FUNDAMENTAL FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORRY
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:
- Ask yourself, “What is the worst that can possibly happen if I can’t solve my problem?”
- Prepare yourself mentally to accept the worst – if necessary.
- 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)