Is He Your Guru?

This past weekend was my first time viewing I'm Not Your Guru.  I'm sure my response was similar to many - it was inspiring, thought-provoking and required a box of Kleenexes nearby!  I have to give a warning, Tony does drop the F-bomb and he does drop it often (if that bothers you).  But he also explains why, so you'll have to check out the movie to see!  ☺️️  

Below is an anonymous description that was posted on - it's beautifully written, so wanted to share!

"I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a feature documentary film about internationally renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins, is a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind the scenes of his mammoth seminar "Date With Destiny," attended by over 2,500 people in Boca Raton, Florida, each year, to give an insider look at how one man can affect millions. Granted never before seen access to the behind the scenes modus operandi of this enormous event, this film captures both the immense effort of producing this live seminar, as well as the life-changing transformations of the participants in real time. Embedding with Tony Robbins and his team over the course of six days, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger turns an unflinching eye on Tony Robbins' powerful and uncompromising approach to achieving success, ensuring the attendees leave "Date With Destiny" with new perspective on the forces, thoughts, and feelings that motivate their behavior and help them take control of their lives. Pulling back the curtain on Tony Robbins, a man that traverses the globe and counsels over 200,000 people annually, including world leaders, pundits, entrepreneurs, CEOs, athletes and celebrities, through interviews and unprecedented access, TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU is an emotional tour de force that unveils the inner-workings of this mega event, the zealous participants and the man himself."

It was amazing to me how he touched specific people personally and simultaneously addressed the huge crowd.  I loved it and will be watching again.  (Hint: if you have Netflix, you're in luck!)

Here are 5 of my favorite quotes from the movie, although there are more!

“Your biggest problem is you think you shouldn’t have them. ‘Cause problems are what make us grow. Problems are what sculpt our soul. Problems are what make us become more.”

“Most people overestimate what they can do in a year and they underestimate what they can do in two or three decades.”

“If I could uncover what beliefs and values control me, I can literally redesign me.”

“Our entire life changes in a moment.”

“We’re meant to grow so we have something to give. You can’t give something you really don’t have.”


“Heal the boy and the man will appear.”

If you have watched the documentary, Tony mentions the poem that was a turning point for him in high school - I found it and I've read that in a FB Live.  {Probably not as awesome as the speech Tony gave several times, all winning first place!}  The poem is also shown below.

The Will To Win

If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it, 
Work day and night for it, 
Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it

If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it, 
Makes you hold all other things tawdry
and cheap for it

If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,

If gladly you'll sweat for it, 
Fret for it, Plan for it, 
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,

If you'll simply go after that thing that you want. 
With all your capacity, 
Strength and sagacity, 
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,

If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt, 
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it, 
You'll get it!

Author: Berton Braley

I really hope this provided a great source of inspiration for you and hope you check out the movie if you haven't!

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