How Can Drive Make You A Success?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Success.

About Tony Robbin's TEDTalk

Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. Robbins has shared his views with millions through his seminars and his best-selling books. In this talk, he discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

About Tony Robbins

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins advises all type of people — from CEOs to heads of state to Olympic athletes. His Anthony Robbins Foundation works with the homeless, elderly and inner-city youth, and feeds more than 2 million people annually through its International Basket Brigade.

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Comments [1]

The LARGE degree of fraud here is defining success as conquest. It's a failure of perception our whole society suffers from, failing to recognize that our "idea of success" is a way of blinding ourselves to the natural reality that growth necessitates subjugating others. It's what "growth" means physiologically, taking from one place to build another, eating your mom exponentially. Just making our "idea of success" so celebratory that we become blinded to that subjugation of others doesn't change it, is the natural truth. It's missing the "plan B", the step of "letting mom live" by letting go of consumptive growth, being born.

Look around, at what our use of resources (however celebratory) has to do to leverage more resources. It does something to the places we skim those ever growing amounts of resources from..., and it's not like Tony asserts, the ideal path to freeing every soul, no not at all.

If you don't use nature's "plan B" for growth (plan B = turning from inflating yourself to the very different sort of "sustainability", defining your success in terms of *securing* rather than *conquering* your world) your success quite unavoidably exhausts your world. It exhausts your world whether you are in total denial of it or not, whether your celebration of that denial gives you fame and fortune and genius grants or not. They're all frauds, if your don't end your growth with "plan B".

Mar. 01 2015 07:43 AM

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