The Success Principles

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
by Jack Canfield | Collins Living © 2004 · 512 pages

Jack Canfield, the creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, gives us a book packed with Big Ideas on the fundamentals of success. In the Note, we explore some of my favorites—including an awesome exercise on how to discover our purpose, the importance of taking responsibility in our lives (that's Principle #1!!!), becoming an inverse paranoid (think: “OMG the universe is out to help me!!”), and recognizing that 99% commitment to something is a bitch and 100% is a breeze.

“You may also discover that you’re already familiar with some of the principles here. That’s great! But ask yourself, Am I currently practicing them? If not, make a commitment to put them into action—now! Remember, the principles only work if you work the principles.”

~ Jack Canfield from The Success Principles

You probably know Jack Canfield as the creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series or maybe you caught him on The Secret. He’s been living these “Success Principles” for the last several decades and his life is a demonstration of their power.

There’s a LOT of mojo in this book.

It’s kinda funny to do a PhilosophersNote on it because it’s essentially one (really!) Big Idea after another. In fact, I could prolly write at least 50 Notes on these “Success Principles”… but that’d kinda defeat the purpose of these Notes.

So, I trust you’ll enjoy and, if you’re feelin’ it, I *HIGHLY* recommend you get the book. (I first listened to it and then read it on my Kindle—both ways rock. :)

We’ll start with the most important factor to your success: doing your own push-ups, of course. :)

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Jack Canfield

America's leading authority on creating success and personal fulfillment.