The Four Elements to Becoming a Stronger Person

Anthony Johnson, aka ‘Dream’, is the founding architect and chief executive officer of The 21 Convention.

Anthony was born (August 25th 1988) and raised in south west Florida, graduating from the IB program at Fort Myers High School in May of 2006. From June 2006 to February of 2010 Anthony attended the third largest university in the United States of America, the University of Central Florida.

During this time Anthony managed to fail “How to Start a Business”, twice, while simultaneously traveling the world to run The 21 Convention, and getting featured in the New York Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss.

Anthony has since stopped attending college and focuses his efforts full time on The 21 Convention and his personal blog, The Dream Lounge, where he blogs regularly about life, liberty, exercise, nutrition, and all things related.

Anthony is a self proclaimed

“Floridian first, American second, and friend of liberty and reason above all”.

In this speech, Anthony identifies four key elements to becoming a stronger person.

  • Element 1: Do your own thinking.
  • Element 2: Drop the ambiguity you see in your own life.
  • Element 3: Be willing to “sacrifice” everything, for something that you are convinced has higher value — live congruently.
  • Element 4: Rise to the challenge of massive uncertainty when it comes your way — do not let fear obstruct your actions.

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  1. I recently wrote a rant about self-awareness. It’s so key Anthony… does not matter what age, level of experience, amount of resources you have or any of that. Your individual mind functioning and living through conscious thought is the power. It’s impossible to discover your life’s purpose without the ability to think for yourself. I firmly believe there is no way to fully find yourself and become totally congruent without being aligned to your purpose. Kudos Dream. Also, on point #2, “decision is destiny” as our friend Tony Robbins would say. Picking a side, a certain path, a particular choice-right or wrong-leads you to unbelievable personal growth. Great stuff, I believe in you my friend, and I challenge you to continue taking things to the next level with this convention.

  2. Quick note; You’re right, if the 21 convention wasn’t free I wouldn’t have a chance to see it…. sure, call me cheap/broke, but you can’t take away the fact that this stuff IS inspiring me to change my life and take action accordingly, I can only imagine what it is doing to others…

  3. Ive never been inspired more than i have after watching this speech. I think what you’re doing is one of the most incredible and realistic ways to improve the world i’ve ever seen – you deserve a knighthood

  4. Great stuff Anthony. I’m the same age as you and I’m in awe at your ambition and determination. I can’t say that I know of another person in our generation who appreciates their life as much as you do; it’s so refreshing to see. I’m in the process of turning my life around and it’s great to have control over it.

  5. hey man,
    I just wanted to say that your speeches and this convention as a whole has helped me out more than any friend or family member ever has. I won’t go into details but lets just say the people im surrounded by and the way i’ve lived my life has made me very unconfident, indecisive and really just clouded my mind in general. I’m not gonna say that I’m a changed man or that I’m exactly where I want to be, but I’m working at it. I’m gonna be facing a lot of new challenges this year, but I know I’m not gonna break or go back to being my weak self again.
    thanks a lot man, you’ve really made something special here

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