The Strangest Secret

Title: The Strangest Secret

Author: Earl Nightingale

Year: 2013, paperback version

Publisher: Watchmaker Publishing / Merchant Books / Rough Draft Printing

Synopsis: Have you ever wondered why some people are successful and others are not? Earl Nightingale surely did; he spent his life finding out the secret to success. This classic is the summary of what he found out and eagerly conveyed to his salesmen when motivating them on a weekly basis, and finally it is in print. “The Strangest Secret” is considered one of the greatest motivational works ever compiled.

Review: The genuine recording might stem from 1956, and be over 60-years old, it’s message still rings true! This book goes straight to the core: What works for being successful in life?, which is brought to life by examples, anecdotes and spot-on quotes from varies magnificent sources. “The Strangest Secret” is an easy-to-read, highly motivational book.

I love the fact that book form adds another means of sensory input, thus being more aware and focused  as one reads along with the recording! This is the kind of knowledge we want to refresh our minds with on a regular basis; I’ve put the recording on my mobile and listen to it each week!

The wisdom behind failure and success is shared as well as a 30-day challenge to make this your own, step-by-step. Grant yourself the life you dreamed of by learning to be aware of your own power and take on this challenge!

Summary: a Must-Read for anyone who wants to succeed at anything in life, whatever goal(s) you have chosen.

Book Rating: 10/10

Interesting Link: The Strangest Secret, recording on Youtube

Favourite quotes:

  • “Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy ideal.”
  • “Everything that’s really worthwhile in life came to us free; our mind, our soul, our body, our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, our intelligence, our love of family and children and friends. All these priceless possessions are free, but the things that cost us money are actually very cheap and can be replaced at any time.”
  • “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice… it is conformity.”
  • “William Shakespeare put it this way, “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”
  • “One extra hour of study per day and you ‘ll be a national expert in five years or less ”
  • “We’ve got to put the fuel in before we can expect heat. Likewise, we’ve got to be of service first before we can expect money. Don’t concern yourself with the money. Be of service. Build. Work. Dream. Create. Do this and you’ll find that there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance that will come to you.”
  • “Start today. You have nothing to lose and but you have your whole life to win.”

Interesting facts: Originally “the Strangest Secret” was recorded in 1956 on LP; a bestseller which sold over 1 million copies, starting the audio recording industry and the cooperation between Nightingale and Conant. His widow chose to publish the text to make sure this priceless message won’t get lost!

I love getting the best out of people, igniting their wish to improve themselves using their own strength as it also pushes me to keep in touch with my own highest aspirations in life. My spiritual journey started when life forced me to 'wake up', with a somewhat uncomfortable reality check. Now, I am in the process of reshaping myself, my life and finding a whole new person along the way together with the meaning that makes it all worthwhile. Join me on the adventure of a lifetime, let’s transform!
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