Extracts from Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins CHAPTER 1:- Success To laugh often and much; to win the respect of people and the affection of children; to earn appreciation of honest critics; to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life breathed easier because you have lived. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Who you know, where you go and what you own are not the true measure of personal success. Ongoing process of striving to become more. It is the opportunity to continue to grow emotionally, socially, spiritually, physiologically, intellectually and financially, while contributing in some positive way to others. The road to success is always under construction…it is a progressive course, not an end to be reached. Common thread of successful people.. power. Ultimate power is the ability to produce results you desire most, and create value for others in the process. Eg Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Kerry Packer, Rupert Murdoch. Power in the ages used to be a physical thing…kings, armies, strength etc. Nowadays largest sources of power is based on specialised knowledge. We are no longer in an industrial revolution – which was fuelled by money, but in a communication revolution – which is fuelled by knowledge. (John Kenneth Galbraith). With communication as it is today, and advanced weapons boundaries and land of a country becomes irrelevent. The power is based on how a country has developed their communication and knowledge infrastructure. For example… Russia – a country which is rich in resources, agricultural land, people – now economically collapsed. Needs to import food, minerals and technology. Why? – people have no common goal, common bond, moving in different direction…no specific goals and targets. Israel – a country mainly desert, minimal resources, limited people - economocally strong, a net exporter etc etc. Why? – people have a common goal, targeted, and although politically diverse and split, have a common goal. Also focus attention to knowledge and communication and technology. (Speech by Shimon Peres in IUA in Sydney) Knowledge is only part of the equation…a major part is ACTION. ACTION produces results. In fact POWER is defined as “The ability to Act”. Communication Every communication we make is an action, so communication is power. Those who know how to affect the thoughts feelings and actions of the majority of us are those who know how to use this tool of power. JFK, Thomas Jefferson, Jesus Christ, Gandhi, Winston Churchill etc. Your level of communication mastery will determine your level of success with others, personally, emotionally , socially and financially. The level of success you experience internally, is based on how you communicate with yourself. How you feel is not the result of what is happening in your life, but what you perceive is happening in your life. How you interpret the results of what is happening. One can interpret any result in a positive way or a negative way.
I have a friend, a great sportsman who had an accident and lost a leg… he could have given up on life, but ended up becoming a successful surgeon. He interpreted the accident as “the best thing that happened to him”. Took a result and made it into a +ve. Another friend, inherited millions, gifted sportsman, committed suicide as he believed he had nothing to live for. The quality of our lives is determined by not what happens to us, but rather by what we do about what happens. How one reacts to events that one comes across is a measure of ones success. One can control ones state of mind by adopting a point of view that creates that emotion. You alone controls the point of view that you take. It is your power and your prerogative. If we change our mental and physical actions, we can immediately change our emotions and behaviours. You shape your perceptions or...
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