Monday, February 13, 2012
Did you know that our brains contain billions of cells? Scientists say that we only utilize only 10-20% of those cells. We would literally astonish ourselves if we recognize the ability we possess. We have only scratched the surface of our potential!
"Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and
put into action."
Orison Swett Marden
Marden's first book, Pushing to the Front, was published in 1894. He followed this with several more volumes on the subjects of success, the cultivation of will power, and positive thinking. He founded Success Magazine in 1897.
Like many proponents of the New Thought philosophy, Marden believed that our thoughts influence our lives and our life circumstances. He said, "We make the world we live in and shape our own environment." Yet although he is best known for his books on financial success, he always emphasized that this would come as a result of cultivating one's personal development: "The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."