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1921 - 1989, American self-help author and motivational speaker

Here's the key to success and failure: We become what we think about.
Earl Nightingale

To achieve happiness, we should make certain that we are never without an important goal.
Earl Nightingale

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
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Everything begins with an idea.
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Money cannot be sought directly. Like happiness, money is an effect. It is the result of a
cause, and the cause is valuable service.
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Successful people follow independent paths. They break away from the crowd. They join a
smaller crowd. They don't have the television on all the day long. They use their time
constructively. It's easier to win! There is less competition up there and the view is better.
Earl Nightingale

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
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People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
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Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.
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Books are a source of pleasure - the purest and the most lasting. They enhance your
sensation of the interestingness of life. Reading them is not a violent pleasure like the gross
enjoyment of an uncultivated mind, but a subtle delight.
Earl Nightingale

All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own
accord.
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People don't have great attitudes because of great success, they have great success largely
because of great attitudes.
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Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
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Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one
day become reality.
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Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
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Man only uses a small percentage of his mental ability. Most people have never learned to
think creatively. They merely react to stimuli. Successful people are not people without
problems. They are people who have learned to solve their problems by thinking. Thinking
bridges the gap between our present point and our goals. 92% of our worries are useless. Of
the remaining 8%, half pertain to problems we can't solve and half to those we can solve if
we'll learn how.
Earl Nightingale

What do we mean by integrity? It means giving everything we do our very best. It means
being true to ourselves and with every other person with whom we come in contact. It gives
meaning and comfort to our leisure time.
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We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.
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Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Earl Nightingale

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

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 fulfillment.
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Integrity is the seed for achievement. It is the principle that never fails.
Earl Nightingale

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your
doing it.
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Treat every person as the most important person on earth. To them, they are the most
important person. That's the way we ought to treat each other.
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Success does not come naturally. It requires the conscious utilization of ourselves in the
service of others.
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We can increase our value to the world. The amount of money we receive will always be in
direct ratio to the demand for what we do, our ability to do it, and the difficulty of replacing
us. A highly skilled person is worth more than a person who is not highly skilled.
Earl Nightingale

Today will take its place as a single tile in the mosaic of our finished lives - to either add to its
beauty and harmony or detract from it in an undedicated, purposeless life.
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Success will not be attributable to any one day, week or month but rather to the consistent,
persistent, succession of single days. Just keep your eye on your goal and continue to grow in
competence. Just concentrate on each task and do it as well as you can. One day at a time,
one task at a time. One at a time in their proper order.
Earl Nightingale

Every person is building a life and thus is really in business for themselves. Think of yourself as
a business; which you must increase. You must not concern yourself with the past but with
the present and future. You cannot go back and you cannot stand still. You must grow or go.
Earl Nightingale

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.
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Happiness comes from direction not arrival. It's the trip that is enjoyable. Moving toward our
goals is more satisfying than after they've been accomplished. Set new goals as soon as one
is realized. Never stop the process.
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Develop and project an attitude that says "yes" to life. Life is dull only to dull people. Life is
successful for successful people. You must radiate success before it'll come to you. We
become what we really wish to become. You must be before you can do or have something.
Earl Nightingale

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