Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Book Tuesday

Today's book is called the Success Principles by Jack Canfield. Most of you would be familiar with his Chicken Soup for the soul series of books that are everywhere! This book is about the things he used in his own life to be a success with those and other things.
I found this very interesting and I made a "short" list of the points I want to rememeber, and that I feel are the base of the book.

1. Take 100% responsibility for what happens to you and your life. It is no one elses "fault". You cant blame your parents, society, your job or your relationship for how you feel. We live in a free choice world, and if something is not working - change it! YOU are the only one who can. " You either create or allow everything that happens to you". This is number 1 principle and all the others are based on this - EVERYTHING starts with you.

2.Be clear why you're here. Are you here to make people feel better, bring joy to peoples lives, heal the sick, help the unfortunate, raise good kids, - What?

3.Decide what you want. He has a good exercise that you list 30 things you want - to do, to be, to have. 30 of each. What do you want to do? What do you want to be? What do you want to have? Just start listing and near the end, the real things will show up.

4. Believe its possible. To get all you want. We get what we EXPECT. Expect more.

Other points were to set goals in writing and be specific - not just lose weight, but I will lose 5 pounds by June 15th and to do that I will..... and take the steps one at a time.

Visualize- thoughts become real and act as if.

ACTION- its all fine and dandy to write things down and think things, but you have to move! Do 5 things every day toward your goals and exceed your own expectations.

Some points to ponder and an interesting read.

1 comment:

  1. That is interesting. On his first point though, I mean what about disasters or disease, etc? Or maybe he is not dealing with stuff like that?