Awaken The Giant Within is Anthony Robbins Magnum Opus. It’s a heavy text covering many concepts to help you lead the life of your dreams. Many of the topics are what you would expect from any self-help book. But Robbins touches on some unique areas too. The importance of vocabulary, for example.
Is the book applicable for those pursuing strength? Believe it.
Find a role model
Having someone who is in the position you want to be in is invaluable. Their guidance can save you many hours. Is your goal to squat 200kg? Find someone who’s done it (and has a similar build) and your progress will be fast tracked.
Why do so few have a mentor?
You’re looking for the perfect match. It’s hard to find someone who is exactly where you want to be. You need to settle for the next closest thing.
A fear of rejection is another stumbling block. Either you don’t try at all or give up after a few failed email attempts. Be relentless in your pursuit. Err on the side of pissing them off with your eagerness and see what happens.
Thinking is the process of asking and answering our own questions. If you dwell on negativity, you create a harsh internal environment. Confidence and productivity suffer.
Robbins implores us to ask empowering questions:
“How can I make the most of this?”
Use your internal chatter to create a fertile mind.
Don’t let things, people or situations dictate your life and how you feel. You decide how you feel. You can’t lay blame on anyone or anything else.
There will always be tricky situations. But you choose how you respond to them. Do you curl up into the fetal position and curse your bad luck? Or do you see the roadblock as an opportunity?
Curtailed by injury? Now, you have time to work on your weaknesses.
Build a code of conduct, Robbins suggests. How will you approach each minute?
The simplicity of the principles is a strength of Awaken The Giant Within. Robbins gives the reader a roadmap by providing strategies to act on the main concepts of the book.
The amount of content is overwhelming. People who read this book fall into two categories:
- Those who get through the whole thing though are unable to digest all of the content.
- People who take their time with the reading and apply what they’ve learned along the way. But they don’t get to the book’s end.
Patience is the key with Awaken The Giant Within. Stick with it and don’t try to jam all of the lessons into your life at once
Awaken The Giant Within is the most well-rounded self-help book I’ve read. If you’re looking to shift your mindset, Robbins book is a good choice. If you’re looking to improve a specific area of your life, such as your health or finances, there are better options.
7/10 Tony Robbins fire walks.