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Jack Canfield

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

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The Success Principles by Jack Canfield is a self-help book that outlines 64 principles for achieving success in all areas of life. It offers practical strategies for overcoming obstacles, taking action, and creating a fulfilling life.

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    Enough complaining, no more excuses: You are responsible for the course of your life.

    Are you ready to ditch your unfulfilling daily routine and start living your dream life? Then let’s get started!

    The first thing you need to understand on your journey to personal and professional success is that you are the director of your own life.

    When we fail, we often look for an excuse, blaming the failure on things that happen to us. But how these events affect us in the long run depends on how we respond to them.

    Imagine one circumstance where you receive $400. You could buy something nice for yourself, or invest the money in a mutual fund.

    If you opt for the former, you have no money left. If you choose the latter, you have made an investment on which you can later build and earn even more money – a much wiser decision.

    So if you want to start seeing improvements in your life, you need to change your responses.

    It’s far too easy to just complain about your circumstances. But if you pay more attention to how you’re living and the choices you’re making, you’ll soon see whether you’re on the right path to success.

    For instance, you’re either fit or out of shape. Ask yourself, what are you doing – or not doing – to make your body this way?

    If your goal is to lose weight, you’ll need to be aware of your daily calorie intake and your level of activity. Be honest with yourself: Do you eat well? Should you cut out chocolate or junk food?

    No one says that change is easy. It requires discipline, persistence and some experimentation. In the next blink, you’ll find out how to get a good start on changing your life.

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    What is The Success Principles about?

    The Success Principles offers practical and detailed principles to help anyone lead a more successful and fulfilling life. Author Jack Canfield draws upon stories and anecdotes from people who have achieved ambitious goals and experienced what it’s like to be highly successful.

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    You must take responsibility for removing I cant from your vocabulary.

    —Jack Canfield
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    Who should read The Success Principles?

    • Anyone who wants to learn proven principles for success
    • Anyone aspiring to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life
    • Anyone who’s ready to change their routine and pursue their dreams

    About the Author

    Jack Canfield is a best-selling author and success coach. He co-founded the inspirational book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul, 40 of which have become The New York Times best sellers. He is the author of Dare to Win and The Aladdin Factor, a keynote speaker and highly respected corporate trainer.

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