Pushing to the Front

Orison Swett MARDEN (1850 - 1924)


Published in 1894, this is the first book by the renowned inspirational author, Dr. Orison Swett Marden. Pushing to the Front is the product of many years of hard work, and marks a turning point in the life of Dr. Marden. He rewrote it following an accidental fire that brought the five-thousand-plus page manuscript to flames. It went on to become the most popular personal-development book of its time, and is a timeless classic in its genre. Filled with stories of success, triumph and the surmounting of difficulties, it is especially well-targeted at the adolescent or young adult. It is a book to inspire the reader towards a noble sense of integrity, a strong moral foundation, and solid, enduring self-discipline to let the reader put each foot forward as the leader they are meant to be. (Summary by Luke Sartor)

Genre(s): Psychology, Self-Help, Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword Luke Sartor
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Play 01 Chapter I: The Man and the Opportunity Luke Sartor
00:41:03
Play 02 Chapter II: Wanted - a Man Luke Sartor
00:15:06
Play 03 Chapter III: Boys with No Chance Luke Sartor
01:05:08
Play 04 Chapter IV: The Country Boy Luke Sartor
00:24:47
Play 05 Chapter V: Opportunities Where You Are Luke Sartor
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Play 06 Chapter VI: Possibilities in Spare Moments Luke Sartor
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Play 07 Chapter VII: How Poor Boys and Girls Go to College Luke Sartor
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Play 08 Chapter VIII: Your Opportunity Confronts You—What Will You Do with It? Luke Sartor
00:30:00
Play 09 Chapter IX: Round Boys in Square Holes Luke Sartor
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Play 10 Chapter X: What Career? Luke Sartor
00:30:53
Play 11 Chapter XI: Choosing a Vocation Luke Sartor
00:33:36
Play 12 Chapter XII: Concentrated Energy Luke Sartor
00:26:33
Play 13 Chapter XIII: The Triumphs of Enthusiasm Luke Sartor
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Play 14 Chapter XIV: "On Time," Or, The Triumph of Promptness Luke Sartor
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Play 15 Chapter XV: What a Good Appearance Will Do Luke Sartor
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Play 16 Chapter XVI: Personality as a Success Asset Luke Sartor
00:30:32
Play 17 Chapter XVII: If You Can Talk Well Luke Sartor
00:33:44
Play 18 Chapter XVIII: A Fortune in Good Manners Luke Sartor
00:52:00
Play 19 Chapter XIX: Self-Consciousness and Timidity Foes To Success Luke Sartor
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Play 20 Chapter XX: Tact or Common Sense Luke Sartor
00:30:08
Play 21 Chapter XXI: Enamored of Accuracy Luke Sartor
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Play 22 Chapter XXII: Do It to a Finish Luke Sartor
00:46:45
Play 23 Chapter XXIII: The Reward of Persistence Luke Sartor
00:35:57
Play 24 Chapter XXIV: Nerve—Grip, Pluck Luke Sartor
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Play 25 Chapter XXV: Clear Grit Luke Sartor
00:29:35
Play 26 Chapter XXVI: Success Under Difficulties Luke Sartor
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Play 27 Chapter XXVII: Uses of Obstacles Luke Sartor
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Play 28 Chapter XXVIII: Decision Luke Sartor
00:28:29
Play 29 Chapter XXIX: Observation as a Success Factor Luke Sartor
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Play 30 Chapter XXX: Self-Help Luke Sartor
00:40:40
Play 31 Chapter XXXI: The Self-Improvement Habit Luke Sartor
00:25:59
Play 32 Chapter XXXII: Raising of Values Luke Sartor
00:16:35
Play 33 Chapter XXXIII: Public Speaking Luke Sartor
00:30:20
Play 34 Chapter XXXIV: The Triumphs of the Common Virtues Luke Sartor
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Play 35 Chapter XXXV: Getting Aroused Luke Sartor
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Play 36 Chapter XXXVI: The Man with an Idea Luke Sartor
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Play 37 Chapter XXXVII: Dare Luke Sartor
00:49:14
Play 38 Chapter XXXVIII: The Will and the Way Luke Sartor
00:34:21
Play 39 Chapter XXXIX: One Unwavering Aim Luke Sartor
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Play 40 Chapter XL: Work and Wait Luke Sartor
00:35:56
Play 41 Chapter XLI: The Might of Little Things Luke Sartor
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Play 42 Chapter XLII: The Salary You Do Not Find In Your Pay Envelope Luke Sartor
00:38:27
Play 43 Chapter XLIII: Expect Great Things of Yourself Luke Sartor
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Play 44 Chapter XLIV: The Next Time You Think You are a Failure Luke Sartor
00:26:41
Play 45 Chapter XLV: Stand for Something Luke Sartor
00:22:03
Play 46 Chapter XLVI: Nature's Little Bill Luke Sartor
00:43:48
Play 47 Chapter XLVII: Habit—The Servant,—The Master Luke Sartor
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Play 48 Chapter XLVIII: The Cigarette Luke Sartor
00:39:32
Play 49 Chapter XLIX: The Power of Purity Luke Sartor
00:41:45
Play 50 Chapter L: The Habit of Happiness Luke Sartor
00:31:08
Play 51 Chapter LI: Put Beauty Into Your Life Luke Sartor
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Play 52 Chapter LII: Education by Absorption Luke Sartor
00:20:04
Play 53 Chapter LIII: The Power of Suggestion Luke Sartor
00:29:10
Play 54 Chapter LIV: The Curse of Worry Luke Sartor
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Play 55 Chapter LV: Take a Pleasant Thought to Bed with You Luke Sartor
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Play 56 Chapter LVI: The Conquest of Poverty Luke Sartor
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Play 57 Chapter LVII: A New Way of Bringing Up Children Luke Sartor
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Play 58 Chapter LVIII: The Home as a School of Good Manners Luke Sartor
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Play 59 Chapter LIX: Mother Luke Sartor
00:32:24
Play 60 Chapter LX: Why So Many Married Women Deteriorate Luke Sartor
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Play 61 Chapter LXI: Thrift Luke Sartor
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Play 62 Chapter LXII: A College Education at Home Luke Sartor
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Play 63 Chapter LXIII: Discrimination in Reading Luke Sartor
00:22:01
Play 64 Chapter LXIV: Reading a Spur to Ambition Luke Sartor
00:33:32
Play 65 Chapter LXV: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail Luke Sartor
00:34:24
Play 66 Chapter LXVI: Rich without Money Luke Sartor
00:24:41