1 EA R L. nightingale 'S. GREATEST . DISCOVERY . Six words that changed the author's life can ensure success for anyone who uses them. The Strangest Secret Revisted . Foreword by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer earl nightingale 's GREATEST DISCOVERY The Strangest Secret Revisted Copyright 1987 by Earl C. nightingale All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publisher. ELECTRONIC EDITION. 2006 by Diana nightingale Published and Distributed by PO Box 2087. St. Augustine, FL 32085 USA. For Diana as the earth thanks the sun Foreword While vacationing with my family in Hawaii I received a long-distance telephone call from my secretary.
2 "I know that you told me to keep all business matters strictly on hold until you return," she said, "but I just knew that you would want to have this message.". "I sure hope it is important," I responded, "because I do not want to even think about anything for the next few weeks.". "You received a telephone call from earl nightingale ," she informed me "He wants you to write the foreword for his book, earl nightingale 's GREATEST DISCOVERY : "The Strangest Revisited." I was sure you would want to know that right away since you've always talked so enthusiastically about the importance of his message, and you listen to that tape every week.
3 ". Five minutes later I was on the telephone to Earl and when we finished our conversation I said to my wife, "Can you imagine, earl nightingale , the author of The Strangest Secret, actually wants me to write the foreword for his book. This is one of the GREATEST honors of my life.". You see, the content of The Strangest Secret has been a source of inspiration for me for as long as I can remember. Somehow the words on that beautiful little recording solidified a philosophy of life that I. had always practiced, yet had never seen articulated in print or on a recording. I have recommended to many of my clients over the years, listen to The Strangest Secret, I have told my children, listen to The Strangest Secret, my business associates, friends, clerks, and even total strangers who seem to need a shining beam of truth in their lives.
4 Always the advice is the same listen to The Strangest Secret. Listen carefully and come back to me with how you think the message might apply to you. So, you can well imagine my state of excitement when I heard the words earl nightingale wants you to write the foreword for his book earl nightingale 's GREATEST DISCOVERY : "The Strangest ". As honored and thrilled as I was to have Earl ask me to say something here in the pages of this magnificent book, somehow it seems fitting. For all of my life I have been blessed with this marvelous gift of knowing the importance of The Strangest Secret. I have used it since I was a little boy.
5 I have applied the essential messages of this book throughout all the days of my life, and parlayed the essential ingredients of the "strangest secret" into any and all success I have ever enjoyed. I have lived The Strangest Secret since I first showed up on this planet in 1940, and Earls recording, and now his long . overdue book are the instruments which have illustrated to me most vividly "Yes, that's it. I've been doing it this way all along and it really works." For me, Wayne Dyer, Earl's contributions have been the exclamation point on a lifetime of living by my own inner signals. For many others, Earl provides a glorious road map for how to get out of the self-imposed rut that they may have created for themselves.
6 It matters not how you use Earl's recordings and this book, just the fact that the information is now in print makes me feel that many many people will be able to benefit and use the "strangest secret" in ways based upon where they are on the path of their own enlightenment. And as Earl states so fittingly, "We are here only to serve others," and serve others he has done for a lifetime. But somehow, with the publication of this book, Earl's lifetime of serving is now fixed in permanence. The library shelves of the world will now house Earl Nightingales GREATEST DISCOVERY . Inquisitive children still unborn, will leaf through the pages of this gem in a future generation or even a future millenium.
7 It is now where it has always belonged: available for everyone, in all languages, in a form that will last forever. A recording is a xiii Foreword magnificent way to experience a piece of truth and beauty, but a book is something to curl up with, to open on a long airplane ride, or to keep handy as a reference during a particularly troublesome time. Obviously, I am ecstatic that Earl has put his message into this format. It deserves to be a BOOK! When I was a very young boy, a woman once told me three words that literally sum up the message of earl nightingale 's GREATEST DISCOVERY . She said, "Wayne, if you don't want something bad to happen, or if you want good things for yourself in your life, be careful about what you think, for you will become what you think as sure as the dawn follows night.
8 Always remember, THOUGHTS ARE. THINGS'." Wow the entire world wrapped up in those three magic words THOUGHTS ARE. THINGS! Think hard on this as you read the pages of Earl's book. A thought is the most powerful force in the universe. You can make of your life whatever you wish if you learn to make your thoughts work for you. Today, workshops are conducted all over the country on Creative Imagery, Visualization, Self- talk, Success-Imagery, Positive Affirmations, and the like. Volumes are being written on the subject, and even hard-core scientists and pragmatic diehards in all fields are beginning to explore this realm of thought as a vehicle for transformation.
9 In education, business, religion, medicine and virtually all fields of human exploration, the emphasis is now shifting to the importance of attitude and thought. Business leaders spend millions on training their workers to use their creative thinking capacities and attitudes to improve the bottom line. Medical schools, that once scorned the idea of the mind as healer, now offer specialized courses in wellness training and visualization as adjuncts to the entire healing process. Educators are redirecting their efforts to help young people to understand the significance of their "self- talk" in the formation of their self-images, and ultimately their success in life.
10 The focus is now, more than ever, on how one thinks and uses his unlimited potential for positive-attitude development to create the kind of existence one desires. All of this "new thought" or "new age" thinking originated in the concepts that earl nightingale recorded and has now written in this book. Thoughts Are Things! Positive thoughts create a positive image, and soon the individual will act upon those images, rather than the negative, self-defeating thoughts that previously filled one's consciousness. Being healthy is a function of first thinking healthy. The will to live is nothing more than a thought to live.