The Strangest Secret By Earl Nightingale Essay

980 Words Sep 15th, 2016 4 Pages
How many people reading this essay do you think are successful? None? Half? Everyone? Can we look at someone’s life and judge if they are a success? The answer is no, only we ourselves can judge whether our own lives are a success because we are the ones that set our goals and aim to achieve them. There are many definitions for success, but the heart of success never changes. To strive for a worthy goal or ideal. To dissertate success, we must observe what success is and why it is important, how success is achieved and how to maintain success.

Everywhere you turn you see inspirational self-help books, there is always a new and popular book that tells about how you can achieve success. These books make for a good tool for our own motivation and education in the pursuit of success, but they rarely define what true success is. In a wonderful developmental book called The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale. He says “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” this is the truest definition of success. Its imperative that the goals are born individually and that we progressively make them a reality.
If you asked all your friends and family what their definition of success is. You would hear many different definitions: money, security, health, family and being happy. Several would name a celebrity and say that they are successful, but when asked if they felt the person had all of those things they would rarely say “Yes”. Looking at someone…

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