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He Can, Who Thinks He Can (1908)

Orison Swett Marden

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"Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds."--Orison Swett Marden

A collection of essays by Orison Swett Marden on the subject of success. The essays include the following: He Can Who Thinks He Can; Getting aroused; Education by absorption; Freedom at any cost; What the world owes to dreamers; The Spirit in which you work; Responsibility develops power; An overmastering purpose; Has your vocation 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; and Getting away from poverty. What is

character? How can we develop characters that will help us to lead happy, productive, fulfilling lives? Through his examination of the lives of figures who have lived throughout the course of human history, Marden opens windows to the various aspects of character—the elements that comprise character, the methods of developing positive character, the benefits of making character one of our more important pursuits in our lives...

Chapter I He Who Thinks He Can; Chapter II Getting Aroused; Chapter III Education By Absorption; Chapter IV Freedom At Any Cost; Chapter V What The World Owes To Dreamers; Chapter VI The Spirit In Which You Work; Chapter VII Responsibility Develops Power; Chapter VIII An Overmastering Purpose ; Chapter IX Has Your Vocation Your Unqualified Approval?; Chapter X Stand For Something; Chapter XI Happy, If Not, Why Not?; Chapter XI Originality; Chapter XII Heal The Sick; Chapter XIII Had Money, But Lost It; Chapter XIV Sizing Up People; Chapter XV Does The World Owe You A Living?; Chapter XVI What Has Luck Done For You?; Chapter XVII Success With A Flaw; Chapter XVIII Getting Away From A Poverty.

Some people are born happy. No matter what their circumstances are, they are joyous, content, and satisfied with everything. They carry a perpetual holiday in their eyes, and see joy and beauty everywhere. When we meet them they impress us as having just met with some good luck, or as having some good news to tell. Like the bees that extract honey from every flower, they have a happy alchemy which transmutes even gloom into sunshine. In the sick-room they are better than the physician and more potent than drugs. All doors open to these people. They are welcome everywhere. The most fascinating person is always the one of the most winning manners; not the one of greatest physical beauty....

Are we tender, loving, self-denying, and honest, trying to fashion our frail lives after that of the model man of Nazareth? Then, though our pockets are often empty, we have an inheritance which is as overwhelmingly precious as it is eternally incorruptible...

Keyword Catagories: Self-Realization | Creativity | Personal Achievement | Spiritual Laws

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