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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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Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation's leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

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Paperback, 544 pages
Published November 1st 1992 by Free Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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You've probably finished reading the book up to now! :)
Anyway, it was a great experience for me reading this book. I highly recommend it to…more
Hey Kazim,
You've probably finished reading the book up to now! :)
Anyway, it was a great experience for me reading this book. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in progress and self-awareness.(less)

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dh Lee
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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Farheen
Aug 23, 2010 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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Bookish Enchantment (Katherine Quirke)
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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Dominic
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
John Vanbrunt,
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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Marshall
Aug 10, 2010 rated it liked it
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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Gabriela
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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Steven
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
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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Kenneth
Dec 17, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sounds like a cheesy infomercial
Naveed
May 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Wandoo
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Hasan
May 18, 2013 added it
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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imane
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
"What makes a person with a "good background" behave so savagely and without remorse while another gives his own life to rescue complete strangers? What creates a hero, a heel, a criminal, a contributor? What determines the difference in human actions? Throughout my life, I have passionately sought the answer to these questions. One thing is clear to me: human beings are not random creatures; everything we do, we do for a reason. We may not be aware of the reason consciously, but there is undoub ...more
Davey
Jan 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
He opens up with a story about flying his jet helicopter. This book focuses mostly on "things". It is nothing new, certainly nothing special, and it is INTOLERABLY materialistic. If that's your thing, then knock yourself out. Please be skydiving when you do.
Chad Warner
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 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
Omar Elkhafif
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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Alex
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid material in here! Worth coming back to for sure.
Deanne
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Right mood, right book, right length of audio version.

His ideas are simple and straightforward. He gets right to the point. No long case studies or redundant padding to increase word count. The audio is only an hour and a half on regular speed.

UPDATE: I just looked at the specs on the physical book and it is 548 pages! So I looked at the audio version more closely and realized it was an abridged version. No wonder it was short and to the point. I'm not sure I'd bother to read the big long thing
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Tonya
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Bragadeesh
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was written when Antony Robbins was in his early 30s and the things he had accomplished at such a young age was jaw dropping. His philosophy mainly revolves around inducing positive energy through an accelerated learning curve and turning things very fast irrespective of any circumstances through his trademarked Neuro Associative Conditioning. Also, he emphasizes in-depth on some of the every day and unconscious things we use from Vocabulary to Metaphors have a serious impact on what w ...more
Jared Kessler
May 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Spencer
Feb 10, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommended to read this book by a friend. I read about 100 pages into it and decided that Anthony Robbins is really just full of himself, and is very long winded in telling you why. Has some good quotes, and his logic and methods make sense, but I grew tired of hearing about how successful he was an why between each point he expressed.
Zeeii
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
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*Swaroop*
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
a #mustread! As always, Tony Robbins is one of the best to read and listen, to bring yourself back on track...
Hussein
Very shallow.

However, we do need sometimes to be a bit shallow to start something. Read it if you are feel demotivated!
Peter
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Invaluable tool helping one harness one's inner self better! The author himself, a remarkable man. Kudos to you, Mr Robbins!
Ietrio
Mar 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: junk
Chapter 1: He was the janitor and ten years later he was in a chopper above. Said in many ways over and over again.

Chapter 2: A mind numbing list of pointless questions. And how he was ten years before.

Sorry, but the Giant should be more obvious, even from a distance. I also fail to see what is the connection between Poland's opposition to the Soviet Union influence and the flying janitor asking rhetorical questions.
Kelly Enck
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Good Morning Goodreads Friends,
I met man when I was 30 who was operating above the norm. I saw him in the hospital that I was working at Santa Monica Hospital in CA. I was a Physical Therapist Technician and he was a Physical Therapist. I witnessed the way he talked to the staff, patients and his over all character. One day, I pulled him to the side along the hospital wall and said to him. "There is something different about you, you're amazing, and I cannot figure out what's going on...?" He s
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Matthew
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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Awaken the Giant ...: Your experiences of pain and pleasure 7 8 Feb 22, 2018 04:46AM  
Awaken the Giant ...: Let's make some changes right now! 2 10 Feb 22, 2018 04:25AM  
Awaken the Giant ...: "The Ultimate Success Formula" 3 13 Feb 22, 2018 04:03AM  
Awaken the Giant ...: Harness the Power of Decision 3 7 Feb 22, 2018 03:27AM  
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For more than 30 years Tony Robbins' passion has been helping people BREAK THROUGH and take their lives to another level -- no matter how successful they already are -- in the areas that matter most: their business, personal finance, intimate relationships, families, careers and health.

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“Enjoy making decisions. You must know that in any moment a decision you make can change the course of your life forever: the very next person you stand behind in line or sit next to on an airplane, the very next phone call you make or receive, the very next movie you see or book you read or page you turn could be the one single thing that causes the floodgates to open, and all of the things that you’ve been waiting for to fall into place. If you really want your life to be passionate, you need to live with this attitude of expectancy.” 31 likes
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