If Tony Robbins isn’t my guru, then what is he?
The title of this film caught my eye – and even though it never really fit the film, I watched the whole thing.
Tony Robbins, a self-help author and motivational speaker, has been around for decades. I remember purchasing, and never reading, “Awaken the Giant Within”. I suppose the first step to actually awakening the giant is to read the book. Let’s just say that I have an issue with procrastination.
In any case, I first learned about Tony Robbins through late night infomercials. He was definitely motivational and persuasive. In fact I can still remember the words he stated in that commercial: “Don’t think about snakes”. He was attempting to say that if we are actively trying to NOT think about something, all we are going to do is think about it.
I think it struck a chord because so often in my own life when I struggled with issues, I would think endlessly about them and remain stuck in an obsessed state. For instance, if I was on a diet, I would spend a lot of time thinking about the things I couldn’t eat. It made me miserable. And so Tony was right.
Plus, I really hate snakes.