Last Updated November 3rd 2017
Earl Nightingale aka “Dean of Personal Development” started out as a radio personality.
Then in the 50s, he went to work in CBS, where he soon became a legendary icon to kids across the nation, as the voice of radio hero, ‘Sky King’.
It was said that this adventure radio series may have been based on a true-life personality of the 1930s, Jack Cones, the “Flying Constable” of Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California.
Later, Earl bought a small Franklin Life Insurance agency.
It was here where he started giving pep talks to the salesmen; hoping to inspire and motivate them to be the best salesmen.
He wrote and recorded a message called “The Strangest Secret” to be played to the sales team, during his absence.
This was how Earl Nightingale got into the personal development/self-help industry.
Authentic Verified Earl Nightingale Quotes
Here are my favorite best 5 Earl Nightingale quotations.
“A person’s discontent can be said to be measured by the distance between what he has and what he wants.” – Earl Nightingale
(This quote is also found here.)
“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale
“Plant your goal in your mind. It’s the most important decision you’ll ever make in your entire life.” – Earl Nightingale
“We are where we are because that is exactly where we really want or feel where we deserve to be, whether we’ll admit that or not.” – Earl Nightingale
“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” – Earl Nightingale
(This quote is also found in: Freedom Is (period.) by Dr. Robert C. Worstell, Lulu.com, 2017, Earl Nightingale – Know The Strangest Secret, Goals; p.46)
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