The Tony Robbins Companies Revealed _14_ by nationalss


									Someone to Believe In

Just because you are taking an interest in the teachings of Anthony
Robbins, that does not make you a "disciple" of his. That may be one of
the greatest criticisms and misunderstandings that people who don't
understand what Anthony Robbins teaches have and it often comes across as
crude humor. Some call Robbins a "positive thinking guru". First of
all, his teachings have much more depth than to just categorize them as
"positive thinking" or "self help" or to pigeonhole Robbins as a
motivational speaker.

But of more concern is the mistake of seeing Anthony Robbins as a "guru".
Robbins is not preaching a new religion or seeking "converts" or
disciples at all. He has simply discovered the methods and disciplines
that can lead all of us to greater success and wealth in our lives.
These methods have worked for him so he wishes to share them with others.
There is nothing weird or bad about that desire at all and literally tens
of thousands have benefited from Anthony Robbins' teaching.

If Anthony Robbins were trying to build a following or a "church", he
would teach that we should believe in him and his teachings would become
a cult of personality. While Robbins does have tremendous credibility
because what he teaches has been proven true in his life and in the lives
of others, we are not invited to believe IN Anthony Robbins but to just
believe him when he explains how we can achieve the same amazing results
in our lives that he has enjoyed by following the principles of positive
self actualization and using the power of the will and the mind to go
after your dreams in life.

But Robbins does advocate that you go through a conversion to begin
believing in someone else with much greater conviction and devotion.
That person you should believe in is you. That is because the dream that
will be realized when you begin to unleash the power that is already
within you will be a power that does not come from some otherworldly
outside force. That power comes from you. It is the power of your
dream, your passion to succeed and that deeply buried inner person who is
a winner once the layers of excuses and self-defeating thought patterns
are defeated.

"Believe in yourself" sounds like the rather empty advice that our
parents gave us when we were young to try to get us to do our homework.
But the approach we learn from the seminars and books by Anthony Robbins
is far more practical. That is because instead of just trying to "buck
us up" with a pep talk, Robbins helps us identify myths and self-
defeating stories we tell ourselves that keep us from becoming the person
we were always meant to be.

Where do these myths and stories come from? They are coping mechanisms
we use to mask the pain and frustration that come from failure or bad
experiences in life. It is too easy to say, "Well if you fail, just pick
yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again". If that area
of life where the failure occurred is intensely personal like a loss of
career or the failure of a marriage or love affair, the damage to your
self-concept can be devastating.
The power of emotions to put "punch" behind the excuses and stories we
tell to rationalize our failures is understandable. The emotional system
is the most powerful mechanism for self-preservation we have. But the
fact remains that rationalization and creating myths to make the pain of
a loss in the past are still falsehoods that will keep us from ever
achieving the success and wealth we are capable of and that we deserve.

Only you can face down those "band-aids" that you put in place to cover
up a wound. It is time for that band-aid to come off. If you lost a job
because of you made mistakes, tear off the band-aid. If your love life
suffered because you and your lover did not share the same values and he
or she dumped you, that hurts but its time to tear off the band-aid and
let that wound heal. When you do, you will experience release from those
past hurts. And you will be empowered to great success in the future.
And that is what we all really want.

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