These are my notes on Lead The Field by Earl Nightingale.

This book is about ideas and concepts - a philosophy - that can bring order and success into our lives.

Let’s dive in.


  • Title: Lead The Field
  • Subtitle: -
  • Author: Earl Nightingale
  • Author’s website: Earl Nightingale on Wikipedia
  • First Published: 1968
  • Type: non-fiction
  • Genre: self-help

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Key Concepts & Ideas

Each of us was given a god-like power to create our own life.

Success or failure is about following a few rules and guidelines.

A healthy attitude (our actions, feelings and moods) is the most important ingredient.

We Can Control Our Attitude

We can establish our attitude every morning.

All the people around us reflect back on our attitude.

Our Attitude Towards Life Determines Life’s Attitude Towards Us

Cause and effect.

We get back what we put out.

Our environment is a mirror of ourselves.

Our quality of life is determined by our habitual attitude.

Have a good attitude towards learning.

“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes and mind.”

Develop gratitude.

Expect the best.

I’m 100% responsible.

We get what we expect.

We paint our world.

Constantly improve your attitude towards life.

The Role Of Luck

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.

And opportunities are there all the time.

Earl Nightingale On Goals

What do you really want?

“Nothing can change until we do.”

When we cange our world changes.

The answer is attitude.

How To Change Your Attitude

Smile more.

Treat the people around you better.

What affects them most is the loving-kindness they see in us.

We must radiate success.

Before you can do something, you must be something.

People want to feel important, recognized, respected and needed.

Our attitude towards others will determine their attitude towards us.

The bigger the people, the easier to talk to them.

Protect your good attitude.

Life is too short to spend our time to deal with bad attitudes.

Success is the result of a great attitude.

Look for the best in people.

Treat Everyone With Whom You Come In Contact As The Most Important Person On Earth

Start this habit and practice it.

We’re all standing in the middle of our own acres of diamonds.

Your mind is your richest resource.

Dig deeper.

Don’t try to run away from your problems - overcome them.


Freedom, personal liberty, is the most precious thing on earth.

Zoom in on your goal and get to work.

“What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Closing Thoughts

My book notes only cover small parts of the book.

So if you like what you read, please consider buying the book from the author.

Thank you for reading and stay awesome,

Tim for Online Business Dude

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