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The other day I happened to mention how much I admire one of today’s celebrities, TONY ROBBINS. I hardly had a chance to speak his name when someone I was talking with blurted out, “Oh he’s such bullshit.”
I was stunned. I stopped in mid sentence and asked, “Why do you say that?”
“Oh, I know his type. They are all the same. Personal agendas and they screw us to get what they need and want at our expense.”
I’m not the type to bite my tongue and I’m not the type to defend just anyone. But at this moment Tony Robbins needed some defending…”What do you know about Robbins?”
“Enough”. With a grimace and slough off gesture, “I know his type. They are all the same.”
“Maybe they are. But can you give me one fact that you know of Robbin’s life, his history, his upbringing?”
“Well. No.” He responded.
“Why not?”, I challenged.
“I didn’t want to waste my time reading about his type.” Was the lame explanation.
“So, you know absolutely nothing about him, yet, you insult and categorize him?” I looked sternly into his eyes, “Is that right?”
“Yup!” was the simple, confident response along with a nod of his head to emphasize the point.
I then unloaded a bunch of facts about TONY ROBBINS that made him all too human to my associate who moments earlier insulted the man.
It’s far too easy, safe, and expected, to find criticisms of just about everything and everyone. And if you listen to the news, or are a follower of ex-President Obama, or Senator Hillary Clinton, you will have been conditioned to so much negativity that your first line of thinking will be to go negative. Life has so much more to offer.
If you don’t know Tony Robbins, or his background, or even Peter Diamandis, for that matter, I invite you to take the time to tune into the video on YOUTUBE at the link I am providing below.
To whet your appetite, let me quote just a tiny bit from this fountain of wisdom:
[People who are failing are the ones who assume…] “Only the 1% have all the answers and that they are hiding it from them. The reality is that they have to work their asses off to NOT HEAR what it takes…” (Anthony Robbins).