Anthony Robbins shared the three most important insights of life.
Lewis Howes did the interview as part of his highly recommendable podcast “The School of Greatness”.
Lewis asked Anthony: If everything were to erase and nothing be remembered of his prior work to this very moment and he is given an empty sheet of paper, what three things does he want us to remember beyond his living?
Life is about love.
Life is about giving. Because giving makes you grow.
Life is too short to suffer.
Even though you have nothing, you should give because it’s where fulfillment and true happiness comes from. By serving others you truly change your mindset, Tony says.
At some point of the interview, I paused the recording and thought to myself: “Stop thinking about yourself Danny. Stop making everything about yourself. Start acting as a grown up, take responsibility and give, give, give.”
How can I give, give, give?
Based on this, I am currently working on a productivity system and a startup knowledge base that I want to share for free to other ‘struggling’ entrepreneurs and first-time founders.
It’s two amazing tools to help them build a business AND have a good life — emotionally balanced, free, financially independent and most importantly healthy.
Robbins explains where suffering comes from. He says that
Suffering mostly comes from being obsessed with yourself.
The reason is that our brain is not designed to make us happy. It’s 2 million years old and designed to help us survive.
He says that we should realize that
LOVE is an action.
HAPPINESS is a choice.
It’s our job daily — as a daily practice to love (it’s an action) and to be happy (it’s a choice). We choose to love and to be happy, says Robbins.
Here I thought to myself: “It’s so true. Stop self-pitying yourself Danny because you lost something or someone stole something from you or something doesn’t go like planned. Start appreciating your life. Start being happy. It’s your choice. Happiness is not given to you. Make it a choice.”
Anthony Robbins’ 90 Second Rule
The rule goes like this: Only accept suffering or self-pity for 90 seconds. Shit is simply part of life. Expect shit to come up. But don’t expect it to influence you for more than 90 seconds.
Don’t expect certain outcomes in your life.
Instead, appreciate them.
Thanks for reading. I love you, Danny