Tony Robbins is a successful American businessman, an accomplished author, and a renowned philanthropist. Focusing on a range of personal development topics, he has produced a number of best-selling books and forged a reputation as a leader in his field. Widely known for his infomercials and self-help books, he has been advising other business leaders for close to 40 years.
Through his various training programs, Tony has made a tremendous impact worldwide, with a presence in over 100 countries. Credited with developing one of the best personal and professional development programs available, his seminars have been delivered to millions of people over the years.
In this blog post, I will talk about his three secrets to success…
“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.”
~ Tony Robbins
What if there was a faster and easier way to achieve the results you’d like to achieve in life? What if there is a way to shorten your learning curve for anything you’d like to master in life? Would you be interested? Of course you would… anyone would!
Well, there are three secrets for turning your dreams and goals into reality according to Tony Robbins:
Secret #1: The surest way to achieve success is to model someone who is already successful. If you don’t have good models, find someone who is the best in your chosen field and emulate them. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel – simply learn from the best.
Secret #2: Ask someone who can help you. Whatever you want in life, someone has already discovered how to get it — and you want to figure out what they are doing right. Someone can likely save you time and pain with the knowledge they’ve gained in their own experiences, but understand that their time is valuable. First, figure out how you can help them, add value to their life, and then they will be more likely to help you
Secret #3: Success leaves clues. Those who succeed consistently aren’t just lucky; rather, they’re obviously taking certain actions that other people are not. By leveraging their distinct strategy, you’ll be able to achieve similar results.
However, knowing what modeling success means is the key to this. This term is often misunderstood, leading to people claiming that it “doesn’t work.”
As an example, suppose your goal is to become an excellent golf player. Tiger Woods is considered a role model for many people. However, watching hundreds of games and memorizing the intricacies of Tiger’s swing won’t necessarily lead you to success. Many golfers don’t have the same physical capabilities, and therefore are unable to achieve identical results.
Or, consider a businessperson in your field that you admire. You could simply emulate the actions of this person, but you won’t reach the same success. The issue with “modeling” behavior is that you are modeling the individual’s current actions, rather than the previous actions.
Instead of modeling what successful people are doing now, you should be trying to figure out what successful people did before they were successful. In reality, Tiger Woods practiced for thousands of hours to perfect the swing he has today. While we see the results of his labor, what we don’t see is the thousands of hours invested in getting there. Likewise, the entrepreneur you admire may have spent countless hours building their company or refining their skill set. Consequently, the entrepreneur’s current situation is resulting from the journey that led them to that point. While we have a tendency to notice the result, this level of achievement stems from the effort, energy, and commitment that came before.
According to Tony, the way to be successful is pinpointing the actions people took before achieving everything they have and following in their footsteps.