MKE Week 17 – Have you heard “The Strangest Secret”?

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One of our assignments was to listen to “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale. I ended up listening to both the short and extended version. Earl authored the book version in 1956 but it is still relevant.

Here is what he starts out saying:

I would like to tell you about the strangest secret in the world.

Not long-ago Albert Schweitzer, the great doctor, and Nobel Prize winner, was being interviewed in London and a reporter asked him, “Doctor what’s wrong with men today?” The great doctor was silent for a moment and then he said, “Men simply don’t think.”

He shares examples of how and why people end up the way they do. He also shares examples of good habits like saving 10 %. Also, you will get what you give versus being selfish and benefiting without adding value to others. He defines success in this way.

Now let’s get back to our definition of success. Who succeeds? The only man who succeeds is the man who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. He’s the man who says, “I’m going to become this” and then begins to work towards that goal. …… A success is anyone who is doing deliberately a predetermined job because that’s what he decided to do deliberately. But only 1 out of 20 does that.

He then shares

Here’s the key to success and the key to failure: We become what we think about. Now let me say that again. We become what we think about. Throughout all history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers and prophets have agreed with one another on many different things. It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement.

Here is my question to both me and you: What are you thinking about? Is it of value? After that Earl shares a 30-Day Experiment. I encourage you to look it up and listen to it. It is worth listening and taking notes.

Here is a YouTube link we received in our Master Key Experience Class.

He also shared this:

The architect of the universe didn’t build a stairway leading nowhere. And the greatest teacher of all, the carpenter from the plains of Galilee, gave us the secret time and time again, “as you believe so shall it be done unto you.”

The one thing I know is that we can make choices about what we want to allow in our thoughts. Our mind is always listening so let us start filling it with good nourishing thoughts.

I would love to hear what you learn in the comments when you decide to listen:-)

Till next week, wishing you blessings!

Meet Patricia King

I am a Woman of Faith – Wife, Mother, and Grandmother - Love my Family and Friends - Encourager of Health and Wellness.
I have pursued personal development for years! Thankful for my friend who introduced me to classes leading up to this unique Master Key Experience.

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  • Listening to others gives us a chance to interact better and leave our ego out. I’m learning!
    You are a success!

  • Hi Patricia, Creating curiosity with your post. We want to hear more of what Earl Nightengale has to say. Thanks for including the video for our listening pleasure.

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