Basic Techniques in Analyzing Worry.
Rule 1: Get the facts. Remember that Dean Hawkes of Columbia University said that “half the worry in the world is caused by people trying to make decisions before they have sufficient knowledge on which to base a decision.”
Rule 2: After carefully weighing all the facts, come to a decision.
Rule 3: Once a decision is carefully reached, act! Get busy carrying out your decision-and dismiss all anxiety about the outcome.
Rule 4: When you, or any of your associates, are tempted to worry about a problem, write out nswer the following questions;
- What is the problem?
- What is the cause of the problem?
- What are all possible solutions?
- What is the best solution?
~ Dale Carnegie, How To Stop Worrying And Start Living (1944)