Showing posts with label live in the present. Show all posts
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Sunday, 20 April 2014

How to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie

I bought this book years ago. When ?...well, about 22 years ago, yes..., the 'real' book, not the digital version of the book.

How many times I have reread this book? Countless... !
How many times I have packed this book while traveling? Difficult to count...!
How many times I have recommended this awesome book to friends? Lost the count...!

Took this out of my bookshelf today and decided to blog about this.

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955).

I do not think I need to write here in detail about this genius who pioneered self-help programs in the modern world. I attended a personality development program about 22 years ago spending a huge sum of money, almost a month's full salary while working as a junior staff immediately after my graduation and internship. There I happened to hear about this brilliant man and subsequently bought his book from a bookshop in Bangalore when I went there some months later because it was not available in our place at that time. Expensive book, it was!

Now, I feel lucky in learning the important principles outlined in this beautiful book at a very early age. Thereafter I attended many such personal development programs but what I felt is that they were all modifications of the same principles clearly and simply written by this brilliant man years ago. I have applied these principles that I learned early in my life as much as possible and I can state truthfully that whatever little success I think I have attained is because of this book and its contents.

I found all his books wonderful. Collected many, some are in digital formats. I make it a point to tell my friends to read a self-help book online or offline daily. Many are available for free online, so getting one is not a problem at all, no need to spend a dime!

Some interesting quotes collected from the www supposed to be made by Carnegie:

"The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?"

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy." Well, this one may be amended to suit the life of today's world with internet opening never before horizons of success - "If you want to conquer fear, do not sit idle at home, start some home-based business or if you prefer to go out, get busy with something you like in the world outside😊"

“We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today” 

For more quotes and further details:

The last quote is the basis of this blog - live in the present and the present moment is magical.
  • Live in the present happily and contented. Time just flows away, it never waits for none. The magical present moment that we have in our hands right now is the only thing that is sure for you to posses and whoever utilizing it well is the wisest on Earth.
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