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Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny

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This is an alternate cover edition - ISBN 13: 9780743409384

Brilliantly repackaged, with great, modern covers, AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN shows you how to take control of your mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.
Paperback, 538 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Pocket Books (first published November 15th 1990)
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Mohammad
Dec 12, 2010 Mohammad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
توني روبنز ، ليس ممن يبيعون الوهم ، بل هو الشخص الذي يأخذ يتفكيرك خطوة خطوة ، يخطئ ويصيب ، ويتلعثم بصوت مرتفع بكل شفافية ، هذا الكتاب ككل كتب توني روبنز ومؤلفاته ، تحاول الإجابة عن السؤال ( لماذا ) أكثر من السؤال ( كيف )

يركز هذا الكتاب على مبدأ اللذة والألم ، وكيف أن قيم اللذة والألم هي المحرك الحاسم لكي يفعل الإنسان ما يريد فعله ، ويتحدث عن فكرة مفادها أن للإنسان حرية و قدرة على أن يشعر بما يشاء وقت ما يشاء بحسب القيم الموجودة داخله
يستطرد الكتاب في كل اتجاه
الكتاب لا يمل ، وهو من الكتب ذات ال
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dh Lee
Aug 11, 2011 dh Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just got dischraged from the Army of Korea and I suffered a momentary depression, struggling to adapt myself to the new world.

Everything I wish to happen didn't come as planned, so I got really upset about everything.
Yes, I almost lost it.
I didn't know why, but now I do know it was my belief and mind that led me to negatives.

The most impressive quote of all in the book is this

It takes nothing to feel good about yourself. You can feel good about yourself with very teeny-tiny daily things.

It
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Masar
Sep 30, 2012 Masar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help, favorites
[أنتوني روبنز: أيقظ قواك الخفية، ورقي، الطبعة الثامنة 2004، تنمية ذاتية، 559 صفحة]

نعم، هذا الكتاب ليس من نوعية الكتب التي تُقرأ مرة واحدة ثم تُهمل وتُوضع بعيداً، إنه بالفعل موسوعة متكاملة عن النمو والتحسين المستمر في كل مناحي الحياة. قرأت هذا الكتاب حوالي أربع مرات ومراجعتي هذه تأتي بعد قرائتي له للمرة الخامسة ، وفي كل مرة اكتشف في محتواه شيء جديدا مثيراً غاب عني ولم انتبه له!
توني روبنز هو خبير متمرس في مجال التدريب المحترف والتطوير الذاتي أو ما يعرف بعلم النجاح والتفوق البشري وهو أيظاً من رواد
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Farheen
Aug 23, 2010 Farheen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book should be required reading for every single person in the world. amazing. how am I just learning about Anthony Robbins. I have always been the most motivated, determined person I know in every area of my life, but lately I had begun to lose that. Robbbins' book helped to take me out of this dark part of my life and has motivated me again to become something great during my one shot at life.

This is a very long book, and should not be rushed through reading. You really need to read a lit
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Odai Alsaeed
Feb 08, 2009 Odai Alsaeed rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
هذه السلسلة من الكتب المترجمة الى العربية والتي تباع بالملايين في الدول المتقدمة لا تناسب ابدا واقع بلادنا العربية في النهج الروتيني لمؤسساتها وشركاتها سواء الحكومية منها او الخاصة وقد يقع عليك تطبيق ما في هذه الكتب بوبال كبير عليك ولا انصح ابدا باقنتاءها عموما الكتاب ممل وساذج .وقعت في فخ شرائه وندمت.فهذا الهراء الامريكي ما هو الا هرج سخيف يقدم النصائح المعلبة بسطحية
AZ ZA
Sep 27, 2011 AZ ZA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
بحثت عنه بعد ما قال أحمد الشقيرى أن هذا الكتاب أثر فيه وأفاده كثيراً

وأنا محتاجة جداً لكتاب تنمية بشرية يكون غير تقليدى :)
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تحديث :

استغرق منى هذا الكتاب قرابة 8 شهور
تجربتى مع الكتاب ده :
كنت حاسة بالفشل دراسياً فى الكلية فقررت أبدأ السنة بالتزام واجتهاد شوية
نزلت الكتاب ده علشان أقرا منه شوية كل فترة يمكن يساعدنى على احداث تغيير
من المقدمة لقيت أنطونى روبنز بيتحدانى أخلص الكتاب
وطقت فى دماغى ان ماشى خلاص لازم أخلص الكتاب
بقيت أقرا شوية منه كل شوية قريبين واحيانا كل يوم
ما ركزتش ع
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Katie Q
Jan 01, 2011 Katie Q rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is true you only get out of life what you put in.

I refer to your thoughts and your mindset.

We are a product of how we use our mind. Anthony Robbins is teaching that in this book.

If you want a get rich book I would not consider buying or reading this book. This book will make you rich but rich in mind, body, spirit and material wealth will follow if that is your desire.

Anthony does not proclaim to may you materially rich by using his techniques. What he is doing is showing you the power of you
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بثينة
من أفضل الكتب التي قرأتها هذه السنه. ينبغي قراءته بعقليه متفتحه مستعده للتقبل لان الكاتب يعرض مبادىء اساسية وهامه في اسلوب الحياة. كذلك، هو ليس من الكتب التي تقرأ مرة واحدة ومن ثم تزين المكتبه! شعرت اني ارغب في العودة اليه بين فترة والآخرى. من يبحث عن طريقة سريعه للتغيير او كتاب للتسليه فهذا الكتاب ليس له. هناك الكثير من التمارين / التفكير مرتبط بقراءة الكتاب.
لدي تحفظ على اسلوب الترجمة كان من الممكن ان يتكب بطريقة افضل. بشكل عام كتاب رائع يدعو للتفكر.
Gabriela
Oct 15, 2012 Gabriela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anthony Robbins is one of the most well known self-improvement and motivational speakers. Even though his first book 'Awaken the Giant Within' was published more than a decade ago, it still holds immense relevance in today's world. This is a book packed with plenty of strategies on how to take charge of your emotions, health, relationships and finances. It is a holistic book that offers timeless philosophies that can help you reach your true goals and discover your passion in life.

I have read se
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Dominic
Mar 11, 2013 Dominic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read just about everything Anthony released but Awaken the Giant is my favorite. I first read this book in the early 90's and since then Tony Robbins has released more books and more audio systems but the principles are still the same. This book was my introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming which proves effective if you practice it (I emphasize if). Tony speaks a lot about his own experiences also and some of the struggles he faced growing up which allows the reader to make comparisons t ...more
Ismail
من اجمل الكتب التي قرأت...
كتاب تعلمت منه العديد من مبادئ النجاح
انتوني روبنز ابدع فيه ابداعل جميلا و جمع فيه خلاصة كل قراءلته و سفرايته و تجاربه و تجارب الاخرين
Marshall
Probably one of the most popular self-help books ever written. I found it inspiring and insightful, although not all that original. Most of it was just common sense and standard psychology, particularly behaviorism and cognitive-behavioral therapy. The gist is that we can change our lives by changing our beliefs and thoughts, and associating pain with bad habits and pleasure with more beneficial habits.

While it's always good when someone makes psychology more accessible to the layman, there's so
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John Vanbrunt,
May 06, 2012 John Vanbrunt, rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Quotes in the book
-The greatest leverage you can create for yourself is the pain that comes from inside, not outside. Knowing that you have failed to live up to your own standards for your life is the ultimate pain

-It states “the desire for gain must exceed the fear of failure” in order to accomplish something.

-Once we effect a change, we should reinforce it immediately. Then, we have to condition our nervous system to succeed not just once, but consistently

-The difference between acting badly
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Naveed
May 11, 2010 Naveed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a greater level in their life. Or anyone who is hungry for more.
One of the best and most comprehensive personal development books out there. The central message is this: you have the power right now to control how you think, how you feel, and what you do. Everything you could ever want, tangible or not, is all within you. Tony Robbins has a wealth of experience which he essentially puts in its rawest form into this book. I found it a fantastic read and IF IMPLEMENTED, then a sincere aid to your life and whatever you want out of it. HIs techniques I've listed ...more
طارق رشدي

سمعت عن الكتاب من برنامج خواطر احمد الشقيرى، كان بيقول ان الكتاب ده هو السبب فى توقفه عن التدخين

حطيت الكتاب فى قايمة الكتب اللى ناوى اقراها و ما قريتهوش لانى ما كنتش مقتنع ان كتاب واحد ممكن يخليك تتخلى عن عادة سيئة او تنمى عادة حسنة

اول امبارح قلت ابص عليه و اقراه يمكن يكون كتاب حلو، بصراحة اتصدمت من روعة الكتاب
الكتاب ده لازم يغير حياتك للاحسن، مش لازم تستفيد منه كله، بل اقدر اقول لك انك مش ممكن تستفيد منه كله لان فيه حاجات جواه كتير تناسب شخصيات و ما تناسبش شخصيات تانى

بس خدها منى ، الكتاب ده هيغ
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Mona AlMuaigel
Oct 23, 2010 Mona AlMuaigel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-books
كتاب رائع لمعرفة كيف يحسن الواحد منا طريقة حياته وكيف يعيشها
وكيف نستطيع ان نغير من مشاعرنا اتجاه اي موقف او حالة معينة وذلك بطريقة ايجابية
على الرغم من انه يبدو للوهلة الاولى سهل التنفيذ الا انه يحتاج الى إرادة قوية وعزم وإصرار وممارسة وجدية
كما يخبرنا الكتاب ان لكل واحد من طاقة كامنة وإبداع في مجال معين ولكن علينا اكتشافه وعدم الاستهانة بما نستطيع فعله وتحقيقه حتى وان كان حلماً بعيد المنال!
اريد ان اطبق ولو جزء بسيط من الكتاب
للإستفادة حقاً من الكتاب احتاج الى الإطلاع عليه مرة بعد مرة
Hasan
Offers a few gems in the midst of a lot of relatively redundant jargon the author made whilst developing his personal philosophy. In addition to the redundant jargon, the concepts themselves felt somewhat repetitive, so this book may be better used as a long term repository of uplifting/motivational stories and aphorisms.

Some anecdotes were jarringly clean in the public-relations-censorship type of way, to the extent that may turn off more cynical readers less tolerant of sifting through fluf
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Mohammed
Oct 21, 2013 Mohammed rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
كتاب يبيع الحلم بثمن في متناول اليد. يوقظ العملاق في داخلك أمد تقليب صفحاته. ما أن تغلق الكتاب حتى يغط العملاق في سبات عميق. ماعدا (دع القلق وابدأ الحياة) لم اقتنع بأن كتب تطوير الذات تقدم جديدا. نفس الهراء بمصطلحات جديدة. ومع كل يوم يطل علينا "مدرب عالمي" جديد، كان عامل نظافة ثم أصبح رائد فضاء وجاء يتفضل علينا بفائض حكمته. بالنسبة لي، كتاب واحد منها يكفي، حيث أنها تعج بالنصائح العامة التي لايمكن تطبيقها على الجميع وفي أي محيط وأي زمان. هي فقط تعمل على اقناعك بإمكانية النجاح. أعرف الكثير من الشب ...more
Wandoo Ityavyar
Apr 14, 2014 Wandoo Ityavyar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anthony Robbins is one who needs no introduction as far as Personal Development goes. Reading Awaken the Giant within is akin to attending a spiritual retreat/workshop. This book is a whooping 500 and some pages. I purchased it about 2years ago but never quite got around to it. All along I kept saying to my friends that I know this book will change my life and indeed it has. I will never be the same again. This book is not to be read passively. Clear your schedule, grab a book mark, pencil, jott ...more
Omar Elkhafif
Nov 02, 2013 Omar Elkhafif rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miscellaneous
I really don't feel good about self-help books and coaches.
I have my own religious opinions that the ultimate resolution you can make in your life is in your religion and specially ISLAM.

So anyway of trying to improve your life quality away from Islam, .......... well i kind of don't like it.

However you can look at this book in a way of holding useful tools and methods and making some distinctions in how you interpret your own emotions and other's behavior.

like The Rules, The Values, The Verba
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Steven
Jan 05, 2017 Steven rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, american
The pop psychology advice in this book about goal setting, decision making, bias to action, seeking help from others etc. will be useful to some and is not harmful.

What is harmful is the naive belief that if you want success enough, you can achieve it. For most people life is a quiet and desperate struggle for survival interspersed with some happy moments.

To be successful, you have to be lucky in addition to working hard, being smart, creative etc. and only a small percentage of us will ever ge
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Jared Kessler
May 19, 2008 Jared Kessler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those wanting to know why we do the things we do and how to change it.
There is so much amazing information in this book on how to literally take charge of your life and get you to figure out why you you do the things you do.

I would recommend to first read "Unlimited Power," so you don't get overwhelmed with the immense amount of information in it.

Bottom line, if you want to know why you do the things you do AND how to use it to get the things you want, you need to buy this book and apply it.
Alex
Jan 19, 2017 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Solid material in here! Worth coming back to for sure.
Raed Almutairi
Sep 24, 2010 Raed Almutairi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
مرجع في البرمجة وتطوير الذات
Tonya
Jan 03, 2010 Tonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: on-my-nightstand
Often referred to by me as "The Book", I can't believe I've never written a review of it before. This book has changed and improved my life in a way that no other ever has. I casually refer to Anthony Robbins as "Uncle Tony" because his words feel like sage advice from a favorite uncle. It is constantly within easy reach, either on my desk where I spend most of my time, or on my nightstand by the bed. It it well-worn, highlighted and color-coded so that I can find key concepts at a glance any ti ...more
Chad Warner
Nov 03, 2013 Chad Warner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chad by: 50 Self-Help Classics
A motivational and practical guide to the power of decisions in reaching our goals. I liked the themes of taking responsibility and continuously improving. It discusses success not only in financial terms, but also mental, emotional, and physical (bodily). It's somewhat overly optimistic at times, but far less cheesy than I expected.

The "giant within" in the title is decision. Our decisions about "how we think, how we feel, and what we do"..."will determine the quality of our present and future
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Nina
Feb 16, 2017 Nina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I began reading this book after watching the Netflix doc on Anthony Robbins. The skeptical director spoke in length about his doubt and eventual conversion - which is what led me to read one of Robbins' books. I found a lot of the "inspirational" stories generic, overused, and out-dated. Granted, the book was originally written in the early 90s. But the most disappointing part was how these "inspirational" stories lacked depth. Considering that Robbins shares stories from a number of powerful an ...more
Matthew
Aug 09, 2011 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anthony Robbins first book, "Awaken the Giant Within", seemed to me a completely holistic, detailed, and comprehensive guidebook on how to transform your life from one of dragging along, failing, or simply refusing to thrive, into one of empowerment, focus, direction, clear-headed-ness, and vitality. Not mere "positive thinking" by a long shot, Tony describes tools and techniques relevant to our thinking, our outlook, our physical and spiritual health, and our human relationships, intimate or ot ...more
Arminius
Sep 15, 2011 Arminius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe that “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins contains some helpful tips to life solutions and some fanciful solutions to life problems.

A few good things:

It states “the desire for gain must exceed the fear of failure” in order to accomplish something.

The book explains that what gives us pleasure we pursue and what give us pain we avoid. So the trick is to change the unpleasant situations into pleasurable ones. This is easier said than done, in my opinion.

However, a good tip given is t
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Mohammad.F Jaber
Feb 14, 2016 Mohammad.F Jaber rated it liked it
As with all self help books, this one contained a % of plausible advice and a % of bs. Here are the lessons I found to be applicable:

1. Use pain as a leverage to get rid of destructive behaviors.
2. Ask questions that empower you.
3. Set goals, set time lines, make plans, and achieve them.
4. (My favorite) understand that goals are a means to the end of a better you, not an end in themselves. Happiness is not about achieving goals, it's the everyday consequence of being happy with who we are and wh
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Tony Robbins has helped more than 50 million people from more than 100 countries transform their lives and their
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