unforgettable TED speeches – Tony Robbins


Yes, I’m talking about this one speech long time ago titled “Why we do what we do”, the one with on-stage interaction with Al Gore. Tony Robbins as many of you know is a life coach and expert in leadership psychology, the owner of one of the world’s most famous smiles. Some people don’t like his physicality, but I find it really pleasant, I don’t know why.

Of course here is the link to the famous TED talk:

So – What’s make us adore or hate Tony Robbins?

There are a few things he does. First of all he has this very direct — even confrontational – approach, and not everybody like it. He assume a lot of things and he is juggling his audience how he wants.


But focusing on this particular speech he gave – I don’t buy everything he says there, and in some parts rational structure of the content is not convincing enough. He is using pathos a lot with the audience and sometimes it’s a bit annoying. But other than that – I really like his stage presence and the way he was delivering. If somebody of you didn’t have a chance to see it before – I really recommend it – because this is how looks a really good speech/presentation. Maybe is not so much about the content in some places, but – the content is there, and I will prove it with some quotes and points he made:

1) “and then you meet people that have been through ultimate pain(…) not always, but often, they become some of the people that contribute the most to society”

(I have so many examples of that sentence that its hard even to count them.)


2) “decision is the ultimate power


3) “if we get the right emotion, we can get ourselves to do anything, we can get through it. If you are creative enough, playful enough, fun enough, can you get through to anybody?”


This three sentences are the most valuable for me, because I agree with all of them. Tony basically gives a massage that the most important things for us is having the ability to grow and to contribute beyond ourselves. It’s really worth watching, so go on and do it! I’m leaving you with the two most known quotes from this speech, Enjoy!

Connection and love: … We all want it. Most people settle for connection because love’s too scary.”

 “The history of our world is these decisions. When a woman stands up and says, ‘No, I won’t go to the back of the bus,’ she didn’t just affect her life. That decision shaped our culture.”


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