Dale Carnegie

Why Can’t We Be Happy?

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - La Rochefoucauld

we’re the man

No one else is capable. Only we can manage our state of mind. We must not blame anyone or anything out there. We ought to look in the mirror and claim full responsibility for how we feel. If we want to feel good we must immerse ourselves in ‘good’ thoughts. The more we criticize others, blame them or be resentful the lower we sink.

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1st Basic Technique to ‘Cultivate a Mental Attitude that will Bring You Peace and Happiness: Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health and hope!

In the Dale Carnegie series we’ve covered the following main ideas and techniques therein:

1) Fundamental Principles for Overcoming Worry
2) Basic Techniques in Analyzing Worry
3) Break the Worry Habit Before It Breaks You
Today we start the next topic ‘Cultivate a Mental Attitude that will Bring You Peace and Happiness’. Let’s focus a major chunk of our thinking on the True, Good and Beautiful…

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM feeding on a diet of lovely thoughts!

Recommendation: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

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Why We Must Let The Past Be…

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. - Leslie P. Hartley

the past

The only true consciousness of time that we have is of the present moment. Just like the previous moment, the past doesn’t exist, it’s gone. When the future arrives, which it does every moment, it is our present. For creativity to flourish we must be worry-free and operate in the Eternal Now.

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6th Basic Technique to ‘Break the Worry Habit Before it Breaks You’ : Don’t worry about the past!

Let bygones be bygones, they say. Therein lies a lot of wisdom…

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM wise because I live in the Now!

Recommendation: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

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What is the ‘Law of Averages’?

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. - Dale Carnegie

worry makes bad curry!

Worrying is a waste of energy. It serves no good purpose. How can we stop investing in this losing proposition?

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3rd Basic Technique to ‘Break the Worry Habit Before it Breaks You’ : Use the law of averages to outlaw your worries.

Objectively figure out the chances that something will go wrong. As an example the odds of our dying in a 1 hour flight are less than 1 in 1,000,000! Similarly the odds of something else going wrong are not super high. Let’s not dwell on what may go wrong. That’s energy misspent! Let’s deploy the ‘Law of Averages’!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM vibrating good thoughts!

Recommendation: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

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