October Twenty Fourth Success Secret – Dale Carnegie

October 24, 2020 — Leave a comment


Rule 1: If you want to avoid worry, do what Sir William Osler did: Live in “day-tight compartments.” Don’t stew about the future, just live each day until bedtime.

Rule 2: The next time trouble – with a Capital T – backs you up in a corner, try the magic formula of Willis H. Carrier:

  1. Ask yourself, “What is the worst that can possibly happen if I can’t solve my problem?”
  2. Prepare yourself mentally to accept the worst – if necessary.
  3. Then calmly try to improve upon the worst – which you have already mentally agreed to accept.

Rule 3: Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health. “Those who do not know how to fight worry die young.”

~ Dale Carnegie, How To Stop Worrying And Start Living (1944)

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