AN IRON WILL BY ORISON SWET MARDIN

HI, this is Miguel de la Fuente, founder of turbomind and totalsuccess daily as well as “Mejor Cada Dia” platform and today in the 10-minute power capsule” I READING SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL LINES WRITTEN ABOUT PERSONAL POWER AND SUCCESS.

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It’s one of my favorite books, by Orison Swett Marden, called AN IRON WILL, I got the best ideas from the book in one capsule. This book was written in 1901, and it’s as true today as it was 120 years ago.

 Bear with me since it’s an old English style writing and a little harder to read English. Anyway listen to this often. This is powerful.


Orison had to rewrite his book, Pushing to the front after a fire burnt his manuscript, the one he was working for a whole year. It inspired a whole generation of people while going through one of the biggest financial and social crises of all time, World war I, World War 2 and the great depression.

Here it is. Try to understand me, you can get the text from the podcast or the blog.

AN IRON WILL,
by Orison Swett Marden, 1901

There is NO failure for the Man who realizes his Power, who never knows when he is Beaten.

There is NO failure for the Determined endeavor, the unconquerable Will.

There is NO Failure for the man who gets up every time he fails, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who
PUSHES On when everyone else turns back.

NEVER admit defeat or poverty. Stoutly assert your Divine right to hold your head up and look the world in the face; step bravely to the front whatever opposes, and the world will make way for you.

NO ONE will insist upon your rights while you yourself doubt that you have any. Believe you were made for the place you fill. Put forth your whole energies. Be awake, electrify yourself; go forth to the task.

There is little room in this crowding, competing age for the timid, vacillating youth. He who would succeed to-day must not only be BRAVE, but must also DARE to take chances.

He who waits for certainty NEVER wins.

History furnishes thousands of examples of men who have seized occasions to accomplish results deemed impossible by those LESS resolute. Prompt decision and whole-souled action sweep the world before them.

The great prizes of life ever fall to the robust, the stalwart, the strong, -not to a huge muscle or powerful frames necessarily, but to a STRONG vitality, a great nervous energy.

It is the Lord Broughams, working almost continuously one hundred and forty hours; it is the Napoleons, twenty hours in the saddle; it is the Franklins, camping out in the open air at seventy; it is the Gladstones, firmly grasping the help of the ship of state at eighty-four, tramping miles every day, and chopping down huge trees at eighty-five, -who accomplish the great things in Life.

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price, and it is yours.

A CONSTANT struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.

The fact remains that NO amount of genius has ever availed upon the earth UNLESS enforced by will power to overcome the obstacles that hedge about everyone who would rise above the circumstances in which he was born, or become greater than his calling.

The power to hold on is characteristic of all men who have accomplish anything great; they may lack in some other particular, have many weaknesses or eccentricities, but the quality of PERSISTENCE is never absent from a successful man.

NO MATTER what opposition he meets or what discouragement overtakes him. Drudgery cannot disgust him, obstacles cannot discourage him, labor cannot weary him; misfortunes, sorrow, and reverses cannot harm him.

It is NOT so much brilliancy of intellect, or fertility of resource, as persistence of effort, constancy of purpose, that makes a great man.

Those who succeed in life are the men and women who keep everlastingly at it, who do not believe themselves as geniuses but who know that if they ever accomplish anything they MUST do it by determined and persistent industry.

Opposing circumstances create strength. Opposition gives us greater power of resistance. To overcome one barrier gives us greater ability to overcome the next.

History is full of examples of men and women who have redeemed themselves from disgrace, poverty, and misfortune, by the firm resolution of an IRON WILL.

Success is NOT measured by what a man accomplishes, but the opposition he has encountered, and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. Not the distance we have run, but the obstacles we have overcome, the disadvantages under which we have made the race, will decide the prizes.

-Orison Swett Marden-

It’s amazing to me this was written over 120 years ago, and today, while going through another great crisis these ideas and truer than ever.

I love 2 main ideas from this great book, An Iron Will. First one is this,

A CONSTANT struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.

All great achievements go through struggles, battles and obstacles. It’s part of life and part of doing something spectacular.

The second sentence I love is this one:

It is NOT so much brilliancy of intellect, or fertility of resource, as persistence of effort, constancy of purpose, that makes a great man.

Woao what awesome words.

And remember, your life can be extraordinary, even if you fail 1000 times, there is always hope. There is no person without hope and no mountain that cannot be conquered.

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By, Miguel de La Fuente
www.turbomind.com

AN IRON WILL BY ORISON SWET MARDIN
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