I’m reading a book now called Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins. Some of you may have heard of him but if not here’s just a few things he’s done. Tony Robbins started from humble beginnings and in his quest to literally feed the hungry through his foundation Anthony Robbins Foundation, he was able to feed 250 million individuals.
He constantly has speaking events that inspire others to take action and control their own lives (which I know a lot of us trying to do that every single day of our lives). But I wanted to share my thoughts with you on one of his recent books.
I’ve had a high interest in finance and investing ever since I learned I had a passion for business. My interest first started back about 3 – 4 years ago when I had read this book called Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. It was literally from that book that my interest grew and grew and now my curiousity is off the charts.
But with that said, I was reading this part of Tony’s book and it reads as follows:
“If you are self-motivated, wow, this world is tailored for you. The boundaries are all gone. But if you’re not self-motivated, this world will be a challenge because the walls, ceilings and floors that protected people are also disappearing…. There will be fewer limit, but also fewer guarantees. Your specific contribution will define your specific benefits much more. Just showing up wil not cut it.” – Thomas Friedman, New York Times Columnist
That line right there ‘…your specific contribution will define specific benefits much more.’ I’m really caught up on that because I know without a shadow of a doubt I’m a hard worker. I work smart while working hard so that i’m not wasting my time and other people’s time, but what really gets me on this whole quote is just this theme I’ve been hearing in my head from other thought leaders like Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Gary Varynerchuk and even my own mentors close to me:
For things to change for me, I’ve got to change.
I get that whole premise, but the implementation part has been the difficult part for me. I look into myself now and I see that I’ve also been caught in the words that I’m saying without having any follow through on my actions. I account for my how many times I’ve just showed up for something, took every note possible and didn’t do anything about it, it’s literally a slap in the face to myself because I had all this knowledge and nothing to show for it.
I guess that’s what been hard for everyone my age. Just being told what to do and not really finding ourselves. I embrace changes now so much that I began to lose touch of what I wanted in all that mix. Just doing my best to stay true to me.