Who the heck is Jack Canfield?

American motivational speaker and author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Books by Jack Canfield

Quotes by Jack Canfield

“Avoid Toxic People Until you reach the point in your self-development where you no longer allow people to affect you with their negativity, you need to avoid toxic people at all costs. You’re better off spending time alone than spending time with people who will hold you back with their victim mentality and their mediocre standards. Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people—people who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories. Surround yourself with possibility thinkers and idealists.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.”

Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Soul

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

Jack Canfield

“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”

Jack Canfield

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“I’ve always been the opposite of a paranoid. I operate as if everyone is part of a plot to enhance my well-being.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“If it ain't fun don't do it.”

Jack Canfield

“If you are going to be a winner, you have to acknowledge the truth—it is you who took the actions, thought the thoughts, created the feelings, and made the choices that got you to where you now are. It was you!”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“If you get clear on the what, the how will be taken care of.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“If you give your mind a $10,000 problem, it will come up with a $10,000 solution. If you give your mind a $1 million problem, it will come up with a $1 million solution.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you're already a success.”

Jack Canfield Living an Abundant Life

“If you surround yourself with people who are strong and positive, you’re more likely to see a world full of opportunity and adventure.”

Jack Canfield The Power of Focus

“Most everything that you want is just outside your comfort zone.”

Jack Canfield

“Our job is not to figure out the 'how'. The 'how' will show up out of the commitment and believe in the 'what'.”

Jack Canfield

“People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you've figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.”

Jack Canfield

“Sometimes you dance with a partner, and sometimes you dance alone. But the important thing is to keep dancing.”

Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul

“There are essentially two things that will make you wise: the books you read and the people you meet.”

Jack Canfield

“Vague goals produce vague results.”

Jack Canfield

“What others think about you is none of your business.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“When you think you can't, revisit a previous triumph.”

Jack Canfield

“Whenever you ask anyone for anything, remember the following: SWSWSWSW, which stands for “some will, some won’t; so what—someone’s waiting.” Some people are going to say yes, and some are going to say no. So what! Out there somewhere, someone is waiting for you and your ideas. It is simply a numbers game. You have to keep asking until you get a yes.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“You don't have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going. Babies don't walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it right.”

Jack Canfield

“You don’t want to get to the top of the ladder only to find out you had it leaning up against the wrong wall.”

Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Soul

“You must take responsibility for removing "I can't" from your vocabulary.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles

“You only have control over three things in your life: the thoughts you think, the images you visualise and the actions you take.”

Jack Canfield

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

Jack Canfield The Success Principles