How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Under the subheading "15,000,000 people can't be wrong," I proudly present one of the all-time business book classics. You've probably heard about this book, as it's one of those titles that have become part of the cultural lexicon (like CATCH-22). It floats around the edges of the pop-culture ether, easily recalled but little read.
Written in 1936, it is based on courses in public speaking that had been taught in adult education courses by Dale Carnegie since 1912 (and to put to rest a popular assumption, he was no relation to the magnate Andrew Carnegie). It is an unusual little book, written in a highly personalized, colloquial style that is reminiscent of a lecture.
But this is no infomercial for real estate investment with no money down or for a personal improvement guru. This book was designed with professionals in mind, and designed to help professional people do better in business by helping them make social contacts and improve their speaking skills. It was also written with a certain...earnestness in mind. Carnegie was a big believer in sincerity when it came to dealing with other people.
Reviews of: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
It was an exciting book.I loved it.Dale Carnegie's proven techniques have helped me to adopt new mental attitude that lead to happy life.If you want to avoid worry shut the iron doors on the past and the future.Live in day-light compartments.And also try to count your blessings-not your troubles.Always do the very best of everything that you can.Try to review this book each month.And also keep a diary in the back of this book showing how and when you have applied these principles.
I had read this author's book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People", so I was really excited about reading this book. I definitely was not disappointed and was very glad that I purchased it. One of the best things about this book is that it was written to where I could understand it. Not that I'm not intelligent, but it was written in "everyday" words that made sense. Mr. Carnegie has done in depth research on worry and the solutions for it. He tested the solutions with lots of people who suffered from worry and they were able to get past their worry. Also, I really liked how the author stressed that attitude is the most important thing. He explains that there is really no point in "crying over spilled milk", if you will; the past is just that--the past and it cannot be changed. He also states that the problems we are facing now will always seem bigger than what they actually are. The author encourages us to prepare for the worst and things will automatically get better. I tried a lot of Mr. Carnegie's techniques and have noticed a big difference. Highly recommended.
This is another great creation of the legend writer Dale Carnegie. I first read his “How to win friends and influence people”. When I heard about this book, I immediately went to the bookshop and bought it. The book was good as I expected.
This book is also written in a simple English so as an ordinary person from any country can read the book and enjoy the benefits. He did real research on worry and its remedies. He tested these techniques with many people who were filled with worries and found them successfully get over the worries soon.
The attitude is what that matters. According to him, there is no point in brooding over the past. The present problems are always not that bigger as we imagine. If we prepare ourselves for the worst and move on, things will automatically improve. Believe me I tried his techniques and it worked well for me mostly.
My wife gave me his book, because I was so worried about everything. I was worried about what people thought or said. I was worried about the bills. I was worried about the car and not being able to get where I needed to go for work. Being a soldier in the Army, it's hard not to worry about simple things like this. When I first met my wife, she is bipolar and managed to keep it together more than me. I asked her how she did it, and that's when she gave me this book. This book has taught me how to deal with stress, in a positive way. It's taught me to laugh more and worry less. It's changed my life, so I am now as happy as the next person. I'm trying to become as happy and as content as my wife. I recommend this book to any of the worry warts out there. It's about time everyone started to enjoy their life at least a little bit more.
In this book Dale Carnegie explains how to develop self-confidence and influence people. I have read this book several times. In this book author explains how to live our life with confidence and also how to handle each task in our life. That means one task at a time. We should not have anxiety for the tomorrow he says every day is a new life to a wise man. Even I found it wasn’t so hard to live only one day at a time. Consider today is a new life. So live today forget about tomorrow. Since reading this book, I am really experiencing a new and glorious way of life. I am no longer destroying my health and happiness by anxiety.
May I suggest that you also read this book over; keep it by your bed; underscore the parts that apply to your problems. Study it; use it. Discover your happy life.
I became a big fan of Dale Carnegie after reading his masterpiece creation “How to win friends and influence people? When I saw this book “How to stop worries and start living?” in a bookshop, the title drew my attention instantly. When I came to know it is a Dale Carnegie book, I immediately bought it with out giving a second thought bought it. I bought it with a lot of expectations and hopes.
Honestly, the book did not disappoint me at all. Though it cannot go anywhere near “How to win friend and influence people” I found it reasonably good. There are a few practical tips discussed by the author that are truly amazing and interesting. His strength is giving catchy titles to his books and using simple and powerful words through out the book. He narrates his views in a smooth and flawless way that really I loved.
I applied these techniques in my real life and found them very useful in managing my worries. This book can certainly help you to stop worries and start a new happy and cheerful life if only you understand his tips and follow them with faith.
The title of this book might be nifty and catchy, but when you open the cover.. the interest goes out the window. This book has the same information to offer as any web site or other books. There's nothing unique about it at all. My mom had this book, and I thought I'd read it and check it out. I made it half way through and decided it wasn't the book for me. I'm not saying it won't be a good book for anyone else. To each his own. Althought the information was helpful, it's nothing people don't already know.
First, I must say that the title itself is catchy and attractive. That drove me to buy the book immediately. When I started reading it, I could not stop until I read it fully. Some may think that every one already knows all points discussed in this book. I will agree with that to some extent.But when you highlight the points it goes right into your mind strongly.
As the author, rightly points out most of our worries aren’t that big as we imagine. If we have, the courage to analyze the root causes of our worries half of the problem is solved. If you face the problems with the best possible solution with a cool mind, you will definitely overcome your worries.
When you totally surrender to God and put your fullest faith in him then worry cannot have any impact on you. Your mind will become free from all worries. I personally admire Dale Carnegie’s techniques. I am sure his techniques will help anyone to stop worrying and start living a new life of peace and happiness.
I was given this book as a gift, from a friend who knows I worry too much. It's just not that interesting. While it does have valid information, it's information I could have found just as easily in another book, with a much more interesting layout. The book is very clinical, and very dry. While I'm sure the advice is helpful, this book is best left to the professional who doesn't care about the sense of humor or other things normal individual oriented self help books have.
I took a public speaking class in junior college, and this was one of our "recommended readings". Our teacher felt that worrying was the main reason people were bad a speaking in front of an audience and this book may help some to alleviate those fears.
I am not the worrying type, which I feel is the reason I didn't get a whole lot from the book. BUT, even I (the non-worrier) had a couple moments throughout the book when I thought "that's a good idea". Most concepts are very simple, but the ugly truth is that we don't practice them and this book tells us that we need to, and here's how.
I wouldn't recommend this book for someone looking for a "life-changing" moment, but for those just looking for some basic tips I think it's great.
I originally got this book as a gift and I thought I had a case of Deja Vu. While the book isn't horrible, it is by no means ground breaking material. The offered techniques are decent. In fact most of them I have used before, but in terms of overall effectiveness, I don't think I would recommend this to anyone. In a much more slower pace, this book tells you steps and gives you advice on how to stop worrying. The book is almost like a broken record because it's telling you things I'm sure most of you know already. Not to mention there are other books that are much more exciting and insightful and helpful on this exact same topic!
Reading this book was for me a dissapointment. While I do believe the book is filled with timeless advice and suggestions - the value of that information is really in how it can be implemented. It seems to me that the book leaves implementation to the readers imagination. Implementation is necessarily an individual challenge, but a framework would have been nice. Perhaps a framework would make implementing the ideas more time efficient. Maybe that's the difference between today's society and the time when the book was written - greater time constraints and 'multi-tasking'. Overall I recommend the book as full of great material, but I find it hard to implement.
A friend of mine had recommended this book to me and I went and found it at the local library to read. I am glad I checked it out as it offers so much practical advice that is time tested and still applies today. The book doesn’t offer any new groundbreaking advice that no one has every heard of, but it does offer great advice. After reading the book you’re left with a "duh" moment. I mainly got it to learn to stop worrying; I had been a worrier all my life and it needed to change. This book tells you what causes it and reminds you to focus on the positives in your life. I do believe that worrying is a part of life, but you have to put it into priorities. I still worry occasionally, but I don’t let it overwhelm me or rule my life. If there is something I can change I do it and I tell myself that somehow it will all work out. It will be easy to get wrapped up in the examples laid out in the book and you will probably find yourself reading it over and over.
I don't know what I expected when I started reading this book - but it seemed like an interesting topic and hey, we could all do with a little less stress, right? Carnegie takes a very clinical, ordered approach to worry. What are it's causes? How bad can it actually be? Ignore the negative and focus on the postive etc. As a 'life philosophy', I don't think it really works. With the title he implies that worrying and living are mutually exclusive, that is to say you must be doing one or the other - I believe that worrying is part of living.
However, it's important to keep things in perspective, so I'd recommend this book as a 'reference' copy - keep it in the bookshelf, and bring it out only when you need reminding that it could still get a whole lot worse.
Dale Carnegie’s book on “How to stop worrying and start living?’ is really awesome. The greatness of the book is that we all know about the simple techniques discussed in the book already but still they are very useful to refresh and practice. He has given simple ways to stop worrying and start living in his beautiful style of writing as usual very simple and very powerful. I practiced his techniques and found them working for me well. It will work for all if any one practices his techniques with care. The author says that most of the worries may not be that serious if we give a good thought over them. You should analyze the worst possible that could happen to you and prepare yourself for it. This way you can overcome your worries to a great extent. You should be having a clear state of mind when you try to find a solution to your problems. Your faith in God will also help a lot.
While this is a good book, I didn't really find much new in it. In a "carpe diem" way, this book looks at people who worry their lives away and how they can fix it with simple techniques. It makes me sad that what seems common sense has to be written and sold to people for them to learn, but better this way than not at all. Realizing the worst possible thing that could happen and then realizing how likely that would be if it were to happen is a nice trick. I liked when he talked about stage fright and I'm sure that could really help some people. I give it three stars, nothing too great, but good for people who struggle with it.
This book tells us about the techniques to be used to stop worrying. It tells you how to imagine the worst that can happen to you so that things would become easier afterwards. It tells you simple techniques to overcome fear and worries. It is a practical book which we can refer almost daily. The author Dale Carnegie has written this book with very simple words so that even an ordinary man can understand the techniques easily and practice it in his life.I have tried these techniques in my life and found it very useful to overcome my worries to a great extent. However, you need to read the book often, and then only you will find it useful in minimizing your worries. I agree with the author in almost all his views. However, it is easy to read and understand the techniques but not so easy to practice it. You need a strong mind and will power to implement the techniques and get the best out of this great book. I really consider this book as a useful guide to live happily forgetting your worries.
"Live your life in day-tight compartments." This is the immortal advice that is still very much relevant in our fast-paced life today. Dale Carnegie must be the first self-help author I have read, and his work in this book made the most impact in my life.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a book about practical tips and inspirational stories from what seemed like down and out people. Carnegie collected dozens of stories from real people who faced real life problems, and got over the hump of worry and self-destruction.
The book is not geared towards new age beliefs or even Christian beliefs. It's more of a technical manual, and an eclectic mix of beliefs on overcoming worry by applying positive habits and getting out of learned helplessness.
As far as I'm concerned, this book is the first self-help, textual discussion on how to apply rational strategies to everyday problems - from niggling self-doubt to accepting changes in your life that you can't control.
I borrowed this book from one of my friend & took 4 days to read the whole book,& these 4 days have changed my life a lot,like am proud to be me.I love my life more than ever & you would love too if u read this book.
It changes the way u think, it helps u in overcoming & tackling your worries & removes all the negativity inside you affecting your body & life.
One of the best book from 1940's by author dale carnegie had changed life's & will keep changing ,A highly recommended & a must read book for every one unsatisfied with life.
The most important lesson of How to stop worrying comes from an unintended source and tells us a lot about how the world has changed. The principles that Dale Carnegie covers in this book are ones that we knew were right in our minds already. The problem is, we don’t incorporate them into our lives even though we know better. What this book really does is enables you to trust yourself on what you already know. I know this sound odd, but no matter how well you know yourself and trust your own judgment, the things said in the book will still help you. There are plenty of examples of how people have incorporated the doctrines into their lives and it made all the difference in the world to them. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living focuses on the importance of one’s attitude. It is as applicable today as when it was written. A good attitude is crucial in helping a person improve his or her life and relationships with others. Although we all know these principles, this book is a great reminder that by appreciating life we enjoy life. Even if you think that you have made progress in overcoming worry as your life has progressed, this book will still help clear out some of the remaining pockets of worry in your life.