These Earl Nightingale Quotes Are Life Changing
SUCCESS AND GOALS
“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” - Earl Nightingale
“All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.” - Earl Nightingale
”Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.” - Earl Nightingale
Most people to achieve any great success in their life, not through lack of wanting, but through lack goals.
Without clear direction, you will end up in the wrong section. Without a clear target to hit, you will miss the mark every time. YOUR GOALS are your TARGET. They give you something MEANINGFUL to aim for in life.
Having meaningful goals gives your life the challenge it needs, it gives you something to wake up for, something to chase, and when you succeed, something to be proud of. That’s why people with goals succeed, because they know where they are going… and when they get there, they can be proud as they know they EARNED their place with deliberate intention.
“We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” - Earl Nightingale
“People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be – whether they will admit that or not.” - Earl Nightingale
“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice… it is conformity.” - Earl Nightingale
We are products of our own choices. We all stand where we are in life, as a result of the consistent choices we have made.
Circumstances only define you if you let them. Those who succeed in life choose to accept responsibility for where they are, even if that place is not somewhere they want to stay. Especially if that place is not somewhere they want to stay.
You are where you are because of your decisions. If you don’t like where you are you must take better actions!
Everyone is self made. But only those who like where they are will admit it.
If you’re strong enough to stand where you don’t want to be, and admit that you are self made… that is the first step to freedom. The first step towards your new life. A life you’ll be proud to call SELF MADE.
“Problems are challenges to creative minds. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all.” - Earl Nightingale
Don’t call them problems, call them challenges and find solutions. Words are important. The meaning you give to life is important. Those who see only problems will always have them. Those who see challenges and are ready to face them, will likely OVERCOME THEM.
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” - Earl Nightingale
“Whenever we’re afraid, it’s because we don’t know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.” - Earl Nightingale
Fear can either paralyze you or MOVE YOU. Most people talk themselves out of chasing their dreams. The fear of losing and false beliefs about time get in the way of their goals.
But, for most people, if they look back 5 years, or 10 years from today, there are surely many things they WISH they would have done. Dreams never started. GOALS never completed. Don’t let that be you in 5 years, 10 or 20 years from now. Ask what you want from your life in 5, 10, 20 years, and commit to take all the needed steps to make that life your reality.
“Everything begins with an idea.” - Earl Nightingale
“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” - Earl Nightingale
“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us” - Earl Nightingale
“You are now, and you do become, what you think about.” - Earl Nightingale
“Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.” - Earl Nightingale
“The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.” - Earl Nightingale
“Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you’ll be doing when you’ve reached your goal.” - Earl Nightingale
“Everything that’s really worthwhile in life comes to us.” - Earl Nightingale
The meaning behind the proverb “You must reap MORE than you sow” is that future RESULTS are undoubtedly shaped by present actions. More than that, FUTURE RESULTS are absolutely shaped by PRESENT ACTIONS and PRESENT BELIEFS.
If your convictions are bleak… If you believe that you are destined to be broke and miserable, your subconscious mind will help you out by finding circumstances to back up your convictions, and you will inevitably end up broke and miserable.
On the other hand – if you plant strong seeds in your mind, seeds of faith, belief and strength… if you truly believe that you will succeed – your mind will get to work and find circumstances and resources to aid you in becoming successful. Opportunities will arise. New paths will appear. You will still have to do the work – but when you truly believe and see yourself in your minds eye as achieving what you want in life… solutions will become available to you.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.” - Earl Nightingale
“We tend to live up to our expectations.” – Earl Nightingale
If there is one thing we can all be certain of, it is this: Life tests us all. Within those tests some RISE ABOVE and unfortunately most HIDE BELOW.
You can either let life run all over you, or you can stand up to life, face your challenges and EARN the PRIDE that comes when you overcome the toughest times in your life.
Challenges equal GROWTH to those who face them head on and GROWTH is one more step on the ladder to SUCCESS and MEANING in life.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” - Earl Nightingale
“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.” - Earl Nightingale
Without a plan you will perish. As the saying goes “If you don’t plan to succeed, you are planning to fail”.
Wherever you are right now in life – if there is an area you must improve and you have these two things – you CAN AND WILL IMPROVE in that area.
The first is a CLEAR PLAN. A detailed, precise plan of action that could take you from where you ARE to where you MUST BE.
What actions need to be taken?
What’s it going to cost you?
What’s it going to COST in time, in relationships, financially?
The second thing you must have after a solid plan is the DESIRE to see the plan through to the end – NO MATTER WHAT. With those 2 things firmly in place, there are no limits to how great a transformation you could make in your life.
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” - Earl Nightingale
“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.” - Earl Nightingale
Happiness doesn’t come from things. It doesn’t come from money, or success, or buying things, or having thousands of followers on social media. Real happiness can only ever come from MEANING. MEANING is something you create in your life through MEANINGFUL pursuits. The goals you are working towards. The intention you have to serve others.
Every moment you spend in the present moment can be meaningful if that is your intention.
“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” - Earl Nightingale
“We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.” - Earl Nightingale
“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” - Earl Nightingale
“Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.” - Earl Nightingale
It seems pretty obvious that a positive attitude leads, mostly to positive outcomes and positive interactions. A negative attitude seems to attract mostly negative outcomes and negative interactions with others.
Cultivating a positive attitude starts first with INTENTION. You set the INTENTION for the kind of person you wish to become, and that is reflected in both the GOALS you are working towards in your life and the DAILY ROUTINE you have. Things like GRATITUDE and MEDITATION and AFFIRMATIONS are all things you could be doing every day that develop a positive attitude.
OPPORTUNITY AND RISK
“Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together. You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.” - Earl Nightingale
Opportunity is around every corner but there aren’t many people willing to turn that corner because RISK also lives there. But ask yourself what is more RISKY: - Taking the risk to chase your dream or goal, and possibly failing, or; - NEVER TRYING and forever living in REGRET?
You see, even if you fail once, twice or 100 times while chasing your dreams – you LEARN the lessons and become WISER and STRONGER for having taken that risk. The character you develop along the way is priceless.
I’ve yet to meet a person who refused to give up on their dream that hasn’t CAUGHT IT. Failure is inevitable. There’s not a single successful person who is alive or dead that never failed. One thing they would never do though is let an opportunity pass them by… no matter the risk.
”No man can get rich himself unless he enriches others.” - Earl Nightingale
“Don’t concern yourself with the money. Be of service … build … work … dream … create! Do this and you’ll find there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance that will come to you.” - Earl Nightingale
Wealth, abundance, happiness – all of it – can not come to any person who is obsessed only with GAIN and GREED. These things come as a result of service.
What can you create that will benefit others? How can you best serve the world? Ask yourself these questions and you will be one step closer to true abundance, in every sense of the word.
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