Another Definition of Success

In “The Strangest Secret”, Earl Nightingale gives his definition of success:

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.

You don’t need piles of money.

Lots of achievements.

A degree. Or a house. Or a car.

You just need to set a worthy goal, and steadily work toward making it a reality.

Do that, and you’re a success.

“Only Say Positive Things”

In his speech, “The Strangest Secret”, Earl Nightingale issues a challenge. He says to keep a card in your pocket for a month. On one side should be your goal for that month, and on the other side should be Matthew 7:7-8:

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Look at the card several times a day, to remind yourself of your goal.

My goal this month is, “Only Say Positive Things.”

I underestimated how difficult this would be.

I have a tendency to complain. Quite a bit.

It’s hard to feel good about life when you complain so much.

It’s also hard to believe it will get better.

The month is still young, though.

I intend to achieve my goal, even if it takes several months.

It will be easier to achieve my other goals once I do.