This one is a classic!
I don’t know how many times I have listened to this audio, maybe four or five, and I’m always fascinated with the truths that Earl Nightingale shared in this audio so many years ago.
I would recommend that you listen to it right now (or when you can), before continue reading this text, since I don’t want to influence your openness to these impactful ideas.
I’m serious, listen to it! Push the play button on the top.
Ok, now that you have already listened to Earl explaining what he calls “The strangest secret”, I’m going to write about some of the ideas that stuck with me.
The main two ideas that resonate with me are:
- We become what we think about
- Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal
Actually, if I think about it, according to that definition of success I am already a successful person! I don’t need to achieve x amounts of money or status or followers. The thing is, success is not a destination, a place or situation where you someday arrive, but a process. The process of doing what you deliberately want in this one life.
Since my worthy ideal is to inspire people to be the best version of themselves and help them live their lifes on their own terms, I am already in the progressive realization of this goal or ideal with this website. Actually, I quit my job (which I hated) and started to align with my authenticity, who I am, what I want, and how I want to serve the people of this world.
So, yes. I’m kind of proud to say that I AM a success already!
Other ideas from this audio that resonated with me:
“The opposite of courage is not cowardness but conformity.”
“Instead of competing the only thing we have to do is create.”
“You are the creator of your own life.”
“Act as if it was impossible to fail.”
“Give more than what you have ever given before.”
“Our financial return is in direct proportion to our service to the world. No man can enrich himself unless he enriches others.”
And finally, the mathematical formula for success:
Success = Purpose + Faith
I encourage you to follow the 30-Day Challenge explained by Earl Nightingale. You don’t have anything to lose and a lot to gain.
Let me know if this audio impacted you in any way.