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This is a 1948 version of Dale Carnegie’s book: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

I found this book hidden away at the #witnessprotection cabin.

The previous owner was a self improvement junkie just like me…. she passed away suddenly and left behind all these self-improvement books.

I have the new version of the book (printed in 2004).

This old school version isn’t worth more money or anything like that it’s just kinda cool to find this here. I think this book is one of the most effective tools for dealing with anxiety and chronic worry.

The previous owner most certainly got some mileage from these techniques and now I will do the same.

Rule #1: If you want to avoid worry, do what Sir William Osler did. Live in “day-tight compartments”.

a) Don’t stew about the future.
b) Just live each day until bedtime.

Rule # 2: Next time you are faced with TROUBLE try the magic formula of Willis H. Carrier:

a) Ask yourself: what is the worst that can happen?
b) Prepare yourself mentally to accept the worst
c) But calmly try to improve upon the “worst”–which you have already accepted.

Rule # 3: Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health.

“Businessmen who do not know how to fight worry die young”.

Another good piece of advice:

When faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem:

1) Get the facts
2) Analyze the facts
3) Arrive at a decision and act on that decision.

Boom… there you have it…

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