Oct. 31, 2021

Episode #42 - The Success Principles; How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be By Jack Canfield

Episode #42 - The Success Principles; How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be By Jack Canfield

In this Episode, I will be reviewing the audible book, "The Success Principles; How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be” By Jack Canfield. This audible book is for those courageous men and women, who have ever dared to step out, of the dominant culture of resignation and mediocrity, and endeavor to create the life of their dreams. The Principles Always Work, If You Work the Principles.


In this Episode, I will be reviewing the audible book, "The Success Principles; How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be” By Jack Canfield. This audible book is for those courageous men and women, who have ever dared to step out, of the dominant culture of resignation and mediocrity, and endeavor to create the life of their dreams. The Principles Always Work, If You Work the Principles.

10 of 64 Success Principles:

  • Principle #1: Take 100 % Responsibility for Your Life
  • Principle 2: Be Clear Why You Are Here
  • Principle 3: Decide What You Want-To do, To be, To have
  • Principle 4: Believe It’s Possible
  • Principle 5: Believe in Yourself
  • Principle 6: Become An Inverse Paranoid
  • Principle 7: Unleash the power of Goal
  • Principle 8: Chunk it Down
  • Principle 9: Success Leaves Clues
  • Principle 10: Release the Brake

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Hello, Self Developers and welcome to The Patrick Kelly Podcast for Self-Development, where I will be reviewing  audible books on Self-Development that can change your life for the better this year, and years to come. It is said that if we keep on doing what we always did, we will keep on getting what we always got. In other words, to change our output, we first have to change our input.

Today is October 31, 2021, and This is Episode 42, and today, we will be reviewing the Audible Book, “The Success Principles; How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be” By Jack Canfield. This audible book is for those courageous men and women, who have ever dared to step out, of the dominant culture of resignation and mediocrity, and endeavor to create the life of their dreams. The Principles Always Work, If You Work the Principles. All you have to do is decide what it is you want, believe you deserve it, and practice the success principles in this audible book. As motivational philosopher Jim Rohn has so aptly put it, “You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you.” You must do them yourself, if you are to get any value out of them. Whether it is exercising, stretching, meditating, reading, studying, learning a new language, creating a mastermind group, setting measurable goals, visualizing success, repeating affirmations, or practicing a new skill, you are going to have to do it. No one else can do these things for you. This audible book will give you the road map, but you will have to drive the car. It will teach you the principles, but you will have to apply them. If you choose to put in the effort, I promise you the rewards will be well worth it. And now here are 10 of 64 Principles of Success.

Principle #1: Take 100 % Responsibility for Your Life: There is only one person responsible for the quality of the life you live. That person is you. If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life. This includes the level of your achievements, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income, your debts, your feelings—everything! Most of us have been conditioned to blame something outside of ourselves for the parts of our life, we don’t like. We blame our parents, our bosses, our friends, the media, our coworkers, our clients, our spouse, the weather, the economy, our astrological chart, our lack of money—anyone or anything we can pin the blame on. We never want to look at where the real problem is—ourselves. 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. You—no one else! To achieve major success in life—to achieve those things that are most important to you—you must assume, 100% responsibility for your life. Nothing less will do. If You Don’t Like Your Outcomes, Change Your Responses. Embrace the formula E+R = O which means Event Plus Response Equals Outcome.

Principle 2: Be Clear Why You Are Here: Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has a purpose. Each of us is born with a life purpose. Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take. They take the time to understand what they’re here to do—and then, they pursue that with passion and enthusiasm. Ask yourself “What Were You Put on this Earth to Do?”. With a purpose, everything in life seems to fall into place. To be “on purpose” means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at, and accomplishing what’s important to you. When you truly are on purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need, naturally gravitate toward you. The world benefits, too, because when you act in alignment with your true-life purpose, all of your actions automatically serve others. Author Brian Tracy said that you should decide upon your major definite purpose in life, and then organize, all your activities around it. Once you know what your life purpose is, you can organize all of your activities around it. Everything you do should be an expression of your purpose. If an activity doesn’t fit that formula, you should not work on it. Period.

Principle 3: Decide What You Want-To do, To be, To have: The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. Once you have decided why you are here, you have to decide what you want to do, be, and have. What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to experience? And what possessions do you want to acquire? In the journey from where you are to where you want to be, you have to decide where you want to be. In other words, what does success look like to you? One of the main reasons why most people don’t get what they want, is they haven’t decided what they want. They haven’t defined their desires in clear and compelling detail. Early Childhood Programming Often Gets in the Way of What You Want. Inside of every one of us is that tiny seed of the “you” that you were meant to become. Don’t Live Someone Else’s Dreams. Stop Settling for Less than You Want, If you are going to re-own your power and get what you really want out of life. You will have to stop saying, “I don’t know; I don’t care; it doesn’t matter to me”—or the current favorite of teenagers, “Whatever.” When you are confronted with a choice, no matter how small or insignificant, act as if you have a preference. Ask yourself, If I did know, what would it be? If I did care, which would I prefer? If it did matter, what would I rather do? Not being clear about what you want, and making other people’s needs and desires more important than your own, is simply a habit. You can break it by practicing the opposite habit.

Principle 4: Believe It’s Possible: The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today, is a lack of belief in themselves. Arthur L. Williams, Founder of A.L. Williams Insurance Company which is today Primerica Financial Services. Napoleon Hill once said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” In fact, the mind is such a powerful instrument, it can deliver to you literally, everything you want. But you have to believe that what you want is possible. You Get What You Expect. it’s so important to hold positive expectations in your mind. When you replace your old negative expectations with more positive ones—when you begin to believe that what you want is possible—your brain will actually take over the job, of accomplishing that possibility for you. Better than that, your brain will actually expect to achieve that outcome. Sooner or later, those who win are those who think, they can. You have to say to yourself, once in your lifetime “No matter how bad it is, and how bad it gets, I’m going to make it!”. It’s amazing what happens to your self-confidence when you get eyeball to eyeball with yourself and you forcefully tell yourself what you’re going to do. Whatever your dream is, look at yourself in the mirror and declare, that you are indeed going to achieve it—no matter what the price.

Principle 5: Believe in Yourself: You are not an accident. You were not mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman. If you are going to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you have to believe that you are capable of making it happen. You have to believe you have the right stuff, that you, are able to pull it off. You have to believe in yourself. Whether you call it self-esteem, self-confidence, or self-assurance, it is a deep-seated belief that you have what it takes—the abilities, inner resources, talents, and skills to create your desired results. Believing in Yourself is an Attitude. Believing in yourself is a choice. It is an attitude you develop over time. you, too, can accomplish anything if you will simply believe, it is possible. If you assume in favor of yourself, and act as if it is possible, then you will do the things that are necessary to bring about the result. If you believe it is impossible, you will not do what is necessary, and you will not produce the result. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The phrase I can’t is the most powerful force of negation in the human psyche. If you are going to be successful, you need to give up the phrase “I can’t” and all of its cousins, such as “I wish I were able to.” The words I can’t actually disempower you. They actually make you weaker when you say them. Don’t Waste Your Life Believing You Can’t.

Principle 6: Become An Inverse Paranoid: Imagine how much easier it would be to succeed in life if you were constantly expecting the world to support you, and bring you opportunity. Successful people do just that. There is growing research that the vibrations of positive expectation that successful people give off, actually attract to them the very experiences, they believe they are going to get. Napoleon Hill said that “every negative event contains within it, the seed of an equal or greater benefit”. Look for the Opportunity in Everything. If you take the approach that “good” is not an accident—that everyone and everything that shows up in your life, is there for a reason—and that the universe is moving you toward your ultimate destiny for learning, growth, and achievement, you’ll begin to see every event—no matter how difficult or challenging—as a chance for enrichment and advancement in your life. You might also want to start each day by repeating the phrase, “I believe the world is plotting to do me good today. I can’t wait to see what it is.” And then look for the opportunities and the miracles.

Principle 7: Unleash the power of Goal: Andrew Carnegie stated that “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Once you know your life purpose, determine your vision, and clarify what your true needs and desires are, you have to convert them into specific, measurable goals and objectives and then act on them with the certainty that you will achieve them. Experts on the science of success know the brain is a goal-seeking organism. Whatever goal you give to your subconscious mind, it will work night and day to achieve. To make sure a goal unleashes the power of your subconscious mind, it must meet two criteria. It must be stated in a way that you and anybody else could measure it. To engage your subconscious mind, a goal or objective has to be measurable. One of the best ways to get clarity and specificity on your goals, is to write them out in detail—as if you were writing specifications for a work order. Think of it as a request to God or to the universal mind. Include every possible detail. When you write it all down, your subconscious mind will know what to work on. It will know which opportunities to hone in on to help you reach, your goal. You Need Goals that Stretch You When you create your goals, be sure to write down some big ones that will stretch you. It pays to have goals that will require you to grow to achieve them. It’s a good thing to have some goals that make you a little uncomfortable. Why? Because the ultimate goal, in addition to achieving your material goals, is to become a master at life.

Principle 8: Chunk it Down: Mark Twain said that “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one”. Sometimes our biggest life goals seem so overwhelming. We rarely see them as a series of small, achievable tasks, but in reality, breaking down a large goal into smaller tasks—and accomplishing them one at a time—it is exactly how any big goal gets achieved. So, after you have decided what you really want and set measurable goals with specific deadlines, the next step is to determine all of the individual action steps you will need to take, to accomplish your goal. There are several ways to figure out the action steps you will need to take to accomplish any goal. One way is to consult with people who have already done what you want to do and ask what steps they took. From their experience, they can give you all of the necessary steps as well as advice on what pitfalls to avoid. A valuable technique for creating an action plan for your goals is called, mind mapping. Mind mapping is a simple but powerful process for creating a detailed to-do list for achieving your goal. It lets you determine what information you’ll need to gather, who you’ll need to talk to, what small steps you’ll need to take, how much money you’ll need to earn or raise, which deadlines you’ll need to meet, and so on—for each and every goal. Once you’ve completed a mind map for your goal, convert all of the to-do items into daily action items, by listing each one on your daily to-do lists and committing to a completion date for each one. Then schedule them in the appropriate order into your calendar and do whatever it takes to stay on schedule.

Principle 9: Success Leaves Clues: One of the great things about living in today’s world of abundance and opportunity, is that almost everything you want to do has already been done by someone else. It doesn’t matter whether it’s losing weight, running a marathon, starting a business, becoming financially independent, triumphing over breast cancer, or hosting the perfect dinner party—someone has already done it and left clues in the form of books, manuals, audio and video programs, university classes, online courses, seminars, and workshops. For virtually everything you want to do, there are books and courses on how to do it. you’ll discover that life is simply a connect-the-dots game, and all the dots have already been identified and organized by somebody else. All you have to do is follow the blueprint, use the system, or work the program that they provide. Seek Out Clues. Here are three ways you can begin to seek out clues:

  1. Seek out a teacher, coach, mentor; a manual, book, or audio program; or an Internet resource to

help you achieve one of your major goals.

  1. Seek out someone who has already done what you want to do, and ask the person if you can

interview him or her for a half hour on how you should best proceed.

  1. Ask someone if you can shadow them for a day and watch them work. Or offer to be a volunteer,

assistant, or intern for someone you think you can learn from.

Principle 10: Release the Brakes: Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone. Have you ever been driving your car and suddenly realized you had left the emergency brake on? Did you push down harder on the gas to overcome the drag of the brake? No, of course not. You simply released the brake…and with no extra effort, you started to go faster. Most people drive through life with their psychological emergency brake on. They hold on to negative images about themselves or suffer the effects of powerful experiences they haven’t yet released. They stay in a comfort zone entirely of their own making. They maintain inaccurate beliefs about reality or harbor guilt and self-doubt. And when they try to achieve their goals, these negative images and preprogrammed comfort zones always cancel out their good intentions—no matter how hard they try. Successful people, on the other hand, have discovered that instead of using increased willpower as the engine to power their success, it’s simply easier to “release the brakes” by letting go of, and replacing their limiting beliefs and changing their self-images. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone. Think of your comfort zone as a prison you live in—a largely self-created prison. It consists of the collection of cant’s, musts, must nots, and other unfounded beliefs formed from all the negative thoughts, and decisions you have accumulated and reinforced during your lifetime. An important concept that successful people understand, is that you are never stuck.

Closing Thoughts: On scale of 1 to 5, I would give this audible book, a super duper 5, for providing numerous success principles that will work and change our lives only, if we work the principles.

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