This tale of a soldier’s self-reliance during the Spanish American War is history’s greatest motivational lesson, now collected with Elbert Hubbard’s most treasured inspirational works.
A Message to Garcia touched so profound a chord in readers that, after its publication in 1899, it became one of the most widely read works in human history. A Message to Garcia tells the story of an American soldier charged with delivering a critical message to a leader of Cuban rebel forces during the Spanish American War. In Hubbard’s account, he delivered the urgent missive with no questions asked, no complaining, and no hedging. The enduring and almost unbelievably simple message of the essay is this: When asked to perform a task, don’t ask How...? or Why...? or Wouldn’t it be better if,/I . . . ? Just do it—and you will become more valued and respected than you ever imagined possible.
History's Greatest Motivational Lesson: Now in a Definitive Edition with Gems of Wisdom from Elbert Hubbard
This remarkably concise, powerful statement on what makes a person successful remains as relevant today as when it was written more than a century ago. If you take seriously the principle of Elbert Hubbard's A Message to Garcia, you will become the indispensible, productive, successful, and respected person you have always wished to be.
All that is required is for you to "carry a message to Garcia" - which means to do a job simply as it should be done. Discover for yourself the incredible power hidden in this one step.
This edition of A Message to Garcia surpasses other volumes because it includes short passages of life-advice from Hubbard, which elucidate his message and demonstrate how to put it into action.
Selected and introduced by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz, this slender volume offers a life-changing journey into a single idea that can make all the difference in your earning power, effectiveness, and success.
The Condensed Classics Library "40 Minutes to a New You"
Originally intended as a kind of a parable for businessmen, the short story A Message to Garcia has achieved a level of cult popularity among some groups, including military service members. Concise and to the point, this inspiring tale drives home the theme that anyone tasked with a job should carry it out as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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