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Anthony Robbins Quote on Success or Failure

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson

Majoring in Minors

Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
Anthony Robbins
Anthony “Tony” Robbins is an American life coach, self-help author, and motivational speaker. This failure quote identifies a significant reason why most people fail in life.
Anthony Robbins Major in Minors

Life Choices

Tony Robbins claims that "Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” These words are the lead quote in Chapter 10, "Gnats, Camels, and Your Identity" in Your True Self Identity: How Familiar Translations of the Gospel of Matthew Hide Your True Identity from You.

What Does the Phrase about Majoring in Minors Mean? 

Consider these words by Bill Carmody, Founder and CEO, Trepoint:
If you haven't already read Tony Robbins book, Unleash the Power Within, then you're in luck. He's made this book free to download. One of the questions he asks in his book is simple and yet extremely poignant, "Are you majoring in minor things?"
If you are an entrepreneur, this is one of your biggest risks — especially if you are starting your own company or have just launched a small business. Believe me, I know this problem intimately. More than 7 years ago, when I first started Trepoint, I was most certainly the "Chief Cook & Bottle Washer". I had financial control because I signed every check. I knew our new business pipeline because they were all my contacts. I knew how our vendor partners were doing because I was working with them every day. Does any of this sound familiar?
The point is, if you are doing everything, then chances are you are not focused on the big picture. And if you're not focused on the vision, the strategy and the overall Go-To-Market plan, then who is? (Carmody).

Are You Majoring In Minoring? Keep Focused On What Matters Most

Consider the five strategies by Margie Warrell to "help you live by design, not by default."  
1. Clarify what matters most
Before you fill up your calendar decide what you want to fill it up with. 
When what you’re committing to reflects what you're committed to balance naturally sorts itself out. You can do many amazing things, but you can’t do everything. At least not all at once! Put aside time on a regular basis to look 12 months out and clarify the 'most' important things you want to accomplish in the various aspects of your work or business, your family, health/well-being, finances and other areas of your life. Where you have no vision, you'll have a hard time doing what matters most.  Find out the rest of the strategies here.
[Original Post August 10, 2014]
What are your thoughts about what matters to you? Do you major in minors or have you found your way to major in majors? Please leave a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Does the Bible Really Say That? Series focuses on the impact of Bible translations on what people believe “the Bible says” on any topic.

Your True Self Identity: How Familiar Translations of Bible Verses in the Gospel of Matthew Hide Your True Identity from you considers the idea of your true self-identity. Do you know your true self-identity? Are you happy being who you are? If you are not happy, what if the real cause of your unhappiness is that you don’t really know your true identity? One powerful reason is the effect of misleading translations of the Christian Bible.

One glaring example of the effect of Bible translations on identity is Chapter 18 of the Gospel of Matthew. Careful analysis of familiar translation choices in English language bibles demonstrates how sin doctrine creates false identities by turning the innocent into sinners.

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