Earl Nightingale was a motivational writer and author. He
visited his local library in Long Beach Public Library in California
searching for the answer to the question, "How can a person,
starting from scratch, who has no particular advantage in the world,
reach the goals that he feels are important to him, and
by so doing, make a major contribution to others?"
His career started in the Marine Corps. His volunteer work at a local radio
station paid off in later years when he and
his wife moved first to Phoenix then Chicago to build what
was to be a very successful career in network radio.
He retired from radio and bought his own insurance company where he
spent many hours motivating the sales agents to greater accomplishments.
Before going on an extended vacation, his sales manager convinced
him to put his inspirational words on record. This resulted in the recording
entitled The Strangest Secret, which became a Gold Record - it sold over a million
As Steve King said,
"Earl Nightingale never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn, pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion."
happiness, we should make certain that we are never
without an important goal.
The key that unlocks energy is ''Desire". It's also the key to a long
and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force
within ourselves, we have to get excited.
Without a goal we are much like the man with a boat and
nowhere to go. Goals give us the drive and energy we need to
remain on track long enough for their accomplishment.
Don't take the attitude of waiting for people to be nice to you -
be nice to them. Donít sit in front of a cold stove waiting for the heat.
Put in the fuel. Act first
Visualization is the human being's vehicle to the future - good, bad, or
indifferent. It's strictly in our control.
You are, at this moment, the sum total-of all your thoughts up to
this point in your life.
Positive Thinking |
In doing that which we most enjoy, we will probably make our most
significant contribution to society, and the contribution we make to
society determines our rewards.
Chance does not work. Only choice will work. Your choice!
Success is a matter of sticking to a set of common sense principles
anyone can master.
Common Sense |
Preparation for life is so important. Luck is what happens
when preparedness meets opportunity.
Opportunity is all around us. Are you prepared?
If a person is working toward a predetermined goal and knows
where to go, then that person is successful. If a person does not know
which direction they want to go in life, then that person is a failure.
Your rewards, all the years of your life, will be in precise
proportion to your service. You are here to serve others, just as they
Helping Others |
Success is not the result of making money; making money
is the result of success and success is in direct proportion to our service.
Meaning of Wealth |
Motivational Poems |
You are responsible for how your life turns out, and your
attitude shapes that life for better or worse.