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An Iron Will: (Original Version, Restored) Paperback – September 23, 2011
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About the Author
Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) was the founder of Success Magazine and is considered by many to be the founder of the modern success and positive thinking movement. He changed the old notions of success with the new more comprehensive ideas made popular by best-selling authors such as Napoleon Hill, Clement Stone, Dale Carnegie, Og Mandino, Earl Nightingale, Norman Vincent Peale, and many others. Some famous Quotes from Orison Swett Marden: A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements. A good system shortens the road to the goal. A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires. A will finds a way. Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances. All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career. Be larger than your task.
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I am so enamored, I have recorded many excerpts and shared. Will probably finish complete narration soon.
Too bad the 250,000 words never published are not available.
I have been enjoying Increase, for over 50 years, applying these principle to my daily life
Books like this should be Mandatory for High School students to learn the REALITY of gaining Abundant Living
"It's impossible," says Sharman, "to look into the conditions under which the battle of life is being fought, without perceiving how much really depends upon the extent to which the will-power is cultivated, strengthened, and made operative in right directions." Young people need to go into training for it." ~ Orison Swett Marden from An Iron Will
Ryan Holiday recommended this book in The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph. I picked it up. I'm glad I did.
All the leading scientists (and their research) tell us that willpower is THE (!!!) greatest predictor of anything good we may want to achieve in our lives. So, when I got this little classic, I was excited to crack it open.
It's a tiny little book. Written in a classic, hard-hitting, early 20th century old-school - cool style, it reminds me of a cross between Samuel Smiles' Self-Help and James Allen's
As a Man Thinketh. In fact, the title "As a Man Willeth" would fit quite nicely. :) Orison Swett Marden created Success magazine and was one of the early leaders of the self-development movement. (Darren Hardy is the current publisher of his magazine.
Some Big Ideas from this book:
1. Will-Power - A definition.
2. Do Less - To do more.
3. "I Will" Power - Is extraordinary. How's yours?
4. Thimbleful of Gunpowder - Focus your life force.
5. Do You Believe - In yourself?
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