Earl Nightingale was an American motivational speaker, author, and radio personality. Born in 1921, Nightingale served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II before beginning his career as a radio personality. He is perhaps best known for his motivational recordings and writings, which have inspired millions of people around the world.

Nightingale’s most famous recording is “The Strangest Secret,” which was first released in 1956. In this recording, Nightingale shares his belief that the key to success is to have a clear and focused goal, and to take consistent action towards achieving that goal. He believed that success is not a matter of luck or chance, but rather a result of our thoughts and actions.

Throughout his career, Nightingale wrote numerous books and produced many recordings on personal development and success. He believed that success was not just about financial wealth, but also about personal fulfillment and happiness. He encouraged people to take responsibility for their own lives and to focus on positive thinking and self-improvement.

Nightingale’s legacy continues to inspire people to this day. His teachings on the power of positive thinking and the importance of goal setting are timeless and relevant for anyone looking to improve their life. Nightingale’s message of taking control of one’s own life and focusing on personal development has helped countless people to achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives.