The Secret to Living is Giving

Tony Robbins shares an anecdote from his past that changed his entire attitude about money and scarcity.

Comments (14)

(11) Rochel, February 5, 2015 4:24 PM

Don't we believe in "chocmas goyim Taamin"?

Is anything he said anti- Torah? Correct me if it is- but I keep hearing all the same concepts from Jewish sources too. He is amazing. Would u have given ur last dollar like that? I probably would not. Something to think about, cuz We should if we have full emuna in HaShem providing for us !

Shmuel, February 5, 2015 10:30 PM

We certainly believe in "chocmas goyim Taamin"

Like Leibly L said at the end of the 2nd paragraph "but at their very core are the antithesis of the Torah." He may have not said anything that is anti-Torah, however, if someone does not have fear of not having money and the reason is anything but having fear of G-D, that does not fall within our belief of the Torah values.

russell myers, March 22, 2017 12:59 PM

Well said and you're correct.

Sure Tony is not coming from a direct Torah perspective, but he stumbled upon a truth that is contained within the Torah. I think the fact that he did not mention G-d was intentional, in that he does not want to be perceived as being preachy and turn off the secular audience. He may not have realized it or said it, but his epiphany was an act of emuna and it was G-d speaking to him when he got that check!

(10) Leiby L., February 5, 2015 4:55 AM

Is This Who Torah Believing Jews Should Be Following?

If I were to give you a map of Detroit to navigate your way around Chicago no matter how much you were to work on your attitude and being positive you would still be hopelessly lost.
Life requires a map so you don't get lost, now you can choose from a myriad of options including Tony Robbins. As Torah Jews we have to use the Torah as our map not to get confused by other people ideas and religions which may seem at the very least innocuous and which may have deep values and strong morals but at their very core are the antithesis of the Torah.
I fail to see how this speech can be reconciled with Torah believing Jews! for what is a lack of fear, when not substituted by the belief in G/D?

Anonymous, February 6, 2015 6:31 AM

As Torah Jews, we believe G-d put all people into this world and requires us to live in this world while fulfilling His will. To say that Tony Robbins story and message is anti-Jewish and is worthless to us is an INSULT to Torah! This is saying that Torah is best, but what is it better than? Garbage! G-d forbid one should say such a thing.

Not only that, but he spoke of nothing which Torah denies. He spoke of how we all how struggles in this world - a G-dly concept. He spoke of how doing what is truly right brings a person an euphoric feeling, the purest form of happiness - a G-dly concept. He spoke of how doing what's right doesn't rid of troubles, but rather rids of the pain and anger when things are rough - a G-dly concept.

Not only can this speech be reconciled with Torah believing Jews, but this speech encourages us to continue living our lives doing the elevated good, the mitzvos. His story is a story that touches people hearts and restores our hope in the good of humanity. Additionally, he almost clarifies our faith that G-d does reward our good deeds and that living in His world and fulfilling His wishes will benefit us. So become inspired by and learn from Mr. Robbins story, and don't confuse the purity of Torah with, G-d forbid, saying it contradicts from doing what is good, kind, and giving.

(9) SusanE, February 4, 2015 3:42 AM

Mr. Robbins is exceptionally good at his profession. He has sold an outstanding number of books. And is very positive in his motivational seminars. I've watched him for many years on TV. People flock to hear his message. When all they simply have to do is listen to and understand this video. Is that right?

(8) Inna, February 3, 2015 10:50 PM


Tony Robbins is inspiration to all, an incredible man. Thanks Tony. Can't wait to read the book.

(7) Chaim Yehudah Ben-Avraham, February 3, 2015 10:11 PM

It's written in the Wall...

...or more exactly, in the Shemah: "Love G''od with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your resources;" and of course loving people (and life through them) is a way of loving the Eternal.

(6) Anonymous, February 3, 2015 8:45 PM

Poverty is relative

I've heard Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller say many times, that poverty of the soul or the spirit is so much worse than physical poverty. I think that summarizes Tony Robbin's message well.

(5) Dina Yaffa, February 3, 2015 6:28 PM

Wow! That was just incredibly inspirational! Thank you!

(4) Anonymous, February 3, 2015 4:57 PM

Beautiful video.

We may know these ideas. but hearing them from this man is especially inspiring. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

(3) deen, February 3, 2015 12:48 PM


just one question. how is it humanly possible to not recognize that "giving of your heart, mind, and soul" is not a spiritual thing? Of course it's a spiritual thing!!! THAT'S WHAT YOUR SOUL IS THERE FOR. We're all here to give.
Thank you so much for sharing this video.

(2) Anonymous, February 3, 2015 4:31 AM

this video of this man for what he did is just pure amazing

(1) Yisroel, February 2, 2015 2:37 AM

Mr. Robbins energy is amazing. Imo, he personally came to understand

the maxim in Pirkei Avos, "Who is the wealthy person? The one who is happy with his lot. That mindset removes anger and jealousy, as it did to Mr Robbins. I would not be surprised if his positive energy also was a direct product of releazing all that negative energy from anger, etc. Once he became consistently positive, people probably responded much better to him, resulting in more success! We can recognize this in many successful people, whether in business, in teaching, etc. Positive energy is attractive! People don't choose to be near negative people.


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