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Losers react, leaders anticipate quote:

“Leaders anticipate losers, react”
– Tony Robbins

Other variations of the same quote:

Remember this: anticipation is the ultimate power. Losers react; leaders anticipate.
– Tony Robbins


Big Idea or Meaning of this quote:

We can draw lessons from everyday things that otherwise may seem trivial but really cement the point being made.

In the seminar Tony Robbins gives the analogy of what it’s like to play a video game with a child. Anyone who has played for example, Call of Duty or Fortnite with they kid knows what goes down. The child absolutely annihilates you.

Complete humiliation.

Every four seconds, BAM! you get shot in the back and you’re dead. They always win… and I mean ALWAYS. You have no chance. Now, is it because they are smarter, or have fast twitch thumb muscle fibers, or that their neurons or firing faster?

No, of course not.

As Tony says, “the reason you get beat is you don’t know where things are happening, so you’re reacting. Reaction is always stressful. And yet so much of our life is predictable. If we just were to study it, not be caught up in our day to day, it’s predictable.”

Life is a lot like that.

We can find people who have already done what we’re trying to accomplish (unless your Elon trying to colonize Mars – that’s never been done before.)

Concluding thought from Tony, “There are those that anticipate, those that lead, and then there’s that follow. The followers are the reactionaries. And you can’t anticipate and lead unless you first learn how to lead yourself at a different level.”

Other Famous Tony Robbins Quotes:

meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck

“The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.”
– Tony Robbins

we live who we believe we are

“We live who we believe we are”
– Tony Robbins

In essence, if we want to direct our lives quote

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once…”
– Tony Robbins

Leaders spend 5% of their time on the problem and 95% of their time on the solution

“Leaders spend 5% of their time on the problem and 95% of their time on the solution. Get over it and crush it!”
– Tony Robbins

If you want to take the island, then burn your boats

“If you want to take the island, then burn your boats. With absolute commitment come the insights that create real victory.”
– Tony Robbins

why live an ordinary life when you can live an extraordinary one

“Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.”
– Tony Robbins

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


“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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