Awaken the Giant Within: A Few Thoughts

We all have dreams, but few of us manage to turn those dreams into reality. Why do we have our sights set so high, yet fall short so often? Is there a better way to achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves? In Awaken the Giant Within, Tony Robbins gives us concrete techniques to wake up the slumbering giant that is inside of us all. When this giant wakes from its slumber, you will find that you can accomplish any goal that you set for yourself.

Everything starts with a commitment to action. If you set a goal for yourself you simply have to commit to it. If you truly commit, you will accomplish it. You can tell as soon as you start a project whether or not you will complete it. If you check your heart and know that you are committed to it, it will get completed. But if you waver and are not fully committed, it is quite likely that it will not get completed.

Next you have to take a good look at your belief system. If your beliefs are not aligned with your goals, you will fail. You will end up sabotaging the efforts that you will need to reach your goals. If you want to make money, you should examine your beliefs about money. If you believe that rich people are evil, if you end up making money, you will feel evil too. This belief will prevent you from making money, because by making money, you will become that which you loathe.

Focus on your goals and not your fears. If you focus on what you want, you are much more likely to get it. Focusing on what you want and taking action to get it, will naturally take your focus away from what you fear. The converse, focusing on what you fear will make your fears grow and distract you from your goals.

In short, Awaken the Giant Within, goes into great detail on the items I have discussed above and it goes much deeper into many additional topics that I can’t cover here. It is an excellent book for anyone who dares to achieve their full potential.