Canadian-born author, motivational speaker, and Law of Attraction expert Bob Proctor passed away on February 4, 2022.

Sandy Gallagher, who helped Proctor operate the Proctor Gallagher Institute, announced the sad news in a Facebook post. However, Gallagher promised that Proctor’s work would carry on, so his legacy will continue to inspire people worldwide.

We intend to play a significant role in creating a world in which true wealth—spiritual, material, intellectual—flows to, through and from every person in an ever-expanding, never-ending cycle of abundance. This vision and Bob’s mission will most certainly continue through the Proctor Gallagher Institute and we look forward to continue serving you. -Sandy Gallagher, Proctor Gallagher Institute

Born on July 5, 1934, in Canada, Proctor rose to fame as the author of his New York Times best-seller, You Were Born Rich. The book helps readers understand the power of positivity, aka the Law of Attraction. This belief explains how energy, or vibrations, stream throughout the Universe. Further, similar vibrations attract themselves to each other. So if someone wants to attract good things, they must have good energy to reap their rewards. On the other hand, negative energy attracts adverse outcomes.

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The Early Life of Bob Proctor

Proctor did not grow up in the lap of luxury. Instead, he came from a regular, working-class Canadian family.

While attending a technical program as an older teenager, Proctor suffered a thumb injury while operating a band saw. As a result, he struggled with a low-self image throughout his early adulthood.

At age 26, he began to transform his mindset. At that time, Proctor worked as a firefighter in Toronto, barely scraping by on his salary to make ends meet. In 1961, a co-worker shared with him a copy of the beset-selling Napoleon Hill guidebook, Think and Grow Rich. It was the first book that Proctor read as an adult, and it became the motivation to change his life.

Proctor realized that his future was in his hands and that he must take bold action to have a joyful life. He gained control of his finances by starting his own business–a cleaning contracting business. Despite having no business experience, he applied his drive and energy to the company and it flourished. In fact, the firm earned over $100,00 in the first year of business. Thus, he saw proof of the Law of Attraction in action and became a student of the movement–eventually writing his famous book.

Motivational Quotes About Life from Bob Proctor

Although Proctor is gone, his legacy will live on through his writings and words. Here are some key takeaways we can all learn from him.

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Bob Proctor Life Lessons About How to Change for the Better

1 – “Regardless of what happens today, realize it is the beginning of something good.”

2 – “Change is constant and inevitable, but personal growth is a choice.”

3 – “You can only move ahead by letting go of old ideas.”

4 – “Success requires action and a strong work ethic.” 

5. “Everything you are seeking is seeking you. Therefore, everything you want is already yours. So you don’t have to get anything. It is simply a matter of becoming more aware of what you already possess.”

Proctor’s Motivational Lessons About Goal Setting

6 – “The only limits in our life are those that we impose on ourselves.”

7 – “Everyone should have a sense of urgency – It is getting a lot done in a short period of time in a calm confident manner.”

8 – “Lack of time is really a lack of priorities.”

9 – “By visualizing your goal already completed, you flip your mind onto the frequency that contains the way that it will be attracted to you.”

10 – “Become personally involved with your dream and make it a priority, or it will never become a reality.”

11 – “Get the basic ideas in place and get moving.”

12 – “Set a goal to achieve something that is so big. So exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.”

13 – “Doubt and worry freezes people. Don’t sit wondering if you can do something, just go do it. Doubt of any kind can be ended with action.”

14 – “One difference between successful people and all the rest is that successful people take action.”

15 – “Always ask yourself the question, is this going to help me get to my goal or not?”

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Bob Proctor Motivational Life Lessons to Increase Your Self-Esteem

16 – “Don’t be a victim of negative self-talk. Remember, you are listening.”

17 – “Science and psychology have isolated that one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself.”

18 – “Our attitude is the environment we carry with us during the day. It proclaims to the world what we think of ourselves and indicates the sort of person we have made up our minds to be. It is the person we will become. How’s your attitude today?”

19 – “The only competition you will ever face is with your own ignorance.”

20 – “There is no problem outside of you that is superior to the power within.”

Bob Proctor Life Lessons About Self-Motivation

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21 – “All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition.”

22 – “Stay in charge of you, don’t let the outside world control you.”

23 – “People who are interested in doing something will do it when it’s convenient. People who are committed will do it no matter what.”

24 – “See yourself where you want to be and then be there. Don’t be in the past. Be there! Act like the person you want to become.”

25 – “Once you make the decision, you will find all the people, resources, and ideas you need every time.”

26 – “You’re going to find the people that make it work NEVER quit, quitting is NOT an option.”

27 – “You must do what others won’t, commit, and stay the course.”

28 – “Do you want to know what you think about most of the time? Take a look at the results you’re getting. That will tell you exactly what’s going on inside.”

29 – “Okay, do just a little bit more. Turn going the extra mile into a habit – it is what lifts most successful people above the crowd.”

30 – “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.”

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Final Thoughts on the Passing of Bob Proctor

Although Proctor has left this world, his teachings, ideas, and leadership will continue in his writing. His institute vows to carry on his life’s mission–inspiring millions of others to live their best lives. We know that Proctor is looking on, still encouraging everyone out there to grow, success, and SHINE ON!