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Jack Canfield Success Principles
24 January 2019

The Success Principles of Jack Canfield

One evening, I started the book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.

The next morning, a friend asked me if I’d be interested in joining her to see Jack Canfield. Of course, I had to say yes. At the event, I took lots of notes and wanted to share some standouts with you. My hope is that they inspire you (and remind me).

Standout #1 – 100% Responsible

  • “Take 100% responsibility for your life and your results.” –Jack Canfield
  • Use your responses that you have control over wisely – your behavior, thoughts, beliefs, self-talk, and visual imagery.
  • It’s not the event, issue or circumstance; it’s the meaning you give it.
  • Anything you focus on, you get more of – so choose carefully.   

Standout #2 – Your Purpose

This was a great exercise to develop a single statement about your purpose. Jack Canfield wrote a blog post about this, so you can do this too.

Standout #3 – Visualization

Here’s a great example of why visualization should be a part of your day …There were three groups working to improve their free-throws. One practiced for 30 minutes a day, the second didn’t practice at all, and the third visualized successful free-throws for 5 minutes a day. The results after 30 days? Group #1 improved by 24%, Group #2 showed no improvement, and Group #3 showed a 23% improvement. You can read more about visualization and this study here.

Standout #4 – Intention vs. Objective

Be very clear and frame your objective in a positive way with a date. Choose goals that inspire you, not expire you. An intention example: “I’d like to lose weight.” An objective example: “I will weigh ________ by May 31, 2019.”

Here’s to a successful 2019 for all of us!