Earl Nightingale’s The Strangest Secret is one of the best books on success. It is only 42 pages. It has the keys to success within the pages. This book is a reflection of quality over quantity. This is a must read and it is vital that you add this book to your personal development library. Below are a few paragraphs from the book that will give you a brief insight into what this book is about. Buy this book and use the information to take your life to a new level.
“Rollo May said, the opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice – it is conformity. And there you have the trouble today; the reason for so many failures. Conformity, people acting like everyone else, without knowing why or without knowing where they are going.”
“Was there a key that would guarantee a person’s becoming successful if they knew about it and knew how to use it? Well, there is such a key and I have found it. Goals. People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.”
“Why do those with goals succeed in life, and those without them fail? Well, let me tell you something which, if you really understand it, will alter your life immediately. If you understand completely what I’m about to tell you from this moment on, your life will never be the same again. Here is the key to success and the key to failure. We become what we think about.”
“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. My old friend Dr. Norman Vincent Peale put it this way: This is one of the greatest laws in the universe. Fervently do I wish I had discovered it as a very young man. It dawned upon me much later in life, and I found it to be the greatest discovery outside my relationship with God. The great law briefly and simply stated is: If you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results. That simple fact, he went on to say, is the basis of an astonishing law of prosperity and success. In three words: Believe and succeed.”
“As Ye Sow, So Shall You Reap. Just suppose you are sitting at the controls of such a vast source of energy. Are you going to sit back and fold your arms and let it run itself into a ditch? Or are you going to keep both hands firmly on the wheel and control and direct this power to a specific, worthwhile purpose? It’s up to you. You are in the driver’s seat. You see, the very law that gives us success is a double-edged sword. We must control thinking. The same rule that can lead people to lives of success, wealth, happiness, and all the things they ever dreamed of for themselves and their family. That very same law can lead them into the gutter. It’s all in how it is used: for success…or failure. This is The Strangest Secret in the world”
“Remember these words from the sermon on the mount, and remember them well. Keep them constantly before you.” “Ask, And It Shall Be Given You”, “Seek, And Ye Shall Find”, “Knock, And It Shall Be Opened Unto You”, “For Every One That Asketh Receiveth”
“Success is not the result of making money. Earning money is the result of success – and success is in direct proportion to our service. Prosperity is founded upon a law of mutual exchange. Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn themselves. Don’t concern yourself with the money. Be of service. Build. Work. Dream. Create! Do this and you’ll find there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance that will come to you.”