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Everybody has a past – Tony Robbins Quote

“Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.”
– Tony Robbins


5 Everybody has a past quotes:

Similar Variations of the same quote:

Sometimes hearing the same message phrased or expressed in a different way gives us an insight we never considered.

1. “Everyone has a past don’t judge”

2. “When someone judges you, it isn’t actually about you”

3. “Everyone has a past. I have mine, you have yours, and we have ours. No matter what it takes, I will prove to you that our past, no matter how hurtful, didn’t ruin the future we could have. Only we can either make that happen or run from it. It’s our decision this time, Amy. There are no outside influences that can push us one way or the other. There’s only you and me and what could be.” – Melissa Foster

4. “We’re affected by what we feel. How you feel about the past (faults, failures, losses.) Use it as a school, not a club, let the past be a school, let the past be a teacher, not to threaten you, but to teach you” – Jim Rohn

5. “Everybody has a past, some more intense than others. But its the past. I don’t care what you’ve done. You’re not what you’ve done.” Alysha Speer

Everyone has a past meaning:

We often look to the past to judge a person’s character. We bring our resume to an interview and it lists all past employment and achievement.

But is that the best measure or predictor of future behavior?

That’s a tougher question.

For most people the truth is yes. People as they get older tend to not want to change. They become rigid in their approach because they have confined themselves to living in a box, they given themselves an identity. Open mindedness and exploration is a rarer quality to find.

As Warren Buffett puts it, “the chains of habits are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” For many the chains are already too heavy.

If you’re reading this you may be the exception.

There is an obvious desire and intellectual curiosity to end up on a quote site like this.

We’re all capable of change, but it begins with choice or desire to become more. And so for you the future may not equal the past. You don’t have to let he past define you except by choice.

As Jim Rohn puts it, “let the past be a teacher” let it instruct you, but don’t let it abuse you. For some it can be a hard-school and that’s okay, use the lessons learned to your future benefit.

Other Famous Tony Robbins Quotes:

inspiration or desperation quote

“Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end.”
– Tony Robbins

If life's a test

“If life’s a test, you tell me what’s life like? Well, I’d say it’s tough. You’ve got to prepare. You could pass or fail at life…”
– Tony Robbins

pain is inevitable suffering is optional

“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is a choice. Trade your expectation for appreciation. Suffering ends in that moment.”
– Tony Robbins

when people succeed they tend to party but when they fail they tend to ponder

“When people succeed they tend to party but when they fail they tend to ponder.”
– Tony Robbins

raise your standards quote by tony robbins

“Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.”
– Tony Robbins

stay committed to your decision

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”
– Tony Robbins

successful people ask better questions

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
– Tony Robbins

it's not what we do once in a while

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.”
– Tony Robbins

You are rewarded in public

“You are rewarded in public for what you have intensely practiced & refined in private!”
– Tony Robbins


“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.”



“I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word: progress.”


Time Management quotes

“If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.”

Self Discipline

“Complexity is the enemy of execution.”



“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”


Change Your Life Quotes

“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”


“It takes no courage to be a pessimist, to say it’s not going to work”

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