10 Tony Robbins Quotes to Inspire Your Inner Entrepreneur
Sometimes all you need is a little motivation.
- August 3, 2020
- 4 min read
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Entrepreneur, author, coach, philanthropist, podcast host — the list goes on. Starting out as a janitor without a college education, Tony Robbins has transformed himself into a household name with a multi-million dollar net worth. He is loved by the masses for many reasons but it’s his ability to inspire others as a motivational speaker that has drawn millions of people to his seminars over the years.
Even if you can’t attend a seminar yourself, you can be inspired by his words. Here are some of the best Tony Robbins quotes you can use to inspire your entrepreneurial side.
As an entrepreneur, setting goals is a surefire way to map out your future in a way that you can easily work towards, goal by goal. Set big goals for yourself and break them up into smaller steps. By doing this, you make the larger goal less daunting and focus on the small steps in front of you, one at a time. Once you have a goal-oriented mindset, like Robbins said, it’ll attract all that you need to make those goals come true.
Identifying your problems is important but that doesn’t mean you should dwell on them; your energy is better spent on finding real solutions. Like many of Robbins’ quotes, this applies to business and your personal life. Your problems — and your goals — are fueled by your energy. So how are you going to spend your energy?
Sure, the familiar is uncomfortable. But by doing the same thing over and over again, you’re setting yourself up for the same result. Don’t expect change by approaching your business this way. A different result requires a different approach. If what you’ve always done is no longer working for you, it’s time to try something totally new.
Any experienced entrepreneur knows the feeling Robbins is describing in this quote. Inspiration — be it from a book, a mentor or a quote – can be extremely effective if you’re in the right mind set. But at a certain point in anyone’s life, feeling desperate can be the most powerful fuel there is. Hitting a point of desperation forces you to look at your environment with a totally new perspective and it’s in these moments you can find clarity and new ideas. It may not feel great in the moment, but desperation may put you on a path towards something far better than you could have imagined.
5. “If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.”
Sometimes the only person stopping you from achieving your dreams is yourself. Pursuing what you love can be frightening and a possibility of failure can deter you. But by putting pen to paper – or a meeting on your calendar — you’re taking a tangible step towards that dream. And as Robbins said, that simple act of scheduling it is what takes something from abstract to reality.
Real growth doesn’t happen when things are easy or comfortable. To become a better boss, entrepreneur or person, you have to learn lessons in the hard moments. Those are the moments that change your way of thinking, challenge your norms and make you see your next step in a whole different light. If everything were easy, life would be stagnant.
7. “People who fail focus on what they have to go through; people who succeed focus on what it will feel like at the end.”
Say you want to start a new business — do you envision the mountain of tasks you have to complete or what it would feel like to finally succeed? Robbins suggests envisioning the latter, for it is the vision you need to get through your to-do list to make it all happen. If you focus solely on the difficult tasks in front of you, you’ll feel defeated before you even begin.
Sure, talent is great to have but it can only get a person so far. It is the drive to show up every day and give it your all that leads to real success. Talent alone won’t pay the bills if you’re not driven to utilize it in a way that earns money. Persistence is that voice inside you that tells you to get up and give it your all every single day that changes your life.
9. “You don’t have to have a reason to feel good. You’re alive! You can feel good for no reason at all!”
As someone who has faced immeasurable hardship in his life, Robbins knows that happiness can be a choice. And when things feel tough, just being alive is reason enough to smile. You’re allowed to feel good even if things don’t seem to be going right — waking up is a source of happiness all its own.
10. “Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.”
Change is, by definition, something different. You can’t expect to do the same things over and over and have it lead to change. You need to shift alter your approach to do this. As Robbins said, improving your standards is step one. Let’s say your business revenue is on a downward slope — is doing what you have always done going to change that? Instead, ask yourself if you’re doing the best, working with the best and serving the best customers. By raising your standards, you’ll raise the quality of your product and service and can then raise your prices soon after.
Being an entrepreneur is hard and simply reading inspirational quotes won’t fix your problems. You have to be willing and able to extrapolate the message from the quote and truly apply it to your life. It’s all up to you — Tonny Robbins is here to inspire you along the way.
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