“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” – Thomas Carlyle
How this book was written-and why
Thirty-five years ago, Dale was one of the unhappiest man in New York. He was selling motor-trucks for living. He didn’t even know what made a motor-truck run. That not all: He doesn’t want to know. He dislike his job. He don’t like living in cheap furnished room that infested with cockroaches.
Every night he came to his lonely room with sick headache-a headache bred and fed by disappointment, worry, bitterness, and rebellion. Rebelling because the dreams had nourished back in his college days had turned into nightmares.
“Is this life? Was this the vital adventure to which I had looked forward so eagerly? Was this all life would ever mean to me-working at a job I don’t like, living with cockroaches, eating vile food-and with no hope for the future?… I longed for leisure to read, and to write the books I had dreamed of writing back in my college days.” – Dale Carnegie
He knew that he has nothing to lose for giving up his job that he don’t like. And not interested in making a lot of money but interested in making a lots of living. In short, he made a decision that most young people faces when they begin in their life. And that decision completely altered his life.
“My decision was this: I would give up the work I loathed; and, since I had spent four years studying in the State Teachers’ College at Warrensbur, Missouri, preparing to teach, I would make my living teaching adult classes in night schools. Then I would have my days free to read books, prepare lectures, write novels and short stories. I wanted “to live to write to live”-Dale Carnegie
Sixteen ways in which this book will help you
1. Gives you a number of practical, tested formulas for solving worry situations.
2. Shows you how to eliminate fifty percent of your business worries immediately.
3. Brings you seven ways to cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness.
4. Shows you how to lessen financial worries.
5. Explain a law that will outlaw many of your worries.
6. Tells you how to turn criticism to your advantage.
7. Shows how the housewife can avoid fatigue and keep looking young.
8 Gives four working habits that will help prevent fatigue and worry.
9. Tells you how to add one hour a day to your working life.
10. Shows you how to avoid emotional upsets.
11. Gives you the stories of scores of everyday men and women, who tell you in their own words how they stopped worrying and started living.
12. Gives you Alfred Adler’s prescription for curing melancholia in fourteen days.
13. Gives you the 21 words that enabled the world-famous physician, Sir William Osier, to banish worry.
14. Explains the three magic steps that Willis H. Carrier, founder of the air-conditioning industry, uses to conquer worry.
15. Shows you how to use what William James called “the sovereign cure for worry”.
16. Gives you details of how many famous men conquered worry-men like Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times; Herbert E. Hawkes, former Dean of Columbia University; Ordway Tead, Chairman of the Board of Higher Education, New York City; Jack Dempsey; Connie Mack; Roger W. Babson; Admiral Byrd; Henry Ford; Gene Autry; J.C. Penney; and John D. Rockefeller.
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