If you've been following me for some time, perhaps you've heard of my troubled past, my struggles in life. Most wouldn't guess or perhaps would think I'm lying, when I speak of my struggles through depression while in high school and my freshman year in college.
There were days when I wasn't sure if I would make it..... make it out of bed..... make it through the day.
I pulled through, I became stronger and took charge. I still remember the morning I woke up and felt empowered, I remember as if it was this morning.
I began to read, A LOT. The reading kept my mind on the right path, even if it meant only reading a few pages every night before going to sleep.
Specifically, I read a lot of Tony Robbins books when I first began reading, the first one I bought was in a Barnes & Noble Book store in Los Angeles, around the age of 22 or 23. It was his famous book, 'Awaken The Giant Within'. It took me months on end to finish reading because I took it day by day, a few pages each night.
Reading before going to bed each night was one of the BEST things I could have done to put my mind in the state of mind. Today....I read A LOT. I learn A LOT. I've been learning from Tony Robbins for a LOOOONG time, and he never ceases to amaze me.
The video below is quite recent, yet his story and lessons from John Wooden I learned well over 10 years ago when reading and listening to Tony's materials (I invested lots of money in his courses :).
I recall using an ENTIRE pay check ($1,500) to get VIP seating at his Unleash The Power Within Seminar. Back then I was a teacher and I had no future goals of being a Strength Coach or opening up my own warehouse gym. It's amazing to see my changes through the years and the memories of driving in my ISUZU Trooper while listening to Tony Robbins CDs, well, they all seem like yesterday.
Check the video and I hope you enjoy...
This lesson of winning, that is explained in the video above, I learned well over a decade ago and I remember it vividly to this day.
Drop a comment and share a powerful life lesson you learned LOOONG ago but still resonates with you today.
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PS: Via the comments I apologize as I did not know this video was only viewable in the states, I tried you tube with NO luck, BUT, I found something just as powerful, if not more. Enjoy, Coach John Wooden...