Summary of Awaken the Giant Within

How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Financial

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Awaken the Giant Within book summary
Become the master of your mind and emotions with insightful strategies from personal achievement guru Anthony Robbins.


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Author and "life coach" Anthony Robbins takes on the gargantuan task of analyzing how the mind and body work, and how you can take control of every part of the process. He explains that all human actions and decisions originate in the pain-versus-pleasure principle. He then teaches you how to rewire your neurology so you associate pain with negative emotions and events, and replace it with the pleasure of the positive. Reading an Anthony Robbins book is like viewing a transcript of one of his self-empowerment seminars. The personal revelations, stories, anecdotes and analogies are fun to read, but the essential messages are buried beneath page after page of verbiage. Only the most patient and devoted Robbins follower will extract all the gems of wisdom from this lengthy treatise, but thinks it is a worthwhile pursuit for the seeker who is willing to make this book a long-term companion.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the human brain processes information;
  • How to take control of that process;
  • How to understand and be in charge of your emotions; and
  • How to use new strategies and techniques to make positive changes in the way you think, feel and behave.


The Power to Change
You have the power to create long-lasting change in your life, but you have to be willing to make the effort. Begin by demanding more of yourself than ever before. Decide what you want in your life and what you will not allow to intrude. Then raise the bar on your standards...
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About the Author

Anthony Robbins is a self-empowerment pioneer and an expert in motivation. He offers seminars, chairs several companies and has written a number of other books, including Unlimited Power.

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