Earl Nightingale Quotes (54 Quotes)



    Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.

    Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

    A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

    For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself, there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.


    People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

    The key that unlocks energy is ''Desire.'' It's also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.

    Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

    All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

    The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.

    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.


    Compared to what we need to know or should know and some day will know, we are like children playing blind man's bluff.

    When the days are too short chances are you are living at your best.

    You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.


    Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.

    We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.

    Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.

    Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes.


    Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.

    Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.


    We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.

    All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.

    Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.


    Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated.

    You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.

    Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

    Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.


    Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.

    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 in replacing us.

    Mistakes are a natural part of growing up. They're to be expected and made light of. But children bloom like spring flowers under praise. They want so much to be noticed and appreciated, to excel and have that excellence noticed.

    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.

    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.



    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 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.

    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!


    We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.

    People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be - whether they will admit that or not.

    Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn.

    Courage changes things for the better . . . With courage you can stay withsomething long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three orfour times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped.

    You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own "acres of diamonds."

    Spoken about Earl Nightingale by Steve King, radio announcer and good friend Earl Nightingale never let a day go by that he didnt learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.


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