.