“No one can make the most of himself until he looks upon his life as a magnificent possibility, the material for a great masterpiece to mar or spoil which would be a tragedy. Without such an ideal, without an ambition to live the life triumphant, the life worth while, that which will call out the largest, completest, superbest man or woman one is capable of being, there is no possibility of true success.”
~ Orison Swett Marden from Making Life a Masterpiece
Orison Swett Marden has quickly become one of my favorite teachers.
He’s a fascinating blend of other old-school writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Allen—integrating an unwavering optimism in our potential with a firm commitment to integrity and grit. Super inspiring.
If you dig his wisdom as much as I do, check out the Notes on a few of his other classics including An Iron Will, He Can Who Thinks He Can and The Miracle of Right Thought.
For now, let’s jump straight in and have fun with some of my favorite Big Ideas from this great book!
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