“Awaken the Giant Within” was one of the better books I have read in 2016 and I am surprised it took me this long to get to it (and review it)! It is not a quick read nor should you plan to just read the book without doing any of the reflective exercises recommended. Tony Robbins is the guru of peak performance therefore the book also comes packed with many strategies and techniques that you can leverage. It takes you on a journey to identify who you are and what you value/believe thereby establishing a foundation for you to unleash your individual power and to take control of your life. The book ends with a seven day set of exercises to jump start your transformation. I would thoroughly recommend anyone looking to begin some sort of life change!
Three key takeaways from the book:
1. Make a decision is committing to achieving a result AND cutting yourself off from any other possibility
2. What drives our behaviour is instinctive reaction to pain (even the fear of it) or pleasure, not intellectual calculation
3. If there is anything we should change in our lives, it’s how we are feeling or our behaviours