- 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: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,607,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Iron Will
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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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