Success Library Volume 8

Success Library Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...away time or building air-castles; but one look, one purpose, forward, upward, onward, straight as an arrow. In the might of a settled purpose, he was like a burning-glass, which focuses the rays of the sun upon a single spot; he burned a hole wherever he went. The world stood aside to let this giant pass, because he knew the power of a mighty purpose. He knew how to concentrate. His ability, in many respects, was no greater than that of some of his generals, or other men in France, but he knew better than they how to focus every grain of his energy upon one plan. There is no grander sight in the world than that of a young man, fired with a great purpose, dominated by one unwavering aim. He is bound to win. The world stands aside to let him pass. He does not have half as much opposition to overcome as the nerveless, undecided man, who, like driftwood, runs against all sorts of snags, to which he must sooner or later yield because he has not sufficient momentum to force them out of his way. Defeat, to the determined man, is nothing. Like a gymnasium, it only gives him new power. It is of no use to oppose him; this only doubles his d'etermination and trebles his exertions. Dangers and hardships only increase his courage. No matter what comes to him, --sickness, poverty, imprisonment even, --he never turns his eye from his mark. A strong purpose holds one down to his task 1' and shuts out a thousand temptations to wander away from his legitimate sphere. A strong purpose does not wait for opportunities; it makes them. It has a magnetic power that draws to itself whatever is kindred, and enlists the support of all the faculties. It helps one to become master of himself; and, " if he once gets control of his powers, he can work the more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842952
  • 9781236842954