Title Image - Quotes by Author Tony RobbinsPhoto Credit: WikiMedia Commons

Welcome to our collection of inspirational and motivational quotes by Tony Robbins. We hope you enjoy pondering them and that you will share them widely.

Wikipedia Summary for Tony Robbins

Anthony Jay Robbins (born Anthony J. Mahavoric; February 29, 1960) is an American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. Robbins is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books including the books Unlimited Power (published in 1987) and Awaken the Giant Within (published in 1993). His seminars are organized through Robbins Research International.

When you know what's most important to you, making a decision is quite simple.

--Tony Robbins

Longer Version:

When you know what's most important to you, making a decision is quite simple. Most people, though, are unclear about what's most important in their lives, and thus decision making becomes a form of internal torture.


Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!

--Tony Robbins

In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.

--Tony Robbins

Never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and always spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution.

--Tony Robbins

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.

--Tony Robbins

Disappointment can drive us, or it can defeat us.

--Tony Robbins

Do what you did in the beginning of the relationship and there won't be an end.

--Tony Robbins

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

--Tony Robbins

We ve got to remember that we get whatever we focus on in life. If we keep focusing on what we don t want, we ll have more of it. The first step to creating any change is deciding what you do want so that you have something to move toward.

--Tony Robbins

Explore your web the needs, the beliefs, the emotions that are controlling you ¦ so there's more of you to give ¦ and so you can appreciate what's driving other people. It's the only way our world's going to change.

--Tony Robbins

You are now at a crossroads. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. Then act upon it.

--Tony Robbins

Deciding to commit yourself to long term results rather than short term fixes is as important as any decision you'll make in your lifetime.

--Tony Robbins

People are not lazy, they simply have impotent goals... that is... goals that do not inspire them.

--Tony Robbins

It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.

--Tony Robbins

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

--Tony Robbins

The greatest leverage you can create for yourself is the pain that comes from inside, not outside. Knowing that you have failed to live up to your own standards for your life is the ultimate pain.

--Tony Robbins

The path of least resistance will never make you proud.

--Tony Robbins

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year -- and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.

--Tony Robbins

If complexity doesn't beat you, paradox will.

--Tony Robbins

You can't influence somebody when you're judging them.

--Tony Robbins

Complexity is the enemy of execution.

--Tony Robbins

Knowing information is not the same as owning it and following through. Information without execution is poverty. Remember: we're drowning in information, but we're starving for wisdom.

--Tony Robbins

Just because someone seems to have more certainty, doesn't mean they're right.

--Tony Robbins

Ten years from now you'll laugh at whatever's stressing you out today. So why not laugh now?

--Tony Robbins

The road to someday leads to a town of nowhere.

--Tony Robbins

When you focus on serving, there is no fear in you.

--Tony Robbins

A life of fulfillment is one in which we put urgency in its place and remember that the ultimate target is to spend our lives doing the things we believe are most important to us.

--Tony Robbins

Your number one skill as a leader is the ability to influence.

--Tony Robbins

Belief in limits creates limited people.

--Tony Robbins

You can't hit a target if you don't know what it is.

--Tony Robbins

Identity is this incredible invisible force that controls your whole life. It's invisible, like gravity is invisible, but it controls your whole life.

--Tony Robbins

Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly.

--Tony Robbins

Resolutions require only words. Results take action.

--Tony Robbins

The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.

--Tony Robbins

Self awareness is one of the rarest of human commodities. I don't mean self consciousn ess where you're limiting and evaluating yourself. I mean being aware of your own patterns.

--Tony Robbins

Leaders anticipate. Losers react.

--Tony Robbins

Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues, and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results. I believed that if I precisely duplicated the actions of others, I could reproduce the same quality of results that they had.

--Tony Robbins

You've achieved cheerfulness the day you realize that no matter what's happening around you, being anything other than cheerful will not make it better.

--Tony Robbins

Clarity is power.

--Tony Robbins

The only people without problems are in cemeteries.

--Tony Robbins

Longer Version:

The only people without problems are those in cemeteries. It is not what happens to us that separates failures from successes. It is how we perceive and what we do about what happens that makes the difference.



If you don't educate yourself, this is an area of your life that it is a game.

--Tony Robbins

The difference between those who succeed and those who fail isn't what they have -- it's what they choose to see and do with their resources and their expertise of life.

--Tony Robbins

Don't get roped into talking about something that you don't really have passion for, and don't get roped into something you don't have expertise in. Why should somebody listen to you? If you're going to take somebody's time, you better deliver.

--Tony Robbins

The first thing these people have who succeed, who are fulfilled, is that they've decided what the purpose of the game is, at least for right now.

--Tony Robbins

Happy, vibrant, successful people think and behave in certain ways. So do miserable and unfulfilled people. In other words, there are patterns of success and patterns of failure. The good news is, success leaves clues.

--Tony Robbins

Most everybody thinks that if I want to get big rewards I need to take huge risks. But if you keep thinking that, you're gonna be broke.

--Tony Robbins

The only way to create change in anyone's psychology or belief system is to show them the consequences of their actions -- or inaction.

--Tony Robbins

Having an identity that is specifically linked to your age or how you look would definitely set you up for pain because these things will change. If we have a broader sense of who we are, our identity never becomes threatened.

--Tony Robbins

Influence is the single most important skill you can master in your lifetime.

--Tony Robbins

Engaging people is about meeting their needs, not yours.

--Tony Robbins

My whole life is driven by love. It always has been. It's never been driven by material things -- which are just benefits of doing something I loved.

--Tony Robbins

It sounds so stupid, so basic, but when you are really in a grateful state, you are like a magnet for joy.

--Tony Robbins

Problems are God's resistance to create spiritual muscles.

--Tony Robbins

It's not that diabetes, heart disease, and obesity runs in your family...It's that no one runs in you family!

--Tony Robbins

Happiness is in the mind, experiences of joy or pleasure should be found in the body; but ongoing joy, pure unadulterated joy, that feeling of bliss for no reason comes when you feel like your life matters because it matters to more than yourself.

--Tony Robbins

The kind of person other people perceive you to be controls their responses to you.

--Tony Robbins

You can't succeed by being good. That's what you get paid for. You can't succeed by being excellent. That's what you're expected to do. You can only succeed by being outstanding.

--Tony Robbins

Whenever people have trouble public speaking, it's because they are just thinking about themselves.

--Tony Robbins

Regarding the psychological, your goal must not be I need to lose X pounds but I'm going to regain my identity, whether as an athlete, a conservative, a sexual being, a together person, whatever.

--Tony Robbins

When two people meet, as long as there is any form of rapport maintained, the person with the most certainty will eventually influence ther other person.

--Tony Robbins

Rapport is the ability to enter someone else's world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.

--Tony Robbins

One of the things I'm best at is modeling. I find someone who is best at something I want to learn. Then I model them, and learn it myself. Then, when I've proven it to myself, I teach it to others.

--Tony Robbins

You can't raise a happy, more resilient kid if you're not a happy, more resilient adult.

--Tony Robbins

Resourcefulnes s is the cure to failure. Successful people are resourceful and find a way to make it work.

--Tony Robbins

When it seems impossible like nothing is going to work, you are usually just a few millimeters away from making it happen.

--Tony Robbins

I'm both challenged and excited. My excitement is: I get a chance to give something back. My challenge is: The shortest seminar I usually do is 50 hours.

--Tony Robbins

I believe therapy can be done more rapidly. I'm into your finding the source of what's making you think and feel the way you do and shifting it quickly.

--Tony Robbins

We don't have to feel negative about weeds. They're a part of life. We need to see them, acknowledge them, focus on the solution, and immediately do whatever it takes to eliminate their influence from our lives.

--Tony Robbins

The secret to wealth is simple: Find a way to do more for others than anyone else does. Become more valuable. Do more. Give more. Be more. Serve more. And you will have the opportunity to earn more.

--Tony Robbins

Persistence overshadows even talent as the most valuable resource shaping the quality of life.

--Tony Robbins

I look at people's lives and you see what's not working in their lives and it usually comes from an undisciplined mind.

--Tony Robbins

My view is my entire life has been shaped by giving when I didn't have it. Some idiot who's wealthy and doesn't give, they'll rot in their own selfishness. I'm not worried about them. What I'm really interested in is the day-to-day person, human beings who want to go to another level of their life.

--Tony Robbins

If you can't you must, and if you must you can.

--Tony Robbins

Longer Version:

lf you can't, you must. If you must, you can. Most people fail in life because they major in minor things. Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.


Courage, like fear, is a habit. The more you do it, the more you do it, and this habit-of stepping up, of taking action-more than anything else, will move you in a different direction.

--Tony Robbins

The one common denominator of all successful people is their hunger to push through their fears.

--Tony Robbins

Your current situation is no indication of your ultimate potential!

--Tony Robbins

If you pursue enrichment and growth, you must increase your references by pursuing ideas and experiences that wouldn't be a part of your life if you didn't consciously seek them out.

--Tony Robbins

Raise your standards for the one thing over which you have complete control -- yourse lf. It means you're committed to being intelligent, flexible, and creative enough to consistently find a way to look at your life in a fashion that makes any experience enriching.

--Tony Robbins

Working because you want to, not because you have to is financial freedom.

--Tony Robbins

The best way to get trained is to get mentored -- live or by reading or watching videos by masters. That way, you start executing based on lessons from the best.

--Tony Robbins

Yesterday does not equal tomorrow. Forget the past and move towards your goals.

--Tony Robbins

The difference between acting badly or brilliantly is not based on your ability, but on the state of your mind and or body in any given moment.

--Tony Robbins

Every form of power comes down to language. In law, there's all kinds of words you don't know if you're not a lawyer and that gives them power. In business, it's the same thing.

--Tony Robbins

Everybody has a different strategy, but everybody agrees that active management does not beat the market.

--Tony Robbins

You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want using whatever life gives you along the way.

--Tony Robbins

One belief that I've developed to carry me through extremely tough times is simply this: God's delays are not God's denials.

--Tony Robbins

When people say money doesn't matter, it sure as hell does when you're able to show your mother a beach house and then hand her the keys to it. That was one of the happiest moments of my life.

--Tony Robbins

The goal of becoming more consistent with your core authentic self is a much stronger motivator than I need to lose 30 pounds.

--Tony Robbins

The most important thing is what you already do. It's being authentic. It's being curious, trying to discover gifts.

--Tony Robbins

People say it takes 10 years to change your life. It's bullshit. It takes a moment, a second. But it may take you 10 years to get to the point of finally saying, Enough.

--Tony Robbins

Breakthroughs happen when the insight comes that I can do something right now to improve things. I am constantly looking to do something to provide people with strategies to create those immediate breakthroughs. That's my mission.

--Tony Robbins

It's not enough to have a strategy for success. Great strategy is available for free online for everything from career success to meeting Mr. or Ms. Right. You must also tell yourself the right story.

--Tony Robbins

Read no less than ½ hour a day or listen to audiobooks while in the car or cleaning the house. Biographies of great people taught me, as I said, that even eminent people fail but keep getting up.

--Tony Robbins

I don't worry about maintaining the quality of my life, because every day I work on improving it.

--Tony Robbins

People are irrational. What I want to do is let's take the irrational aspects out of it and let's just break this down. And you and I, let's go and see if we can't master this thing, a few steps at a time without giving up your day job, without having to give up your whole life.

--Tony Robbins

Execution will trump knowledge every day of the week.

--Tony Robbins

Know a quote that we are missing? Please use our suggest a quote form below and let us know. Thank YOU for visiting -- we wish you a perfect day!