The Strangest Secret (Earl Nightingale's Library of Little Gems)
Earl Nightingale was America's key motivational speaker and 'The Strangest Secret' was his most successful work. This is a transcript of the original classic 1956 motivational speech. The text was later revised into a print version which Economist Terry Savage calls '...One of the great motivational books of all time.'...more
Character: guy that goes with the flow his whole life because that's what he's supposed to do
Problem: he's not reaching his potential wants to be successful but doesn't know how
Guide: "the greatest secret", earl nightingale
Plan: the greatest secret is that "we become what we think about"
1. Get a goal
2. Have the right attitude
Call to action: 30 day plan to think only positive thoughts, cut out all negative thoughts, think about your goals, save
Success: "the progressive realizatio ...more
He also talks about the principal of "reaping and sowing" which has been discussed in hundreds of books and other writings. Also, many truth ...more
Simply put, “We become what we think about.” Now, you may think, “That’s not a secret at all! I knew that.” However, Earl Nightingale points out that out of 100 people by the time retirement comes around: 1 will be rich, 4 will be financially independent, 41 will still be working, and 54 will be BROKE.
Since most of us should already know the ...more
Motivational talks are inspirational. This short 30 page book has proven itself over decades to work.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who feels that something is missing in their life, who feels stuck and wants to feel successful again. I say again because most children feel successful as they learn and grow. But at some point, people stop learning and growing, and also stop feeling successful.
This book was first spoken over the radio and later ...more
It was engaging, quick to the point, motivating and uplifting..
It was fantastic in the way un like other motivation books that he didn't harp, drag on and say the same thing in so many different ways just to fill the book up. It is kept simple for all readers ,that it is easy to quickly revisit to install this way of thinking quickly in your head until it becomes a habit and intentional in your everyday life. ...more
It basically tells you what you already knew but didn't realize until now. There are many books that gives a little spark to the reader, this one is different. This is a book i would recommend to read before reading a bigger book, short said. It gives you a little bit of fuel and motivation to keep on what you want to do and bring in to your life. All in all a goof book. ...more
Nightingale did a great job of pushing the readers to believe in ourselves. He uses bible verse to back his reasons. It’s not a bible companion but basically says I know i’m right because it’s in the good book. Because it’s in the good book you should take heed to what’s been in your face this whole time. I’m certainly refreshed and revived to keep pushing towards my goals! 😁
Easy read, but I have been a fan of Earl for a while. I strongly recommend this book for guidance and suggestive paths to surface beyond conditions that have been instilled by society or inherited by our parents.
This the type of book that'll make you wonder, why haven't anyone ever taught me these things!? The secret is so simple but yet, only a very few love by it. I will read it everyday until I come up with a goal and accomplish it 💪 ...more
Service to others is the key to success. That's the overarching message in this very quick read by Earl Nightingale. A good read that will give you plenty to think about even though it is a quick read. ...more