Niagara Syndrome as defined by Tony Robbins

Life is like a sprinting river and most people jump-frog on the river without ever deciding where they want to end up. They set off on a journey without even a little spadework. In a short period of time, they find themselves caught up in the current: current events, current fears, and current challenges. When they come to forks in the river, they don’t consciously decide where they want to go or which is the right direction for them? They merely ‘go with the flow’. They become a part of the mass of the people who are directed by the environment instead of by their own values. As a result, they feel out of control. They remain in this unconscious state until one day the sounds of raging water awakens them and they discover that they are five feet from Niagara Falls in a boat with no oars. At this point, they say, “Oh Shit”. But by then, it is too late.
The phenomenon of jumping on the liver of life without any anchors or destination or desired outcomes in mind is called Niagara Syndrome. The term was coined by Anthony Robbins and he extensively wrote on the syndrome in his book Awaken the Giant Within.
How to avoid or recover from Niagara Falls Syndrome? Very simple!
    • Deciding upstream what to focus on.
    • Developing a proactive approach
    • Erecting second and third line of defense (Plan B & Plan C)
    • Fixing things before they fix you up.

2 thoughts on “Niagara Syndrome as defined by Tony Robbins

  • May 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Nice article, just wanted to know about your Facebook update regarding 'extra money'. SO i am posting at your blog

  • July 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Nayagara Syndrom -A well coined word for the concept


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