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“It is not what we get, but who we become quote”

“It is not what we get, but who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.”
– Tony Robbins

In Another Variation:

“It’s not what we get that makes us happy. It’s who we become, how we live our lives, who we are as a person. People can take away all the things, but who you become, no one can take that away.”
– Tony Robbins


Understand the meaning or big idea behind this quote:

Jim Rohn teaches, the real purpose of a goal is not to reach the goal but the person we must become to achieve that goal.

If you just live to reach the destination you’ll be disappointed when you arrive.

For most people, money is not enough of a motivator.

What we contribute, the people we serve will ultimately bring us the most meaning and satisfaction.

The main reason to set a goal of becoming a millionaire (besides it having a nice ring to it) is the person you must become to achieve it. You must become a million dollar man or women.

Tony says, “The problem is most of us are trying to be something we’re not. And it isn’t so much about changing yourself. The change happens when you be yourself. Know thyself. That’s the hard part for most people. And then be thyself.”

Other Famous Tony Robbins Quotes:

the ultimate resource is resourcefulness

“When you realize that your problem is not a lack of resources, it’s not a lack of money or technology or contacts. It’s your psychology because the ultimate resource is resourcefulness and human emotion…”
– Tony Robbins

whatever you focus on, you're going to feel

“Whatever you focus on you’re going to feel.”

– Tony Robbins

success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure

“Success Without Fulfillment is the Ultimate Failure.”
– Tony Robbins

past failure and frustration quote

“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”

– Tony Robbins

the secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure quote

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you”

– Tony Robbins

progress equals happiness quote

“Progress equals happiness. Even if you’re not where you want to be yet. If you’re on the road, if you’re improving, if you’re making progress, you’re gonna love it. You’re gonna feel alive.”

 – Tony Robbins

dirt road to happiness and highway to pain

“Most people have a dirt road to happiness and a highway to pain. Condition yourself so that you have a highway to pleasure.”
– Tony Robbins

storytelling leadership quote

“”Leadership is the capacity to translate a vision into reality.”
– Tony Robbins

be in a good mood quote

“The most important decision of your life is deciding you will be happy no matter what.”
– 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”

Feel free to add or start a conversation in the comment thread below with your interpretation of this quote.

Do you agree or disagree with Tony on this quote?

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