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December 19th, 2014
Eckhart Tolle vs. Anthony Robbins
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greentealover

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So I've read Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and Awaken The Giant Within and Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins and noticed that the authors have polar opposite views on things. Robbins encourages finding your identity, achieving goals, planning your future. Tolle on the other hand thinks that finding your identity and setting goals strengthens the ego. I've noticed that many people in the pick up artist and self help world have read Robbins' work while Tolle's is frequently discussed on RSD and is also equally popular in the media. Which viewpoints of the two authors do you strongly follow and which has been more beneficial to your life?
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LeeShoes

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well if you go pure Tolle youre probably gonna end up like a useless piece of junk that does nothing (although you may be happier than anyone so that would be discussable). I think what you wanna do is have goals and work hard to achieve them but not identify with the outcome (be it positive or negative). Finding your identity is ok as longs as its something very general like being a good friend or a good lover. Dont fall into the trap of being high status or being <<better>> than XYZ person or better than average people.
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 I think that's a good answer. Find your passions, work hard to achieve your goals but don't identify youself with either your work or your goals. You are not the car you drive. Don't create this image of yourself as 'the guy who does this and this and that'. That means you're identifying yourself with it. You are not you're bank account. You are not 'the guy who is good with women'. It just happens. This does not mean however that you shouldn't take responsibility for not achieving your goals. That is if you want to mix every bit of these concepts together.

My personal view on this is that you should never trust any book or viewpoint 100%, just take that witch works for you and ignore the rest. Tony helps me to be on track with achieving my goals while Tolle helps me to focus in on them, to not get distracted and to not identify myself with them.
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LeeShoes

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yea that and most important dont be the guy who looks at other people and judges them because ''theyre not free from the ego like you''. its a constant struggle tho
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