Summary: 12 Power Principles for Success By Bob Proctor
Summary: 12 Power Principles for Success By Bob Proctor

Summary: 12 Power Principles for Success By Bob Proctor


Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. Progressive does not mean that you go at it with everything you have for a day or two and then slack off for a week until someone comes along to wind your stem.

Success and persistence go together like the chicken and the egg. You will not have one without the other. You will not persist if the want is not the right want for you, and if you don’t persist, you will not be successful.



If you make a simple decision, the greatest minds of the past are available to you. You can learn how to turn your wildest dreams into reality. Decide. Decide to study the lives of the great leaders of the past, and couple that with the decision to develop the potential.

Put this valuable information to use. Recognize the greatness within you. You have limitless powers of potential and ability waiting to be developed. Start today. There’s never any time that’s better than the present. Be all that you’re capable of being.



Take a chance, and don’t worry about falling, because you’re going to fall often. Falling is an important part of learning. Many of the greatest lessons you will receive in life are going to come from falling, from your failures. Failing will never make you a failure unless you quit.

Risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. You may avoid suffering and sorrow if you don’t risk, but you simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, or live.



Napoleon Hill wrote in his book Think and Grow Rich, “There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but that quality is to the character of the human being what carbon is to steel.” Hill was right. Persistence is a unique mental strength, a strength that is essential for combatting that fierce power of repeated rejections and numerous other obstacles that sit in waiting and are all a part of winning in a fast-moving, ever-changing world.

There are hundreds of biographies of highly successful men and women who have cut a path for others to follow while leaving their mark on the scrolls of history. Every one of these great individuals was persistent. In many cases, it was.



When you speak of responsibility, you’re talking about freedom. Freedom is something many people take for granted. Have you ever considered what it would like to lose your freedom, to have your freedom taken away from you?

Verbally make this statement :I am responsible for my life, for my feelings, and for every result I get. Say it again: I am responsible for my life, for my feelings, and for every result I get.

Remember, you have a choice, and you want to make sure you make wise choices.



All too often when the word confidence is spoken, it is quickly passed over and not given the importance that it requires. For many people, if confidence is given any thought, it is looked upon as a personality trait that you either have or you do not have, something you were born with or without.

The truth is obvious. Confidence is a mental state that you can develop if you are prepared to pay the price. It is also important for you to understand that the price is small relative to the return. You cannot afford to be without confidence if you desire to live a full and meaningful life.



Have you noticed the real professionals in every walk of life are not clock-watchers? Nor are they controlled or guided by the dictates of the masses. When they are ready for action, they act. They understand that the birth of ideas and the birth of babies are governed by exactly the same laws.

When you become quiet and think, every movement you engage in is an action. Action is something you’re already involved in. The trick in life is to control the action, to create the type of explosive action which causes us to find our gold mine.



The sad truth is that 97 out of every 100 people live and die without ever learning how to earn money. Their ignorance is passed along from one generation to the next. It is time for the 97 percent to wake up.

Money is a reward you receive for the service you render. The more valuable the service, the greater the reward. Attempting to get money without providing service is a violation of the law

Money should only represent a part of your abundance. If you want money, ask for abundance in all areas of your life. Then, study, understand, and follow the laws for sowing, which will reap an abundant harvest in all areas of your life.



People often give up on a big goal because they would have to stretch. Stretching, for the most part, is uncomfortable, so they abandon the great idea or the goal. If you are to win and win big in life, you will have to learn flexibility.

Everyone has a comfort zone determined by their conditioning. The important thing is to be willing to grow and to change. Succeeding in life may require you to do things that are uncomfortable. Do them anyway.



Attitude has been described as the most powerful word in this or any other language. Earl Nightingale said that attitude is the magic word, and it truly is. When you surrender control of your attitude to an apparently negative situation, you will do the only thing you are capable of doing: you will react to the situation. When that happens, you lose. On the other hand, if you remain objective, you respond to the situation appropriately. That is always the winner’s choice.



In the minds of most people, creativity is a special term for describing writers, musicians, artists, or actors; 95 percent of the population do not think of themselves as being creative.

The truth however is everyone is born creative. It is your creative faculties that give you power. It is your ability to create that enables you to turn your entire life into one magnificent experience after another. We just somehow lost this notion as we grew up. If we’ve learnt to forget it, we can learn to remember it again. Learning to be creative is no expectation.



The subject of communication covers such a broad spectrum that we could focus on thousands of different directions. Most of us are conditioned to be very self-serving. We must reverse that concept and build a new paradigm. If you’re going to make winning a conditioned part of your nature, you must make helping other people automatic in your life.

So to be truly effective in speaking a language, you must think in that language. A person who is fluently bilingual thinks in both languages; they’re not mentally translating every word they hear from one language to another. Similarly, winners automatically think of helping other people.