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Why we do what we do... ~Tony Robbins TED talk


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I'm including five Tony Robbins videos about greatness that I have watched several times.

Tony says that understanding motivation is the key to happiness.

Happiness correlates with success.

Being great depends on tiny differences that put a person in a state of certainty, confidence, and flow.

To be excellent, we train ourselves emotionally. Get rituals.

Incantations, not affirmations, embody what we want.

Incantations help us navigate MUSTs vs SHOULDs.

As we move from within our own minds out to interactions with others, influence is essential.

Because when two people are having a conversation, the one who is more certain is going to influence the one who is less certain. Always.

We are happiest and most motivated in our work when we have the opportunity for mastery, says Daniel Pink.

Now, I've been told it takes 10,000 hours to master something.

That said, being good at something makes us like it more.

And there is much power in perseverance aka "grit".

tl;dr: Keep improving, influence begets excellence, and happiness correlates with success.

Ultimately, being great depends on tiny differences that put a person in a state of certainty, confidence, and flow.

How to become great... - PandaWhale

Much as I appreciate your appreciation of Tony Robbins, I can't help but think his speaking at TED is the beginning of the end. TED jumps shark. 

TED did jump the shark. But his talk brings up some thoughtful points.

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