How To Stop Worrying and Start Living
Have you watched any of those good mafia movies? The statement, “Forget About It” is usually said many time. In those three words you can find power.
If you want to overcome worry, stress, bad habits and gain a positive attitude,higher energy and peace in your life, then Dale Carnegie’s classic book, How To Stop Worrying and Start Living, is the book for you.
This 340 page book is full of ideas that will help you understand and connect to yourself and others in whole new way.
The problem is not all of us have time to sit down and read 340 pages and look for the nuggets the book offers you. My goal is to condense this read in an easy to follow article.
This article has 33 principles for you to learn from and apply to your life. Start living the life you alway dreamt of.
Born in 1888, Dale Carnegie lived a life most of us can only dream to live. He was a salesman and knew he could offer the world more. He had the opportunity to work with the best of the best and in 1912, the Dale Carnegie’s course was started.
This course offers people a way to achieve a level of success they could not on their own and it helps them over come their fears.
Mr. Carnegie died in 1955 but left us with principles that are still thought today. In fact, all around the world his books can be purchased and studies. Courses are thought to millions of people who are looking to gain a competitive advantage over their competition as well as change the way they live.
The Book and The Principles
The book teaches five core concepts: Analyzing and Overcoming Worry, Breaking the Worry Habit, Cultivating a Positive Mental Attitude, Conquering Worry and Criticism and Keeping your Energy up.
Analyzing and Overcoming Fear
Want to overcome your fear and worries? Then you must know the cause. Answer these four questions to have a better understanding.
- Why and what is my problem?
- What are the causes of my problems?
- What are the possible solutions to my problems?
- How and what is the best solution to my problem?
Once you have an opportunity to gather all the facts and weight out all your fact, it is time to reach a decision on what you will do. Once you have decided it is time to act.
Do not stall and decide tomorrow is a better time to start.
Once you have analyzed the problem it is time to overcome your worry. When you take action, you must face the problem. Be prepared by knowing what the worst case is, act on it and improve on it.
If you want to succeed and overcome the worry then you have to take it day by day. Understand the positive and negative impact on your health and know that the negative is not going to last for ever.
Now that you have a plan. Live your life day by day and take action.
Breaking The Worry Habit
Now that you have decided that living is more important than worrying, it is time to forget about the past. Do not allow the past to cause future anxiety and refuse to give the past anymore power over you.
If you find yourself thinking about your worries, do your best to keep busy and do not focus your attention on non important things.
Know a simple fact that for every bad thing that happens there are hundreds of good things that happen that you may not notice.
If you focus you time, attention and efforts in creating a life that has fewer worries the inevitable will happen. You will create the live you are working towards.
Cultivating a Positive Mental Attitude
How to stop worrying and start living is about having a positive attitude and creating the peace and happiness you want. When we try to be like others we get away from the essence of who we are.
Do not imitate others. Learn to be yourself.
Perhaps you have heard, if you are having a bad day then try to make someone else’s day better? Watching them be happy will make you happy.
We need to fill our minds with positive thoughts and recall all the things that you are grateful for in your life. Do not be ungrateful for all you have as millions of people are dying to have all you have, including your troubles.
We need to focus on learning from our mistakes and not just going through life making the same ones over and over.
If someone has wronged you do not try to get even with them. This causes you to use a lot of mental energy that you can apply in other parts of your life.
Conquering Worry and Criticism
Want to be a better version or yourself? Sure we all do. This is way we read books, listen to audio book and even have a mentor to guide us.
You may not always do this, but you can pray anytime you need to and the universe will come together to solve your problems and eliminate worry.
We often find ourselves in the mist of our peer and feel like they are criticizing us but remember the opposite of what they are saying is a compliment.
We need to get better at looking at our own mistakes and pointing out where we need to improve. Once we can do this, then we can accept the words of others and be the best we can be.
Keeping Your Energy Up
There are days where mental stress is real and all we want to do is go home after a long day of work and sleep. But there are ways to deal with this kind of stress before it becomes a habit we get used to.
Before you start to feel stressed find ways to relax. At work often we do not take our coffee breaks but use this time to stretch and refocus on your goals. Once you have a moment to gather yourself put enthusiasm back in to your work.
If you have a job, are self-employed or are an entrepreneur, take time to clean the clutter on your desk. Focus on doing the work that is most important and get help where you need it.
It is important to take care of your health. Go for walks, workout, eat healthier and don’t watch the news. Positive body and mind create a positive life.
If you can’t sleep find ways to relax and prevent insomnia. If you still can’t sleep instead of just laying in bed, get out and work on things that need to be completed. Many times we lay awake because we have unfinished work that is keeping us up.
The 33 highlighted principles are just the tip of the iceberg in this classic book. How to stop worrying and start living, should be studies and reread once every six months. If you really want to excel then apply the principles that are mentioned in the book. The ideas are easy to apply and can be done right away.
We all want to feel important and don’t want to worry about the day-to-day things in life. Sometime it is hard to stop but once you know how to take the needed actions you can start to live.
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