Earl Nightingale: Lead the Field Book Summary/Notes

-humans are born with the god-like power to determine their path in life.

-its all about your attitude to guarantee success in life.

-we can control our attitude, and what we present to others is reflected back by them.

-our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude toward us, cause and effect. It must start first with us, not others.

-we get back what we put out.

-our surroundings will always reflect us. Our environment is a mirror of ourselves, our attitude and expectations.

-great attitude = great results, it’s like a magnet. Self generating due-fulfilling prophecy.

-human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes and mind.

-Those who are successful expect more good than bad out of life. They expect to succeed more often than they fail, and they do.

-we must be the epitome of and radiate success before we can become successful.

-before you can do something, you need to be something. Act as the person you wish to become.

-treat each person you come in contact with as the most important person on earth.

-don’t allow others negative attitudes to affect you, as they are infectious. Forgive and forget it, rise above it. Life is too short!

-success is the natural progression/realization towards a worthy ideal or goal.

-We are happiest when we are fully engaged in the work we enjoy on the journey towards the goal we establish for ourselves.

-One thing a goal must do is fill us with positive emotion when we think about It. It must be something we want very much to bring about. The more intensely we feel about a goal the more assurity the idea buried deep in our subconscious will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.

-you get rich by enriching others.

-the journey of obtaining a goal is when we are most happy, not when we actually obtain it.

-you become what you think about.

-you can control your thoughts and what you think about by setting a specific goal to focus on. Look at It often and by doing so you’ll send It to your subconscious mind, you’ll begin to visualize yourself already having attained It, turning It into a habit for when you accomplish it move on to the next goal.

-spend an hour each week day writing down your goal and then writing down ideas/ways to achieve or improve what you’re doing to attain it.

-don’t spend time worrying about needless things. Only 8% of your worries are genuine, solve the ones you can.

-we underestimate our abilities, we need to dig deep enough to tap into its potential.

-our rewards in life will match our service. That which you sow so shall you reap. Provide value and you’ll attain all of your goals.

-Integrity to the truth and reasonableness is the key. Least to regret who does most for his community who’s judgement carries the most weight and is most trusted.

-happiness is a by product of performing healthful and successful activities.

-successful people follow independent paths. At some point in their lives they break away from the crowd and start a path of their own. They join a much smaller group of likeminded people, the 5%.

-it’s easier to win in life than to lose or to be average, it’s just a matter of dismantling limited beliefs and discovering your potential that every human has and is capable of tapping into.

-the amount of money we receive will always be in direct ratio with the demand for what we do, our ability to do It and the difficulty of replacing us.

-it’s not your present circumstances which count but the circumstances you make up your mind to achieve that is important. The only limit on your income is you.

-nothing on earth can stand in the way of a plan, backed by persistence and determination.

-figure out each day how to bring more service to the table so that you can reach your financial goals. Have faith in yourself and the quiet firm inner knowledge that you can and will accomplish your goals. Know that the answers you seek will come to you in their own time if you only keep looking for them.

-money is an effect, the cause is valuable service. It cannot be sought directly, it’s a servant/tool, keep It in its place.

-it’s good to check and ensure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.

-a mind stretched by a new idea can never return to its original dimensions.

-write down the top 6 most important things you need to get done, prioritize them in order of most importance. Focus on the first one and only that one until It is completed, and then move on to the next one.

-focus on making this specific day a success, then the next day repeat the same process. We become successful by being a success each and every day.