Tony Robbins – Have A Vision

Tony Robbins explains the importance of having a vision when making New Year’s Resolutions.


“When you resolve something, to have a resolution is to resolve it. When you resolve, this is how it’s going to be, that’s when you cut off any possibility except the thing you’ve committed to. It’s like the old adage, “If you want to take the island, you burn the boats.” Because when you burn those boats there’s no going back. You’re going to find a way to make things work. Most people, they’re stating what they hope will come together and if it doesn’t happen, then they’re disappointed but they’re not too disappointed because they’re not too vested.

What does it take to successfully create a lasting change in your life? To not only have a New year’s resolution you follow through on but really have a lasting change. Well, the first step for lasting change is very much like making a New years resolution. Fundamentally it’s the same. The first step is you’ve got to have a vision. A vision for what it is you really, truly want. Not what you think you want or what you should have. What are most people’s New year’s resolutions, “I’m going to stop eating sugar. You know, I’m going to stop smoking. I’m going to lose 10 pounds.

The problem with that is it’s not very inspiring for most people. You know, it’s not telling you what you’re going to get. It’s only what you’re not going to do and it’s kind of hard to have you move forward with that. A vision is about what you’re here to create. A vision that really works is one that excites you. Reasons come first, answers come second. If you get a compelling vision and you’ve got strong enough reasons that will push you through the tough times, you’re going to do things other people don’t do.

Instead of collapsing even if you get off target, you won’t go, “Oh, I blew it.” You’ll get right back on target, make the change, make things happen. I know you’ve done this in many areas of your life. Just think about it again. I’m not teaching you something really new here today. I just want to remind you what your soul knows. You’ve got to change. You’ve got to improve and you’ve got to go through a simple process fundamentally to make that progress.”

– Tony Robbins