Seven ways to cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness
- Let's fill our minds with thoughts of peace, courage, health, and hope, for "our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Let's never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's do as General Eisenhower does: let's never waste a minute thinking about people we don't like.
- Instead of worrying about ingratitude, let's expect it. Let's remember that Jesus healed ten lepers in one day--and only one thanked Him. Why should we expect more gratitude than Jesus got?
- Let's remember that the only way to find happiness is not to expect gratitude--but to give for the joy of giving.
- Let's remember that gratitude is a "cultivated" trait; so if we want our children to be grateful, we must train them to be grateful.
- Count your blessings--not your troubles!
- Let's not imitate others. Let's find ourselves and be ourselves, for "envy is ignorance" and "imitation is suicide."
- When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
- Let's forget our own unhappiness--by trying to create a little happiness for others. "When you are good to others, you are best to yourself."
The perfect way to conquer worry
- Prayer at early morning and night.
How to keep from worrying about criticism
- Unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealousy and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead dog.
- Do the very best you can; and then put up your old umbrella and keep the rain of criticism from running down the back of your neck.
- Let's keep a record of the fool things we have done and criticize ourselves. Since we can't hope to be perfect, ask for, helpful, constructive criticism.
Six ways to prevent fatigue and worry and keep your energy and spirits high
- Rest before you get tired.
- Learn to relax at your work.
- Learn to relax at home.
- Apply these four good workings habits:
- Clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand.
- Do things in the order of their importance.
- When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts to make a decision.
- Learn to organize, deputize, and supervise.
- To prevent worry and fatigue, put enthusiasm into your work.
- Remember, no one was ever killed by lack of sleep. It is worrying about insomnia that does the damage--not the insomnia.
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
( Guidelines from Dorothy Carnegie's book based on Dale Carnegie's "Public speaking and influencing men in business" )