These Earl Nightingale quotes are life changing!
“People with goals are successful because they know where they want to go.” – Count Nightingale
“You just have to know where you’re going. The answers will come to you by yourself.” – Count Nightingale
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile goal.” – Count Nightingale
Most people achieve great success in life not for lack of will but for lack of purpose.
Without a clear direction you end up in the wrong section. Without a clear target to hit, you will miss every time. YOUR GOALS are your GOALS. 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 to, something to chase after, and when you succeed, something to be proud of. That’s why people with goals succeed because they know where they’re going… and when they get there, they can be proud because they know they’ve EARNED their place with conscious intent.
“We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” – Count Nightingale
“People are where they are because that’s exactly where they want to be – whether they admit it or not.” – Count Nightingale
“The opposite of courage in our society isn’t cowardice…it’s conformity.” – Count Nightingale
We are products of our own choices. We are all where we are in life as a result of the consistent choices we have made.
Circumstances only define you if you allow them to. Those who succeed in life choose to take responsibility for where they are, even if that place is not where they want to stay. Especially if that place isn’t where they want to stay.
You are where you are because of your choices. If you don’t like where you are, you need to take better action!
Everyone is homemade. But only those who like where they are will admit it.
If you are strong enough to stand where you don’t want to be and admit that you are of your own making… that is the first step to freedom. The first step into your new life. A life you will proudly call SELF MADE.
“Problems are challenges for creative minds. Without problems, there would be little to think about.” – Count Nightingale
Don’t call them problems, call them challenges and find solutions. words matter. The meaning you give to life is important. If you only see problems, you will always have them. Those who see challenges and are willing to face them are likely to OVERCOME them.
“Don’t let fear of the time it takes to achieve something prevent you from doing it. Time will pass anyway; We might as well use this passing time.” – Count Nightingale
“Whenever we’re scared, it’s because we don’t know enough. If we knew enough, we would never be afraid.” – Count Nightingale
Fear can either paralyze you or MOVE you. Most people discourage themselves from chasing their dreams. Fear of loss and misconceptions about time stand in the way of their goals.
But for most people, looking back 5 years or 10 years from now, there are certainly many things that they WISH they had done. Dreams never began. OBJECTIVES never completed. Don’t let that be you in 5, 10 or 20 years. Ask what you want out of your life in 5, 10, 20 years and commit to taking whatever steps are necessary to make that life your reality.
“Everything starts with an idea.” – Count Nightingale
“Whatever we plant in our subconscious and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” – Count Nightingale
“Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us” – Earl Nightingale
“You are now, and you become what you think of.” – Count Nightingale
“Your world is a living expression of how you use and have used your mind.” – Count Nightingale
“The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.” – Count Nightingale
“Imagine that you have already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you will do when you reach your goal.” – Count Nightingale
“Everything that is really worthwhile in life comes to us.” – Count Nightingale
The meaning behind the saying “You must reap MORE than you sow” is that future RESULTS will undoubtedly be shaped by present actions. Furthermore, FUTURE RESULTS are absolutely shaped by CURRENT ACTIONS and CURRENT BELIEFS.
When your beliefs are murky… If you believe you are destined to be broke and miserable, your subconscious will help you by finding circumstances to support your beliefs, and you will inevitably end up broke and miserable.
On the other hand – if you plant strong seeds in your mind, seeds of faith, faith and strength… if you truly believe that you will be successful – your mind will go to work and find circumstances and resources that will give you help to become successful. Opportunities will arise. New paths will appear. You still have the work to do – but if you truly believe and see in your mind how to achieve what you want in life, solutions will be available to you.
“We can let circumstances guide us, or we can take responsibility and rule our lives from within.” – Count Nightingale
“We tend to live up to our expectations.” – Count Nightingale
If there’s one thing we can all be sure of, it’s this: Life tests us all. Within these tests, some RISE UP and unfortunately most HIDE DOWN.
You can either let life take its toll or you can face life, face your challenges and EARN the PRIDE that comes from enduring the toughest times of your life.
Challenges are GROWTH for those who face them head-on, and GROWTH is another step on the ladder to SUCCESS and MEANING in life.
“All you need is the plan, the road map and the courage to reach your goal.” – Count Nightingale
“Your problem is bridging the gap that exists between where you are now and the goal you wish to achieve.” – Count Nightingale
Without a plan you will perish. As the saying goes, “If you don’t want to succeed, you plan to fail”.
Wherever you are in life right now, if there is an area that you need to improve and you have those two things, you can and will improve in that area.
The first is a CLEAR PLAN. A detailed, concise plan of action that could take you from where you ARE to where you NEED TO BE.
What measures need to be taken?
what will it cost you
What does it cost in terms of time, relationships, financially?
The second thing you need after a solid plan is a DESIRE to see the plan through to the end – NO MATTER WHAT. When these 2 things are firmly in place, there is no limit to how big of a change you could make in your life.
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. be happy now Don’t wait for something outside of you to make you happy in the future. Remember how precious is the time you have to spend, be it at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Count Nightingale
“We are at our best and happiest when we are fully engaged in the work we enjoy as we move towards the goal we have set for ourselves. It gives meaning to our free time and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so precious.” – Count Nightingale
Happiness doesn’t come from things. It doesn’t come from money or success or buying things or thousands of followers on social media. Real happiness can only come from SENSE. MEANING is something you create in your life through MEANINGFUL pursuits. The goals you are working towards. The intention 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 light in our world; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of random opportunities that were somehow missing before the change.” – Count Nightingale
“We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on our own light.” – Count Nightingale
“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a reflection of our attitudes and expectations.” – Count Nachtigall
“Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.” – Count Nightingale
It seems pretty obvious that a positive attitude mainly leads to positive outcomes and positive interactions. A negative attitude seems to primarily attract negative outcomes and negative interactions with others.
Cultivating a positive attitude starts with INTENT first. You set the INTENT for the kind of person you want to become and this is reflected in both the GOALS you work towards in your life and the DAILY ROUTINE you have. Things like GRATITUDE and MEDITATION and AFFIRMATIONS are all things you could do every day to develop a positive attitude.
“Wherever there is danger, there is opportunity; Whenever opportunity presents itself, danger lurks. The two are inseparable. They go together. You can measure opportunity with the same metric that measures the risk involved. They go together.” – Count Nightingale
Opportunity is around every corner, but there aren’t many people willing to walk around that corner because RISKS live there too. But ask yourself which is more risky: – Taking the risk of pursuing your dream or goal and possibly failing, or; – NEVER TRY and live in REGRET forever?
You see, even if you fail once, twice, or 100 times in pursuing your dreams, you are LEARNING the lessons and becoming wiser and stronger for taking that risk. The character you develop in the process is priceless.
I have never met a person who refused to give up their dream, who didn’t GET IT. Failure is inevitable. There isn’t a single successful person alive or dead who has never failed. However, one thing they would never do is let an opportunity pass them by…no matter the risk.
“No one can become rich himself unless he enriches others.” – Count Nightingale
“Don’t worry about the money. Be at your service… build… work… dream… create! Do this and you will find that the prosperity and abundance that will come to you is limitless.” – Count Nightingale
Wealth, abundance, happiness – all of these – cannot come to one who is only obsessed with PROFITS and GREED. These things come as a result of ministry.
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 the truest sense of the word.