The Success Principles by Jack Canfield – The Truth About What It REALLY Takes To Become Successful At Anything!

This is my book review of The Success Principles by author Jack Canfield.

AuthorJack Canfield
TitleThe Success Principles
SubtitleHow to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
First published2004
RecommendedYes (Hell Yeah!)
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My personal notes on The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

This book can be a game-changer for your life, so I highly recommend you read it as soon as possible. Jack’s already states right in the first sentence of the introduction that this is not a book of good ideas but timeless principles used by successful men women throughout history.

The principles always work if you work the principles. […] Anyone can consistently produce […] results on a regular basis. All you have to do is decide what it is you want, believe you deserve it, and practice the success principles.

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

He names William Clement Stone as his mentor and the person who taught him the success principles.

The first part of the book starts out with The Fundamentals of Success and everything else is based on the first principle: Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life.

It is time to stop looking outside yourself for the answers to why you haven’t created the life and results you want, for it is you who creates the quality of the life you lead and the results you produce.

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

The responsibility for your life is 100% yours, no limits, no excuses. You’ve got to take one hundred percent responsibility for everything. You have to give up all your excuses and all your victim stories.

As motivational philosopher Jim Rohn has so aptly put it, ‘You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you.’

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Life will happen, with it’s ups and downs. There are a lot of things that we can not control. But you can always be aware of the situation, pause for a moment, and concisely respond to what is happening. You can and must take 100% control of your responses to events.

Event + Response = Outcome

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

The simple idea and most important point of this equation is that every outcome you experience in life, whether positive or negative, whether good or bad, is the result of how you have responded to an earlier event in your life.

Blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Jack suggests you simply change your responses (R) to the events (E) until you get the outcomes (O) you want.

You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take.

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

The ideas and concepts above are from the first principle of the book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. There is so much more to this book, but it all evolves from this first principle.

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