The Strangest Secret

Earl Nightingale

Ever wondered where the hit motivational movie “The Secret” got its ideas from? The Strangest Secret, a short story by Earl Nightingale, proposed a startling claim and was just as popular as the new hit movie about half a century ago. The story claims to have stumbled upon a secret that has been the root cause of every successful man since the beginning of time. It is something that every great genius discovers and uses to his advantage. Its basic premise is that a man’s life is nothing but the sum of his thoughts. In even simpler terms, it can be summed up in one sentence: You are what you think about. It won a Gold Record in 1956 and is the only recorded message to win that award.

The video can be seen below the jump and it is worth listening to in its entirety at least once every month.

Nikolai De Leo is a Transaction Advisory Services Professional living in Miami, FL. When not working, he enjoys reading (his three favorite books are As a Man Thinketh, Atlas Shrugged, and the Picture of Dorian Grey), running (he has completed two half marathons and a triathlon in his favorite Vibram five fingers), and watching college football (he attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees).

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