From Breakdown to Breakthrough

Last week, I stumbled upon anew show on NBC called “Breakthrough with Tony Robbins." Another reality show to add to the already cluttered genre? Yes. A reality show like all the rest? Definitely not.

What separates this show from the pack is the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly impossible odds.  Clearly, there’s no striving to “outwit, outlast, outplay,” or choosing a husband from a pool of eligible bachelors, or watching a bunch of real housewives live their unreal lives.

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with any of those shows (in fact, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” is a personal favorite!); I’m merely suggesting that if you want to experience a compelling dose of reality (pun intended), give “Breakthrough” a look.

Whether you tune-in or not, I think it’s worth sharing the seven steps Tony outlines for freeing yourself from your limitations – any thought that’s in your head or heart that tells you that you can’t do something, that you’re somehow incapable. These steps help define how you move from a breakdown to a breakthrough:

Step 1: Rewrite your story

Step 2: Confront your real issues

Step 3: Discover your inner strength

Step 4: Redefine what’s possible

Step 5: Exceed your expectations

Step 6: Change your belief system

Step 7: Own your breakthrough

Any number of people could tell you that you’re capable of leading a truly extraordinary life, of living a life beyond your greatest imagining. Would you believe it? If not, why not? What’s stopping you, really?

I invite you to follow the story of Frank and Kristen Alioto from last week's episode of "Breakthrough" so that your own sense of what’s really and truly possible may be radically altered.

And then re-create your own reality, one that moves swiftly from your imagination to a place of action. After all, it’s in the doing that makes the difference. And it’s where your breakthrough is waiting for you.

Let me know the date and time; I'll gladly tune-in!