Book notes: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie book summary.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry by Dale Carnegie

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Synopsis: “Through Dale Carnegie’s seven-million-copy best seller (recently revised) millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime! Discover how to:

  • Eliminate 50 percent of business worries immediately
  • Reduce financial worries
  • Turn criticism to your advantage
  • Avoid fatigue and keep looking young
  • Add one hour a day to your waking life
  • Find yourself and be yourself – remember, there is no one on earth like you!

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Live “carefree”

Carefree – Daily writing prompt

Adj. free from anxiety or responsibility

So this past weekend, my family and I went to Miami and had a bunch of fun. We explored South Beach, ate a bunch of food, and went flyboarding!

I learned a funny thing while flyboarding with my sister and mom. Even though both my sister and I are “adults” (25 and 27), our mom still worries about us like we are 5 and 7.

You would think that as we get older and can prove to her we can survive on our own, she would worry less.

Nope. In fact, it almost seems like she worries more, haha.

If my sister was flyboarding and she would fall into the water from about 3 ft in the air, my mom would exclaim, “is your sister alright?”

“Yes mom, if she wasn’t, she would be screaming in pain or something.”

“Baby! (referring to my older sister) Are you alright?!”

“Yes mom, she’s alright…” (lol).

Although I’m not a parent yet, I imagine that you’ll always worry about your kids to some extent. But I thought that all that worrying isn’t healthy and probably causes a lot of unnecessary stress.

I have not read the book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, but Dale Carnegie is phenomenal and I’ve gotten many recommendations to read it, so it’s on my to-read list. (This is probably one of the few books I’ll recommend here that I haven’t read myself, as I’ll almost always recommend books I’ve finished.)

I hope I won’t worry too much when I have kids. I know I will to some extent, but feel like there’s a line where it can get a bit excessive. Sometimes you just gotta let them fly and grow on their own. That’s the best way to make sure they’ll be okay and you’ll live carefree 🙂