"The Triumph of the Man Who Acts" is astounding. Imagine that Edward Earle Purinton wrote this book over a 100 years ago and his messages are so vital and relevant for today. As a fan of the "The Law of Attraction" I loved this phrase - "Picture yourself in absolute command of the place you aspire to, in permanent possession of the thing you want, with every ambition satisfied and every aspiration met." The book is so rich in wisdom I may never need to buy another self-help book. Edward guides us in improving our health, our productivity and how to be happier. He encourages us to be as a child to rediscover happiness. And then for those of us seeking more authenticity, Edward writes, "Freedom is the conscious power to express any, all, or none of yourself when you will, as you will, because you will." Buy this book if you need guidance to act, buy this book if you want a healthier life, and most of all buy this book because you want to be happier and more yourself.
Loved this book. It's a true hidden gem. I have read countless business and life coaching/help books and been to many live courses. As you get older/wise and more experienced, you become more discerning and time is more limited for self-growth books as you deal with growing a real-life business. Every sentence, every page is so powerfully written and encompasses a myriad of lessons and guidance that modern books speak of, but are not original or as heartfelt. It's a totally life-changing read and I cannot recommend it more highly. It's like Earl Nightingale, Napoleon Hill, and Tony Robbins, but on steroids! Kudos to the fact that this was rediscovered and republished.
This book arrived today and I read it in one sitting! What an eye-opening and inspiring book. The Triumph of the Man Who Acts is a spectacular read I highly recommend to all. It inspired and motivated me to take action in a matter I was stalled on for a few months. 5 stars.
Witten over a century ago but its lessons very much apply to the times we live in. Greatly enjoyed and highly reccomnded.
While I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, it is a beautiful reprint of a classic story and Triumph Book Press’ customer service is some of the best I have encountered, period, and truly practicing what they preach! Cannot review this highly enough!
Hasn't left my night table Ever since I bought it!! Great read! Would absolutely recommend to a friend!
The Triumph… is a call to action. This book seems to reemerge from the past at a perfect moment in time. It is the perfect guide for anyone standing in the cross roads of action toward greatness. Its is fascinating to read this book knowing it was written a hundred years ago, yet its wisdom, one that echos wisdom from centuries past, is still relevant and more poignant that ever.
You can also watch it on Youtube Or read more like this on my blog, Digital AmritThe book was originally published in 1916 by Edward Earle Purinton. He had written this book as a practical, self-help book that covers health, happiness, relationships and efficiency. Ari Berkowitz has stumbled upon this book during this time of self-quarantine and has re-released it with appropriate corrections and enhancements.Since 'The Triumph of the Man Who Acts' was initially published in 1916, it carries all the biases of that age. Edward Earle Purinton wrote it for the white male American, but most of the advice applies to all walks of life, even today. I found most of Purinton's writing brimming with energy. Of course, the onus is on the reader to pick and choose the sections that apply to them.Going even beyond the biases, the book has some sections which might seem a bit trivial and silly. But, there is still a kernel of value even there. For example, the author advises us to wear thin and light pyjamas at night. Though it is a bit frivolous on the surface, at its core, the message is that we should ensure that we get a good night's sleep.Ari Berkowitz has re-organized the book into five sections - Productivity, Health, Happiness, Relationships and Freedom. Each of these sections has chapters that focus on particular topics like 'ways to ascertain character' and 'how to be an optimist'. Each chapter is, in turn, logically and hierarchically organized. There are topics, which are broken down into smaller sections and then explained. The reader can almost visualize the bullet points in their head.In conclusion, 'The Triumph of the Man Who Acts' is an excellent book that needs to be read carefully and multiple times. It contains so much information and useful, practical advice which are still relevant today.If you liked this review, please support me on Patreon
I'm not really into self-help reading but with all The craziness going on in The world and on a personnal level I thought why not, since I was already asked For a review of this book. I'm glad I did, there's so much to learn from, so much knowledge to gain and don't Let The fact that It was first publish es a hundred years ago deter you.. Everything is as current as If had been written now, in fact I would say even more so. It's The Kind of read that will push you into action If you're feeling stuck or make you reflect on The things that need changing in your life. Don't miss out on this gem.
“The Triumph of the Man Who Acts contains many timeless truths...a valuable resource.”
My Great Uncle Edward Earle Purinton was a mystery. The brother of my grandfather,he was only described in family lore as “polite and quiet.” No one chronicled whatexactly he did. History had forgotten him and so had his family.Enter Ari Berkowitz who introduced me to the Great Uncle Earle I never knew - anaccomplished, motivational writer – providing enthusiastic guidance on such topics asgood health, productivity and personal potential. Captured by the arc of history, both inthe rise and fall of his influence, Earle was a product of his time. But if you removesome dated cultural norms that frame Earle’s writing, you will find enduring messages ofpractical advice and ardent encouragement for people today. The spirit of my greatuncle’s writing was its optimistic and positive tone and the reaffirmation that we all havewithin us the ability to do better.I express many thanks to Ari Berkowitz for reaching out to me and reintroducing me toGreat Uncle Earle. Not only did Ari help to preserve an important family legacy, but hereminded me that the wisdom of self-care is not a modern invention and that sometimesthe past is the best source of inspiration.
"...historically interesting and relevant today."