“The book teaches that everybody ought to be happier than the happiest of us are now; that our lives were intended to be infinitely richer and more abundant than at present; that we should have plenty of everything which is good for us; that the lack of anything which is really necessary and desirable does not fit the constitution of any right-living human being, and that we shorten our lives very materially through our own false thinking, our bad living, and our old-age convictions, and that to be happy and attain the highest efficiency, one must harmonize with the best, the highest thing in him.”
~ Orison Swett Marden from The Miracle of Right Thought
Welcome to Note #4 on Orison Swett Marden.
Previous Notes included An Iron Will, He Can Who Thinks He Can, and Making Your Life a Masterpiece. They’re all (densely) packed with goodness and this one is no exception.
Marden wrote this book in 1910. To put that in perspective: Teddy Roosevelt had just left the Presidency. I just love the old-school, hard-hitting, uber-inspiring wisdom Marden delivers.
The founder of SUCCESS magazine, he’s kinda like a mashup of Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Allen and Tony Robbins. :)
I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in! :)
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