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.
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.
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?”
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.”