Get ready to transform yourself for success. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, turns to the principles he’s studied, taught, and lived for more than 30 years in this practical and inspiring guide that will help any aspiring person get from where they are to where they want to be.

The Success Principles™ will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Not merely a collection of good ideas, this book spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. And the fundamentals are the same for all people and all professions — even if you’re currently unemployed. It doesn’t matter if your goals are to be the top salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score straight A’s in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, or make millions of dollars–the principles and strategies are the same.

The Success Principles gives the reader the tools required to enhance confidence, deal with daily life, overcome difficulties and achieve their ambitions in life. This book is a lot more than a simple collection of positive ideas thrown together, it consists of 64 workable principles that have been used by successful people from all walks of life since the dawn of humanity. The thing that I love is that the basics are the same whether you are at college, an entrepreneur or unemployed at the moment.

Your goal could be to be the top seller in your office, make a million dollars, become a surgeon or get A’s in all of your exams – the strategies that you will follow are the same.

Once you have read about these fundamentals of success, you will progress to transforming the way you think. After that it’s time to build a ‘Success Team’ and get the most out of all of your relationships. Finally, as is the way with achieving what I call ‘Circular Success’ you will learn how to develop a positive psychological blueprint around money and the day-to-day habits that will allow you to create the life that you want for yourself.

The Book contains fabulous stories of Business Leaders, Elite sports people, celebrities and regular members of society. The Success Principles will allow you to take a ‘leap of faith’ and start transforming yourself immediately.

The Main Things that You will learn from this Book are:

  • How to Change any event, by changing how you respond
  • How to change your perception of the past so you are ready for your positive future
  • How to find amazing Role Models
  • How to be ready when ‘opportunity knocks’
  • How to realise that some ‘good’ things may not be for you so you can embrace the ‘great’ things
  • How to be courageous enough to ask for what you want
  • Why you should surround yourself with Positive People

The book’s thesis is simple: Whatever the reason is for you not being wherever you think you should be, you need to take steps, starting right now, towards changing your situation.

Complaining and feeling bad saps your energy, so that needs to go. What do we do instead? Spend a lot of time on goals. Canfield has, literally, 4 or 5 different goal types he wants you to set, write about and visualize: what you want to do before you die, “quantum leap” goals that represent huge shifts in your life, intermediate goals, immediate goals. He wants you to write your goals on the back of a card and keep it in your wallet. He wants you to have a “vision” for several areas of your life – work and career, finances, recreation and free time, health and fitness, relationships, personal goals, and contribution to the larger community. He wants you to write down a room-by-room description of your dream house. And on, and on.

Once your goals are written, Canfield advises the use of affirmations in order to “unlock the power of the subconscious mind.” Twice a day, using a formula he provides, you should use your affirmations to create strong visualizations and emotions within yourself. These emotions will propel you through the day and towards success. After you know what you want, and have powerful emotions to back it up, you should simply start acting as if you already have what you need – an act that will direct what you do and provide motivation.

If you want to spend some time setting goals and visualizing, Canfield’s a charming-enough companion. He does list some pleasant goal-setting exercises, and the book is an easy read.