Tony Robbins says he “lives for breakthroughs.” Whether you want to engage in healthier relationships, shed some pounds or build a successful business, we all have the power to boost our chances at success in every aspect of life. Robbins says breakthroughs share three steps, all equally important:
1. Change your strategy. The best mindset can’t overcome a bad plan. “Running east looking for a sunset, I don’t care how positive you are, I don’t care how hard you work at it, it’s not going to work, it’s the wrong strategy,” says Robbins. He suggests you find people who’ve achieved turnarounds and transformations and study what went right.
2. Change your story. Common excuses like “I’m just not good at relationships,” or “Only those born rich get richer” are stories we tell ourselves that keep us from implementing our goals. Robbins says we must divorce ourselves from stories that limit us in order to unlock true potential.
3. Change your state. If you’re constantly stressed, overwhelmed or frustrated, you won’t have the fuel to implement your goals. Instead, you’ll develop a disempowering story, telling yourself that nothing can change and that nothing works. Find a way to recharge. Your mental and emotional state determines your perception on life, and is essential to any breakthrough.