Why we do what we do – Motivational video of Tony Robbins
Undoubtedly, the knowledge about the motives behind our actions is a powerful weapon for leaders and people who want to influence others. Whether you are a politician, a manger, or a spiritual leader, you have to be able to motivate people the right way. This knowledge will give you numerous advantages as followers who receive the right incentive can be easily involved in a certain behavior that is needed for your cause.
How to motivate people? What are the forces that shape people’s behavior? What are the basic human needs and how to use them to provoke action? What is the importance of people’s perception of a certain situation? You will find the answers to these questions here.
This video reveals valuable information about the motives and invisible forces that drive our actions. According to the lecturer Tony Robbins, there are 2 invisible forces that shape us – our state (physical and emotional) and our world view (model of the world). So, it is our emotions that create action. The defining factor behind our actions is not resources, it is resourcefulness – if we get the right emotion, and we can get ourselves to do anything.
What makes a person an effective leader, in the above context, is his ability to consistently move himself (and others) to action because he understands the “invisible forces” that shape us.
There are 6 human needs: certainty, uncertainty (variety, surprise), significance (feeling important, special, unique), connection and love (which are the needs of the personality) and growing, contributing beyond yourself (the needs of the spirit). We all have the same needs but different people focus on different needs that drive them to action.
Our decisions shape our destiny and what determines our destiny is the 3 decisions we make when we face a new situation:
- What am I going to focus on?
- What does it mean?
- What am I going to do?
It is all about our perception of the situation. Is it the end or is it the beginning? (what happened versus what I am going to do).
Please, enjoy the motivational speak of Tony Robbins: