An Iron Will

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Cosimo, Inc., Nov 1, 2005 - Self-Help - 56 pages
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The world takes us at our own valuation. It believes in the man who believes in himself, but it has little use for the timid man, the one who is never certain of himself; who cannot rely on his own judgment, who craves advice from others, and is afraid to go ahead on his own account.-from "The Rulers of Destiny"The preeminent self-help expert of the early 20th century and a forerunner of Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale, Stephen R. Covey and Anthony Robbins, Marden penned numerous motivation books that galvanized the public. In this insightful and motivating little book, first published in 1901 and just as enlightening today, he explores the importance of mental discipline to our happiness and success. Topics covered include: .training the will."the wills, won'ts, and can'ts."what is worse than rashness.conquerors of fortune.concentrated energy.persistent purpose.and more.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Marden's Friendship, Cheerfulness as a Life Power, Do It to a Finish, and two-volume Pushing to the Front.American writer and editor ORISON SWETT MARDEN (1850-1924) was born in New England and studied at Boston University and Andover Theological Seminary. In 1897, he founded Success Magazine.

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User Review  - Abhishek Jindal - Goodreads

I really liked it. Full of wisdom and motivation. Very easy to read and quite small at 50 pages. You can get it for free at project Gutenberg. Read full review

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I found this little book genuinely valuable. Read full review


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Orison Swett Marden, the founder of Success Magazine, was an American writer associated with the New Thought Movement. He also held a degree in medicine, and was a successful hotel owner. He graduated from Harvard with an M.D. in 1881 and an LL.B. degree in 1882. He also studied at the Boston School of Oratory and Andover Theological Seminary. Like many proponents of the New Thought philosophy, Marden believed that our thoughts influence our lives and our life circumstances. He said, "We make the world we live in and shape our own environment." Yet although he is best known for his books on financial success, he always emphasized that this would come as a result of cultivating one's personal development: "The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone." "In respect to mere mundane relations, the development and discipline of one's will-power is of supreme moment in relation to success in life. No man can ever estimate the power of will. It is a part of the divine nature, all of a piece with the power of creation.

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