Earl Nightingale was perhaps one of the most influential and earliest of inspirational speakers. In his recording, The Strangest Secret, Mr. Nightingale summarizes what has been taught and emphasized by teachers, philosophers, prophets, and sages throughout time, and that is: “You become what you think about…” This is the mental equivalent of the law of the harvest. In a fertile piece of ground you can just as well plant corn or nightshade (a deadly poison) – the land doesn’t care. In your mind you can plant seeds of optimism or pessimism – your mind doesn’t care. Your mind, like the land, will return in great abundance whatever is planted. Observe the harvest you are gathering, and consider very carefully what you plant!