Earl Nightingale is one of the great pioneers of self-improvement, and if you’ve never heard about the strangest secret, it may very well be just the thing you need to listen to. It was the first spoken word recording to sell one million copies. The reason? It can change a person’s life.
You can listen to The Strangest Secret right HERE, free of charge.
Set aside 40 minutes of your time, prepare to take notes, and give it your full attention. When taking on new clients, I actually require them to listen to it before agreeing to consult for them. It’s that good.
Here are some disturbing facts to go with The Strangest Secret:
For every 100 people, by age 65
1 will be wealthy
4 will be financially independent
5 will still be working because they need to
54 will be broke
The rest are dead.
Why is it that so many people just don’t get to live the good life? A good part of the answer is conformity. Only 5% are doing the things that lead to financial independence. So when people conform to the way most people act and live, they are acting exactly like the 95% who aren’t successful.
Most of us conform to the ‘norm’ of going to work, coming home, watching some TV, and going to bed, with a few hobbies, family obligations and bad habits thrown in for good measure. It isn’t all necessarily bad. Some people are to content that way, and perhaps it’s okay for them. However, if that’s not where you want to be, then it’s time to stop conforming and do something different. The opportunity to join the 5% is always right in front of you.
What is this great secret?
You become what you think about.
Yes, it’s THAT simple. Despite how much different cultures have disagreed on so many things, it seems this is one that pretty much everyone agrees on…
“As he thinks in his heart, so is he.” -Proverbs 23:7, The Bible
“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you think in negative terms, you’ll get negative results. If you think in positive terms, you’ll get positive results.” -Norman Vincent Peale
“What we think, we become.” -Buddha
How do you apply this ‘secret’?
Make a conscious effort to eliminate negative thinking
Set clearly defined goals with reasonable time frames.
Break your goals down into achievable steps.
Take those steps, however small, toward each goal.
Again, please listen to The Strangest Secret right here.