Lighting a Fire Under Yourself When you attend an Anthony Robbins seminar, the experience will give an entirely new meaning to the phrase "motivational speaker". That is because it is almost impossible to attend one of Robbins' events and not come out of there motivated to change your life. And if he does energize you to take action on becoming a better person and taking charge of your destiny perhaps for the first time ever, that is worth the price of admission entirely. Anthony Robbins is naturally inspirational. This isn’t just because he is a gifted speaker. It is because he genuinely believes deeply in the things he is teaching and he wants to pass the truths of self- actualization along to you. He has the passion of an evangelist and a missionary for the truth and that passion is contagious. Yes, it does sell books making Robbins wealthy. But the seminar you attend and the books you bring home do more than just make Anthony Robbins wealthy. They make you wealthy with the same richness of knowledge that changed Robbins from a night janitor going nowhere in his life to the potent force for change he is today. There is a good reason that the backbone of the magic that Anthony Robbins brings to his seminars and his writings is motivation. He knows that maybe the biggest enemy of change in your life is inertia and mental laziness that just accepts things as they are and that things can never change. That willingness to compromise and not rise up from within to defeat complacency is what keeps most of us stuck in the rut of where we are today. Complacency tells you to come to terms with the failings, the lost dreams and the distance you have come from your hopes about life and to "grow up" and accept defeat without a struggle. Anthony Robbins first lights a fire under you that the lies of complacency in your life are just that - lies. You get to that place because as part of avoidance of the pain that comes when you have a disappointment or failure in something you were trying to accomplish. The new information we get from a Robbins teaching is that there is no reason to feel pain or embarrassment or sadness because something didn't work out or you had a failure in your life. There is no shame in trying something and failing except the shame of giving up and not trying again to be a success in life. But the real value of a Robbins seminar or that you take from reading his books or articles is not the fire he lights under you to get moving on realizing your dreams. The real values are the skills he gives each of us light a fire under ourselves. Robbins teaches us to be fired up about change and to tackle this new ambition with vigor and aggressive action. But more than that, he teaches you to stay fired up to continue the quest for greatness even when you do not have one of Robbins tapes or videos handy to give you that fresh transfusion of enthusiasm. Because many of the skills Anthony Robbins include new mental disciplines for focus and to defeat negative thoughts and emotions, you also will develop the ability to turn on the motivational speaker inside yourself. By developing a habit of positive thinking and of visualizing your dream every day, you become your own motivational speaker. And when you can motivate yourself, you have a power that makes it virtually impossible for anyone or anything to stop you from reaching that dream and then dreaming bigger as you pile success on success as a result of what you learned from Anthony Robbins.