The Strangest Secret
An Official Nightingale Conant Publication
The one-and-only original, Earl Nightingale's Strangest Secret endorsed by Nightingale Conant.
The Strangest Secret is much more than a wealth-building tool; it is a manifesto for self-actualization and purpose-driven work. In Nightingale's own words: ''The only man who succeeds is the man who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal.''
In this book, Nightingale distills his lifetime of research on human motivation into a simple success formula the very same one that propelled his own achievement. The Strangest Secret is a practical guide for accelerated prosperity so that you can quickly rise to the top, becoming one of the top 5 percent who succeed in your field. Challenge yourself with Nightingale's thirty-day test for putting this secret success formula into action in your life, and chart your own path to productivity, financial independence, and personal fulfillment.
Having grown up during the Great Depression, Earl Nightingale was fascinated by the difference between those who attain high levels of personal, professional, and financial success and those who do not. He devoted his life to searching out a recipe for achievement, a means of predicting success in any area of life. While reading the line in Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich that ''we become what we think about,'' Nightingale experienced a watershed moment of self-discovery that resulted in his becoming financially independent by the young age of thirty-five.
Make this book your catalyst to the transformation you seek.
Earl Nightingale’s life began simply. He grew up in Long Beach, California. His parents had little money, and his father disappeared when he was 12. But even as a boy, Earl was always asking questions, always reading in his local public library, trying to understand the way life works.
On December 7, 1941, Earl was at Pearl Harbor … in a lookout tower on the Battleship Arizona. A thousand men died on the Arizona … Earl was one of only a hundred who survived. He was literally blown off the ship, unconscious, and another sailor pulled him to safety.
Earl said that he felt that he had been spared for some reason. After the war Earl became obsessed with why everyone in his neighborhood was poor and confused. He wondered why one person was able to create wealth and happiness for his family, while another with a similar background stayed ignorant and penniless. Answering these questions became Earl’s life work.
Earl worked in radio in Phoenix and later in Chicago. He also owned his own insurance agency.
In 1956, he was about to take a trip but wanted to leave a message for his sales force. He got up in the middle of the night inspired to write a message that he recorded the next morning. That message became one of the most important and famous motivational recordings ever made.