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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

by Dale Carnegie

It is not just a book but a manual for happy worry-free life. All the chapter deals with real world application of ideas to tackle the worry. The tools are so easy to understand and use that one may actually turn himself from worrier to a warrior.

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Live each day until bedtime. Don't carry tension from yesterday to tomorrow. Live in day-tight compartment

Ask yourself about the troubles you're facing

  • What worst could happen if you can't solve it?
  • Prepare mentally for the worst case scenario
  • Calmly try to improve upon the worst

Remind yourself what could happen to your health if you don't stop worrying.

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  1. Get the facts. Remember 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
  2. After carefully weighing all facts, come to a decision
  3. Once a decision is carefully reached, act! Get busy carrying out your decisions and dismiss all anxiety about the outcome
  4. When you are tempted to worry about a problem, write out and answer the following questions:
  • What is the problem?
  • What is the cause of the problem?
  • What are all possible solutions?
  • What is the best solution?

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  1. Crowd worry out of your mind by keeping busy. Plenty of action is one of the best therapies ever devised for curing "wibber gibbers"
  2. Don't fuss about trifles. Don't permit little things-the mere termits of life- to ruin your happiness
  3. Use the law of averages to outlaw your worries. Ask yourself: what are the odds against this thing's happening at all?

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  1. Co-operate with the inevitable. If you know a circumstance is beyond your power to change Or revise, say to yourself "It is so; it cannot be otherwise"
  2. Put a stop-loss order on your worries. Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worthand refuse to give it any more.
  3. Let the past bury its dead. Don't saw sawdust.

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  1. Let's fill our minds with thoughts of peace, courage, health and hope, for 'our life is what our thoughts make it'
  2. Let's never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's do as General Eisenhower does: let's never waste a minute thinking about people we don't like.
  3. Instead of worrying about ingratitude, let's expect it. Let's remember that Jesus healed ten lepers in one day and only one thanked Him. Why should we expect more gratitude than Jesus got?

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  1. Let's remember that the only way to find happiness is not to expect gratitude but to give for the joy of giving
  2. Let's remember that gratitude is a "cultivated" trait; so if we want our children to be grateful, we must train them to be grateful
  3. Count your blessings, not your troubles
  4. Let's not imitate others. Let's find ourselves and be ourselves, for envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide.
  5. When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade
  6. Let's forget our own happiness by trying to create a little happiness for others. When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.

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  1. Unjust criticism if often a disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealousy and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead dog.
  2. Do the very best you can, and then put up your old umbrella and keep the rain of criticism from running down the back of your neck
  3. Let's keep a record of the fool things we have done and criticise ourselves. Since we can't hope to be perfect, let's do what E. H. Little did: let's ask for unbiased, helpful, constructive criticism.

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  1. Rest before you get tired
  2. Learn to relax at your work
  3. If you are a housewife, protect your health and appearance by relaxing at home
  4. Apply these four good working habits
  • Clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand
  • Do things in the order of their importance
  • When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts necessary to make a decision
  • Learn to organize, deputize and supervise.

5. To prevent worry and fatigue, put enthusiasm into your work

6. Remember, no one was ever killed by lack of sleep. It is worrying about insomnia that does the damage

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