Earl Nightingale

One of the greatest modern philosophers, motivational and human-character development successors would have to be Earl Nightingale. He was an American radio personality and show host, a public speaker and author, and was considered to be the 'Dean of Personal Development,' partly because of the way he modeled a meaningful existence.

Earl's colorful radio career spanned over 40 years; and through the period of 1950-1956 he was known as the voice of the hero in a popular action-adventure series, 'Sky King,' which ran on WGN radio. And also, during that time he authored the book, 'The... Read full bio

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Book Summary
The Strangest Secret A life-changing audio record on what success means: it’s a journey, not a destination
The Essence of Success Covers multiple personal development principles helping to grow and become a much more successful person.
Earl Nightingale's Greatest Discovery Shares ideas on how the world works and what top performers do to live happy and successful life
This is Earl Nightingale A collection of short topics extracted from Earl's radio programs. Summarizes nicely a lot of great material on becoming successful Earl came up with over the course of his life


  • Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.
  • All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.
  • Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.
  • You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds.'
  • Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
  • The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.
  • People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
  • Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
  • 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.
  • All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.
  • The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
  • Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
  • We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.
  • What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.

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