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 [1850-1924]
There was an awesome article in the June 2010 issue of Success Magazine about Orison Marden. He had a tumultuous childhood losing both his parents and being constantly reminded of his inferiority by his guardians. He believed strongly that your attitude and your outlook on life determines your destiny rather then your circumstances. Marden went on to author some of the first self-improvement books in America and later founded Success Magazine. Pretty awesome legacy!