How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

How to Stop Worrying and Start LivingHow To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie is a celebrated classic on how to dissolve worry and live a fulfilling life. The book offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today. In our fast-paced world—formulas that will last a lifetime!📖❤

Part Nine–‘Seventy Per Cent of All Our Worries…’

Chapter 30 If I knew how to solve everybody’s financial worries, I wouldn’t be writing this book, I would be sitting in the White House—right beside the President. But here is one thing I can do: I can quote some authorities on this subject and make some highly practical suggestions and point out where you …

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Part Eight–The Major Decision of Your Life

Chapter 29 If you are under eighteen, you will probably soon be called upon to make the two most important decisions of your life—decisions that will profoundly alter all the days of your years: decisions that may have far-reaching effects upon your happiness, your income, your health; decisions that may make or break you.What are …

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Part Seven–How to Keep from Worrying About Insomnia

Chapter 28 Do you worry when you can’t sleep well? Then it may interest you to know that Samuel Untermyer—the famous international lawyer—never got a decent night’s sleep in his life.When Sam Untermyer went to college, he worried about two afflictions—asthma and insomnia. He couldn’t seem to cure either, so he decided to do the …

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Part Seven–How to Banish the Boredom that Produces Fatigue, Worry, and Resentment

Chapter 27 One of the chief causes of fatigue is boredom. To illustrate, let’s take the case of Alice, a stenographer who lives on your street. Alice came home one night utterly exhausted. She acted fatigued. She was fatigued. She had a headache. She had a backache. She was so exhausted she wanted to go …

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Part Seven–Four Good Working Habits that will help Prevent Fatigue and Worry

Chapter 26 Good Working Habit No. 1: Clear Your Desk of All Papers Except Those Relating to the Immediate Problem at Hand.Roland L. Williams, President of Chicago and North-western Railway, says: “A person with his desk piled high with papers on various matters will find his work much easier and more accurate if he clears …

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Part Seven–How the Housewife Can Avoid Fatigue and Keep Looking Young

Chapter 25 ONE DAY last autumn, my associate flew up to Boston to attend a session of one of the most unusual medical classes in the world. Medical? Well, yes, it meets once a week at the Boston Dispensary, and the patients who attend it get regular and thorough medical examinations before they are admitted. …

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Part Seven–What Makes You Tired And What You Can Do About It

Chapter 24 HERE is an astounding and significant fact: Mental work alone can’t make you tired. Sounds absurd. But a few years ago, scientists tried to find out how long the human brain could labour without reaching “a diminished capacity for work”, the scientific definition of fatigue. To the amazement of these scientists, they discovered …

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Part Seven–How to add One Hour a Day to Your Walking Life

Chapter 23 Why am I writing a chapter on preventing fatigue in a book on preventing worry? That is simple: because fatigue often produces worry, or, at least, it makes you susceptible to worry. Any medical student will tell you that fatigue lowers physical resistance to the common cold and hundreds of other diseases and …

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Part Six–Do this, and Criticism Can’t Hurt You

Chapter 21 I ONCE interviewed Major-General Smedley Butler-old “Gimlet-Eye”. Old “Hell-Devil” Butler! Remember him? The most colourful, swashbuckling general who ever commanded the United States Marines.He told me that when he was young, he was desperately eager to be popular, wanted to make a good impression on everyone. In those days the slightest criticism smarted …

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Part Six–Remember that No One Ever Kicks a Dead Dog

Chapter 20 AN EVENT occurred in 1929 that created a national sensation in educational circles. Learned men from all over America rushed to Chicago to witness the affair. A few years earlier, a young man by the name of Robert Hutchins had worked his way through Yale, acting as a waiter, a lumberjack, a tutor, …

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Part Four–How to Cure Melancholy in Fourteen Days

Chapter 18 WHEN I started writing this book, I offered a two-hundred-dollar prize for the most helpful and inspiring true story on “How I Conquered Worry”.The three judges for this contest were: Eddie Rickenbacker, president, Eastern Air Lines; Dr. Stewart W. McClelland, president, Lincoln Memorial University; H. V. Kaltenborn, radio news analyst. However, we received …

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Part Four–If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade

Chapter 17 WHILE writing this book, I dropped in one day at the University of Chicago and asked the Chancellor, Robert Maynard Hutchins, how he kept from worrying. He replied: “I have always tried to follow a bit of advice given me by the late Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company: ‘When you …

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Part Four–Find Yourself and Be Yourself: Remember there is No One Else on Earth Like You

Chapter 16 I have a letter from Mrs. Edith Allred, of Mount Airy, North Carolina: “As a child, I was extremely sensitive and shy,” she says in her letter. “I was always overweight and my cheeks made me look even fatter than I was. I had an old-fashioned mother who thought it was foolish to …

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Part Four–If you Do This, You will Never Worry about Ingratitude

Chapter 14 I recently met a business man in Texas who was burned up with indignation. I was warned that he would tell me about it within fifteen minutes after I met him. He did. The incident he was angry about had occurred eleven months previously, but he was still burned up about it. He …

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Part Three–Put a ‘Stop-Loss’ Order on Your Worries

Chapter 10 WOULD you like to know how to make money on the Stock Exchange? Well, so would a million other people—and if I knew the answer, this book would sell for a fabulous price. However, there’s one good idea that some successful operators use. This story was told to me by Charles Roberts, an …

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Part Two–How to Eliminate Fifty Per Cent of Your Business Worries

Chapter 5 If you are a Business-man, you are probably saying to yourself right now: “The title of this chapter is ridiculous. I have been running my business for nineteen years; and I certainly know the answers if anybody does. The idea of anybody trying to tell me how I can eliminate fifty per cent …

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Part Two–How to Analyse and Solve Worry Problems

Chapter 4 I keep six honest serving-men(They taught me all I knew):Their names are What and Why and WhenAnd How and Where and Who.-Rudyard Kipling Will the magic formula of Willis H. Carrier, described in Part One, Chapter 2, solve all worry problems? No, of course not. Then what is the answer? The answer is …

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Part One–A Magic Formula for Solving Worry Situations

Chapter 2 Would you like a quick, sure-fire recipe for handling worry situations—a technique you can start using right away, before you go any further in reading this book?Then let me tell you about the method worked out by Willis H. Carrier, the brilliant engineer who launched the air-conditioning industry, and who is now head …

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