THE STRANGEST SECRET by Earl Nightingale. About the author. As a Depression-era child, Earl Nightingale was hungry for knowledge. From the time. “The Strangest Secret”. Conn-Selmer Providence Public School District. August 4 -7, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Frank Tracz. Director of Bands. Home · Inspiration. The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale (Full Transcript) I' d like to tell you about the strangest secret in the world. . And at the end of the webpage, there is a Download [post-title] as PDF button.
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The Strangest Secret- Earl Nightingale. I'd like to tell you about The Strangest Secret in the World. Some years ago the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert. Transcribed from The Strangest Secret audio program by Earl Nightingale. Some years ago, the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was asked by a. Welcome to Nightingale-Conant It's your dream. It's your time. Let's get started.
Life should be an exciting adventure. It should never be a bore. A man should live fully, be alive. He should be glad to get out of bed in the morning. He should be doing a job that he likes to do because he does it well. He said something like this, my years in the newspaper business has convinced me of several things. So we should make our time here an exciting adventure. And the greatest teacher of all, the carpenter from the plains of Galilee, gave us the secret time and time again; as you believe so shall it be done unto you.
Now I want to explain how you can prove to yourself the enormous returns possible in your own life by putting this secret to a practical test. I want you to make a test that will last 30 days. Back in the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton, the English mathematician and natural philosopher, gave us some natural laws of physics which apply as much to human beings as they do to the movement of bodies in the universe.
Now one of these laws is, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, simply stated as it applies to you and me, it means we can achieve nothing without paying the price.
The results of your 30 day experiment will be in direct proportion to the effort you put forth. To be a doctor, you must pay the price of long years of difficult study. To be successful in selling, and remember that each of us succeeds to the extent of his ability to sale; Selling our families on our ideas, selling education in schools, selling our children on the advantages of living the good and honest life, Selling our associates and employees on the importance of being exceptional people; true, of course, to the profession of selling itself.
But to be successful in selling our way to the good life, we must be willing to pay the price. Now what is that price?
It is rising above narrow minded pettiness and prejudice. Thirdly; to use all your courage to force yourself to think positively on your own problem; to set a definite and clearly defined goal for yourself; to let your marvelous mind think about your goals of more possible angles; to let your imagination speculate freely upon many different possible situation; to refuse to believe there are any circumstances officially strong to defeat you in the accomplishment of your purpose; to act promptly and decisively when your course is clear and to keep constantly aware of the fact that you are, at this moment, standing in the middle of your own acre of diamonds, as Russell Cromwell used to point out.
Fourth; save at least 10 percent of what you earn. It is, of course, worth any price. One, you will become what you think about. Two, remember the word imagination. Let your mind soar. Three, courage. Concentrate on your goal everyday. Four, save 10 percent of what you earn and action. Ideas are worthless unless we act on them.
Now, keep in mind that you have nothing to lose by making this test and everything that you could possibly want, to gain. There are two things that may be said of everyone; each of us www. I want you to write on a card, what it is you want more than anything else. It may be more money. Perhaps you would like to double your income or make a specific amount of money. It may be a beautiful home. It may be success at your job. It may be a particular position in life. It could be a more humorous family.
Each of us want something. Write down on your card, specifically, what it is that you want. Make sure it is a single goal and clearly defined. You need not show it to anyone, but carry it with you so that you can look at it several times a day. Think about it in a cheerful, relaxed, positive way each morning when you get up and immediately you have something to work for, something to get out of bed for, something to live for.
Look at it every chance you get during the day and just before going to bed before going to bed at night. Look at the abundance all around you as you go about your daily business. You have as much right to this abundance as any other living creature. Now we come to the difficult part. Difficult, because it means the formation of what is probably a brand new habit and new habits are not easily formed.
Once formed however, it will follow you for the rest of your life. Stop thinking about what it is you fear. Each time a fearful or negative thought comes into your consciousness, replace it with a mental picture of your positive and worthwhile goal.
There will come times when you will feel like giving up. You must begin now to place yourself in that group. For 30 days you must take control of your mind. It will think only about what you permit it to think. Each day, for this 30 www. Do this knowing that your returns in life must be in direct proposition to what you give. The moment you decide on a goal to work towards, you are immediately a successful person. Out of every people, you belong to the top five. Leave that completely to a power greater than yourself.
The answers will come to you of their own accord. Remember these words from the Sermon on the Mount and remember them well. Keep them constantly before you this month of your test. Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened upon you. Forever one that asketh, receiveth, and he that seeketh, findeth and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. For 30 days, do your best.
Dorothea Brand, outstanding editor and writer discovered it for herself and tells about it in her fine book, Wake up and Live. Now you make your test for 30 full days.
Persistence is simply another word for faith. Gradually your new habit will form, until you find yourself one of that wonderful minority to whom virtually nothing is impossible. It is vitally important, as you begin this new way of living. On one side of the card, write your goal, whatever it might be. In your spare time. Nothing great was ever accomplished without inspiration. See, that during these critical first 30 days, your own inspiration is kept to the peak.
Worry brings fear and fear is crippling. The only thing that can cause you to worry during your test is trying to do it all yourself. Know that all you have to do is hold your goal before you. Everything else will take care of itself. For example, if you want to start your own business, I can tell you which thoughts are the right seeds and which are the wrong ones. I have a family to support. I have no idea how to start my own business. Why would I want to mess that up?
Maybe next year. So chances are that if you harbor thoughts similar to those above, you find yourself an employee right now. So what kinds of thoughts are the right seeds for starting your own business? The freedom of being my own boss is extremely attractive to me.
Imagine being able to decide how to spend my time every minute of every day. I can only get so far income-wise as an employee.
If I want to hit it rich, I need to go into business for myself. Just as plants need water and sunshine, it takes a lot of hard work to build a business. But the right thoughts are the first step. I could have just as easily used quitting smoking, losing weight, getting married, etc.
Sounds good. You might find the above exercise really difficult at first. But use your imagination to push past the doubt and keep working on it. See that new reality working out beautifully, even if you have no idea how it could possibly work in the real world. Just be patient with yourself, and let your imagination guide you.
Below you will find the transcript to the recording and you can download the transcript as a PDF below. We live today in a golden age. This is an era that humanity has looked forward to, dreamed of, and worked toward for thousands of years. We live in the richest era that ever existed on the face of the earth … a land of abundant opportunity for everyone.
They are eager toward life, there is a certain sparkle in their eye, an erectness to their carriage, and life seems like a pretty interesting adventure to them. Only five out of make the grade! Why do so many fail?
What has happened to the sparkle that was there when they were 25? What has become of the dreams, the hopes, the plans … and why is there such a large disparity between what these people intended to do and what they actually accomplished? A success is the salesperson who wants to become the best salesperson in his or her company and sets forth on the pursuit of that goal. But only one out of 20 does that!
Conformity — people acting like everyone else, without knowing why or where they are going. We conform! The difference is goals. Failures, on the other hand, believe that their lives are shaped by circumstances … by things that happen to them … by exterior forces.
Think of a ship with the complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where the ship is going and how long it will take — it has a definite goal. And 9, times out of 10,, it will get there. We just start the engines and let it go. However, the human race is fixed, not to prevent the strong from winning, but to prevent the weak from losing. Society today can be likened to a convoy in time of war. The entire society is slowed down to protect its weakest link, just as the naval convoy has to go at the speed that will permit its slowest vessel to remain in formation.
It takes no particular brains or talent to make a living and support a family today. Throughout history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. It was first promulgated by some of the earliest wise men, and it appears again and again throughout the Bible. If you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results. And if he thinks about nothing … he becomes nothing.
Likewise, when you plant a seed in your mind and nurture it, it must grow and bear fruit. Leave that to a power higher than yourself. This same law that can bring us great success can also bring us destruction. It is all in how we use it, for good or ill. So use it carefully and only sow thoughts you want to grow. Soon it will be yours.