Chapter 7: The Syntax of Success
“Let all things be done decently and in order.” ~1 Corinthians 14:40
Syntax: the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. Therefore, the syntax of success is the specific order of actions we take to reach a desired outcome.
Take baking for example. In order to bake the same exact chocolate cake as a master baker, you need the recipe they use for that cake. The recipe for the cake is the specific order of actions to take and resources to use in order to get that desired outcome or result. If you don’t follow that specific recipe, the greater chances are that you won’t be producing that same chocolate cake as the master baker.Syntax of action is also helpful in producing a certain result faster than if you would try to produce that result any old way.
The way we learn and communicate information to our brain is a big contributing factor to producing a certain result as well. There are 3 types of learning, Tony Robbins explains. They are:
- Visual (learning from what you see)
- Auditory (learning from what you hear)
- Kinesthetic (learning from what you feel)
Once you figure out which way you learn and which way others learn, you’ll be able to use that to your advantage in producing a result, reaching a goal, or communicating effectively to others.
The main thing to take away from this chapter is that there is a syntax for every task, as Tony Robbins explains. There’s always a strategy that you can use to obtain something you want, as long as you execute that strategy in an effective order!