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Andrew Carnegie

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“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”

Carnegie’s life has often been referred to as a true “rags to riches” story.  He was born in 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland in a typical weaver’s cottage with only one main room consisting of half the ground floor which was shared with the neighboring weaver’s family.  And before his death in 1919 he gave away 350 million dollars!

Carnegie was an American industrialist, a businessman, an entrepreneur, and a major philanthropist of his time.  He, along with many of the other great teachers, lived in the 1800’s into the early 1900’s during Americas Industrial age.  It’s truly amazing how 100 years later the lessons learned from the giants of the American Industrial age are still relevant in our time of great technology.

I am most interested in his philosophies and beliefs that made him so successful.  So I include below a video of Napoleon Hill talking about philosophies and beliefs Andrew Carnegie taught him.

I am most interested in his philosophies and beliefs that made him so successful.  So I include below a video of Napoleon Hill talking about philosophies and beliefs Andrew Carnegie taught him.  

As you can see Andrew Carnegie believed whole heartily in mans ability to create his own destiny and in the importance of man’s ability to focus his mind.

 

My favorite however is Carnegie’s belief that “a sunny disposition can be cultivated” and “is worth more than fortune.”  I believe that a “sunny disposition” is THE true measure of success. You can truly dedicate a year of your life to learning about Andrew Carnegie and not a second would be wasted.

Official Site:

http://www.carnegie.org

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