This book is one of the classic self-help books that focuses on one of the biggest leading causes of illness, worry. Even though Carnegie wrote the book in the 1940s, and the examples that he gives might seem a bit old, the key points are timeless.
“Our thoughts make us what we are.”– Dale Carnegie.
You want to stop obsessing about time worrying about the past and the future.
You want to objectively examine a situation and fix it.
You want to change your mindset to be happier in your life.
You want to avoid fatigue.
In a nutshell: this book helps you to reduce stress and worry about your daily life and different issues that you encounter.
In essence, Carnegie uses this first part of his book to give you some easy tools that you can use to avoid worrying about the future. Because most of the people worry in one way or another about their future, taking care of your present life and making it as good as possible for yourself, will create a sort of safety net for yourself and feeling more relaxed about what will happen.
a. How can you analyze worry?
b. To help you clarify the situation you can ask yourself:
If you are in a professional meeting with colleagues and are struggling to find a solution, these steps might help you as well.
In one sentence: having faith by believing in a greater being, will help you to worry less and believe in yourself.
By reading this book and learning about worry, I:
Became more rational and less emotional about what happens in my life.
Let go of the past and focus less on the future.
Learned quick techniques to deal with worry in different situations.
Dale Carnegie (1892-1955) was an American author and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, public speaking, salesmanship, interpersonal skills, and corporate training. Born in a poor family living on a farm in Missouri, Carnegie also became the author of well-known books as How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) or How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948) among others.