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AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN
    How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental,
       Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny
                                               ANTHONY ROBBINS
                                                                         MAIN IDEA

By applying the fundamental principles of self mastery, any person can take control of their life and harness the forces that shape destiny.

Self mastery holds the key to the quality of life. In particular, the nurture and development of a powerful belief system is vitally important. When a
far-reaching belief system is established and regularly strengthened, a person’s life must follow the direction and ultimate destiny of that belief system.


You can literally have and achieve anything you want in life and create your own destiny by developing an appropriate underlying belief system, and
then by using that system to influence everything you say, do and think.


                 Part 1 - UNLEASH YOUR POWER                                       Part 2 - TAKING CONTROL - THE MASTER SYSTEM
                        1. Dreams of Destiny                                             14. Ultimate Influence: Your Master System
Many people know what they should be doing to be a success in life,           If a person wants to change anything about their life, they must either
but few people actually follow through and do what is required.               change how they feel or how they act. Of the two options, changing
               2. Decisions: The Pathway To Power                             how you feel about events in your life is potentially more powerful
It is your decisions and not your conditions that determine your destiny.     because changing how you feel automatically changes how you act.
The key is not what you know but what you commit to do.                                    15. Life Values: Your Personal Compass
                3. The Force That Shapes Your Life                            You can literally change your life’s direction simply by realigning your
Whatever you link pain to and pleasure to shapes every aspect of your         values to more accurately reflect your ultimate destination.
life. Every person has the ability to change these associations at will,                                     16. Rules
therefore changing actions and ultimately destinies.                          Most people live by a self imposed set of rules - a set of conditions
         4. Belief Systems: Power To Create Or Destroy                        which, if achieved, gives them permission to feel good and if not,
It is not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what   gives permission to feel some pain. In reality, however, these types
those events mean.                                                            of rules are totally self-imposed. Therefore, to spend more time
                                                                              feeling good, develop a new set of personal rules which are
               5. Can Change Happen In An Instant?                            achievable on a consistent basis, independent of the actions of
Neuro-Associative Conditioning (NAC) is a process which associates
                                                                              anyone else.
incredible and intense pleasure with whatever you wish to embrace
and unbearable and immediate pain with whatever you wish to shun.                                         17. References
                                                                              The fabric from which a person’s core beliefs and values are selected
             6. How To Change Anything In Your Life                           are their references - their personal experiences or the personal
Use Neuro-Associative Conditioning.
                                                                              experiences of other people they may hear about, read about or see
               7. How To Get What You Really Want                             in the media. The greater the number and quality of references a
In the final analysis, your life’s greatest desires are intimately linked     person has available, the more effectively they can make meaningful
to the way you want to feel. All you really want from life is to change       choices for their own lives.
the way that you feel most of the time.
                                                                                                            18. Identity
                    8. Questions Are The Answer                               Your identity are the beliefs you use to define your own individuality
Thinking is the process of asking and answering questions. Therefore,         - what makes you unique. Your identity has a direct influence on how
to think and act differently, you need to ask different questions.            you choose to use your capabilities and also how you may choose to
              9. The Vocabulary of Ultimate Success                           interact with others.
By changing your habitual vocabulary, you can actually modify how             A person’s identity defines their life and their view of themselves.
you think, feel and experience.                                               Therefore, identity is a key to any person’s future actions. To change
                                                                              for the better, simply create a new and more powerful identity for
                  10. The Power of Life Metaphors
                                                                              yourself, and then go out and live up to that identity you have chosen.
Choose carefully all metaphors, as they will influence everything.
                   11. The 10 Emotions of Power                                                 Part 3 - A LESSON IN DESTINY
Emotions are simply a signal to feel one way or another.                       Make certain you live life to the fullest while here. Experience
                   12. The Magnificent Obsession                               everything, and have fun. Enjoy the process as well as the destination
Every person can create their own compelling and magnificent future.           you’re heading for. Combine the spontaneity of youth with the wisdom
                 13. The Ten-Day Mental Challenge                              of experience and keep growing and learning and loving. Live each
Refuse to dwell on any unhelpful thoughts for 10 consecutive days.             day as if it is the most important day of your entire life, because in
                                                                               reality, it is.




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              Part 1 - UNLEASH YOUR POWER                                Key Thoughts

                     1. Dreams of Destiny                                ‘‘It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.’’
                                                                                                ---- Anthony Robbins
Main Idea
Many people know what they should be doing to be a success               ‘‘Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are
in life, but in reality few people actually follow through and do        the creatures of men. Nothing can resist the human will that will
what they know is required.                                              stake even its existence on its stated purpose.’’
                                                                                               ---- Benjamin Disraeli
Supporting Ideas
To create a lasting improvement in the quality of your life, you                      3. The Force That Shapes Your Life
must master:                                                             Main Idea
1. Your emotions                                                         Whatever you link pain to and pleasure to shapes every aspect
   Changing the emotions you feel in any situation will alter your       of your life. Every person has the ability to change these
   actions. By mastering your emotions and consciously                   associations at will, therefore changing actions and ultimately
   creating the emotion you require, you control your actions.           destinies.
2. Your physical state                                                   Supporting Ideas
   Controlling your physical health generates energy and                 Human beings always act rationally to avoid pain and gain
   enthusiasm in every other area of your life.                          pleasure. Every person will consciously or unconsciously act to
3. Personal and professional relationships                               do whatever they consider brings pleasure, and to avoid
   Sharing success with other people amplifies the rewards and           whatever action brings pain.
   generates a sense of contribution.                                    You can use this to your advantage by amplifying the pain or
4. Finances                                                              pleasure links. In other words, mentally exaggerate the pleasure
   A financial destiny of abundance is achievable creating               that will come from doing something positive or the pain that will
   peace of mind and anticipation for future possibilities.              come from some negative action. The more vivid and intensive
5. Time                                                                  these links the more influence they will have over your decisions.
   A mastery of time allows you to squeeze the maximum                   By making intense emotional links to whatever you choose, you
   possible achievement in the direction of your dreams out of           can instantly change your behaviour. In fact, by linking
   every hour, every day - without going crazy.                          sufficiently intense pain to the behaviours you want to stop, and
Key Thoughts                                                             by keeping those links fresh and vibrant, you won’t even want to
                                                                         consider those behaviours any longer.
‘‘Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that
                                                                         Note, the driving force is not actual pleasure or actual pain, but
would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces
                                                                         a belief that one action will lead to future pleasure while another
that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.’’
                                                                         will lead to future pain that influences actions.
                    ---- Orison Swett Marden
                                                                         Key Thoughts
‘‘A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in
chance.’’                                                                ‘‘If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due
                    ---- Benjamin Disraeli                               to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have
                                                                         the power to revoke at any moment.’’
             2. Decisions: The Pathway to Power                                                    ---- Marcus Aurelius
Main Idea
                                                                         ‘‘The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure
It is your decisions and not your conditions that determine your         instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that,
destiny. The power of decision shapes your experience of life.           you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.’’
The key is not what you know but what you commit to do.                                         ---- Anthony Robbins
Supporting Ideas
                                                                                4. Belief Systems: Power To Create or Destroy
To direct your life, you must exert control over the consistent
                                                                         Main Idea
daily decisions that are made. Decisions are the father of actions,
which in turn lead directly to results. Therefore, to achieve the        It is not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as
required results, look closely at all decisions which have been          to what those events mean.
made. External conditions have little if any influence on a              Supporting Ideas
person’s ultimate lifetime or career achievements.                       The meaning we attach to any event has a great influence of who
Most people are so busy making excuses that they never take              we now are and where we will be headed tomorrow. Beliefs are
the time to sit down and set a baseline minimum standard for             the key to how different people view the same event.
what they will accept out of life. The interesting and exciting          Generally speaking, most beliefs are based on past experiences
principle is that any person can do almost anything they want -          of painful or pleasurable results. They are personal
if they make a decision to commit to that course starting right          interpretations of the results that can be garnered from any
here and now.                                                            particular course of action. Once accepted, they exert incredible
Making a decision isn’t just wishful thinking. It literally means to     power over our future actions.
cut off every other possibility and to focus solely on the one           The brain cannot distinguish between something that is vividly
outcome to which you are totally and unequivocally dedicated.            imagined and something that is physically experienced. That
That’s why what you focus on is so important: because whether            means that you can literally accomplish anything by developing
you acknowledge it or not, you literally become what you focus           the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide. All
on most of the time.                                                     personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. To


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change a belief, mentally associate large and massive amounts                         6. How To Change Anything In Your Life
of pain with an old belief, and equally large amounts of pleasure           Main Idea
with the new belief.
                                                                            The six steps of NAC are:
The Japanese use kaizen - meaning constant improvement - as
                                                                            1. Analyze exactly what you want from life and what has
an essential business principle. It means that companies look
                                                                               prevented you from achieving it until now. You’ll achieve
for a small way to improve their products every single day.
                                                                               whatever you focus on most intensely. If you keep focusing
The english equivalent of kaizen may be: CANI, which stands                    on what you don’t want, you are programming yourself to
for Constant And Never-ending Improvement. The principle is                    achieve more of that.
the same. It is a commitment reinforced by action to gradually
                                                                            2. Create motivation to change immediately and urgently. Find
but steadily continue to improve.
                                                                               a way to link intense and massive pleasure to making the
CANI is a positive approach. There is no need to maintain the                  change AND exceptionally powerful pain to any feeling of
quality of life, because you will already be hard at work trying to            procrastination. Both the level of pain and pleasure must
improve it. CANI generates true security which comes from a                    present compelling reasons to make a change in habits.
constant, consistent effort in knowing that every single day, you
                                                                            3. Interrupt the normal pattern of your thoughts. Most people
are a better person than you were the day before.
                                                                               think about their favourite subject the same way again and
In the final analysis, nothing in life has any meaning except the              again, rehashing old feelings over and over. Break free.
meaning you consciously or subconsciously give it. Therefore,                  Picture a different ending, using humour and exaggeration.
the biggest changes are made internally, regardless of your                    That helps you remember the old situation in an entirely
particular external circumstances.                                             different light.
Key Thoughts                                                                4. Come up with an attractive new method to produce the same
‘‘Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil        benefits you derived from your old habits. Find an immensely
of our spirits.’’                                                              pleasurable alternative to replace the current addiction.
                        ---- Antonio Machado                                5. Condition yourself. Visualize your alternative course of
                                                                               action with emotional intensity. Use repetition and emotion
‘‘Only in man’s imagination does every truth find an effective and
                                                                               to reinforce the positive benefits of the alternative. Take a
undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme
                                                                               strong positive approach, stressing the benefits. Develop
master of art, as of life.’’
                                                                               ways to reward new patterns of behaviour immediately. A
                         ---- Joseph Conrad
                                                                               pattern that is reinforced becomes a habit.
            5. Can Change Happen In An Instant?                             6. Test your programming. Visualize a situation which caused
Main Idea                                                                      frustration in the past. If you’ve followed the steps correctly,
Neuro-Associative Conditioning (NAC) is a process which                        you should now feel differently about it. If not, go through
associates incredible and intense pleasure with whatever you                   steps 1 to 5 again.
wish to embrace and unbearable and immediate pain with                      Key Thoughts
whatever you wish to shun.
                                                                            ‘‘The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every
Supporting Ideas                                                            time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add it to another
Most people work under the assumption that changing the habits              filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably,
of a lifetime for new and better habits takes a long time. In reality,      thought and act.’’
however, habits can be changed immediately and permanently                                        ---- Orison Swett Marden
- if proper conditioning takes place. NAC is the process by which
                                                                            ‘‘Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to
immediate change can occur.
                                                                            a rational creature: these are the spur and reigns whereby all
Your brain automatically seeks whatever provides pleasure and               mankind are set on work, and guided.’’
shuns whatever produces pain. This is your key to total control                                      ---- John Locke
over your life. By assigning sufficient amounts of pleasure to the
behaviour you require, you can create an overwhelming impulse                           7. How To Get What You Really Want
to act that way which will totally overwhelm any contradictory              Main Idea
feelings.                                                                   Deep down, what is it you most crave from life? In the final
Key Thoughts                                                                analysis, your life’s greatest desires are intimately linked to the
                                                                            way you want to feel. All you really want from life is to change
‘‘It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it
                                                                            the way that you feel most of the time.
well.’’
                        ---- Rene Descartes                                 Supporting Ideas
                                                                            There is a direct link between what a person wants to achieve in
‘‘Things do not change; we change.’’
                                                                            life and what they want to feel. Material possessions and
                   ---- Henry David Thoreau
                                                                            personal relationships are simply a means to an end - a way to
                                                                            achieve optimal emotional states.
                                                                            This is an important fact. Behaviour is the direct result of your
                                                                            current emotional state rather than a result of external factors.
                                                                            Therefore, by changing your emotional state, you can change
                                                                            your behaviour patterns.




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The two ways to change emotional states are:                             For example:
1. Emotion is created by motion. If you wish to feel a particular        Morning Questions:
    emotion, start physically acting as if you already felt that way     Dwell on the aspects of your life you are passionately enjoying,
    and before you are aware of it you will actually feel the way        your achievements, whatever you are proud of and the areas to
    you are acting.                                                      which you are totally and irrevocably committed to at the present
2. Whatever you choose to focus on becomes your perception               time.
    of reality. Therefore, if you focus on things that haven’t           Evening Questions:
    happened yet and feel good about them in advance, you                Focus on what has been learnt that day, what you have
    create a fertile environment for those things to actually            contributed and positive experiences you’ve enjoyed with other
    happen. You literally become whatever you choose to focus            people.
    on.                                                                  Key Thoughts
Make a list of those activities that give the greatest amount of
                                                                         ‘‘Some men see things as they are, and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of
personal pleasure and develop meaningful ways to focus on
                                                                         things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?’’’
those activities most of the time. Develop a plan for generating
                                                                                            ---- George Bernard Shaw
personal pleasure on a minute-by-minute basis. Don’t allow
pleasure to crop up unexpectedly - plan your entire day around           ‘‘The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiousity has its
it and gear everything you do in that general direction.                 own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he
Key Thoughts                                                             contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous
                                                                         structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend
‘‘Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does         a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiousity.’’
with what happens to him.’’                                                                          ---- Albert Einstein
                       ---- Aldous Huxley
                                                                         ‘‘Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world
                 8. Questions Are The Answer                             is the triumph of some enthusiasm.’’
Main Idea                                                                                    ---- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thinking is the process of asking and answering questions.                          9. The Vocabulary of Ultimate Success
Therefore, to think and act differently from how you’ve acted in
                                                                         Main Idea
the past, you need to ask different questions.
                                                                         Words have an ability to create emotions which can then be
Supporting Ideas
                                                                         transformed into actions which ultimately shape our destiny. This
The same event can happen to different people and they will              is due to the fact that beliefs can be formed and changed by
each feel differently. That is, the meaning a person attaches to         words. Specifically, the words you habitually chose and use
any event is derived solely from feelings - which in turn are based      affect not only how you communicate with yourself but also what
exclusively on questions the person asks of themselves (and the          you actually experience.
questions they fail to ask).
                                                                         By changing your habitual vocabulary, you can actually modify
In essence, the better the question the better the answer.               how you think, feel and experience. Specifically, by altering the
Questions have a direct and dramatic effect on a person’s focus          words you use to speak of and think about any situation, you can
- you control your focus by asking questions which are positive          consistently and deliberately change your emotional state and
and creative rather than questions which dwell on the negative.          your life experience.
It is the questions you ask (and the hard questions you fail to
                                                                         Supporting Ideas
ask) that ultimately shape your destiny.
                                                                         By consciously selecting the words you use in conversation and
Questions accomplish three specific objectives:
                                                                         thought, you can change your life and shape your destiny. You
1. They change what you are focused on mentally, and                     can choose between deliberately using words that are
     therefore impact directly on how you feel.                          empowering or words that are counterproductive.
2. Questions allow you to choose something positive to think             To put this into practice:
     about at the expense of wasting time dwelling on negatives.
                                                                         1. Pay close attention to the words you habitually use to
3. Questions, positively framed, often open up new avenues to                describe your negative emotions. For example, ‘‘angry’’,
     previously untapped resources you have available.                       ‘‘confused’’ or ‘‘depressed’’.
When faced with a new business challenge, you should                     2. Develop a list of creative alternatives for those words (like
systematically work through these questions:                                 ‘‘disenchanted’’, ‘‘curious’’ or ‘‘on the way to turning it
1. What is exciting about this new challenge?                                around’’). These alternatives should ideally make you laugh
2. What should be changed to create the perfect situation?                   or at least feel less intense.
3. What action am I willing to take to more closely align reality            Examples:
     with my perfect ideal?                                                  Don’t feel like a failure but like a learner.
                                                                             Instead of feeling rejected, feel misunderstood.
4. What price am I willing to pay? That is, what am I willing to
                                                                             Rather than being overwhelmed, feel maximized.
     stop doing to create my ideal situation?
                                                                             Don’t feel stupid, feel unresourceful.
5. What can I do to enjoy the process while I am working                     Instead of feeling irritated, feel stimulate.
     towards my ideal?                                                       Don’t say: I hate, instead say: I prefer
Because questions can strongly affect mental focus, you should               Rather than being frustrated, be challenged or fascinated.
develop a morning and evening personal question session which                Don’t feel humiliated, only surprised or uncomfortable.
will enable you to focus on positive aspects of your life.                   Instead of feeling hurt, allow yourself to be bothered.
                                                                             When you’re tempted to say insulted, use misinterpreted.


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   Transform feeling fearful into feeling curious.                        Supporting Ideas
   Never be lonely, only temporarily on your own.                         To master your emotions and be in a consistent position to
3. Make a conscious and deliberate attempt to use your new                generate positive emotions:
   word choice whenever the situation arises in which you                 1. Whenever you feel strong emotions, take a step back and
   would automatically have used your old word. In a short                    ask yourself what are you really feeling. The simple act of
   period of time, you’ll actually begin to feel and act differently          clarifying your feelings will often lower the emotional intensity
   as your thoughts start following the new and preferred                     of negative feelings.
   pattern.
                                                                          2. Acknowledge to yourself that emotions are useful signals.
4. Develop an effective way to reinforce your transformation.                 Therefore, feel appreciative that your signal system is
   For example, perhaps you can have a friend in on the                       operating normally. This act will also strengthen your
   scheme, and have them remind you.                                          balance.
5. Be aware that your new word choice can either intensify                3. Quiz yourself on why you feel that way. Are the grounds for
   positive emotions or lower negative feelings. Select new                   those emotions rational or totally unrealistic. Look for
   words that are fun to use, imaginative and effective.                      reasons you may be feeling that way.
Key Thoughts                                                              4. Visualize occasions in the past when you have felt the same
‘‘A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon                   way and have successfully used that emotion to spur you on
one of those intensely right words the resulting effect is physical           to some achievement or another.
as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.’’                          5. Build your own personal self-confidence that you can handle
                          ---- Mark Twain                                     this emotion today and in the future.
‘‘Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.’’             6. Get enthusiastic and get into action. Take a direct action
                      ---- Aldous Huxley                                      which proves you’re moving ahead.
                                                                          The 10 positive emotions of power are:
               10. The Power of Life Metaphors
                                                                          1. Love and warmth
Main Idea                                                                 2. Appreciation and gratitude
Metaphors can either stimulate or limit experience of life. When          3. Curiousity
a metaphor is adopted, you automatically adopt the advantages             4. Excitement and passion
and the limitations of the metaphor when thinking about the new           5. Determination
area. Therefore, choose metaphors carefully.                              6. Flexibility
Supporting Ideas                                                          7. Confidence
A metaphor is used whenever one principle is explained by                 8. Cheerfulness
comparing it to something else. Familiarity with the metaphor             9. Vitality
allows us to gain an insight into the new principle.                      10. Contribution
Metaphors are the primary way of learning. They provide a way             The key task is to find ways to regularly and consistently cultivate
to visualize something unfamiliar in terms of similar attributes to       the 10 emotions of power.
something familiar. Metaphors provide a frame of reference for
new knowledge.                                                                             12. The Magnificent Obsession
By consciously and deliberately taking control of the metaphors           Main Idea
you use, you can influence and shape your experience of life’s            Every person has the power to create a compelling and
peaks and troughs. Metaphors are extremely persuasive, and                magnificent future for themselves by setting and then achieving
by simply changing your underlying metaphor, you can make a               powerful and highly motivational goals. In fact, the achievement
noticeable difference to the way you act and feel. Make a                 of vivid and dynamic goals is at the foundation of all success.
consistent effort to adopt powerful and positive metaphors and
                                                                          Supporting Ideas
notice the change in your life.
                                                                          Goals must be:
Key Thoughts
                                                                          1. Envisaged with clarity and in specific detail.
‘‘The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful                      2. Immediately followed through on with the development of a
potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool            plan and consistent action towards achievement.
for creation which God forgot inside one of his creatures when
He made him.’’                                                            3. Vividly imagined and emotionally enjoyed at least twice a day
                      ---- Jose Ortega Y Gasset                              to keep you motivated and on the right track.
                                                                          And remember that in the final analysis, achieving the goal is
‘‘All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.’’               important but the quality of life you experience along the way is
                      ---- Henry David Thoreau                            far more important.
                11. The Ten Emotions of Power                             Key Thoughts
Main Idea
                                                                          ‘‘We are what and where we are because we have first imagined
Some people feel like they are at the mercy of their emotions.            it.’’
Yet, in reality, each person creates their own emotions, and they                               ---- Donald Curtis
should be viewed as an important resource and a call to take
action. From this perspective, emotions are a signal (or even             ‘‘Nothing happens unless first a dream.’’
subconscious permission) to feel one way or another.                                            ---- Carl Sandburg




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‘‘There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia today,            Part 2 - TAKING CONTROL - THE MASTER SYSTEM
flesh and blood tomorrow.’’
                          ---- Victor Hugo                                       14. Ultimate Influence: Your Master System
                                                                         Main Idea
              13. The Ten-Day Mental Challenge
                                                                         If a person wants to change anything about their life, they must
Main Idea
                                                                         either change how they feel or how they act. Of the two options,
The challenge: Take full control of your thoughts and refuse to          changing how you feel about events in your life is potentially
dwell on any unhelpful thoughts or emotions for 10 consecutive           much more powerful because changing how you feel will
days.                                                                    automatically change how you act.
Supporting Ideas                                                         Supporting Ideas
Your habitual pattern of thought has bought you to your present          There are five elements affecting how a person feels:
level of achievements. Therefore, to move onwards to a new
                                                                         1. The mental and emotional state you’re in whenever you
level of personal and professional success, you must create new
                                                                            make an evaluation of your inner feelings.
and more powerful patterns by:
                                                                         2. The questions that are asked as part of the evaluation
1. For the next 10 consecutive days, refuse to dwell on any
                                                                            process can have a strong influence on the answers given.
    unhelpful feelings or thoughts.
                                                                         3. Your value system influences how you feel. You will always
2. Whenever you start feeling negative about anything, ask
                                                                            feel good when you’re moving towards a positive value.
    yourself: What’s good about this? What’s not perfect yet?
                                                                         4. Your underlying beliefs determine expectations and provide
3. Whenever you see a challenge, focus on possible solutions
                                                                            a foundation from which you make other evaluations.
   rather than on the problem itself.
                                                                         5. Reference experiences serve to refine and enhance values
4. If you catch yourself indulging in negative thoughts for a long
                                                                            and beliefs, and encourage us to ask different questions and
   period, wait until the following morning and start again. The
                                                                            move off into new directions.
   goal is to go 10 consecutive days with only upbeat thoughts
   and emotions.                                                         A shift in any one of these five elements will have a powerful
                                                                         effect on the way that you think, feel and behave in a number of
Key Thoughts                                                             areas simultaneously. This can be a powerful force in shaping
‘‘Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.’’        your ultimate destiny.
                       ---- Nathaniel Emmons
‘‘We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.’’               Key Thoughts
                        ---- John Dryden
                                                                         ‘‘Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their
                                                                         capacity for experience.’’
                                                                                            ---- George Bernard Shaw
                                                                                   15. Life Values: Your Personal Compass
                                                                         Main Idea
                                                                         You can literally change your life’s direction simply by realigning
                                                                         your values to more accurately reflect your ultimate destination.
                                                                         Supporting Ideas
                                                                         A persons values which he holds nearest and dearest guides his
                                                                         every decision, and therefore, holds the key to his ultimate
                                                                         destiny and life’s achievements.
                                                                         In one sense, all decisions a person makes in their life can be
                                                                         viewed as a clarification of their values. The only time a person
                                                                         has a hard time making a decision is when they are unclear on
                                                                         what they value the most out of the alternatives. Values
                                                                         effectively act as a magnet, pulling us towards those values we
                                                                         hold high and repelling us from those values we dislike and want
                                                                         to avoid at all costs.
                                                                         The key to long-term happiness is to live by your own high ideals,
                                                                         by the strongest possible effect of our positive value system.
                                                                         Many people spend more time worrying about what they want to
                                                                         own, when in reality who they are has a much more powerful
                                                                         influence on how they spend their lives and ultimately what they
                                                                         own. Values are the compass that will guide every person to their
                                                                         ultimate destiny.
                                                                         To take positive and firm control over your values, try the
                                                                         following exercises:
                                                                         1. Sit down and write out a list of the tope ten values you
                                                                              currently hold, in order of importance. Do this by writing on a
                                                                              piece of paper your answer to the question: What’s most
                                                                              important to me in life?


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2. Examine your list carefully and thoughtfully. Have you                In setting up your own rules:
    unconsciously set up any conflicts? For example, do you              1. Design your rules so you are in control and the outside world
    have two values on your list which are completely opposite               has very little effect on how you feel.
    but are very close in your order of priorities? That will set up
                                                                         2. Set up your rule system so it is extremely easy to feel good,
    huge conflicts, and you should re configure your priorities to
                                                                             and exceptionally hard to feel bad. Give your rule system a
    avoid any such conflicts.
                                                                             positive bias.
3. Next, write down your answer to this question: What do my
                                                                         3. Make the trigger points under your rules events that you have
    values need to be in order to achieve the true destiny I desire
                                                                            control over.
    and deserve? Put down the values, in order, that a person
    would need to have to be able to achieve the destiny you             4. Avoid conflicting rules vigorously. Link high levels of pain with
    have in mind.                                                           any old style disempowering rules, and replace them with
                                                                            positive rules which have intense levels of pleasure attached.
4. Now develop a new list of values which you can work towards
    embracing with your life’s actions. The new list will generally      5. Take the time to communicate and explain your rules system
    be a combination of your present values and additional                  to those closest to you. Ask them to help you live by those
    values which are required to successfully achieve your                  empowering rules which generate pleasure.
    ultimate goal.                                                       Key Thoughts
Incidentally, values can be of two kinds - those you wish to             ‘‘Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody
embrace and move towards and those you wish to avoid and                 else expects of you.’’
move away from. You can repeat the same exercises given                                      ---- Henry Ward Beecher
above to develop a list of values which you wish to totally avoid
in your life as well.
                                                                                                  17. References
Key Thoughts
                                                                         Main Idea
‘‘Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who
dared to believe that something inside of them was superior to           The fabric from which a person’s core beliefs and values are
circumstance.’’                                                          selected are their references - their personal experiences or the
                        ---- Bruce Barton                                personal experiences of other people they may hear about, read
                                                                         about or see in the media. The greater the number and quality
‘‘We are what we repeatedly do.’’                                        of references a person has available, the more effectively they
                        ---- Aristotle                                   can make meaningful choices for their own lives.
‘‘Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,            Supporting Ideas
because your character is what you really are, while your                To expand the quality of your life, make a conscious and
reputation is merely what others think think you are.’’                  consistent effort to expand the references available for you to
                       ---- John Wooden                                  choose from. There are an inexhaustible supply of references in
                                                                         books, for example.
                            16. Rules
                                                                         The way someone chooses to use their references determines
Main Idea
                                                                         how they feel, because whether something is good or bad is all
Most people live by a self imposed set of rules - a set of               based entirely on the frame of reference to which it is compared.
conditions which, if achieved, gives them permission to feel good        The key is to learn from the past, but not to live in it. A person
and if not, gives permission to feel some pain. In reality, however,     doesn’t drive a car by looking in the rear view mirror, but uses
these types of rules are totally self-imposed. Therefore, to spend       the mirror when necessary.
more time feeling good, develop a new set of personal rules
                                                                         To enrich your life, expand your references. Pursue ideas and
which are achievable on a consistent basis, independent of the
                                                                         experiences that wouldn’t be a part of your life unless you make
actions of anyone else.
                                                                         a rational and conscious effort to seek new experiences. read
Supporting Ideas                                                         about experiences other people have had, and go out and add
Many people live by their self imposed and totally arbitrary rules       them to your own life. By enhancing and improving your
without even realizing they are doing so. Even worse, most               references, you can enrich your life.
people have more rules for things that make them feel bad than           Key Thoughts
they do for events that make them feel good, effectively loading
the dice against themselves.                                             ‘‘The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go
                                                                         beyond them into the impossible.’’
Many people’s internal rule systems are a collection of snatches
                                                                                              ---- Arthur C. Clarke
of common wisdom picked up in a variety of different settings. A
more positive and rational approach is to take firm and positive         ‘‘Man’s mind, stretched to a new idea never goes back to its
control over your own internal rule system, with the objective of        original dimensions.’’
creating a number of empowering rules which will make you feel                              ---- Oliver Wendell Holmes
good and a very limited number of disempowering rules which
specify when you feel bad. And, the positive rules must be               ‘‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’’
centred over things that you do have control over rather than                                    ---- Albert Einstein
random life events.                                                      ‘‘The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world,
                                                                         and not in a closet.’’
                                                                                                ---- Lord Chesterfield
                                                                         ‘‘We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of
                                                                         ourselves.’’


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                           18. Identity                                  Key Thoughts
Main Idea                                                                ‘‘If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally
Your identity are the beliefs you use to define your own                 astound ourselves.’’
individuality - what makes you unique. Your identity has a direct                                   ---- Thomas Edison
influence on how you choose to use your capabilities and also
                                                                         ‘‘Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men
how you may choose to interact with others.
                                                                         are great only if they are determined to be so.’’
A person’s identity defines their life and their view of themselves.                            ---- Charles De Gaulle
Therefore, identity is a key to any person’s future actions. To
change for the better, simply create a new and more powerful             ‘‘When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two
identity for yourself, and then go out and live up to that identity      characters - one represents danger, and the other represents
you have chosen.                                                         opportunity.’’
                                                                                               ---- John F. Kennedy

Supporting Ideas
Most people consider their identities have been moulded
exclusively;y by their experiences. Yet, two people can go
through the same experience and come away with totally
different memories. Clearly, the interpretation of a person’s
experiences are much more influential to the formation of an
identity than the actual experience itself.
Therefore, before you start to mould a more powerful identity for
yourself, take a moment to take stock of where you currently are:
1. If you were to look in a dictionary under your name, what
    would the entry say? Write down a dictionary entry for your
    life to the present time.
2. If you were to create an ID card that described you to
    strangers you meet, what would you include on the ID card
    and what would you leave off?
These exercises should illustrate that your identity is simply what
you have chosen to identify yourself with in the last. That means
that to create a new and empowering identity, you simply need
to choose different items with which to become closely
associated.
The steps to inventing a more powerful identity are:
1. Make a list of all the elements of a dynamic and exciting
    identity you would like to have. Let your imagination run wild
    and develop a pencil sketch of the ideal identity - from your
    perspective alone.
2. Take another look at your first list and add some excitement
    and enthusiasm. Add the characteristics of people you really
    admire. Breath some dynamic ideas into your list of identity
    qualities, and write down your expanded list.
3. Develop an action plan. How would a person with that type
    of identity live? Who would they associate with, and how
    would their friends reinforce their identity. How would that
    person dress, act and live? How would they treat events that
    occur in their business and personal lives. Be detailed, be
    specific, and write down your thoughts as you go along.
4. Commit yourself to living your new and improved identity by
    projecting your new personality to everyone you come into
    contact with. Read your description often, and join that elite
    group who do rather than just talk about it.
More people are prisoners of their past than care to admit it. In
reality, however, people can expand and improve - even you.
Therefore, forget the past and focus on the quality of your life in
the present. Lay the groundwork for an even better life in the
future by embracing rather than avoiding change. Make a
conscious and rational effort to develop a more powerful and
more dynamic identity for yourself.




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                Part 3 - A LESSON IN DESTINY                             Key Thoughts

Main Idea                                                                ‘‘Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we
                                                                         are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of
Make certain you live life to the fullest while here. Experience
                                                                         every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now. There
everything, and have fun. Enjoy the process as well as the
                                                                         are only so many tomorrows.’’
destination you’re heading for. Combine the spontaneity of youth
                                                                                                  ---- Michael Landon
with the wisdom of experience and keep growing and learning
and loving. Live each day as if it is the most important day of your     ‘‘Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the
entire life, because in reality, it is.                                  tide and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love.
Supporting Ideas                                                         Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will
                                                                         have discovered fire.’’
The small decisions that a person makes day in and day out
                                                                                              ---- Teilhard de Chardin
creates their ultimate destiny. Therefore, if a person controls how
they think, feel and act, they control their own destiny regardless      ‘‘You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for
of the external physical conditions they may be in.                      someone who will never be able to repay you.’’
The one thing every person has control over is their own internal                              ---- John Wooden
world. Everyone can decide what things mean and what to do               ‘‘It was involuntary; they sank my boat.’’
about anything. The only limits to the impact you can make on                ---- John F. Kennedy, when asked how he’d become a hero
the world are set by your own imagination and commitment.
Surmounting difficulties is the crucible, the refiner’s fire, that       ‘‘If I had my life to live over again, I’d dare to make more mistakes
forms character and moulds personality. Everyone has the                 next time. I’d relax. I’d limber up. I’d be sillier than I’ve been this
potential to become a hero by courageously choosing to                   trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more
contribute even in the most trying circumstances. Heroes defy            chances. I would take more trips. I would climb more mountains
adversity by doing what they believe is right in spite of any            and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less
external conditions.                                                     beans. I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles but fewer
                                                                         imaginary ones. You see, I’m one of those people who was
Being a hero doesn’t necessarily take an epic effort. Even the           sensible and sane, hour after hour, day after day.
small things can be meaningful. For example, what you choose             Oh, I’ve had my moments. If I had to do it over again, I’d have
to buy can send a strong signal to consumer companies. If you            more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else - just moments,
choose not to purchase a product which is energy inefficient and         one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each
instead purchase products which are environmentally sound,               day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere
you literally cause the companies to improve their products and          without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a raincoat and a
look for alternatives. Consumer power is in your hands with              parachute. If I could do it again, I’d travel lighter than I have.
every decision you make in the supermarket and in shops.                 If I had to live my life over, I would start barefoot earlier in the
Life is most enjoyable and most rewarding when it is played "full        spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more
out" rather than half-heartedly. You’ve got to be willing to feel        dances, I would ride more merry-go-rounds, I would pick more
stupid and look silly at times when you’re trying things that are        daisies.’’
new and might not work out. And if they don’t work out, you’ve                                        ---- Nadine Stair
got to be willing to roll with the punches and move on to
something new. Otherwise, you can never discover the limits of
what you are really capable of achieving.
The opportunity to contribute to society is not an obligation - it’s
an opportunity to give something back and to make the world a
little bit better because you contributed. Therefore, you should
seek out small acts of public service which you can give without
any publicity. Ideally, your public service should be focused on
a small group, so you can have the opportunity to reach out and
help someone else. That’s the surest way to grow a noble and
powerful personality.
It is important to strive for balance in your life rather than
perfection. Some people are afraid to give anything back to the
broader community because they think it would take over their
entire lives. In reality, however, life is a balance between giving
and receiving, taking care of your own interests and taking time
to contribute to the well-being of others.




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Awaken the giant within

  • 1. AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny ANTHONY ROBBINS MAIN IDEA By applying the fundamental principles of self mastery, any person can take control of their life and harness the forces that shape destiny. Self mastery holds the key to the quality of life. In particular, the nurture and development of a powerful belief system is vitally important. When a far-reaching belief system is established and regularly strengthened, a person’s life must follow the direction and ultimate destiny of that belief system. You can literally have and achieve anything you want in life and create your own destiny by developing an appropriate underlying belief system, and then by using that system to influence everything you say, do and think. Part 1 - UNLEASH YOUR POWER Part 2 - TAKING CONTROL - THE MASTER SYSTEM 1. Dreams of Destiny 14. Ultimate Influence: Your Master System Many people know what they should be doing to be a success in life, If a person wants to change anything about their life, they must either but few people actually follow through and do what is required. change how they feel or how they act. Of the two options, changing 2. Decisions: The Pathway To Power how you feel about events in your life is potentially more powerful It is your decisions and not your conditions that determine your destiny. because changing how you feel automatically changes how you act. The key is not what you know but what you commit to do. 15. Life Values: Your Personal Compass 3. The Force That Shapes Your Life You can literally change your life’s direction simply by realigning your Whatever you link pain to and pleasure to shapes every aspect of your values to more accurately reflect your ultimate destination. life. Every person has the ability to change these associations at will, 16. Rules therefore changing actions and ultimately destinies. Most people live by a self imposed set of rules - a set of conditions 4. Belief Systems: Power To Create Or Destroy which, if achieved, gives them permission to feel good and if not, It is not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what gives permission to feel some pain. In reality, however, these types those events mean. of rules are totally self-imposed. Therefore, to spend more time feeling good, develop a new set of personal rules which are 5. Can Change Happen In An Instant? achievable on a consistent basis, independent of the actions of Neuro-Associative Conditioning (NAC) is a process which associates anyone else. incredible and intense pleasure with whatever you wish to embrace and unbearable and immediate pain with whatever you wish to shun. 17. References The fabric from which a person’s core beliefs and values are selected 6. How To Change Anything In Your Life are their references - their personal experiences or the personal Use Neuro-Associative Conditioning. experiences of other people they may hear about, read about or see 7. How To Get What You Really Want in the media. The greater the number and quality of references a In the final analysis, your life’s greatest desires are intimately linked person has available, the more effectively they can make meaningful to the way you want to feel. All you really want from life is to change choices for their own lives. the way that you feel most of the time. 18. Identity 8. Questions Are The Answer Your identity are the beliefs you use to define your own individuality Thinking is the process of asking and answering questions. Therefore, - what makes you unique. Your identity has a direct influence on how to think and act differently, you need to ask different questions. you choose to use your capabilities and also how you may choose to 9. The Vocabulary of Ultimate Success interact with others. By changing your habitual vocabulary, you can actually modify how A person’s identity defines their life and their view of themselves. you think, feel and experience. Therefore, identity is a key to any person’s future actions. To change for the better, simply create a new and more powerful identity for 10. The Power of Life Metaphors yourself, and then go out and live up to that identity you have chosen. Choose carefully all metaphors, as they will influence everything. 11. The 10 Emotions of Power Part 3 - A LESSON IN DESTINY Emotions are simply a signal to feel one way or another. Make certain you live life to the fullest while here. Experience 12. The Magnificent Obsession everything, and have fun. Enjoy the process as well as the destination Every person can create their own compelling and magnificent future. you’re heading for. Combine the spontaneity of youth with the wisdom 13. The Ten-Day Mental Challenge of experience and keep growing and learning and loving. Live each Refuse to dwell on any unhelpful thoughts for 10 consecutive days. day as if it is the most important day of your entire life, because in reality, it is. Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially
  • 2. Awaken The Giant Within - Page 2 - Part 1 - UNLEASH YOUR POWER Key Thoughts 1. Dreams of Destiny ‘‘It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.’’ ---- Anthony Robbins Main Idea Many people know what they should be doing to be a success ‘‘Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are in life, but in reality few people actually follow through and do the creatures of men. Nothing can resist the human will that will what they know is required. stake even its existence on its stated purpose.’’ ---- Benjamin Disraeli Supporting Ideas To create a lasting improvement in the quality of your life, you 3. The Force That Shapes Your Life must master: Main Idea 1. Your emotions Whatever you link pain to and pleasure to shapes every aspect Changing the emotions you feel in any situation will alter your of your life. Every person has the ability to change these actions. By mastering your emotions and consciously associations at will, therefore changing actions and ultimately creating the emotion you require, you control your actions. destinies. 2. Your physical state Supporting Ideas Controlling your physical health generates energy and Human beings always act rationally to avoid pain and gain enthusiasm in every other area of your life. pleasure. Every person will consciously or unconsciously act to 3. Personal and professional relationships do whatever they consider brings pleasure, and to avoid Sharing success with other people amplifies the rewards and whatever action brings pain. generates a sense of contribution. You can use this to your advantage by amplifying the pain or 4. Finances pleasure links. In other words, mentally exaggerate the pleasure A financial destiny of abundance is achievable creating that will come from doing something positive or the pain that will peace of mind and anticipation for future possibilities. come from some negative action. The more vivid and intensive 5. Time these links the more influence they will have over your decisions. A mastery of time allows you to squeeze the maximum By making intense emotional links to whatever you choose, you possible achievement in the direction of your dreams out of can instantly change your behaviour. In fact, by linking every hour, every day - without going crazy. sufficiently intense pain to the behaviours you want to stop, and Key Thoughts by keeping those links fresh and vibrant, you won’t even want to consider those behaviours any longer. ‘‘Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that Note, the driving force is not actual pleasure or actual pain, but would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces a belief that one action will lead to future pleasure while another that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.’’ will lead to future pain that influences actions. ---- Orison Swett Marden Key Thoughts ‘‘A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.’’ ‘‘If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due ---- Benjamin Disraeli to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.’’ 2. Decisions: The Pathway to Power ---- Marcus Aurelius Main Idea ‘‘The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure It is your decisions and not your conditions that determine your instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, destiny. The power of decision shapes your experience of life. you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.’’ The key is not what you know but what you commit to do. ---- Anthony Robbins Supporting Ideas 4. Belief Systems: Power To Create or Destroy To direct your life, you must exert control over the consistent Main Idea daily decisions that are made. Decisions are the father of actions, which in turn lead directly to results. Therefore, to achieve the It is not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as required results, look closely at all decisions which have been to what those events mean. made. External conditions have little if any influence on a Supporting Ideas person’s ultimate lifetime or career achievements. The meaning we attach to any event has a great influence of who Most people are so busy making excuses that they never take we now are and where we will be headed tomorrow. Beliefs are the time to sit down and set a baseline minimum standard for the key to how different people view the same event. what they will accept out of life. The interesting and exciting Generally speaking, most beliefs are based on past experiences principle is that any person can do almost anything they want - of painful or pleasurable results. They are personal if they make a decision to commit to that course starting right interpretations of the results that can be garnered from any here and now. particular course of action. Once accepted, they exert incredible Making a decision isn’t just wishful thinking. It literally means to power over our future actions. cut off every other possibility and to focus solely on the one The brain cannot distinguish between something that is vividly outcome to which you are totally and unequivocally dedicated. imagined and something that is physically experienced. That That’s why what you focus on is so important: because whether means that you can literally accomplish anything by developing you acknowledge it or not, you literally become what you focus the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide. All on most of the time. personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. To Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially
  • 3. Awaken The Giant Within - Page 3 - change a belief, mentally associate large and massive amounts 6. How To Change Anything In Your Life of pain with an old belief, and equally large amounts of pleasure Main Idea with the new belief. The six steps of NAC are: The Japanese use kaizen - meaning constant improvement - as 1. Analyze exactly what you want from life and what has an essential business principle. It means that companies look prevented you from achieving it until now. You’ll achieve for a small way to improve their products every single day. whatever you focus on most intensely. If you keep focusing The english equivalent of kaizen may be: CANI, which stands on what you don’t want, you are programming yourself to for Constant And Never-ending Improvement. The principle is achieve more of that. the same. It is a commitment reinforced by action to gradually 2. Create motivation to change immediately and urgently. Find but steadily continue to improve. a way to link intense and massive pleasure to making the CANI is a positive approach. There is no need to maintain the change AND exceptionally powerful pain to any feeling of quality of life, because you will already be hard at work trying to procrastination. Both the level of pain and pleasure must improve it. CANI generates true security which comes from a present compelling reasons to make a change in habits. constant, consistent effort in knowing that every single day, you 3. Interrupt the normal pattern of your thoughts. Most people are a better person than you were the day before. think about their favourite subject the same way again and In the final analysis, nothing in life has any meaning except the again, rehashing old feelings over and over. Break free. meaning you consciously or subconsciously give it. Therefore, Picture a different ending, using humour and exaggeration. the biggest changes are made internally, regardless of your That helps you remember the old situation in an entirely particular external circumstances. different light. Key Thoughts 4. Come up with an attractive new method to produce the same ‘‘Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil benefits you derived from your old habits. Find an immensely of our spirits.’’ pleasurable alternative to replace the current addiction. ---- Antonio Machado 5. Condition yourself. Visualize your alternative course of action with emotional intensity. Use repetition and emotion ‘‘Only in man’s imagination does every truth find an effective and to reinforce the positive benefits of the alternative. Take a undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme strong positive approach, stressing the benefits. Develop master of art, as of life.’’ ways to reward new patterns of behaviour immediately. A ---- Joseph Conrad pattern that is reinforced becomes a habit. 5. Can Change Happen In An Instant? 6. Test your programming. Visualize a situation which caused Main Idea frustration in the past. If you’ve followed the steps correctly, Neuro-Associative Conditioning (NAC) is a process which you should now feel differently about it. If not, go through associates incredible and intense pleasure with whatever you steps 1 to 5 again. wish to embrace and unbearable and immediate pain with Key Thoughts whatever you wish to shun. ‘‘The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every Supporting Ideas time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add it to another Most people work under the assumption that changing the habits filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, of a lifetime for new and better habits takes a long time. In reality, thought and act.’’ however, habits can be changed immediately and permanently ---- Orison Swett Marden - if proper conditioning takes place. NAC is the process by which ‘‘Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to immediate change can occur. a rational creature: these are the spur and reigns whereby all Your brain automatically seeks whatever provides pleasure and mankind are set on work, and guided.’’ shuns whatever produces pain. This is your key to total control ---- John Locke over your life. By assigning sufficient amounts of pleasure to the behaviour you require, you can create an overwhelming impulse 7. How To Get What You Really Want to act that way which will totally overwhelm any contradictory Main Idea feelings. Deep down, what is it you most crave from life? In the final Key Thoughts analysis, your life’s greatest desires are intimately linked to the way you want to feel. All you really want from life is to change ‘‘It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it the way that you feel most of the time. well.’’ ---- Rene Descartes Supporting Ideas There is a direct link between what a person wants to achieve in ‘‘Things do not change; we change.’’ life and what they want to feel. Material possessions and ---- Henry David Thoreau personal relationships are simply a means to an end - a way to achieve optimal emotional states. This is an important fact. Behaviour is the direct result of your current emotional state rather than a result of external factors. Therefore, by changing your emotional state, you can change your behaviour patterns. Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially
  • 4. Awaken The Giant Within - Page 4 - The two ways to change emotional states are: For example: 1. Emotion is created by motion. If you wish to feel a particular Morning Questions: emotion, start physically acting as if you already felt that way Dwell on the aspects of your life you are passionately enjoying, and before you are aware of it you will actually feel the way your achievements, whatever you are proud of and the areas to you are acting. which you are totally and irrevocably committed to at the present 2. Whatever you choose to focus on becomes your perception time. of reality. Therefore, if you focus on things that haven’t Evening Questions: happened yet and feel good about them in advance, you Focus on what has been learnt that day, what you have create a fertile environment for those things to actually contributed and positive experiences you’ve enjoyed with other happen. You literally become whatever you choose to focus people. on. Key Thoughts Make a list of those activities that give the greatest amount of ‘‘Some men see things as they are, and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of personal pleasure and develop meaningful ways to focus on things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?’’’ those activities most of the time. Develop a plan for generating ---- George Bernard Shaw personal pleasure on a minute-by-minute basis. Don’t allow pleasure to crop up unexpectedly - plan your entire day around ‘‘The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiousity has its it and gear everything you do in that general direction. own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he Key Thoughts contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend ‘‘Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiousity.’’ with what happens to him.’’ ---- Albert Einstein ---- Aldous Huxley ‘‘Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world 8. Questions Are The Answer is the triumph of some enthusiasm.’’ Main Idea ---- Ralph Waldo Emerson Thinking is the process of asking and answering questions. 9. The Vocabulary of Ultimate Success Therefore, to think and act differently from how you’ve acted in Main Idea the past, you need to ask different questions. Words have an ability to create emotions which can then be Supporting Ideas transformed into actions which ultimately shape our destiny. This The same event can happen to different people and they will is due to the fact that beliefs can be formed and changed by each feel differently. That is, the meaning a person attaches to words. Specifically, the words you habitually chose and use any event is derived solely from feelings - which in turn are based affect not only how you communicate with yourself but also what exclusively on questions the person asks of themselves (and the you actually experience. questions they fail to ask). By changing your habitual vocabulary, you can actually modify In essence, the better the question the better the answer. how you think, feel and experience. Specifically, by altering the Questions have a direct and dramatic effect on a person’s focus words you use to speak of and think about any situation, you can - you control your focus by asking questions which are positive consistently and deliberately change your emotional state and and creative rather than questions which dwell on the negative. your life experience. It is the questions you ask (and the hard questions you fail to Supporting Ideas ask) that ultimately shape your destiny. By consciously selecting the words you use in conversation and Questions accomplish three specific objectives: thought, you can change your life and shape your destiny. You 1. They change what you are focused on mentally, and can choose between deliberately using words that are therefore impact directly on how you feel. empowering or words that are counterproductive. 2. Questions allow you to choose something positive to think To put this into practice: about at the expense of wasting time dwelling on negatives. 1. Pay close attention to the words you habitually use to 3. Questions, positively framed, often open up new avenues to describe your negative emotions. For example, ‘‘angry’’, previously untapped resources you have available. ‘‘confused’’ or ‘‘depressed’’. When faced with a new business challenge, you should 2. Develop a list of creative alternatives for those words (like systematically work through these questions: ‘‘disenchanted’’, ‘‘curious’’ or ‘‘on the way to turning it 1. What is exciting about this new challenge? around’’). These alternatives should ideally make you laugh 2. What should be changed to create the perfect situation? or at least feel less intense. 3. What action am I willing to take to more closely align reality Examples: with my perfect ideal? Don’t feel like a failure but like a learner. Instead of feeling rejected, feel misunderstood. 4. What price am I willing to pay? That is, what am I willing to Rather than being overwhelmed, feel maximized. stop doing to create my ideal situation? Don’t feel stupid, feel unresourceful. 5. What can I do to enjoy the process while I am working Instead of feeling irritated, feel stimulate. towards my ideal? Don’t say: I hate, instead say: I prefer Because questions can strongly affect mental focus, you should Rather than being frustrated, be challenged or fascinated. develop a morning and evening personal question session which Don’t feel humiliated, only surprised or uncomfortable. will enable you to focus on positive aspects of your life. Instead of feeling hurt, allow yourself to be bothered. When you’re tempted to say insulted, use misinterpreted. Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially
  • 5. Awaken The Giant Within - Page 5 - Transform feeling fearful into feeling curious. Supporting Ideas Never be lonely, only temporarily on your own. To master your emotions and be in a consistent position to 3. Make a conscious and deliberate attempt to use your new generate positive emotions: word choice whenever the situation arises in which you 1. Whenever you feel strong emotions, take a step back and would automatically have used your old word. In a short ask yourself what are you really feeling. The simple act of period of time, you’ll actually begin to feel and act differently clarifying your feelings will often lower the emotional intensity as your thoughts start following the new and preferred of negative feelings. pattern. 2. Acknowledge to yourself that emotions are useful signals. 4. Develop an effective way to reinforce your transformation. Therefore, feel appreciative that your signal system is For example, perhaps you can have a friend in on the operating normally. This act will also strengthen your scheme, and have them remind you. balance. 5. Be aware that your new word choice can either intensify 3. Quiz yourself on why you feel that way. Are the grounds for positive emotions or lower negative feelings. Select new those emotions rational or totally unrealistic. Look for words that are fun to use, imaginative and effective. reasons you may be feeling that way. Key Thoughts 4. Visualize occasions in the past when you have felt the same ‘‘A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon way and have successfully used that emotion to spur you on one of those intensely right words the resulting effect is physical to some achievement or another. as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.’’ 5. Build your own personal self-confidence that you can handle ---- Mark Twain this emotion today and in the future. ‘‘Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.’’ 6. Get enthusiastic and get into action. Take a direct action ---- Aldous Huxley which proves you’re moving ahead. The 10 positive emotions of power are: 10. The Power of Life Metaphors 1. Love and warmth Main Idea 2. Appreciation and gratitude Metaphors can either stimulate or limit experience of life. When 3. Curiousity a metaphor is adopted, you automatically adopt the advantages 4. Excitement and passion and the limitations of the metaphor when thinking about the new 5. Determination area. Therefore, choose metaphors carefully. 6. Flexibility Supporting Ideas 7. Confidence A metaphor is used whenever one principle is explained by 8. Cheerfulness comparing it to something else. Familiarity with the metaphor 9. Vitality allows us to gain an insight into the new principle. 10. Contribution Metaphors are the primary way of learning. They provide a way The key task is to find ways to regularly and consistently cultivate to visualize something unfamiliar in terms of similar attributes to the 10 emotions of power. something familiar. Metaphors provide a frame of reference for new knowledge. 12. The Magnificent Obsession By consciously and deliberately taking control of the metaphors Main Idea you use, you can influence and shape your experience of life’s Every person has the power to create a compelling and peaks and troughs. Metaphors are extremely persuasive, and magnificent future for themselves by setting and then achieving by simply changing your underlying metaphor, you can make a powerful and highly motivational goals. In fact, the achievement noticeable difference to the way you act and feel. Make a of vivid and dynamic goals is at the foundation of all success. consistent effort to adopt powerful and positive metaphors and Supporting Ideas notice the change in your life. Goals must be: Key Thoughts 1. Envisaged with clarity and in specific detail. ‘‘The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful 2. Immediately followed through on with the development of a potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool plan and consistent action towards achievement. for creation which God forgot inside one of his creatures when He made him.’’ 3. Vividly imagined and emotionally enjoyed at least twice a day ---- Jose Ortega Y Gasset to keep you motivated and on the right track. And remember that in the final analysis, achieving the goal is ‘‘All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.’’ important but the quality of life you experience along the way is ---- Henry David Thoreau far more important. 11. The Ten Emotions of Power Key Thoughts Main Idea ‘‘We are what and where we are because we have first imagined Some people feel like they are at the mercy of their emotions. it.’’ Yet, in reality, each person creates their own emotions, and they ---- Donald Curtis should be viewed as an important resource and a call to take action. From this perspective, emotions are a signal (or even ‘‘Nothing happens unless first a dream.’’ subconscious permission) to feel one way or another. ---- Carl Sandburg Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially
  • 6. Awaken The Giant Within - Page 6 - ‘‘There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia today, Part 2 - TAKING CONTROL - THE MASTER SYSTEM flesh and blood tomorrow.’’ ---- Victor Hugo 14. Ultimate Influence: Your Master System Main Idea 13. The Ten-Day Mental Challenge If a person wants to change anything about their life, they must Main Idea either change how they feel or how they act. Of the two options, The challenge: Take full control of your thoughts and refuse to changing how you feel about events in your life is potentially dwell on any unhelpful thoughts or emotions for 10 consecutive much more powerful because changing how you feel will days. automatically change how you act. Supporting Ideas Supporting Ideas Your habitual pattern of thought has bought you to your present There are five elements affecting how a person feels: level of achievements. Therefore, to move onwards to a new 1. The mental and emotional state you’re in whenever you level of personal and professional success, you must create new make an evaluation of your inner feelings. and more powerful patterns by: 2. The questions that are asked as part of the evaluation 1. For the next 10 consecutive days, refuse to dwell on any process can have a strong influence on the answers given. unhelpful feelings or thoughts. 3. Your value system influences how you feel. You will always 2. Whenever you start feeling negative about anything, ask feel good when you’re moving towards a positive value. yourself: What’s good about this? What’s not perfect yet? 4. Your underlying beliefs determine expectations and provide 3. Whenever you see a challenge, focus on possible solutions a foundation from which you make other evaluations. rather than on the problem itself. 5. Reference experiences serve to refine and enhance values 4. If you catch yourself indulging in negative thoughts for a long and beliefs, and encourage us to ask different questions and period, wait until the following morning and start again. The move off into new directions. goal is to go 10 consecutive days with only upbeat thoughts and emotions. A shift in any one of these five elements will have a powerful effect on the way that you think, feel and behave in a number of Key Thoughts areas simultaneously. This can be a powerful force in shaping ‘‘Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.’’ your ultimate destiny. ---- Nathaniel Emmons ‘‘We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.’’ Key Thoughts ---- John Dryden ‘‘Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.’’ ---- George Bernard Shaw 15. Life Values: Your Personal Compass Main Idea You can literally change your life’s direction simply by realigning your values to more accurately reflect your ultimate destination. Supporting Ideas A persons values which he holds nearest and dearest guides his every decision, and therefore, holds the key to his ultimate destiny and life’s achievements. In one sense, all decisions a person makes in their life can be viewed as a clarification of their values. The only time a person has a hard time making a decision is when they are unclear on what they value the most out of the alternatives. Values effectively act as a magnet, pulling us towards those values we hold high and repelling us from those values we dislike and want to avoid at all costs. The key to long-term happiness is to live by your own high ideals, by the strongest possible effect of our positive value system. Many people spend more time worrying about what they want to own, when in reality who they are has a much more powerful influence on how they spend their lives and ultimately what they own. Values are the compass that will guide every person to their ultimate destiny. To take positive and firm control over your values, try the following exercises: 1. Sit down and write out a list of the tope ten values you currently hold, in order of importance. Do this by writing on a piece of paper your answer to the question: What’s most important to me in life? Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially
  • 7. Awaken The Giant Within - Page 7 - 2. Examine your list carefully and thoughtfully. Have you In setting up your own rules: unconsciously set up any conflicts? For example, do you 1. Design your rules so you are in control and the outside world have two values on your list which are completely opposite has very little effect on how you feel. but are very close in your order of priorities? That will set up 2. Set up your rule system so it is extremely easy to feel good, huge conflicts, and you should re configure your priorities to and exceptionally hard to feel bad. Give your rule system a avoid any such conflicts. positive bias. 3. Next, write down your answer to this question: What do my 3. Make the trigger points under your rules events that you have values need to be in order to achieve the true destiny I desire control over. and deserve? Put down the values, in order, that a person would need to have to be able to achieve the destiny you 4. Avoid conflicting rules vigorously. Link high levels of pain with have in mind. any old style disempowering rules, and replace them with positive rules which have intense levels of pleasure attached. 4. Now develop a new list of values which you can work towards embracing with your life’s actions. The new list will generally 5. Take the time to communicate and explain your rules system be a combination of your present values and additional to those closest to you. Ask them to help you live by those values which are required to successfully achieve your empowering rules which generate pleasure. ultimate goal. Key Thoughts Incidentally, values can be of two kinds - those you wish to ‘‘Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody embrace and move towards and those you wish to avoid and else expects of you.’’ move away from. You can repeat the same exercises given ---- Henry Ward Beecher above to develop a list of values which you wish to totally avoid in your life as well. 17. References Key Thoughts Main Idea ‘‘Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside of them was superior to The fabric from which a person’s core beliefs and values are circumstance.’’ selected are their references - their personal experiences or the ---- Bruce Barton personal experiences of other people they may hear about, read about or see in the media. The greater the number and quality ‘‘We are what we repeatedly do.’’ of references a person has available, the more effectively they ---- Aristotle can make meaningful choices for their own lives. ‘‘Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, Supporting Ideas because your character is what you really are, while your To expand the quality of your life, make a conscious and reputation is merely what others think think you are.’’ consistent effort to expand the references available for you to ---- John Wooden choose from. There are an inexhaustible supply of references in books, for example. 16. Rules The way someone chooses to use their references determines Main Idea how they feel, because whether something is good or bad is all Most people live by a self imposed set of rules - a set of based entirely on the frame of reference to which it is compared. conditions which, if achieved, gives them permission to feel good The key is to learn from the past, but not to live in it. A person and if not, gives permission to feel some pain. In reality, however, doesn’t drive a car by looking in the rear view mirror, but uses these types of rules are totally self-imposed. Therefore, to spend the mirror when necessary. more time feeling good, develop a new set of personal rules To enrich your life, expand your references. Pursue ideas and which are achievable on a consistent basis, independent of the experiences that wouldn’t be a part of your life unless you make actions of anyone else. a rational and conscious effort to seek new experiences. read Supporting Ideas about experiences other people have had, and go out and add Many people live by their self imposed and totally arbitrary rules them to your own life. By enhancing and improving your without even realizing they are doing so. Even worse, most references, you can enrich your life. people have more rules for things that make them feel bad than Key Thoughts they do for events that make them feel good, effectively loading the dice against themselves. ‘‘The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.’’ Many people’s internal rule systems are a collection of snatches ---- Arthur C. Clarke of common wisdom picked up in a variety of different settings. A more positive and rational approach is to take firm and positive ‘‘Man’s mind, stretched to a new idea never goes back to its control over your own internal rule system, with the objective of original dimensions.’’ creating a number of empowering rules which will make you feel ---- Oliver Wendell Holmes good and a very limited number of disempowering rules which specify when you feel bad. And, the positive rules must be ‘‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’’ centred over things that you do have control over rather than ---- Albert Einstein random life events. ‘‘The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.’’ ---- Lord Chesterfield ‘‘We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves.’’ Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially
  • 8. Awaken The Giant Within - Page 8 - 18. Identity Key Thoughts Main Idea ‘‘If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally Your identity are the beliefs you use to define your own astound ourselves.’’ individuality - what makes you unique. Your identity has a direct ---- Thomas Edison influence on how you choose to use your capabilities and also ‘‘Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men how you may choose to interact with others. are great only if they are determined to be so.’’ A person’s identity defines their life and their view of themselves. ---- Charles De Gaulle Therefore, identity is a key to any person’s future actions. To change for the better, simply create a new and more powerful ‘‘When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two identity for yourself, and then go out and live up to that identity characters - one represents danger, and the other represents you have chosen. opportunity.’’ ---- John F. Kennedy Supporting Ideas Most people consider their identities have been moulded exclusively;y by their experiences. Yet, two people can go through the same experience and come away with totally different memories. Clearly, the interpretation of a person’s experiences are much more influential to the formation of an identity than the actual experience itself. Therefore, before you start to mould a more powerful identity for yourself, take a moment to take stock of where you currently are: 1. If you were to look in a dictionary under your name, what would the entry say? Write down a dictionary entry for your life to the present time. 2. If you were to create an ID card that described you to strangers you meet, what would you include on the ID card and what would you leave off? These exercises should illustrate that your identity is simply what you have chosen to identify yourself with in the last. That means that to create a new and empowering identity, you simply need to choose different items with which to become closely associated. The steps to inventing a more powerful identity are: 1. Make a list of all the elements of a dynamic and exciting identity you would like to have. Let your imagination run wild and develop a pencil sketch of the ideal identity - from your perspective alone. 2. Take another look at your first list and add some excitement and enthusiasm. Add the characteristics of people you really admire. Breath some dynamic ideas into your list of identity qualities, and write down your expanded list. 3. Develop an action plan. How would a person with that type of identity live? Who would they associate with, and how would their friends reinforce their identity. How would that person dress, act and live? How would they treat events that occur in their business and personal lives. Be detailed, be specific, and write down your thoughts as you go along. 4. Commit yourself to living your new and improved identity by projecting your new personality to everyone you come into contact with. Read your description often, and join that elite group who do rather than just talk about it. More people are prisoners of their past than care to admit it. In reality, however, people can expand and improve - even you. Therefore, forget the past and focus on the quality of your life in the present. Lay the groundwork for an even better life in the future by embracing rather than avoiding change. Make a conscious and rational effort to develop a more powerful and more dynamic identity for yourself. Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially
  • 9. Awaken The Giant Within - Page 9 - Part 3 - A LESSON IN DESTINY Key Thoughts Main Idea ‘‘Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of Make certain you live life to the fullest while here. Experience every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now. There everything, and have fun. Enjoy the process as well as the are only so many tomorrows.’’ destination you’re heading for. Combine the spontaneity of youth ---- Michael Landon with the wisdom of experience and keep growing and learning and loving. Live each day as if it is the most important day of your ‘‘Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the entire life, because in reality, it is. tide and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Supporting Ideas Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.’’ The small decisions that a person makes day in and day out ---- Teilhard de Chardin creates their ultimate destiny. Therefore, if a person controls how they think, feel and act, they control their own destiny regardless ‘‘You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for of the external physical conditions they may be in. someone who will never be able to repay you.’’ The one thing every person has control over is their own internal ---- John Wooden world. Everyone can decide what things mean and what to do ‘‘It was involuntary; they sank my boat.’’ about anything. The only limits to the impact you can make on ---- John F. Kennedy, when asked how he’d become a hero the world are set by your own imagination and commitment. Surmounting difficulties is the crucible, the refiner’s fire, that ‘‘If I had my life to live over again, I’d dare to make more mistakes forms character and moulds personality. Everyone has the next time. I’d relax. I’d limber up. I’d be sillier than I’ve been this potential to become a hero by courageously choosing to trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more contribute even in the most trying circumstances. Heroes defy chances. I would take more trips. I would climb more mountains adversity by doing what they believe is right in spite of any and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less external conditions. beans. I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles but fewer imaginary ones. You see, I’m one of those people who was Being a hero doesn’t necessarily take an epic effort. Even the sensible and sane, hour after hour, day after day. small things can be meaningful. For example, what you choose Oh, I’ve had my moments. If I had to do it over again, I’d have to buy can send a strong signal to consumer companies. If you more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else - just moments, choose not to purchase a product which is energy inefficient and one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each instead purchase products which are environmentally sound, day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere you literally cause the companies to improve their products and without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a raincoat and a look for alternatives. Consumer power is in your hands with parachute. If I could do it again, I’d travel lighter than I have. every decision you make in the supermarket and in shops. If I had to live my life over, I would start barefoot earlier in the Life is most enjoyable and most rewarding when it is played "full spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more out" rather than half-heartedly. You’ve got to be willing to feel dances, I would ride more merry-go-rounds, I would pick more stupid and look silly at times when you’re trying things that are daisies.’’ new and might not work out. And if they don’t work out, you’ve ---- Nadine Stair got to be willing to roll with the punches and move on to something new. Otherwise, you can never discover the limits of what you are really capable of achieving. The opportunity to contribute to society is not an obligation - it’s an opportunity to give something back and to make the world a little bit better because you contributed. Therefore, you should seek out small acts of public service which you can give without any publicity. Ideally, your public service should be focused on a small group, so you can have the opportunity to reach out and help someone else. That’s the surest way to grow a noble and powerful personality. It is important to strive for balance in your life rather than perfection. Some people are afraid to give anything back to the broader community because they think it would take over their entire lives. In reality, however, life is a balance between giving and receiving, taking care of your own interests and taking time to contribute to the well-being of others. Best Collections Of Summaries Book - Increase your knowledge Exponentially