I have always been a fan of Tony Robbins and later on found videos from Frank Kern who is buds with John Reese.
Many years ago my interpretation of Tony Robbins materials was that he was a motivator. I thought he made videos that I would feel motivated after watching them. Maybe the content he was publishing 15 years ago was simply motivation or maybe there was more to it that I couldn’t understand at the time. Now when I take in his content it has a tremendous effect on me. I understand that there are a lot of things that contribute to success but most of it is what is in my head. What do I mean? I now understand that the reason most successful people become successful is that they see the world in a different way than most people and/or they decide what environment they are putting themselves in which then has almost certainty to make them think and do things that lead to success.
Throughout my life I always thought that adults were making their own decisions and carefully guiding their lives. I thought I was making all my own decisions too. I finally realized and learned to feel how each person in my life and the environment I was putting myself in was influencing my life, my decisions and my success (or lack of it).
What do I mean by this? I used to always keep myself on a certain track, I decided what my mission was and I went for it. If anything got in my way I figured out how to get around it. While it was great that I was sticking to my mission I didn’t realize that I spent a lot of time and energy on dealing with obstacles. I now know that I don’t have to deal with so many obstacles I only need to deal with the ones that will end up providing me with more return in the form of energy or time then what I will have to put into it. I now focus my energy on doing this that will provide me with a residual return of investment for every day of the rest of my life. For example, if I am going to spend 8 hours a day on doing things that will give back to me in the future than if I have an obstacle that is going to take 2 hours to deal with and cause me to expend 8 hours worth of energy then I stop and take a look at the potential return of an investment of energy on the obstacle. If I am spending 8 hours of energy on one thing, will that one thing give me back 8 hours worth of energy in the next year, and then after that another 8 hours the next year? If not, I don’t bother tackling the obstacle because it will have a negative effect on my life. I want to spend 8 hours of energy on something that will give me back 8 hours of energy every year to come in the future.
Anyhow, this all means to me that when I get driven to do something I have to stop and take a look at what is driving me and is it something that I can logically expect a positive return on. This is not always the easiest thing for me to do, but the more I do it the more easier it becomes.
In the video below with Tony Robbins, Frank Kern and John Reese in it the biggest message I received from it is:
People will do things based on past experiences. If someone tries something once and gets result x, they think they will always get result x. However there is usually a better way to get the desired result. So once that same person learns a new tool or does something new or slightly different they will end up getting result y. So the problem is people are stuck on their beliefs which are based on past experiences and people have a hard time trying something again but with a twist, even though that will end up changing their beliefs. Eg. Someone thinks it is impossible to get result y, because they tried and got result x. But if that same person would open their mind to trying something new they could possibly get result y. The only thing that is stopping them is themselves. So the challenge in one person achieving success is that person getting their on mind on track with the possibility that it is possible to achieve more than that person has before.