“Everyone of us is the sum total of his thoughts. He’s where he is because that’s exactly where he wants to be whether he will admit that or not.” Earl Nightingale
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9:23; NKJ)
Nightingale’s quote given above is what many would call a “hard saying,” i.e., very hard or difficult to understand. However, I would suggest that it’s not really that the quote is difficult to understand, but rather that it is difficult to believe — it just doesn’t seem to fit what most of us are willing to admit about ourselves. It’s like looking in a mirror and not being at all happy with the reflection we get back.
Maybe you’ve never heard of Earl Nightingale. Or maybe you’ve heard the name, but can’t quite put it together with who he was or what he did. Actually, back in the 50’s Earl Nightingale cut a record (some of our readers may not even know what that is), and it turned gold, i.e., sold over a million copies). Quite an accomplishment in and of itself, but made even more noteworthy in that the genre of the record was spoken word — the only spoken word recording to ever go gold.
All that to say that Nightingale’s message is pretty significant. And another gentleman whom you’ve undoubtedly heard of, Mark Victor Hansen, of Chicken Soup fame, has made Nightingale’s recording available to all on his web site. I do hope you will take advantage of the incredible opportunity to listen to “The Strangest Secret.” Better still, download it to your computer so you can load it on your mp3 player and listen to it again and again. It can…and will, if you let it, change your life.
Enjoy The Secret…and enjoy your week. It can be your best ever — it’s your choice.
Father, we thank you that the technology of the Internet makes it possible for all to hear Earl Nightingale’s classic recording. And thank you for Mark Victor Hansen’s generosity in making that recording so available.
Link of the Day
The Strangest Secret