The Dale Carnegie Stress and Worry Principles
Fundamental Principles for Overcoming Worry
Live in “Day-Tight Compartments”
If you want to avoid worry, do what Sir William Osler did: Live in “day-tight compartments.” Don’t stew about the future. Just live each day until bedtime.
How to Face Trouble
The next time Trouble – with a capital T – backs you up in a corner, try the magic formula of Willis H. Carrier.
- Ask yourself, “What is the worst that can possibly happen if I can’t solve the problem?”
- Prepare yourself mentally to accept the worst – if necessary.
- Then calmly try to improve upon the worst – which you have already mentally agreed to accept.
Remind Yourself of the Exorbitant Health Care Cost
Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health. “Those who do not know how to fight worry die young.”