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Tony Robbins reveals how he overcame obstacles to help others

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Life and business strategist Tony Robbins sat down with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on “One Nation” to discuss advice on overcoming obstacles in life and the road that led to his success.

Robbins acknowledged that his mother was the most influential person in his life and that he would not have become the man he is today without her.

“I had four different dads and my mom when she was on prescription drugs and the booze got really crazy,” he said. “So I became a practical psychologist to protect my younger brother of five years and my younger sister of seven years. And I think that kind of started me on the road, but it also made me hungry because I hate to see people suffer I hate to suffer I’ve suffered enough myself.

Robbins also stressed the importance of self-education.

“I fed my spirit. I think that’s probably the most important thing,” he said.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 07: Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tony Robbins (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Happy Hearts Fund)

Kilmeade asked the life coach if extreme stress was necessary for extreme success.

Robbins admitted that “no matter how rich you are, how smart you are, what a good person you are, how many beautiful children you have – we’re all going to experience it”.

“Are you going to use the stress or let the stress use you?” He asked.

Robbins added that the focus is really on how you deal with stress.

“For me, what I’ve found is if you, you know, it’s kind of like when you’re going through hell,” he said. “Keep going. It’s the only solution. When you get to the other side, you realize, first of all, that you’re ten times stronger than you thought. And you don’t forget that because you experience. It’s not intellectual. Second, you find out who your real friends and family are because, in difficult times, no one else is left behind.

Robbins also recognized the importance of experience, and experience fuels strength.

“When you have enough pain, you don’t want other people to suffer…and hopefully it makes you want to help other people,” he said.

Tony Robbins reveals how he overcame obstacles to help others

Tony Robbins recognizes the importance of experience.
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The strategist also encouraged the current generation and hoped they would rise to the current challenges.

“There are many seasons – [the] the pandemic is part of it, the economy is part of it, inflation is part of it…but no pandemic is forever. In all of history, no war is forever,” Robbins observed.


Robbins characterized the constant generational cycle of human life.

“If you want to know the history of the world, this is it,” he said. “You know, easy times make people weak. Weak people create terrible times. Terrible times create great strong people; strong people create great times.”



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