Life is a combination lock; your job is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want.
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
THOMAS. A. EDISON
The Success Principles
The above two quotes introduce the principles of success yet to be revealed in Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles – How To Get From Where You are to Where You Want To Be. I’ve just recently finished reading this book, and I quite enjoyed it, so I wanted to share with you some information about the book and what I thought of it. I got a lot out of reading this book, and I’m certain you would get a lot out of it, too.
The Success Principles is a 435+ paged book divided into 6 Parts, 64 Principles of Success, and includes countless inspirational quotes and anecdotes — in the form of personal stories from Jack himself, as well as the success stories of rags to riches of many other personalities as they too transformed their lives from the mundane to the extraordinary using these simple principles of success.
To put it simply, I like this book. I like its flow. I like Jack’s tone of voice — he never assumes a “holier than though” attitude, and remains personable and down to earth throughout. In other words, he’s very likable, and I found myself eager to continue reading the next chapter.
If Your Passion is Your Compass, then The Success Principles is Your Road Map
Essentially, The Success Principles explains itself as a road map for anyone striving to achieve their professional and personal dreams and goals. And I think it’s true… as long as you make sure you get off your ass and actually implement and integrate the 64 practical and inspirational principles that Jack Canfield preaches. And it seems evident Jack Canfield is a man who practices what he preaches, walks the talk, and is a man of integrity and of his word. In fact, that’s even success principle #55 — Be A Class Act. I like that, too!
I definitely recommend this book to any conscious creator, because even conscious creators get a little stuck or unfocused now and then. If you’re in need a little kick in the butt to get your compass pointing in the right direction, or if you could use a little motivation or inspiration, or if you just plain aren’t sure where the heck to start, this book can give you some perspective while positively inspiring ad motivating you along your way.
The Building Blocks to Success
The 6 Parts of The Success Principles are:
- The Fundamentals of Success
- Transform Yourself for Success
- Build Your Success Team
- Create Successful Relationships
- Success and Money
- Success Starts Now
I believe all six parts had varying yet notable levels of impact on me, but I’d say the part and principles that had the most impact for me where the ones on Success and Money — and for the better, I’m sure. It’s quite clear that I have some limiting beliefs in regards to success and the role money plays in my success… I’ll be blogging more about this topic at a time, but for now, let it suffice to say that I think I’ll need to re-read those chapters!
In fact, Canfield recommends re-reading the book at least twice, and potentially many times over. This seems like sound advice, although perhaps instead I might opt for the audio-book version, and then making notes in a journal or notepad as I do so. The Success Principles is also available as an e-book for the Kindle.
The 64 Principles of Success
The 64 principles of success are too many than I’m willing to list here, but some of my favorites include:
- Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
- Decide What You Want
- Experience Your Fear and Take Action Anyway
- Commit To Constant and Never-Ending Improvement
- Say No to the Good So You Can Say Yes to the Great
- Practice Uncommon Appreciation
- Be A Class Act
- Develop Positive Money Consciousness
… and of course…
- Start Now! …Just Do It!
The Success Principles Online
What seems particularly cool about this book is the fact it comes with some pretty cool sounding — and FREE — online tools. These tools can be found at www.thesuccessprinciples.com and include a One-Year Planning Guide, a Victory Log, as well as a Mastermind Strategy Guide. I personally haven’t had a chance to make use of these awesome tools as of yet, but you can bet your cute behind I will!
Successful Conscious Creation
I recommend you make a conscious choice to successfully create the life you desire and purchase this book — it’ll definitely take you a step, and maybe even a leap, in the right direction. They say a journey of 1,000 miles must begin with a single step, and reading The Success Principles will definitely help you take those steps from where you are to where you want to be.