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Pushing to the Front

Pushing to the Front

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by Orison Swett Marden

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500-plus pages of Success ideas.

Orison Swett Marden lost the manuscript of this book (after several months of strenuous effort he put writing the book by hand) when on the last day of finished writing the book, the complete manuscript got consumed in a fire accident. But, much like what he teaches you in the book, he


500-plus pages of Success ideas.

Orison Swett Marden lost the manuscript of this book (after several months of strenuous effort he put writing the book by hand) when on the last day of finished writing the book, the complete manuscript got consumed in a fire accident. But, much like what he teaches you in the book, he displayed diligence, persistence, and other success principles through his action and wrote the complete manuscript from scratch and produced this masterclass in one more year. This book can make you rich, happy, highly successful in any endeavor, and can give you anything you want. It can absolutely change your attitude and how you think. It can literally turn around your life for better.

The book tells how men and women have seized common occasions and made them great; it tells of those of average ability who have succeeded by the use of ordinary means, by dint of indomitable will and inflexible purpose.

Stick to the thing and carry it through. Believe you were made for the place you fill, and that no one else can fill it as well. Put forth your whole energies. Be awake, electrify yourself; go forth to the task. Only once learn to carry a thing through in all its completeness and proportion, and you will become a hero. You will think better of yourself; others will think better of you. The world in its very heart admires the stern, determined doer.

This is Orison Swett Marden's Greatest Masterpiece About How to Succeed.

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CHAPTER III BOYS WITH NO CHANCE In the blackest soils grow the fairest flowers, and the loftiest and strongest trees spring heavenward among the rocks. J. G. Holland. Poverty is very terrible, and sometimes kills the very soul within us, but it is the north wind that lashes men into Vikings; it is the soft, luscious south wind which lulls them to lotug dreams.Ouida. Poverty is the sixth sense.German Proverb. It is not every calamity that is a curse, and early adversity is often a blessing. Surmounted difficulties not only teach, but hearten us in our future struggles.Sharpe. There can be no doubt that the captains of industry to-day, using that term in its broadest sense, are men who began life as poor boys.Seth Low. Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder! Shakespeare. " I Am a child of the court," said a pretty little girl at a children's party in Denmark; " my father is Groom of the Chambers, which is a very high office. And those whose names end with ' sen,' " she added. " can never be anything at all. We must put our arms akimbo, and make the elbows quite pointed, so as to keep these ' sen ' people at a great distance." " But my papa can buy a hundred dollars' worth of bonbons, and give them away to children," angrily exclaimed the daughter of the rich merchant Peterj. " Can your papa do that ? " " Yes," chimed in the daughter of an editor, " my papa can put your papa and everybody's papa into thenewspaper. All sorts of people are afraid of him, my papa says, for he can do as he likes with the paper." " Oh, if I could be one of them!" thought a little boy peeping through the crack of the door, by permission of the cook for whom he had been turning thespit. But no, his parents had not even a penny to spare, a...

Meet 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.

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Pushing to the Front (The Complete Volume; part 1 & 2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Pushing to the Front is a really old book published by the man who would eventually go on to found Success Magazine. I was amazed at how a book that's almost 120 years old was still so relevant. It was written during the 1890's depression as a guide to help people become more successful (maybe it's so relevant because similar issues existed during the recent recession). Marden makes the case that there are no excuses for not succeeding. He fills the book with stories about people that succeeded despite their circumstances. Marden also gives tips on how to succeed through taking small steps each day. My recommendation for reading this book is to turn it into a daily devotional. Most of the chapters don't relate directly to each other and you will want the time to think about what you have read. So, I'd say read a chapter everyday until you have finished it and think about each chapter for a few minutes after you have completed it. A seriously old book with seriously timeless knowledge.