38 Jack Canfield Quotes (Chicken Soup For The Soul)

Jack Canfield is a famous author and motivational speaker, he also runs a business called Selfesteem Workshops.

As the author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, he is well known as someone who can motivate others and help them feel good inside.

The most powerful person in any organization is the person who cares the most.

38 Jack Canfield Quotes

1. “The most important step when thinking about the future is to think about the past.”

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The one-year rule is not a hard and fast rule. But in the world of the long-term investor, patience is not your friend.

The first ten years after I got out of graduate school, I studied success. I read every book I could get my hands on and took every training I could find, so I would become an expert in this area. I learned how to create high self-esteem and success in my own life and in the lives of others.

“Things happen for a reason.” This is probably the most important thing I have ever learned. We have control over our thoughts. We have the power to change. We have the power to create.

In the beginning of Chapter 3, he discusses how he learned about personal excellence, and says, “If you want to improve, start focusing on how you respond to the external world around you.”

I strongly recommend this book. If you decide to read it, do yourself a favor, and read the beginning of Chapter 3 first.

In working with top leaders and thought philosophers of our time, I will tell you that one of their secrets of success is a regular practice of acknowledging and appreciating what they have. It can offer a oracle into the future because it not only tells you where you are, but it also helps clarify where you want to go in life.

I like how this is worded and how it sounds. My only critique would be that the writer could have simplified this by rewording the first sentence to be more concise. Also, the author could have more clearly stated the oracle into the future part.

I have found that I cannot live in the past. I have to live in the present and plan for the future. I try to live my life like I will be spending this day, this sunset, this sunrise, this time on the beach on a remote island. I am doing this now.

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The more you hang in there, the more likely you are to achieve something you want. Even if it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen, hang in there and it will be worth it in the end. There is a little thing called ‘persistence’ or persistence.

Write down your goals in detail and read your list of goals every day. Some goals may be broken down into smaller goals. Losing a lot of weight may include mini-goals, such as 10-pound milestones. This will keep your subconscious mind focused on what you want and break your goal down into small, manageable chunks.

This advice is very sensible and it’s a great tip. However, I want to focus on the last part of this article – if you were to toot your horn, which could make you insecure. You might become self-conscious and lose confidence. You know what would be better? Do whatever you are good at, even if you think no one is watching, and do not be worried about your own achievements. That’s what the rest of this article is about.

The process of cultivating higher self-esteem will continue to provide us with more confidence with our personal growth and development.
We will keep on developing ourselves and continue to grow until we reach the point where we stop the practice.

Jack Canfield said that we don’t do what we do to be better, we do what we do to find a purpose, and at the end of the day, people have the ability to work through anything that they want to work through, whether it be in a relationship, weight loss, or whether it is in helping us through the end of a lifetime, making the most of our time with that person that we’ve been with… that’s what we do.

If you talk about what you are thinking and feeling, you will become more connected with your heart. That is a universal principle.

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Even if you are coming from another career where you were established and experienced, it takes time to become an expert at something completely new.

If you want to be successful, it is important to have a good attitude and remember that you are only responsible for yourself and your well being. If you are not in a good attitude you are only hurting your chances of being successful. The best way to be successful is to have a good attitude.

After reading this quote I felt that I needed to incorporate this kind of attitude into my daily life. I also think that this quote emphasizes the fact that just because I admire someone’s achievement doesn’t mean that I can simply copy their style of life without first learning the principles that I can use to adapt it for my own life.

Changing people in relationship with your change is a must, especially if you are going to have a great life. People will respond to your change in different degrees no matter what, but if you can get them to respond positively, that’s when great things happen.

“Self-acknowledgment and appreciation help you enhance everything about you.” By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved – and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses – you actually can enhance everything about you.

Jack can help people accomplish their goals by empowering them to change their ideas and beliefs and taking them to the next level.

Jack Canfield has built a whole business on spreading positive thinking. He’s the author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He’s written over 80 books and has sold several hundred million copies.

Having the purpose of pursuing ones passion and doing so everyday with a positive attitude is truly a gift. Aligning with your purpose everyday allows life to play out in a much more enjoyable and less stressful way.

21. One person can begin a movement to change history. Mohandas Gandhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.

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Feeling lovable is the first part of the quote; feeling capable is the second part of the quote. Feeling lovable and feeling capable are both parts of self-esteem.

I will show sincerity when I ask for the help that I need and I drop the image. I will tell it the way it is without fear. I will keep it simple, and people will open up.

This one is a bit of a stretch, but I can see a parallel.

There is no way to heal the pain you are carrying around within you unless you acknowledge it for what it is.

In the course of a year or more, you may be lucky enough to be in a position to help someone else achieve their dreams. Make it happen – don’t just dream about it.

It is so true that if people don’t prepare or they are not smart enough, they get nothing. It is a lot harder to get something out of nothing than it is to get nothing out of something.

Jack Canfield recommends that you put “five powerful action steps” into your agenda for the day. Each day, make sure you take those five steps. If you go to a tree with an ax and hit it five times a day, eventually, the tree has to fall down.

One of life’s fundamental truths states, ‘Get what you desire.’ As kids, we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection.

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The surface is the outer layer, the skin.
The something is what you wish you can contribute.
Every one of us has something we wish we could contribute. It’s just a matter of stepping up.

How can something you wish you could contribute be useful to the world?
For me, I can contribute by helping people like me.
When I can help another person by teaching them, then I can feel fulfilled.
That is my contribution to the world.

Jack Canfield has over 140 books in print and millions of copies of his books have been sold. Jack Canfield has co-authored with Mark Victor Hansen, and is the creator of the Power of Focus. Jack Canfield has also been an entertainment industry star where he has starred in many television productions including a successful show with Mary Kay Place and David Duchovny. Jacks shows have been the highest rated in cable television. His current show, The Winning Life, is the highest rated show on cable television and in the top 10 shows in the country.

If you compare your life to that of another person’s they will always find something to be unhappy about. When you compare yourself to other people in your life, don’t think how you look, what you do or what you have. Think about what that person is doing that you appreciate or admire. What are you doing that they like? Remember there’s always room for improvement. There’s always room for you to be better. If there’s a reason why they are doing what they are doing and it works for them, the same can be true for you. Don’t compare yourself to others. It will always make you feel bad.

The first book Jack Canfield wrote was called “The Success Principles.” The book was about showing people how to achieve their great life goals. It outlined 64 success principles that anyone who was serious about improving their life could use. From how to take 100 percent responsibility for your life, to empowering others and helping them achieve their goals.

Leaders can’t work in a vacuum. They may take on larger, seemingly more important roles in an organization, but this doesn’t preclude them from asking for and using feedback. In fact, a leader needs to take feedback more than anyone else. It’s what helps a leader respond to events in pursuit of successful outcomes.

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There are things that you can control, and then there are things out of your control. You can control how hard you work, how much you spend, how much you save, and you can control where you spend money. But there are things out of your control and things that you just have to deal with. The things that you can control can be controlled, and the things that you don’t have control over are outside of your control.

When your career switches from one thing you love to another you should see it as an opportunity to really go after what you want to accomplish in life and make a difference in the world. The key is to take small, conscious steps and prepare yourself for a successful transition.

If your dreams include service to others – accomplishing something that contributes to others – it also accelerates the accomplishment of that goal. People want to be part of something that contributes and makes a difference.


I hope that you take the time to read these great quotes about Jack Canfield, the author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul and How to Win Friends and Influence People books. These inspirational quotes include his best works of wisdom, as well as some of his personal favorites.

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