7 Lessons that Made Seven of the Greatest Men in History

The modern man could benefit greatly from history. In particular, he could benefit from the insight of the men who paved the way for yesterday’s (and today’s) success stories. Men like P.T Barnum, Andrew Carnegie, and Henry Ford trampled the thick forest of undiscovered methodology until they emerged into a life of accomplishment, success, happiness, and yes, wealth in both the form of money and legacy.

Considering all this essential knowledge that is right here below these last two sentences, we can confidently say that you are within minutes of becoming a better man. And opportunities like these do not come nearly often enough.

Mind Your Health While it is Still Good

The foundation of success in life is good health — that is the substratum of fortune; it is the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.”

-P.T. Barnum

Cultivate Friendship and Camaraderie in Anyone and Everyone

Great men cultivate love — only little men cherish a spirit of hatred.”

-Booker T. Washington

The Modest Man is a True Leader and Innovator

The duty of the man of wealth… [is] to set an example of modest, unostentatious living; shunning display or arrogance.”

-Andrew Carnegie

Goodwill is the Foundation of all Long-Term Wealth

A determined man can win almost anything that he goes after, but unless, in his getting, he gains goodwill he has not profited much.”

-Henry Ford

Wanting Brings Inspiration While Gluttony Breeds Debt

Be assured that it gives much more pain to the mind to be in debt – than to do without any article whatever which we may seem to want.”

-Thomas Jefferson

Calculated Patience is Underrated in Today’s Fast-Paced Society

An old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that it was not best to swap horses when crossing a stream.”

-Abraham Lincoln

If You Fear Failure, It Will Become Your Only Achievement

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.”

-Winston Churchill

It has been written many times over about the hidden treasures that lie in the context of history. Whether it be good or bad, these lessons offer insight into both the accomplishment and disaster that can arise from certain actions or mindset.

Failing due to a bad decision is inevitable – but failing due to a lack of research and investigation is inexcusable.

About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created Urbasm.com, a site for every guy.

About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created Urbasm.com, a site for every guy.