Jack Canfield, and His Principles of Success

Jack Canfield is the best selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and an internationally known speaker, and trainer. He once worked for W. Clement Stone and was told to use the techniques he had learned to increase his personal abundance. He did, and, happily, the techniques worked for manifesting desires almost as soon as he began to employ them. W. Clement Stone believed that the world was plotting to do him good. Jack Canfield has been using these, and other, success principles for over 30 years, which has made the Law of Attraction his friend.

The Chicken Soup series is inspirational, and his The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be is Jack Canfield's "how to" book. It contains 64 principles of success and the stories of CEO's, World Class Athletes and regular people. In Think and Grow Rich, we learn that successful people are able to ask for help. Jack Canfield elaborates on this in The Aladdin Factor and talks about it again in The Success Principles. Napoleon Hill talks about the master mind group, and Jack Canfield has a whole section on building a success team. Part of that section is "Inquire Within" This too is a part of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich Yet, Canfield's book has many, many examples of how this worked for others, and it is spiced with wonderful quotes. For example, Albert Einstein said, "The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why." If you are inspired to read this book, don't delay. As Joe Vitale says, "The Universe likes speed."

The areas covered in this book include:

1 The Fundamentals of Success

2 Transform Yourself for Success

3 Building Your Success Team

4 Create Successful Relationships (covers both personal and business relationships.)

5 Success and Money

6 Success Starts Now

Helen Keller was known to say that she "would rather be blind and have vision than to have sight yet no vision." Every 10 pages of any Jack Canfield book will cause you to have as many ideas or inspirations, and The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be is over 450 pages! If you employ these principles, you will not have any difficulty manifesting desires.

Use it in the way you would use any manual, or use it the way you would use a book on daily meditations. It will work either way. In the introduction, Jack says, "This is not a book of good ideas. This is a book of timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. I have studied these success principles for over 30 years and have applied them in my own life. The phenomenal level of success that I now enjoy is the result of applying these principles day in and day out since I began to learn them in 1968." Jack Canfield continued to say that he has "read thousands of books, attended hundreds of seminars, listened to thousands of audio programs to uncover the universal principles for creating success and happiness." We are given the benefits of his work when we study his books. And, he did not even enumerate the numbers of successful athletes, entrepreneurs, political leaders and, I suspect, inventors, he has interviewed. They all knew about manifesting desires.

As Jack Canfield says, apply these principles to double your income and your time off!

All you have to do is:

1) Decide what you want

2) Believe you deserve it

3) Practice the success principles in his book, The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Jack quotes Jim Rohn, "You can't hire someone else to do your pushups for you."

Jack Canfield defines the success pushups as "meditating, reading, studying, creating a mastermind group, setting measurable goals, visualizing success, repeating affirmations, or practicing a new skill." And he adds, he can give us the roadmap, but we have to drive the car.

Albert Einstein also said, "The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them."

Jack Canfield will teach you how to leap off mountains and build your wings on the way down. On page 171 he quotes H. Ross Perot. "Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown."

Are you ready to upgrade your thinking and your life and learn the principles of manifesting desires?

For downloads of the Law of Attraction secrets, click on link to the right. We recommend all these readings!

Utilizing The Law of Attraction

By Jack Canfield for his website

The law of attraction states that you will attract into your life--whether wanted or unwanted--whatever you give your energy, focus, and attention to.

You are constantly giving off vibrations of energy when you think and feel. These vibrations can be picked up and received by other people. That's why people say, "he has good vibes," or "he gives off bad vibes." You are constantly giving off vibrations -- literally!

If you're feeling excited, enthusiastic, passionate, happy, joyful, loving, appreciative, abundant, prosperous, relaxed and peaceful, you are giving off positive vibrations.

On the other hand, if you are feeling bored, anxious, worried, confused, sad, lonely, hurt, angry, resentful, guilty, disappointed, frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed out, or depressed, then you are giving off negative vibrations.

The law of attraction states that the universe responds to whatever you are offering -- by giving you more of whatever you are vibrating. It doesn't care whether it is good for you or not; it simply responds to your vibration.

If you saw the film The Secret, you saw this explained in great detail.

The problem is that most of the time, you are not aware of what vibration you are offering. You are simply responding to things outside of you--current events, the news, how people treat you, the stock market, how much money you are making, how your children are doing in school, whether or not your favorite sports team wins--and then having a feeling that is either positive or negative.

When you are simply responding unconsciously to what happens around you, you tend to stay "stuck" in your current condition. This is why most people's lives never seem to change very much. They get stuck in a repeating cycle of recreating the same reality over and over by the vibration they are sending out.

It works like this... First you observe what you currently have and are currently receiving in your life. You call this your "reality." You respond to what you observe with a feeling, positive or negative, which then gives off that vibration to the universe. The law of attraction then responds to this vibration and brings you more of what you were vibrating. This keeps the cycle going over and over, until you choose to change it through the exertion of your will. You are a victim of your lack of awareness of the law of attraction.

The Process of Intentional Creation

It is possible to get out of this vicious cycle and create what you want instead of continually recreating what you already have. It is a simple three step process that you can begin immediately.

If you've been implementing the action steps I coach you through in The KEY to Living the Law of Attraction, you have already begun this process.

Step 1: Identify what you truly desire & eliminate the negative

It is important to focus on what you want rather than what you don't want. You must state it in the positive and filter out the words don't, not and no. Remember, your mind works in pictures and if you say I don't want to be mad, you are creating the picture and thus the vibration of being mad. You must create the opposite of what you don't want.

Step 2: Raise your vibration level

Your job in stage two is to create a vibrational match for that which you say you want to have. How would you be feeling if you already had those things--the perfect job, the perfect relationship, the amount of money that you want to have?

Your job is to identify what makes you feel good and do more of it, then learn not to tolerate your negative feelings.

Affirmations are an important component in raising your vibrational level to what it is you want. Remember, the law of attraction does not respond to the words you use or the thoughts you think. It simply responds to how you feel about what you say and how you feel about what you think.

For information on how to create even more effective affirmations, review chapter 10 in The Key to Living the Law of Attraction, where you'll find my guidelines for creating effective visualizations.

Step 3. Release it and allow it.

In this third step you simply release your affirmation, your vibration, and your feelings to the universe to take care of your "request" or "order" as I call it. But you have to abstain from any doubts. If you doubt you can have it in any way, then you are not allowing it. You are pushing it away and you end up with contradictory messages to the universe

It is only when the contradictory thoughts, talk, and images are removed that your desired results will manifest. The faster you remove your resistance, the faster your dreams can be realized.

© 2008 Jack Canfield

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