The publishers describe the book as "full of the most fascinating romances of achievement under difficulties, of obscure beginnings and triumphant endings, of stirring stories of struggles and triumphs."Orison Swett Marden received literally thousands of letters of praise for his work. Readers reported how Pushing To The Front brought them back from ruin to better themselvThe publishers describe the book as "full of the most fascinating romances of achievement under difficulties, of obscure beginnings and triumphant endings, of stirring stories of struggles and triumphs."Orison Swett Marden received literally thousands of letters of praise for his work. Readers reported how Pushing To The Front brought them back from ruin to better themselves; back to passions they had earlier abandoned, and inspired them to press onward and rebound from prior business failures.Written in the late 19th century, Pushing To The Front stands out as a timeless classic. Marden makes regular references to successful women of the day. He even refers to the coming of the 20th century as "the century of the woman". Orison Swett Marden goes on to talk about the need for women to express themselves beyond the role of the typical housewife and mother.He continues to demonstrate a keen understanding of the coming age, challenging more traditional views of the time, by praising black Americans such as Frederick Douglass and others.Pushing To The Front clearly distinguishes itself apart from some of the worst attitudes of the time. Orison Swett Marden masterfully illustrates his abhorrence of bigotry toward race, age or gender. He holds a particular disgust for anyone blindly living only for the almighty dollar.He is successful at inspiring his readers to instead pursue a fulfilling career that excites them and enriches them intellectually.Orison Swett Marden challenges us to identify and develop our natural talents and passions to the fullest. He points out how doing what we love ultimately provides us with the drive and motivation necessary to prosper both emotionally, physically and monetarily.Mardens’ most persistent theme in the book is that character is built through adversity."Kites rise against, not with, the wind."- Orison Swett Marden...
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Pushing to the Front or Success Under Difficulties Reviews
THIS IS AMAZING. UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN. THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ
Pushing to the Front is a really old book published by the man who would eventually go on to found Success Magazine. I was amazed at how a book that's almost 120 years old was still so relevant. It was written during the 1890's depression as a guide to help people become more successful (maybe it's so relevant because similar issues existed during the recent recession). Marden makes the case that there are no excuses for not succeeding. He fills the book with stories about people that succeeded despite their circumstances. Marden also gives tips on how to succeed through taking small steps each day. My recommendation for reading this book is to turn it into a daily devotional. Most of the chapters don't relate directly to each other and you will want the time to think about what you have read. So, I'd say read a chapter everyday until you have finished it and think about each chapter for a few minutes after you have completed it. A seriously old book with seriously timeless knowledge.
UPDATE 10/27/2016; finished the book today. Long read but extremely well worth it. Every chapter seemed better than the previous chapter. Two great questions to ask regarding any book. 1. Would I read it again? YES 2. Would I encourage my children to read it and their children? ABSOLUTE YES AND ALREADY HAVE! This book is like an operational manual for a piece of machinery or in this case the human body if that body wants to become successful. It is a road map to developing you as a person to successfully perform as a member of society at your highest level. REALLY GOOD STUFF!UPDATE: I still have not finished reading this book, it is truly massive. But as I finished the chapter on bringing up children I could not help but think of something that I believe I have missed my entire life. Whenever you buy a car, toaster, computer or almost any device you receive with it an owners guide or maintenance manual. But when we get married and/or have children, there is no owners or maintenance manual to show you the best way to go through life and achieve success. This book, Pushing to the Front is exactly what this book is - an owners manual for our mind and body and not only how we achieve success but more importantly how we develop relationships with other people and especially those we love like our spouse, children and parents. I could only wish that everyone would take the time to read and study this book; the world would be so much better if they did.Just started reading this book written in 1911 and even from the very beginning I know it is going to be a 5 Star Read based upon what I have already read. Marden must have been a most amazing man to write such outstanding comments regarding the development or lack of development of man. He uses the term "man" which back in 1911 meant both men and women but when read in 2016 I can see where women would take exception to the use of the term but certainly not what was meant behind the term. This is another book by Marden (the other Man Can Who Thinks He Can) that every youth of today (and adult) should read. It is obvious at least to this reader that we as a country may have advanced more than anyone could have ever thought possible but as for the development of strong beliefs and principles, we have only regressed. We have learned nothing over the last 100 years - how depressing is that thought?Marden dedicates one chapter after another to a particular characteristic that a man or a women should work on and if done would help that person to success beyond imagination. As I read this massive book, and it is massive, time after time I applied what he wrote in 1911 to 2016 and it is truly sad when you recognize what he thought were problems in 1911 and you realize they are still problems in 2016. When people see the size of this book they will probably never read it. I only wish someone would have REQUIRED me to not only read it when I was 13 years old but to also report on what I have read, one chapter-at-time. After a while you get tired of bookmarking pages to return to valuable information and/or quotes that you do not want to forget or use later. It would be easier to bookmark pages that do not contain such valuable information. If you are in Education or do Seminars, the stories Marden describes will certainly help you to make a point in your presentations.
A good book full of advice to young people about how to get on in life, but suitable for people at any stage in life. It contains numerous examples of people who fought through difficulties to achieve success. Mr Marden was an advocate of the Higher Thought/Positive Thinking quasi-religion of the nineteenth century and some readers from secular backgrounds may dislike some of the religious language, but his version of the Almighty is very much in the philosophical 'higher power' sense so readers who are philosopically broad-minded will have no problem with it. My only criticisms are that the book is over-long and several of the anecdotes/examples get repeated. There are quite a few semi-sermon passages which would appeal to Victorian sensibilities but sound a little overdone to modern ears. Mr Marden also seems to have a slightly unhealthy fixation with Napoleon, and look what happened to him - success, but at what cost?
Good BookVery practical book about succeeding at life. It is a little longer than I like but I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
copyright date: 1911chapters: 66pages: 824content: a crash course in living abundantly.I made so many notes that I would have to photocopy half the book. I obtained a copy through inter-library loan but fear the volume would not survive the handling that such a feat would require. Happily it is available to purchase in a freshly minted paperback edition or to download -- which I intend to do in very short order.Now I'm wondering how on earth this crossed my radar in the first place!
Magnificent readEvery 14 year old and older should not only read this book they should make a study of it. It is like an operational manual for the human spirit that lays out a very clear path to success in life. A truly great book!