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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.