Tony Robbins is a world renowned life coach, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Robbins is best known for his seminars and self-help books including ‘Unlimited Power,’ ‘Awaken the Giant Within,’ ‘Unshakeable: Your Guide to Financial Freedom,’ and ‘Money Master the Game.’ He has helped more than 50 million people from over 100 countries to achieve breakthroughs and transform their lives. In his work with the Anthony Robbins Foundation and Feeding America, over the course of 38 years, Robbins has fed more than 42 million people.
Robbins has an estimated net worth of $480 million, and in 2015 and 2016 he was listed on the Worth Magazine Power 100 list. He has worked personally with a diverse range of individuals including President Bill Clinton, Serena Williams, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Usher, Hugh Jackman, Oprah, and many more.
How Tony Robbins prepares himself for success every morning
So, how does a man who went from rags to riches manage to prepare himself for success every day? Robbins put a huge amount of emphasis on the importance of a morning routine, and he chooses to do a 10-minute ‘priming’ ritual every morning.
“If you don't have 10 fucking minutes for your life, you don't have a life,” suggests Robbins.
HIs morning routine prepares him mentally, spiritually, and physically for the day ahead, and allows him to achieve a mental state whereby he can begin to make optimal decisions.
“If you do something from a pissed off state, from an exhausted state, from a frustrated state, from a weak state, it won't matter what you do. The thoughts are weak when you're in a weak place. The actions are weak," said Robbins.
Habits to build a morning routine like Tony Robbins
1. Practice gratitude
People tend to make poor decisions when they’re angry or fearful - gratitude can alleviate both of these, according to Tony. Practicing gratitude - a habit also promoted by Oprah Winfrey - can happen at any time during the day that you choose. However, getting into a routine of doing so in the morning can set you up for the entire day ahead. To start, you could:
“Write down one thing you’re grateful for each morning when you wake up”
For the first few weeks, you might think it’s quite difficult to write down multiple things every single morning, but once you get more accustomed to the process, you’ll realize that it’s simple and incredibly fulfilling.
2. Reduce the number of decisions you have to make when you’re not 100% awake
If you have to make tough decisions as you wake up or as you’re not 100% awake, you’ll be less likely to make positive ones. With that in mind, you want to automate your actions every morning. You can accomplish this by starting with a simple energy-giving task in the morning such as:
“Do <enter task here> for 5 minutes every morning of the week”
For most people, this task might be something like a workout, or yoga. For others it might simply be 5 minutes of writing or reading.
3. Visualize your goals and targets daily
Understand your motives for doing the tasks you plan to do today. It’s all part of a bigger picture for you and your future so try not to let short-term frustrations or disruptions get in your way. You should align your daily tasks with your long-term goals, which is much easier to do if you regularly remind yourself of exactly what it is you want to achieve: One thing you might consider doing is to:
“Review my long term goals every morning for 2 minutes”
If you don’t have any long-term goals, you can (and should) start by thinking of one, writing it down, and keeping it somewhere easily visible.
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