At the Inc. 5000 conference in October 2016, performance coach Tony Robbins shared advice about how to create an extraordinary life.
In a video published by Inc, he told audience members that intelligence alone wouldn’t get them there.
“Intelligence is incredibly valuable, and I value intelligence immensely,” he said. “What’s more important than smart, intelligent, is hunger,” he continued.
Robbins went on to explain that hunger was the crucial element in finding fulfillment in life.
“The people who are hungry are usually pursing lots of things … they really come down to creating an even more extraordinary life … I define an extraordinary life as life on your terms … the more you live life on your terms the more fulfilled you are.”
Robbins, who has coached everyone from Bill Clinton to Oprah, said that this character trait is something he sees in the successful people he works with. More importantly, they aren’t intermittently driven toward success, but constantly want more.
“The people that are the most successful in the world have a hunger that never goes away,” he said. “They are people that never settle for less than they can do or be or share or create or give.”
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