In Cheerfulness as a Life Power you will learn just how valuable happiness is. Happy people live longer, they get promoted more often, and they make more money. This book will show you how to be... More > happier in your life, and more importantly how to use that happiness to be more successful. First comes the happiness and then the success, not the other way around as we so often think.
The soul-consuming and friction-wearing tendency of this hurrying, grasping, competing age is the excuse for this little book. Cheerfulness has a wonderful lubricating power. What is needed is a habit of cheerfulness, to enjoy every day as we go along; not to fret and stew all the week, and then expect to make up for it Sunday or on some holiday. This book leads the reader to look on the sunny side of things, and to take a little time every day to speak pleasant words.< Less
These stories give young people practical advice on how to work towards success. This inspirational book is designed to help children and young adults start thinking in ways that will bring success... More > to them later in life. Each of these interesting stories from history has a valuable lesson that will help your child build character and have them looking at the world in a different and better way.< Less
"It is like the seed put in the soil, the more one sows, the greater the harvest!" This book explains that we all have to undergo challenges and obstacles on our path - it is how we deal... More > with them and our attitudes toward them that determine whether will emerge victorious and strong, or embittered and weak. Choose courage and read this book!< Less
Readers will learn important life lessons as they begin their leadership journey.
Key issues that are examined in this include:
- Are you ready when opportunity arises?
- How to know how your... More > employer sees you for future advancement
- How to assess a true opportunity
- How to take advantage of opportunity
- How to recognize unworthy opportunities
- How to leverage your focus to make the most of your opportunity
- How to create new opportunity for a more fulfilling life
As the author says, "In many respects it is true that every man has within himself the capacity needed for all that he may ever wish to accomplish. And if he is a person of small capacity and of low ambition, who never seeks to prepare himself for a higher career, he will never reach any extraordinary level."< Less
Getting aroused; Education by absorption; Freedom at any cost; What the world owes to dreamers; Spirit in which you work; Responsibility develops power; An overmastering purpose; Has your vocation... More > your unqualified approval? Stand for something; Happy, if not, why not? Originality; Had money, but lost it; Sizing up people; Does the world owe you a living? What has luck done for you? Success with a flaw; Getting away from poverty< Less
Architects of Fate, Steps to Success and Power, or, A Book Designed to Inspire Youth to Character Building, Self-Culture and Noble Achievement, by Orison Swett Marden, is a book of inspiration to... More > character-building, self-culture, to a full and rich manhood and womanhood, by most invigorating examples of noble achievement. It is characterized by the same remarkable qualities as its companion volume "Pushing to the Front."< Less
According to Brian Tracy “Flight Plan”, during the deep depression of the 1890’s, Marden lost the hotel he owned. With little money, he decided to write a book. He took a room above... More > a livery stable and worked night and day. The evening he finished the book, tired and hungry, he decided to go out to a small café for dinner. While he was dining, the livery stable caught fire and burned to the ground. His entire years' work was destroyed.
He was heartbroken. But he picked himself up and started all over again. A year later, he had rewritten but with the depression being in its third year, no one was interested. He moved to Chicago, found a job and a publisher happened to read his book and said, “This is exactly what people should read in the middle of the depression or at any other time”.
This book became the single greatest book in the history of personal development books at that time. People like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and J.P. Morgan cited it as inspiration.< Less
"Prosperity: How to Attract it" is the last book written by Orison Swett Marden, an American writer associated with 'The New Thought Movement'. Central to 'The New Thought Movement' is the... More > idea that success in life begins with a positive mental attitude. When one begins to think positively, those positive thoughts manifest themselves into positive actions and consequently positive results. "Prosperity: How to Attract it" expands upon this philosophy in an inspirational way.< Less
We've all heard about the power of positive thinking, but for many people, that's easier said than done. How do we train ourselves to indulge only in "right thought"? Orison Swett... More > Marden-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-had the answer almost a century ago, and his words still ring true today. In this companion volume to his Peace, Power, and Plenty and first published in 1910, Marden discusses why success and happiness are your destiny, how to expect great things of yourself, how to encourage yourself through self-suggestion, why wallowing in "the blues" is a "crime," how fear paralyzes us, and avoiding the kind of thinking that mentally poisons us. If you're looking for success-however you define it-you owe yourself the advice of this classic book.< Less
Do you have what it takes to be the person you want to be? This is a neat self help book in plain English by the New Thought Movement author Orison Swett Marden. He has included various essays on the... More > principles he believes will lead to success in life. This book is a nice reading for any one who believes in "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," which was one of Orison Swett Marden's famous dialogues< Less