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 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 (also available from Cosimo) 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.
American writer and editor ORISON SWETT MARDEN (1850-1924) was born in New England and studied at Boston University and Andover Theological Seminary. In 1897, he founded Success Magazine.