, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie wrote 70 or 80 years ago, but so much of what he says remains relevant in today’s world. Although parts of the book are a little dated (and some UK readers find it “overly American”), it demonstrates that stress and anxiety have always been around us. He believes that you should directly and quickly tackle your worries.  He feels that you can still anticipate problems and plan and prepare for them but without worrying, going over and over things again and again and again.   There is advice on how to stop worrying about criticism. It will make you think about the futility of worrying – the things we worry about happen (or don’t) whether we worry about them or not – this book gives lots of examples of how worrying has stopped people from enjoying their lives far more than the actual thing they were worrying about. Whilst this might seem an odd recommendation, there is a reason that this book has sold over 30 million copies!