The Way To Win Book II Painting by Christopher Stott
The Way To Win II / 18 x 36 / oil on canvas

I found this book, The Way To Win, and had to add it to my little late 19th Century library of books that reveal the way our people were thinking just over 100 years ago. The book is a very detailed, very long self-help style book from a John T. Dale.

The Way To Win Book I Painting by Christopher Stott
The Way To Win I / 18 x 36 / oil on canvas

These paintings are available at the Elliott Fouts Gallery

After browsing through the chapters, I’m left to wonder if anyone who picked up the book in 1891 found success as they went chapter by chapter and tried to structure a meaningful, successful life.

The thing that I find interesting is how this book reads and seems so much like modern-day self help. It’s all here, published 125 years ago. You can find all of this being self-published on countless blogs or YouTube channels today. I wonder if John T. Dale would have found an audience if he was one of those numbers today?

The Way To Win by John T. Dale
The Way To Win by John T. Dale
The Way To Win by John T. Dale
Learn to Say No / The Way To Win by John T. Dale
The Way To Win by John T. Dale
The Uses of Adversity / The Way To Win by John T. Dale
The Way To Win by John T. Dale
Be Kind / The Way To Win by John T. Dale