Tony Robbins is regarded as one of the world’s best development coaches. He has coached Bill Clinton, Hugh Jackman and Leonardo Di Caprio amongst a host of very successful people. 

When he opens his mouth, people listen. So, here’s some advice from Tony Robbins to help you become more successful and productive in 2019.

1. On Taking Action:

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”


2. On Goal Setting:

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

“People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.”

“Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.”


3. On Questions:

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”


4. On Decision Making:

“It is your decisions and not your conditions that determine your destiny.”

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”


5. On Communication:

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”


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6. On the Future:

“Everybody’s got a past. The past doesn’t equal the future unless you live there… All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?”


7. On Living:

“Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.”

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process.”

“How am I going to live today to create the tomorrow I’ve committed to?”


8. On Focus:

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”

“Where focus goes, energy flows.”


9. On the Secret to Success:

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.”

“People who fail focus on what they have to go through; people who succeed focus on what it will feel like at the end.”

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.”


5 Ways to Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Here’s Tony Robbins’ five-point plan to help make 2019 your best year yet.

  1. Always keep learning.
  2. Stay physically active.
  3. Identify a person who already has what you want.
  4. Take action, but be willing to change course.
  5. Give back.

Source: CNBC


10. On Second Chances:

“You decide every moment of every day who you are and what you believe in. You get a second chance every second.”


11. On Change:

“If you’re gonna make a change, you’re gonna have to operate from a new belief that says life happens not to me but for me.”

“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.”

“If there’s anything you’re not happy about – in your relationships, in your health, in your career – make a decision right now about how you’re going to change it immediately.”


12. On Progress:

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”


13 On Time:

“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.”


14. On Passion:

“There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it’s the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.”


15. On Control:

“Although we cannot always control events in our lives, we can always control our response to them, and the actions we take as a result.”b


16. On Motivation:

Check out Tony Robbins’ TED talk on why we do what we do.


Final Thoughts

What advice would you give your 21-year old self?

Tony Robbins was asked this recently and responded by stating you should allow yourself to think in terms of decades.

He states that it’s highly likely that you’re going to overestimate what you can get done in a year and underestimate what you can get done in a decade.

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