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3 points from the <Inner Strength> by Tony Robbins
Personally, I was never one for the “self-help/ finding the inner you” type of literature, but since it was an assignment, I thought why not? To be honest, what Mr. Robbins is saying in the book should be a part of our everyday life, sadly people in our society actually need someone to give them a text like this to understand and find his or her self, but it is better than nothing.
Thankful to my “enlightened” parents, this is a mentality I grew up thinking it was the norm. Even thou I didn’t per se “learn” anything “new”, but I would like to talk about 3 interesting points he made that I feel like should be elaborated on.
Life Conditions = Blueprint = Happiness
A basic math equation solving our quest for happiness, simple yet hard at the same time. The acknowledgment of the ideal Life Conditions is simple, everyone is different, some may dream to live with a big family in a nice big house in the suburbs, some would love being single in a fancy condo in city center, and some may just want to join a caravan and wander the world with no real estate attachments. The hard part is when we come to the Blueprint. Some will say: “Why? Isn’t it very basic ? Aren’t we just talking about the dram life? How would that be hard to decide on? True, it isn’t hard, but the “idea” of how we should live, what should we do, how should others treat us, what is the good life, has been tempered with. There is this stereotypical idealization of society, embedded in us from an early age, by people who either love us and just want the best for us, or by those who set up these ” Norms” in society to keep us being in that herd of sheep.
My point is, that before deciding/ shaping our World Model, we should sit down and properly think about the following:
What do I REALLY want? Not what people say I should want in order to be “successful”, but what I feel will bring me the most joy in life. Maybe I want to be a plumber, maybe I have an urge to go to remote areas of the world to spread and gain knowledge, maybe I want to be a financial big dog on Wall Street.
By discovering and analyzing this, you will also find yourself mastering the Two Lessons of Life.
Looking deep in, and finding what you want, without the “Bad” influence of classism, is an extremely important step towards planning the Blueprint, that with Life Conditions can ACTUALLY equal Happiness.
2.Hour of Power
At first sight this all seems like a good idea, but a second later you say to yourself: Does this suit every single person? And the answer is: No! It is as stupid as saying that every person should drink milk because it is good for them. But here is the thing, a very large number of people in the world is one way or another lactose intolerant, does that mean they should also drink milk? Same goes for the Hour of Power, I believe getting up like that will be extremely beneficial to some people, but what about the rest? Let them do something that their body + mind is not programmed to do just because someone who wrote a book said so? By reading the text most normal people will realize one thing: Isn’t this just like our morning prayers? Regardless of the religion, culture, location, mankind has always found this similar concept of “Morning ritual” that will lead to a successful and balanced life. Waking up early, basic exercise, acknowledging and thanking Divinity for what we have been blessed with, seeking one’s self, setting one’s daily goal through asking for blessing and success. This is all quite basic and mankind has been doing this from the beginning of times.
3.Vincent Van Gogh
At last I just want to point out a small detail that really tells us about the author or what the author had in mind for his audience. On the bottom of the 14th page the author shows us a quote from Vincent Van Gogh: “Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives, and we obey them without realizing it” . Not a bad quote, but what about the person being quoted? Am I really the only one who knows that Van Gogh was a miserable drunk, who was so needy that he cut off his own ear, who had anything but Inner Strength, so much so that he ended up committing suicide? What made the author quote this particular person? Is it because he thought Vincent Van Gogh was the representative of Inner Strength? Or is it because most people know his name? That people will be reading this and thinking: Wow! Famous Artist guy quoted here, I’ll be as great as him if I follow this book. Without even knowing that Vincent Van Gogh was a wreck. I actually hope this is only for marketing to attract those mindless people, not because the author thought Vincent Van Gogh was the ideal person.
I don’t want to get into more details, because if I do, this will be ten pages long.
Thanks Pixie Faizah Fee for allowing me to post it.
At the end I find it interesting and inspiring, and I love sharing inspiring stuff.
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