The Dale Carnegie Stress and Worry Principles
Basic Techniques in Analyzing Worry
Get All the Facts
Remember that Dean Hawkes of Columbia University said that “half the worry in the world is caused by people trying to make decisions before they have sufficient knowledge on which to base a decision.”
Weigh All the Facts – Then Come to a Decision
After carefully weighing all the facts, come to a decision.
Once a Decision Is Reached, Act
Once a decision is carefully reached, act! Get busy carrying out your decision – and dismiss all anxiety about the outcome.
Write out and Answer the Following Questions:
When you, or any of your associates, are tempted to worry about a problem, write out and answer the following questions:
- What is the problem?
- What’s the cause of the problem?
- What are all possible solutions?
- What is the best solution?