There are few motivational speakers that I enjoy listening to, and Tony Robbins is definitely one of them. He was here in my hometown last week for a talk, but I couldn’t make it. I watched his show later thanks to someone uploading it online. His talk inspired me in many ways, as usual, and as a result I decided to blog about it.
How to break free from a foggy state of mind (Which I, by the way, call it a confused state of mind), follow these steps as suggested by Tony Robbins.
- Focus on your goals. What is it that you want. It is really important to focus on what matters to you and don’t allow yourself to think about things that don’t matter. Don’t focus on the negatives, but focus on the positives.
So, the first step is to know what you want.
- Take massive action – execution. Do something about your wants. Start somewhere and put on some work to get some results.
- Have believe and faith in your dream. Believe in God. He calls it “GRACE.”
Now this may sound simple, but it is challenging for many to put their goals into action. When we take an action, we either accomplish our goals or we don’t. When that happens what do we do? We try again, again, and again until we accomplish what we are after. We eventually find a way to get the work done.
There are two different state of minds: lower and higher state. We tend to be happier and positive when we are at a higher state of mind. When we are in the lower state of mind, we often feel stressed, depressed and or anxious. When you think negatively, it puts you in a lower state of mind. When you are in a higher state of mind, you achieve your goals. You usually gain victory and success, but there is no self-fulfillment. You are not content from inside. We are accomplishing our goals and getting things done, but there is no inner peace or happiness. When this happens we do things what seems to be right or do things for the sake of others. And in the process, we forget about ourselves. There is no self-fulfillment because we are too busy making others happy that we tend to forget about our own happiness. What Tony suggests is that we shouldn’t be in higher or lower state, but to be in a ‘beautiful state’ of mind. A beautiful state of mind means being happy with the outcome. It’s okay to think about one’s happiness as well. It is a well known fact that you can’t make everyone happy, so might as well do things that will put your heart at ease. People often mistake achievement with happiness. I liked the saying that goes “Don’t achieve to be happy, but happily achieve your goals.” It is very true if you think about it, we chase our dreams and goals with the intention that if we accomplish our goals then we will be happy. Once I get a higher payment job then I will be happy. Do you think that to be true? Wrong! Worldly affairs and just accomplishing goals will not bring true happiness. There is more to it. It is important to have a purpose in life, and to go after our true purpose. To gain internal happiness we should always be in a state of gratitude.
To be in a beautiful state of mind means putting an end to your sufferings. Figure out what emotions bother you, and then find out what triggers those emotions.
We don’t have control over what people say or do, but we have control over how we react to it. Lastly, I would like to end this post with my favorite line, “trade your expectations with appreciation,” and I couldn’t agree more.
His piece of work was definitely stimulating for me, I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did.