Secret of Success: Eight Self-Help Classics that have Change the Lives of Millions
James Allen, Wallace D. Wattles, Russell H. Conwell, and more
Listening to these short, classic success audio books is like drinking out of the fire hose. Most of the brief books are so concentrated and power-packed that you have to listen to them several times to reap the benefits especially James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh, Wallace Wattles’ The Science of Getting Rich, Russell Conwell’s Acres of Diamonds, and Henry Drummond’s The Greatest Thing in the World.
The Majesty of Calmness by William George Jordan was notable for me since I tend to feel the opposite of relaxed. A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard and Character Building Thought Power by Ralph Waldo Trine were so-so. I couldn’t finish The Magic Story by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey. It strung you along and then didn’t deliver for all the build-up.
It should be noted that most of these were written 80+ years ago so there are quite a few dated references. However, it proves the theory that people don’t change very much from one millennium to the next since the internal qualities the authors address aptly apply to us in the 21st century. These eight little masterpieces are classics for a reason, gaining the praise from the likes of Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley and many other self-help giants.
FORMAT: I read this book via audiobook for convenience, but the narrators race through these treasures like they’re on speed. A better option might be to read the physical book so you can highlight what hits you and ruminate on the deep stuff.