Book Review: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

By Adam Smith

Review Of The Success Principles

Book Review: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
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What’s It All About

The book review of The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. Is a book about 67 personal development techniques that the author has learned and practised throughout his adult life. He has become famous for being a success coach who offers training and trains others to coach just like him. He breaks the book down into 6 chapters

  1. The Fundamental of Success
  2. Transform yourself for success
  3. Build your success team
  4. Create successful relationships
  5. Success and money
  6. Success in the digital age

All these chapters offer different life skills you can apply in every aspect of your life from personal to professional. Within the book, he antidotes from many different examples who back up his success principles working in their life too.

Why did I love it

It took me 67 days to read this book as I wanted to apply and take action on all the principles that he spoke about in his book. Some I already practised and it allowed me to improve even more with techniques like speed gratitude.

Others were brand new and now have become parts of my daily habits like visualising my goals as they have already happened. I have to say this is one of the best books I’ve read for an in-depth step by step guide to improving yourself. It even adds value to better your finance and how to build successful relationships.

An added chapter to the book is success in the digital age. This offers tips on how crowdfunding is a great option for building your business. I love this book because every success principle works. One by one it can you develop yourself into a better version of you.

My 3 Favourite Parts Of The Book

This was a hard decision and I probably could change them all to something else. There’s that many but the ones here are very valuable to me.

1. Take 100% responsibility for your life

This was the first principle and it hooked me in from the start. I think we can all say we have placed the blame game on somebody else or something within your environment. I suppose it’s an easy option to make when things go wrong. For me taking responsibility for my action is important but this chapter takes it to another level.

He says “If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life. This includes the level of your achievements, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income, your debts, your feelings – everything!”

Jack Canfield

It allowed me to look deeper into parts of my life that I’m being held back in where I blame someone else for my failures. There was a major one when my business was going through a rocky patch and instead of taking 100% responsibility for it I just blamed my environment for the reason, it was failing.

This opened my eyes to take responsibility for everything in my life. It taught me we are the ones in control of it. You have to give up the blame game and understand everything you experience today is the outcome of a decision you have made in the past and deal with it.

2. Believe in yourself

Principle 5 is something that has been a constant battle within my adult life and what I like about this chapter is believing in yourself is a choice that you can control and it’s just another part of attitude. This allowed me to understand that this is something I can take charge of and not care what others have said or will say as it has no relevance on what I think about myself. From this, I now believe in myself a lot more. I choose to.

3. See what you want, get what you see

Principle 11 delves into the visualisation techniques that allow you to achieve your goals. Before this, I heard about it but never went out of my way to practice it as a habit. He goes on to use many examples and techniques of how it works and how it helps you to recall back to your own experiences.

Without consciously knowing it I have visualised in sport and business outcomes I’ve wanted and they have come true. I know that sportspeople do this all the time with great success especially formula 1 drivers when they visualise themselves racing around a circuit.

Since I’ve applied this technique I have achieved many of my short term goals and has allowed me to see further into the future of what I want in my life. The power of visualisation is an underutilised skill he says and I agree with that statement too.

Why You Should Buy It

When writing the Book review of The Success Principles by Jack Canfield I could write about every chapter in depth of how it’s helped me in some way. For me, this book has defiantly made a major impact on my life in such a short time and I would highly recommend buying this book for anyone open-minded to develop themselves into a better version of being a friend, spouse, parent, college or boss. They will see the benefits and these success principles if applied will change their life too.

Thank you, Jack Canfield, for writing this book I’m indebted to you and grateful for this continued experience.

If you have read this book I would love to know what you think about it? What was your favourite principle is?

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