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Tony Robbins Quotes

by Steve M Nash
(Brockholes, W Yorkshire, England)


Weekly Wonder Online: 45


Tony Robbins wonders...

"Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers."

More Tony Robbins Quotes...
"How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?"

"It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean."

"It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny."

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."

"If you can't, you must. If you must, you can."


What I Wonder...


Listen to my thoughts about Tony Robbins' quote in the video below.



(NOTE: Yes, *I* wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)


This is an interesting quote by Tony Robbins, it really is. Not only does it get us to focus on the questions we ask - of ourselves and of others - but I believe it also asks us what the questions mean to us?

For example, as I mention in the video, here are some questions I might ask myself:

  • Why do I feel anxious?

  • Why do people do what they do?

  • Why do I struggle in some of my relationships?

And the beauty of knowingly asking myself these questions is that I can now take a closer look at the question. I can now wonder to myself if these questions are quality questions, and I can also wonder why these questions are important to me?

In fact, better questions might be (don't you think?) the following questions:

  • Why does it matter that I feel anxious sometimes?

  • Why do I want to know why people behave the way they do?

  • Why does the fact that I struggle in some of my relationships matter to me?

The answers to the first set of questions feel like answers that may or may not be of benefit to me.

Whereas the answers to the second set of questions feel much more important and useful - much more 'real', and to the crux of things...


And I dare say you can ask even better questions than the ones I've asked.

Okay, then, so how about it! Can you think of some better questions that I might ask myself?

Can you think of some quality questions for yourself even, for where you are in your life right now? (Just a few minutes should do it, y'know, to find a quality question or three.)

And whilst you're thinking about quality questions and the meaning of (any of the) Tony Robbins quotes, here's a final question I have for you about 'me, me, me'...

MY QUESION FOR YOU:
How can I get more people (like you) to leave feedback on my videos or on my thoughts on the inspirational quotations?

(Look forward to reading your replies. Thanks.)

What YOU wonder?...

Yes, I'd love to know your thoughts on these inspirational quotes by Tony Robbins, or your answer to my question about feedback, or even to know what your own quality questions are right now... You can always leave comments below! :-)

Thanks for reading,
Steve

PS It's great when you share, when you have your say - thank you!

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Jun 06, 2011
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Questions as a Mirror
by: sandy

Steve thank for bringing up this issue.
This is the "Self Help" collective and why wouldn't I think it would make a great deal of sense to ask "myself" questions? mmmm.

I like how you suggested turning the questions around so the reference point of the question is ourselves.

A question I have is why do I think I need something call "success" as a concept in order to act?

Is part of my problem in acting caused by my definition of success? and, what makes me think I need a definition?

Could I just do something each day in the realm of my interest and let the details take care of themselves?

Could it be that I love myself only with conditions?

Lots for me to think about...


Jun 08, 2011
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Questions
by: Anonymous

Too many people these days are self-obsessed and forget there's people worse off than them. Ask yourself not 'What can the World do for me?' but 'What can I do for the World?' and see what you find out there.

Jun 08, 2011
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Self-Obsessed Questions
by: Steve

Hmm, interesting question to ask yourself indeed Anonymous. Do you ask this question of yourself, then?

You're right, though, in that gratitude is an important attitude to have for all of us.

So, I guess a quality question could be: "How can I best serve others, whilst still serving myself AND having fun?"

Thanks for the feedback,
Steve

Jun 08, 2011
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Your "your" question
by: Sandra

Here are my thoughts on "self obsession". When I know em I know others better. For me I seek to understand myself and in that I reach a level of understanding for others. I've found it has helped me and other actually. My relationships have gotten richer once I stopped comparing myself to others and reached out in compassion.

But I recognize that many are struggling with their physical needs and emotional needs caused by the collective consciousness of those who think of "others" instead of recognizing themselves as another.

Steve as far as your question about how can you get more traffic. I don't propose to know a lot about traffic building but I can share with you one of my frustrations with your site layout and it "could" be affecting others. I'm not sure though.

Sometimes I go to your home page and I can't find the specific place to click on to get to this video section with this video of the day.
There "could" be people who come to the front page and want to immediately get involved in "self help" but because of the many alternatives they leave before they find this section of the website.

I'm not sure if this area of the website is your most wanted response. If it is then imho it should be emphasized on at least your home page or any page where most of your traffic comes to.

Thanks for considering my suggestion.

Jun 20, 2011
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Site feedback
by: Steve

Thank you, Sandy, for sharing your frustrations with the site layout. Points duly noted. Other than the "What's new" section, tucked on the left hand side of the set of links (navigation), there isn't an easy way to access "what's new".

Will think on, how to share all of the great new and old- stuff here.

Thank you :-)

Steve

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