Awaken the Giant Within  - Book Summary
Book : Awaken the giant within by Anthony Robbins
 
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Awaken the Giant within Summary
Success truly is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is often the result of bad judgment!.
“We will either find a way, or make one.”
The Three Big Ideas From the Book
  1. Focus determines whether you perceive your reality as good or bad, whether you feel happy or sad.
  2.  When we focus consistently on improvement in any area, we develop unique distinctions on how to make that area better.

3; The three decisions that control your destiny are;

a. Your decisions about what to focus on.
b. Your decisions about what things mean to you.
c. Your decisions about what to do to create the results you desire.
Chapter : Dreams of Destiny
Success truly is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is often the result of bad judgment!.
One of the most important decisions you can make to ensure your long-term happiness is to decide to use whatever life gives you in the moment.
In order to succeed, you must have a long-term focus.
                                         “We will either find a way, or make one.”
Chapter: Raise Your Standard
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.
Author Says When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.
Chapter : Change Your Strategy  
 
In order to keep your commitment, you need the best strategies for achieving results. One of my core beliefs is that if you set a higher standard, and you can get yourself to believe, then you certainly can figure out the strategies. You simply will find a way.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
 
 
DECISIONS: THE PATHWAY TO POWER 
 
 It’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
 
 “How am I going to live the next ten years of my life? How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?
 What am I going to stand for from now on? What’s important to me right now, and what will be important to me in the long term? What actions can I take today that will shape my ultimate destiny?”
 If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in your life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.
                              “Man is born to live and not to prepare to live. “
THE FORCE THAT SHAPES YOUR LIFE 
 
Everything you and I do, we do either out of our need to avoid pain or our desire to gain pleasure.
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.”
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it’s not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it’s how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
           “IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE, SOMEONE ELSE DOES”
LET’S MAKE SOME CHANGES RIGHT NOW 
 
First, write down four actions that you need to take that you’ve been putting off. Maybe you need to lose some weight. Maybe you need to stop smoking. Maybe you need to communicate with someone you’ve had a falling out with, or reconnect with someone who’s important to you.
The final step is to write down all the pleasure you’ll receive by taking each of these actions right now. Make a huge list that will drive you emotionally, that will really get you excited:
Chapter : BELIEF SYSTEMS 
“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy.”
 We need to realize that our beliefs have the capacity to make us sick or make us healthy in a moment.
The belief that becomes truth for me … is that which allows me the best use of my strength, the best means of putting my virtues into action.”
All great leaders, all people who have achieved success in any area of life, know the power of continuously, pursuing their vision, even if all the details of how to achieve it aren’t yet; available.
If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.
How we deal with adversity and challenges will shape our lives more than almost anything else. 
 
Chapter : The Power of Your Brain
What a magnificent gift we were born with! I’ve learned that our brains can help us accomplish virtually anything we desire.
“To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Chapter : Focus the Power of Concentration
 
The truth is that very few things are absolute. Usually, how you feel about things, and the meaning of a particular experience, is all dependent upon your focus.
Focus is not true reality, because it’s one view; it’s only one perception of the way things really are.
The answer is that you increase your chances by focusing on what you want. Focusing on the solution is always to your benefit.
The most powerful way to control focus is through the use of questions. For whatever you ask, your brain provides an answer; whatever you look for, you’ll find.
If you’ve been consistently focusing on the worst that could happen, there’s no excuse for continuing to do that. Start now to focus on the best.
          “Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
 
You’ve got to realize that you must take conscious control of running your own mind. You’ve got to do
it deliberately; otherwise, you’re going to be at the mercy of whatever happens around you.
The Power of Questions
 
“Some men see things as they are, and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?
The difference between people is the difference in the questions they ask consistently.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
What power could you unleash by asking some equally simple but powerful questions? Questions are undeniably a magic tool that allows the genie in our minds to meet our wishes; they are the wake-up call to our giant capacities.
Once you know how to ask empowering questions, you not only can help yourself, but others as well. You can give these as a gift to other people.
                       “Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.”
Giant Goals Produce Giant Results
 
 “You’re not lazy! You just have impotent goals!”
When we first set large goals, they may seem impossible to achieve. But the most important key to goal setting is to find a goal big enough to inspire you, something that will cause you to unleash your power.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible—the foundation for all success in life.
When you set a goal, you’ve committed to CANI!
 What specific action could I take today that would lead me on that road to the destiny of my choice?
                              “Climb high; Climb far. Your goal the sky; Your aim the star.”
TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP NOW! 
1) Personal development goals,
2) Career/business/economic goals,
3) Toys/adventure goals, and
4) Contribution goals.
 “What kind of person will I have to become in order to achieve all that I want?” 
                                “Where there is no vision, the people perish … .”
LIFE VALUES
We need to realize that the direction of our lives is controlled by the magnetic pull of our values. They are the force in front of us, consistently leading us to make decisions that create the direction and ultimate destination of our lives.
Get clear about what is most important in our lives and decide that we will live by these values, no matter what happens.
Many people know what they want to have, but have no idea of who they want to be.
Remember that your values—whatever they are—are the compass that is guiding you to your ultimate destiny.
                   IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR TRUE VALUES, PREPARE FOR PAIN  
The only way we can ever feel happy and fulfilled in the long term is to live in accordance with our true values.
                                                “We are what we repeatedly do.”
 “Here’s a critical distinction: design your rules so that you’re in control, so that the outside world is not what determines whether you feel good or bad.”
“We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves.”
“We can always use whatever life has to offer in an empowering way, but we have to do it proactively. “
“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”
“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.”
“Your capability is constant, but how much of it you use depends upon the identity you have for yourself.”
“Just ask yourself, “Who am I?” Write down the answer, and then ask it again.”
“Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.”
 “Your brain knows what to do only when it has a clear association about what it needs to avoid and what it needs to move toward. “
 “All wealth begins in the mind!”
“Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”
“The way to expand our lives is to model the lives of those people who are already succeeding.”
” Learn how to use time to your advantage rather than allowing it to rule your levels of satisfaction and stress.”
“We have time enough if we will but use it aright.”
“The great man is he that does not lose his child’s-heart.”
“We fail to recognize that it is the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destinies.”
“The one thing we have absolute control over is our internal world—we decide what things mean and what to do about them.”
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