150 Inspiring Tony Robbins Quotes for Life & Success

Tony Robbins, acclaimed performance coach and author, embodies an inspiring story of success against all odds.

Born in North Hollywood in 1960, Robbins endured a tumultuous childhood with multiple father figures and a substance-abusing mother.

Taking responsibility for his siblings and working various jobs to maintain his household, Robbins demonstrated resilience and determination from an early age.

At 17, Robbins moved out, reducing his toxic environment, yet struggled to make ends meet.

His life took a turn after attending a Jim Rohn seminar, which revolutionized his mindset and drove him to work for Rohn.


Mentored by Rohn, Anthony Robbins began selling high-dollar seminars to professionals across the country.

By 26, he was a millionaire, branching out with his own self-help programs and best-selling books.

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Robbins’ ethos of self-confidence, constant improvement and personal power has seen him consult influential figures, amass over 30 businesses and become a global success symbol.

Below you will find inspiring quotes from Tony Robbins to take you to the next level in your life.

Best Tony Robbins Quotes for Life & Success

1. “Repetition is the mother of skill.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

2. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” ~ (Tony Robbins).


3. “Where focus goes, energy flows.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

4. “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

5. “Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

6. “Whatever you focus on is what you get.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

7. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

8. “Progress equals happiness.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

9. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ~ (Tony Robbins).


10. “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

11. “If you want to take the island, then burn your boats. With absolute commitment come the insights that create real victory.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

12. “Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits. Each day we must strive for constant and never-ending improvement.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

13. “Live with passion!” ~ (Tony Robbins).

14. “Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

15. “People are rewarded in public for what they practice for years in private.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

16. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~ (Tony Robbins).


17. “The secret to living is giving.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

18. “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

19. “Knowledge is NOT power. Knowledge is only POTENTIAL power. Action is power.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

20. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

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21. “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

22. “If you want to change your life you have to raise your standards.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

23. “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

24. “Knowing is not enough! You must take action.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

25. “Ten years from now you’ll laugh at whatever’s stressing you out today. So why not laugh now?” ~ (Tony Robbins).

26. “Its not about the goal. Its about growing to become the person that can accomplish that goal.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

27. “Winners take imperfect action while losers are still perfecting the plan.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

28. “If I can’t – then I must. If I must – then I will.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

29. “It’s not about your resources, it’s about your resourcefulness .” ~ (Tony Robbins).

30. “Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

31. “Remember anything you want that’s valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

32. “Remember: we all get what we tolerate. So stop tolerating excuses within yourself, limiting beliefs of the past, or half-assed or fearful states.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

33. “We always have a choice.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

34. “God’s wealth circulates in my life, it flows to me in avalanches of abundance. All my needs, desires, and goals are met instantaneously, for I am one with God and he is everything!” ~ (Tony Robbins).


35. “Whatever happens, take responsibility.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

36. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

37. “If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

38. “Activity without purpose is the drain of your life.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

39. “Where focus goes, energy flows. And if you don’t take the time to focus on what matters, then you’re living a life of someone else’s design.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

40. “Losers react. Winners anticipate.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

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41. “Set high standards for yourself and don’t settle for anything less. You are the best judge of yourself and your capabilities.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

42. “Personal power is the ability to take action.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

43. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” ~ (Tony Robbins).

44. “The race of life is a marathon, not a sprint.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

45. “Commit to “CAN I!” – Constant And Never-Ending Improvement.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

46. “Your biography is not your destiny, your decisions are.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

47. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

48. “Expect change. Analyze the landscape. Take the opportunities. Stop being the chess piece; become the player. It’s your move.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

49. “Passion is the genesis of genius.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

50. “Life will pay any price you ask of it.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

51. “People are my greatest resource.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

52. “Everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves you.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

53. “I’m on a mission to help people grow and give. The more they grow the more they can give, the more life they build, the greater the quality of their life.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

54. “There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

55. “Job dissatisfaction is the number one factor in whether you survive your first heart attack.” ~ (Tony Robbins).


56. “The road to someday leads to a town of nowhere.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

57. “It’s not resources but resourcefulness that ultimately makes the difference.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

58. “Change is never a matter of ability, it’s always a matter of motivation.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

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59. “Nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning you give it.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

60. “Live every day with an attitude of gratitude.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

61. “If you can’t, then you must!” ~ (Tony Robbins).

62. “The only person who is truly holding you back is you. No more excuses. It’s time to change. It’s time to live life at a new level.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

63. “Life happens not to me but for me.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

64. “Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

65. “Decision is the ultimate power. Decisions shape destiny.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

66. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

67. “At any moment the decision you make can change the course of your life forever.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

68. “Life is about the moments: Don’t wait for them, create them!” ~ (Tony Robbins).

69. “People will do more to avoid pain than they will do to gain pleasure.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

70. “Contrary to popular wisdom, knowledge is not power-it’s potential power. Knowledge is not mastery. Execution is mastery. Execution will trump knowledge every day of the week.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

71. “Emotion is created by motion. Whatever you’re feeling right now is related to how you’re using your body.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

72. “A decision made from fear is always the wrong decision.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

73. “My teacher Jim Rohn taught me a simple principle: every day, stand guard at the door of your mind, and you alone decide what thoughts and beliefs you let into your life. For they will shape whether you feel rich or poor, cursed or blessed.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

74. “If you can’t you must, and if you must you can.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

75. “Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

76. “The minute you start keeping score, you’re destroying the relationship.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

Tony Robbins Quotes for Motivation

77. “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

78. “Always have something to look forward to.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

79. “The quality of your life is directly related to how much uncertainty you can comfortably handle.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

80. “Life is found in the dance between your deepest desire and your greatest fear.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

81. “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

82. “Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of experience. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

83. “Excitement must lead to immediate action or you will lose the power of momentum. More dreams die because we fail to seize the moment. Do it now!” ~ (Tony Robbins).

84. “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

85. “You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

86. “Emotion is created by motion.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

87. “Progress is the ultimate motivation.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

88. “Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

89. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

90. “Identity is this incredible invisible force that controls your whole life. It’s invisible, like gravity is invisible, but it controls your whole life.”  Tony Robbins

91. “Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” ~ (Tony Robbins).


92. “There is no breakthrough without a breakdown.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

93. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

94. “Here’s a two step formula for handling stress. Step number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Step number two: Remember it’s all small stuff.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

95. “Your current situation does not determine your future. Your future is determined by your decision to succeed.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

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96. “Leaders anticipate. Losers react.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

97. “Remember this: Anticipation is the ultimate power. Losers react; leaders anticipate.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

98. “Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

99. “Our beliefs are like the unquestioned commands, telling us how things are, what’s possible and what’s impossible, what we can and can not do.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

100. “Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

101. “Complexity is the enemy of execution!” ~ (Tony Robbins).

102. “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

103. “Don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

104. “Happiness is found in the absence of expectation and a continuous focus on appreciation.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

105. “Change your story, change your life. Divorce the story of limitation, and marry the story of the truth and everything changes.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

106. “If you add the value, you will become the brand. Find a way to add more value than anyone else does.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

107. “High self-esteem comes from feeling like you have control over events not that events have control over you.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

108. “You can’t have a plan for your day, ’til you have a plan for your life.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

109. “Realize that the hardest step in achieving anything is making a true commitment.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

110. “You feel what you’re focused on.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

111. “The number one key to success in life is to master your own state. If you can manage and master your states, there’s nothing you can’t do.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

112. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

113. “My philosophy is to “kill the monster while it’s little.” The best time to handle a “negative” emotion is when you first begin to feel it. It’s much more difficult to interrupt an emotional pattern once it’s full-blown.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

114. “If you are not growing, you are dying.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

115. “The path of least resistance will never make you proud.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

116. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

117. “Decisions decide destiny, there is no action without decision.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

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118. “What people CAN do is very different from what they WILL do.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

119. “We usually overestimate what we think we can accomplish in one year-but we grossly underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

120. “Simply by changing your habitual vocabulary, you can instantaneously change how you think, how you feel, and how you live.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

121. “Your Philosophy of life shapes you more than anything else.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

122. “Who will you have to become, to achieve all you want?” ~ (Tony Robbins).

123. “All growth starts at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

124. “Execution will trump knowledge every day of the week.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

125. “Success without happiness is failure.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

126. “Many people are passionate, but because of their limiting beliefs about who they are and what they can do, they never take actions that could make their dream a reality.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

127. “Engaging people is about meeting their needs, not yours.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

128. “Problems are the gifts that make us dig out and figure out who we are, what we’re made for, and what we’re responsible to give back to life.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

129. “Rapport is the ability to enter someone else’s world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

130. “The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

131. “Success leaves clues, Proximity is power. Love your family, CHOOSE your peers.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

132. “The how will show up after the commitment to the what.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

133. “Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

134. “Make your life a masterpiece: Step beyond the demands of the moment and begin right now to design and live the life you deserve.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

135. “When you know what’s most important to you, making a decision is quite simple. Most people, though, are unclear about what’s most important in their lives, and thus decision making becomes a form of internal torture.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

136. “No one’s life is a smooth sail; we all come into stormy weather. But it’s this adversity – and more specifically our resilience – that makes us strong and successful.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

137. “Focus equals feeling.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

138. “The secret of unleashing your true power is setting goals that are exciting enough that they truly inspire your creativity and ignite your passion.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

139. “Happy, vibrant, successful people think and behave in certain ways. So do miserable and unfulfilled people. In other words, there are patterns of success and patterns of failure. The good news is, success leaves clues.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

140. “I began to realize that thinking itself is nothing but the process of asking and answering questions.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

141. “The only people without problems are those in cemeteries. It is not what happens to us that separates failures from successes. It is how we perceive and what we do about what happens that makes the difference.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

142. “The Art of Fulfillment is the ability to experience not only the thrill of the chase, but also the magic of the moment, the unbridled joy of feeling truly alive.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

143. “Most people know what to do, but they don’t do what they know – because they haven’t found their inner drive. Their passion.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

144. “You either master money, or, on some level, money masters you.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

145. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

146. “It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

147. “You could be winning and feel like you’re losing because the scorecard you’re using is unfair.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

148. “Every problem is a gift – without problems, we would not grow.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

149. “One belief that I’ve developed to carry me through extremely tough times is simply this: God’s delays are not God’s denials.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

150. “All too often, the security of a mediocre present is more comfortable than the adventure of trying to be more in the future.” ~ (Tony Robbins).

Short Biography of Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins, born Anthony Mahavoric on February 29, 1960, in North Hollywood, California, is a prominent American self-help author, coach, and speaker, famous for his seminars and books like “Unlimited Power” and “Awaken the Giant Within.”

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Growing up in a challenging household, Robbins faced a turbulent childhood with multiple family disruptions.

Full Name Anthony Jay Robbins
Birth Name Anthony J. Mahavoric
Born February 29, 1960 (age 64) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Glendora High School
Occupations Author, Motivational Speaker
Years active 1977–present
Known for Motivational Speaking
Parents John Mohorovic, Nikki Robbins
Spouses Becky Robbins ​(m. 1984⁠–⁠1998)​; Sage Robbins ​(m. 2001)​
Children 5
Height 1.98 m
Website tonyrobbins.com

After a significant growth spurt during high school, he left home at 17, worked as a janitor, and skipped college.

Inspired by a seminar from motivational speaker Jim Rohn, Robbins began his journey toward personal development and success.

Quick Facts about Tony Robbins

  • Tony Robbins’ real name is Anthony J. Mahavoric.
  • He was born on February 29, 1960, in Los Angeles, California.
  • Robbins stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches.
  • He began his career promoting seminars for motivational speaker Jim Rohn.
  • Tony Robbins has authored best-selling books like “Awaken the Giant Within” and “Unlimited Power.”
  • Known for his dynamic live seminars, Robbins engages audiences with interactive exercises.
  • His coaching clients include notable figures such as Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.
  • Robbins has also made appearances in TV shows and films like “Shallow Hal” and “The Sopranos.”
  • He has coached top athletes, including Serena Williams and Conor McGregor.
  • Robbins has a net worth exceeding $500 million.
  • He has developed unique methods like Neuro-Associative Conditioning (NAC).
  • Robbins founded Robbins Research International and the Tony Robbins Foundation.
  • He holds a record for the largest attendance at a self-help seminar.
  • Featured on the cover of Forbes magazine, Robbins is celebrated in the field of self-improvement.
  • He partnered with organizations like Feeding America to provide meals to those in need.
  • Robbins has been a guest speaker at TED conferences.
  • He has delivered motivational speeches in over 100 countries.
  • He received the Global Business & Leadership Award.
  • Robbins has worked on philanthropic efforts to provide clean water to communities.
  • His coaching extends to leaders and entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Robbins continues to impact lives through his books, programs, and events.
  • His influence spans personal development, business, and leadership.
  • Robbins’ events draw thousands, from his “Unleash the Power Within” in Florida to global seminars.
  • His philanthropy extends to initiatives like Charity: Water.
  • Robbins’ seminars are known for their energy and transformative impact.
  • He’s also a prominent figure in crisis management and strategic interventions.
  • Robbins has been instrumental in personal and professional turnarounds for many.
  • His teachings focus on overcoming limiting beliefs and achieving great success.
  • Robbins’ methods have been adopted by various industries and professions.
  • His life story is a testament to resilience, determination, and success.

Top Questions about Tony Robbins

Q: What is Tony Robbins known for?

A: Tony Robbins is renowned as a motivational speaker, author, and life coach, specializing in helping people overcome limiting beliefs and achieve success in various aspects of their lives.

Q: Why is Tony Robbins so famous?

A: Tony Robbins has gained fame as an entrepreneur, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist, and the nation’s top life and business strategist. He has impacted over 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio programs, videos, and live seminars.

Q: Is Tony Robbins a billionaire?

A: Tony Robbins is not a billionaire; his net worth is estimated at $600 million. His financial success is attributed to his hard work and a pivotal $35 decision early in his career.

Q: How did Tony Robbins become successful?

A: Tony Robbins achieved success by diligently applying the strategies of successful people, combined with his dedication to personal development and perseverance.

Q: How much does Tony Robbins’ coaching cost?

A: The cost of Tony Robbins coaching varies, with packages ranging from approximately $5,000 to $8,200 for six months, and $12,000 to $18,000 for twelve months, depending on various factors.

Q: How does Tony Robbins inspire people?

A: Tony Robbins motivates others with his energetic speaking style, engaging stories, and actionable strategies for personal growth, aiming to help people overcome fears, set and achieve goals, and maximize their life potential.

Q: How did Tony Robbins get rich?

A: Tony Robbins amassed wealth initially through infomercials promoting his self-help books and seminars in the 1980s, having learned motivational speaking from his mentor, Jim Rohn.

Q: What are some of Tony Robbins’ notable achievements?

A: Tony Robbins’ key accomplishments include best-selling books like “Awaken the Giant Within” and “Unlimited Power,” leading “Unleash the Power Within” seminars, and earning a spot on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

Q: How can I learn from Tony Robbins?

A: You can learn from Tony Robbins by reading his books, enrolling in his online courses, attending his seminars, and engaging in personalized coaching or mentoring programs he offers.

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