Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Secret, Neville and Anthony Robbins

A lot of people rag Anthony Robbins.
Yes he sells books, DVDs, CDs, he's appeared in movies and they even ripped him on "Family Guy".
But I am convinced the guy knows his stuff.
His technique is a little different from most of " The Secret" clones.
And he was around WAY before The Secret.
Tony preaches positive thought, but also positive action.
You can sit in a room thinking " I'm a millionaire" all you want, but until you take positive action, the universe wont have a way to get that million to you.
David Schirmer (who was in The Secret) is a wealth coach, entrepreneur, private share investor and trader. He has acknowledged Robbins' effects on him.

Yeah I know Schirmer has run into trouble. One thing you have to realize, is that even if a person embraces manifestation and understands it, they are HUMAN and make mistakes. Your job as a human is to see what they did right and wrong. Learn from their mistakes. You can also, according to Neville, try to work in the spiritual realm to help them see their mistakes and work things out.

Anyway, back to Tony....
I think he was really the first positive thinking author I read. Oh I'd read Carlos Castaneda and his stuff really freaked me out, but Robbins taught HOW to apply his teachings to life.
Tony is a big man. Some people don't realize he's 6 feet 7 inches tall, that's one inch shorter than the WWE's Kane. He really has an imposing presence, he gets your attention.
The one thing I read in Tony's books that has really stuck with me is " A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."
This goes back to what I posted earlier about " Right Now". Do it now, not tomorrow or next week or next month.
Positive decision, positive action.

Lots of his sayings sound like they came from Neville or Trowel or Wattles.
"Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that dis-empowers them or one that can literally save their lives."
"Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life."
"The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment. "
"We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. "

Tony's main points, as opposed to some others, seems to be focus, commitment and action.
As always though, you can read what he says with an objective eye. Don't accept his every word as gospel.
Like I have said before, I see all this like Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.
Try something, if it works, keep it.
If it doesn't, throw it away and replace it with something else.
The thing is keep trying!


Walt said...

Seek God first, and he will give you what you need. Everything in this dream we call reality, is all part of the Most High.

Walt said...

I have a question:
Why did your God send me here to you?
Be careful what you ask for. Perhaps for the same reason he sent the little forest sprite Sky; (a woman with a heart as big as a mountain) to bless my heart with her wisdom, and great compassion. Without Sky there would not have been a path, no way for me to share God's love with you.

We are gathered here today because we believe in God. I fear, however, that while we find it easy to believe in God, many of you find it very difficult to believe God. That is, you believe in a God who is out there somewhere, but you are not sure what He is doing or whether He has any interest or control over your life in the present.

We shall soon see that the God has not left anything to chance or fate. Not even the will of sinful human beings can thwart God's purposes. God is in control, and the implications of this is spelled out for us in Romans 8:28,"God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God".

There are two things we should notice. First of all, I want you to notice that all things work together for good because God causes them to. Many people use the phrase, 'It will all work out' as if they believed that the laws of fate would always magically end up in our favour. No, the reason we are to believe that all things are working for our good is because we trust in an all-powerful God to make that happen.

The second thing we should notice here is that Paul does not call "all things" good. Paul does not say that 'God causes only good things to happen to those who love God'. Paul concedes, and he knows first hand, that God allows bad things to happen to us. This might cause us to question God or to despair except for the fact that we have a promise: "God causes all things", even bad things, "to work together for good to those who love God". And as we turn to the life of Abraham we will see this promise at work.

The Reverend Bryn MacPhail:

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