- Paperback: 49 pages
- Publisher: Sun Pub Co (March 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0895402831
- ISBN-13: 978-0895402837
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,182,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Iron Will
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About the Author
Dr. Orison Swett Marden (1848–1924) was born in Thornton Gore, New Hampshire to Lewis and Martha Marden.
He was an American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy.
During his early to mid-teens, Marden discovered a book entitled Self-Help by Scottish author Samuel Smiles in an attic. And so, Marden was profoundly influenced and inspired by Samuel Smiles. Smiles book Self-Help was instrumental in elevating and triggering Marden’s career and life.
Marden was successful at everything he undertook or started because of his deep and vast knowledge about success and how to put it into use in his own life.
Marden's young manhood was marked by remarkable energy and unbroken achievement. By his early thirties, he had earned his academic degrees in science, arts, medicine and law. During his college years he supported himself by working in a hotel and afterward by becoming the owner of several hotels and a resort.
Founded in 1897, Marden's Success magazine eventually grew to a circulation of about half a million subscribers. The publication had its own building and printing plant in New York and was backed by a workforce of two hundred or more employees. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
"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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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
Add this book to your library and read from its wisdom daily.