I don't read many books cover to cover, especially one that is over 500 pages long! But I read this one! It is packed with wonderful information, and has helped me in many ways. The only reason I give it 4 stars and not 5 is that I felt like the author was advertising his programs, products, services, and other books all throughout the book, which I think is fine to an extent....I just thought it was a bit much. Other than that, the content is fabulous and I have already seen results from applying The Success Principles to my life! 20 stars for content and how to apply it!
This book is really good. If you are wondering what type of transformational/ personal growth type of book to buy don’t look any further. This is it. The success principles work. I agree with some reviewers that say some of the content of this book is not new information; however, you will not find a single book that compiles everything together in such an orderly and coherent way. The book is well written and inspirational. You will have to shop many books, read many articles, and listen to countless podcasts to find any near as much relevant content. This book is long (542 pages) but worth every single one.
When you're ready to learn, the teacher appears. I purchased this book several years ago and couldn't read it. It didn't engage me. I donated it when I moved. 1 year after my move and I ended up buying it again ( and again in audio form) after watching a documentary on Jack on Amazon. I'm already on my 2nd listen. I carry the book in my backpack and I listen to the audio in my car and I get great bits daily. If you are on a path to be happy, you have to read (or listen) to the success principles.
There are many so-called self help books that promise instant success based on a personality makeover. Jack Canfield is well known by his success with the Chicken Soup for the Soul series does guarantee success but only if your makeover is based on principles, over 60 of them in fact. To summarize, I would say the three most important take aways are:
1) Stop blaming anyone or anything else for your current situation. Take full responsibility using the following equation E + R = O. (E)vents + your (R)response to them = the Outcome.
2) Determine what you would like to specifically achieve and begin to visualize and affirm it every day.
3) Take the required action to make it happen
This book is meant to be read and then referred to like a manual for your success.
This book is an absolute must read for anyone who wishes to achieve a more successful and happier life. Jack Canfield reveals the specific requirements, methods and principles for breaking through and achieving success in life, work, health and love. So whether you need to boost your team's revenues at the office, expand your personal creativity to figure out that big idea, break out of a negative pattern that is keeping you from finding love, or simply to create more balance in your life, this book will help you pave the way to achieving true and sustainable success. I'd like to add that after I read this book, I loved it so much that I took Jack's life changing workshop - Breakthrough to Success - and I can testify that this stuff works! Because of the workshop and finding the will to follow the timeless principles in this book, I have finally found how to achieve multiple breakthroughs that were eluding me over the years. Yes, the Success Principles absolutely work! One more thing - recently, I've been serving as a strategic consultant to a global humanitarian organization on a project that will transform the lives of millions of people - this has given me the privilege of traveling and meeting people all over the world, including poverty stricken countries like Somalia. (For fun, I'll attach a pix of me in a slum in Rawalpindi Pakistan.) I now see that the one vital component for transforming and lifting the Third World out of poverty is to shift consciousness in exactly the way that the Success Principles encourages. Therefore, I am 100% in support of Jack's vision of bringing the Success Principles to millions of people all over the world. I'm all in!
If you are serious about changing your life; how you react to people and situations of which you have no control; and, most important, the blueprint on how to achieve your goals - this is the tool you need. No platitudes, shameless name-dropping; or, grandiose pronouncements. I guarantee - you will be amazed at the results --- including the almost immediate satisfaction of believing you will surpass your dreams. However, you must be willing to do the hard work; and make a commitment. This is no joke. This is the real deal. Interesting enough --- I met Jack Canfield at a PBS taping 10 years ago. I still have his card. Alas! I truly believe if I took control back then - my life would be entirely different in terms of success. Additionally, inside these pages - is the recognition not to beat yourself up if it's taken 'a minute or two' for you to arrive. The fundamental thing is --- you're here now. I'll see you at the top!
Great book, lots a "nuggets" in here that one can apply today. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking to improve or change certain areas in their life. If you are just looking for a book to tell you that everything will be OK and you are perfect just the way you are this isn't the one... Unless you are perfect, but if you were you probably would be reading this review. “You only have control over three things in your life—the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior).” ― Jack Canfield