Victorious attitude - by Orison Swett Marden - PDF book

Victorious attitude 

Victorious attitude
Victorious attitude - by Orison Swett Marden


What a grasp the mind would have if we could always hold the victorious attitude toward everything! Sweeping past obstacles and reaching out into the energy of the universe it would gather to itself material for building a life in its own image. 

To be a conqueror in appearance, in one's bearing, is the first step toward success. It inspires confidence in others as well as in oneself. Walk, talk and act as though you were somebody, and you are more likely to become such. 

Move about among your fellow men as though you believe you are a man of importance. Let victory speak from your face and express itself in your manner. Carry yourself like one who is conscious he The Victorious Attitude has a splendid mission, a grand aim in life. Radiate a hopeful, expectant, cheerful atmosphere. In other words, be a good advertisement of the winner you are trying to him. Doubts, fears, despondency, lack of confidence, will not only give you away in the estimation of others and brand you as a weakling, a probable failure, but they will react upon your mentality and destroy your self-confidence, your initiative, your efficiency. 

They are telltales, proclaiming to everyone you meet that you are losing out in the game of hfe. A triumphant expression inspires trust, makes a favourable impression. A despondent, discouraged expression creates distrust, makes an unfavourable impression.

 If you don't look cheerful and appear and act like a winner nobody will want you. Every man will turn a deaf ear to your plea for work. No matter if you are jobless and have been out of work for a long time you must keep up a winning appearance, a victorious attitude, or you will lose the very thing you are after. 

The world has little use for whiners or long-faced failures. It is difficult to get very far away from people's estimates of us. A bad first impression often creates a prejudice that it is impossible afterwards wholly to remove. Hence the im- portance of always radiating a cheerful, up-lifting atmosphere, an atmosphere that will be a commendation instead of a condemnation. Not that we should deceive by trying to appear what we are not, but we should always keep our best side out, not our second best or our worst. Our personal appearance is our show window where we insert what we have for sale, and we are judged by what we put there. 

The victorious idea of life, not its failure side, its disappointing side; the triumphant, not the thwarted-ambition side, is the thing to keep ever uppermost in the mind, for it is this that will lead you to the light. You must give the impression that you are a success, or that you have qualities that will make you successful, that you are making good, or no recommendation or testimonial however strong will counter-act the unfavourable impression you make. So much of our progress in life depends upon our reputation, upon making a favourable impression upon others, that it is of the utmost importance to cultivate mental forcefulness.

 It is the mind that colours the personality, gives it its tone and character. If we cultivate willpower, decisions, positive instead of negative thinking, we cannot help making an impression of masterfulness, and everybody knows that this is the qualification that does things. It is masterfulness, force, that achieves results, and if we do not express it in our appearance people will not have confidence in our achieving ability. 

They may think that we can sell goods behind a counter, work under orders, carry out some mechanical routine with faithfulness and precision, but they will not think we are fitted for leadership, that we can command resources to meet possible crises or big emergencies. Never say or do anything which will show the earmarks of a weakling, of a nobody, of a failure.

Contents

I The Victorious Attitude 1
II "According to Thy Faith" .... 17
III Doubt the Traitor 41
IV Making Dreams Come True .... 62
V A New Rosary 87
VI Attracting the Poorhouse . . . .117
VII Making Yourself a Prosperity Magnet. 140
VIII The Suggestion of Inferiority. .163
Have You Tried Love's Way.?. .183
X Where Your Supply Is . . . . .217
XI The Triumph of Health Ideals . . . 239
XII, You Are Headed Toward Your Ideal. 268
XIII How to Make the Brain Work for Us
During Sleep 286
XIV Preparing the Mind for Sleep . . . 303
XV How to Stay Young 318
XVI Our Oneness with Infinite Life . . . 343


the book details :
  • Author:Orison Swett Marden
  • Publication date: 1916
  • Company: New York,: Thomas Y. Crowell company


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