My Notes on “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”
By Dale Carnegie
Forget yesterday and don’t think about tomorrow. Focus on today. Accept the worst and improve from there.
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Your business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Live every day compartmentalized. Shut out the dead yesterdays and the unborn tomorrows.
The load of tomorrow, added to that of yesterday, carried today, makes the strongest falter. — Dale Carnegie
The best way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate and do your absolute best today.
Plan for tomorrow but have no anxiety for it.
Think good. Deal with cause and effect that leads to logical, constructive planning. Don’t think bad. It leads to tension and nervous breakdowns.
Visualize grains of sand passing through the narrow neck of an hourglass. Those are your tasks being addressed one by one throughout the day.
Don’t underestimate the results of normal but constant efforts.
Be content living the only time you can live: from now until bedtime.
When something is worrying you:
- Analyze the situation fearlessly and honestly. Figure out what’s the worst that can happen as a result of your failure.
- Reconcile yourself to accept it.
- Devote your time and energy to improve upon the worst which you already accepted.
Accepting the worst means you have nothing else to lose but everything to gain.
Don’t let worry destroy your ability to concentrate.
True peace of mind comes from accepting the worst. — Dale Carnegie