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Sixteen Ways in Which This Book Will Help You
Preface - How This Book Was Written-and Why
Part One - Fundamental Facts You Should Know About Worry
1 - Live in "Day-tight Compartments"
2 - A Magic Formula for Solving Worry Situations
3 - What Worry May Do to You
Part Two - Basic Techniques In Analysing Worry
4 - How to Analyse and Solve Worry Problems
5 - How to Eliminate Fifty Per Cent of Your Business Worries
Nine Suggestions on How to Get the Most Out of This Book
Part Three - How To Break The Worry Habit Before It Breaks You
6 - How to Crowd Worry out of Your Mind
7 - Don't Let the Beetles Get You Down
8 - A Law That Will Outlaw Many of Your Worries
9 - Co-operate with the Inevitable
10 - Put a "Stop-Loss" Order on Your Worries
11 - Don't Try to Saw Sawdust
Part Four - Seven Ways To Cultivate A Mental Attitude That Will Bring You Peace And
Happiness
12 - Eight Words that Can Transform Your Life
13 - The High, Cost of Getting Even
14 - If You Do This, You Will Never Worry About Ingratitude
15 - Would You Take a Million Dollars for What You Have?
16 - Find Yourself and Be Yourself: Remember There Is No One Else on Earth Like You
17 - If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade
18 - How to Cure Melancholy in Fourteen Days
Part Five - The Golden Rule For Conquering Worry
19 - How My Mother and Father Conquered Worry
Part Six - How To Keep From Worrying About Criticism
20 - Remember That No One Ever Kicks a Dead Dog
21 - Do This-and Criticism Can't Hurt You
22 - Fool Things I Have Done
Part Seven - Six Ways To Prevent Fatigue And Worry And Keep Your Energy And Spirits
High
23 - How to Add One Hour a Day to Your Waking Life
24 - What Makes You Tired-and What You Can Do About It
25 - How the Housewife Can Avoid Fatigue-and Keep Looking Young
26 - Four Good Working Habits That Will Help Prevent Fatigue and Worry
27 - How to Banish the Boredom That Produces Fatigue, Worry, and Resentment
28 - How to Keep from Worrying About Insomnia
Part Eight - How To Find The Kind Of Work In Which You May Be Happy And Successful
29 - The Major Decision of Your Life
Part Nine - How To Lessen Your Financial Worries
30 - "Seventy Per Cent of All Our Worries ..."
Part Ten - "How I Conquered Worry" (32 True Stories)
• "Six Major Troubles Hit Me All At Once" By C.I. Blackwood
• "I Can Turn Myself into a Shouting Optimist Within an Hour" By Roger W. Babson
• "How I Got Rid of an Inferiority Complex" By Elmer Thomas
• "I Lived in the Garden of Allah" BY R.V.C. Bodley
• "Five Methods I Use to Banish Worry" By Professor William Lyon Phelps
• "I Stood Yesterday. I Can Stand Today" By Dorothy Dix
• "I Did Not Expect to Live to See the Dawn" BY J.C. Penney
• "I Go to the Gym to Punch the Bag or Take a Hike Outdoors" By Colonel Eddie Eagan
• "I Was 'The Worrying Wreck from Virginia Tech'" By Jim Birdsall
• "I Have Lived by This Sentence" By Dr. Joseph R. Sizoo
• "I Hit Bottom and Survived" By Ted Ericksen
• "I Used to Be One of the World's Biggest Jackasses" By Percy H. Whiting
• "I Have Always Tried to Keep My Line of Supplies Open" By Gene Autry
• "I Heard a Voice in India" BY E. Stanley Jones
• "When the Sheriff Came in My Front Door" By Homer Croy
• "The Toughest Opponent I Ever Fought Was Worry" By Jack Dempsey
• "I Prayed to God to Keep Me Out of an Orphan's Home" By Kathleen Halter
• "I Was Acting Like an Hysterical Woman" By Cameron Shipp
• "I Learned to Stop Worrying by Watching My Wife Wash Dishes" By Rev. William Wood
• "I Found the Answer-Keep Busy!" By Del Hughes
• "Time Solves a Lot of Things" By Louis T. Montant, Jr.
• "I Was Warned Not to Try to Speak or to Move Even a Finger" By Joseph L. Ryan
• "I Am a Great Dismisser" By Ordway Tead
• "If I Had Not Stopped Worrying, I Would Have Been in My Grave Long Ago" By Connie
Mack
• "One at a Time, Gentlemen, One at a Time" By John Homer Miller
• "I Now Look for the Green Light" By Joseph M. Cotter
• How John D. Rockefeller Lived on Borrowed Time for Forty-five Years
• "Reading a Book on Sex Prevented My Marriage from Going on the Rocks" BY B.R.W.
• "I Was Committing Slow Suicide Because I Didn't Know How to Relax" By Paul Sampson
• "A Real Miracle Happened to Me" By Mrs. John Burger
• "Setbacks" BY Ferenc Molnar
• "I Was So Worried I Didn't Eat a Bite of Solid Food for Eighteen Days" By Kathryne
Holcombe Farmer
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Sixteen Ways in Which This Book Will Help You
1. Gives you a number of practical, tested formulas for solving worry situations.
2. Shows you how to eliminate fifty per cent of your business worries immediately.
3. Brings you seven ways to cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and
happiness.
4. Shows you how to lessen financial worries.
5. Explains a law that will outlaw many of your worries.
6. Tells you how to turn criticism to your advantage.
7. Shows how the housewife can avoid fatigue-and keep looking young.
8. Gives four working habits that will help prevent fatigue and worry.
9. Tells you how to add one hour a day to your working life.
10. Shows you how to avoid emotional upsets.
11. Gives you the stories of scores of everyday men and women, who tell you in their
own words how they stopped worrying and started living.
12. Gives you Alfred Adler's prescription for curing melancholia in fourteen days.
13. Gives you the 21 words that enabled the world-famous physician, Sir William Osier,
to banish worry.
14. Explains the three magic steps that Willis H. Carrier, founder of the air-conditioning
industry, uses to conquer worry.
15. Shows you how to use what William James called "the sovereign cure for worry".
16. Gives you details of how many famous men conquered worry-men like Arthur Hays
Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times; Herbert E. Hawkes, former Dean of
Columbia University; Ordway Tead, Chairman of the Board of Higher Education, New
York City; Jack Dempsey; Connie Mack; Roger W. Babson; Admiral Byrd; Henry Ford;
Gene Autry; J.C. Penney; and John D. Rockefeller.  

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How To Stop Worrying
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Dale Carnegie listed down the following six ways in his book: Rest before you get tired; Learn to relax at your work; Learn to relax at home; Apply good working habits (clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand; do things in the order of their importance;
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Contents

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Sixteen Ways in Which This Book Will Help You Preface - How This Book Was Written-and Why Part One - Fundamental Facts You Should Know About Worry 1 - Live in "Day-tight Compartments" 2 - A Magi

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Preface

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How This Book Was Written-and Why? Thirty-Five years ago, I was one of the unhappiest lads in New York. I was selling motortrucks for a living. I didn't know what made a motor-truck run. That wasn'

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Chapter 1 - Live in "Day-tight Compartments"

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In the spring of 1871, a young man picked up a book and read twenty-one words that had a profound effect on his future. A medical student at the Montreal General Hospital, he was worried about passi

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Chapter 2 - A Magic Formula For Solving Worry Situations

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Would you like a quick, sure-fire recipe for handling worry situations-a technique you can start using right away, before you go any further in reading this book? Then let me tell you about the meth

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Chapter 3 - What Worry May Do To You

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Business men who do not know how to fight worry die young. -DR. Alexis Carrel. ~~~~ Some time ago, a neighbour rang my doorbell one evening and urged me and my family to be vaccinated against sma

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Chapter 4 - How To Analyze And Solve Worry Problems

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I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew): Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. -Rudyard Kipling ---- Will the magic formula of Willis H. Carrier, des

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Chapter 5 - How to Eliminate Fifty Per Cent of Your Business Worries

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IF you are a business man, you are probably saying to yourself right now: "The title of this chapter is ridiculous. I have been running my business for nineteen years; and I certainly know the answe

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Chapter 6 - How To Crowd Worry Out Of Your Mind

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I shall never forget the night, a few years ago, when Marion J. Douglas was a student in one of my classes. (I have not used his real name. He requested me, for personal reasons, not to reveal his i

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Chapter 7 - Don't Let the Beetles Get You Down

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Here is a dramatic story that I'll probably remember as long as I live. It was told to me by Robert Moore, of 14 Highland Avenue, Maplewood, New Jersey. "I learned the biggest lesson of my life in M

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Chapter 8 - A Law That Will Outlaw Many of Your Worries

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As a child, I grew up on a Missouri farm; and one day, while helping my mother pit cherries, I began to cry. My mother said: "Dale, what in the world are you crying about?" I blubbered: "I'm afraid

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Chapter 9 - Co-Operate With The Inevitable

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When I was a little boy, I was playing with some of my friends in the attic of an old, abandoned log house in north-west Missouri. As I climbed down out of the attic, I rested my feet on a window-si

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Chapter 10 - Put A " Stop-Loss" Order On Your Worries

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WOULD you like to know how to make money on the Stock Exchange? Well, so would a million other people-and if I knew the answer, this book would sell for a fabulous price. However, there's one good i

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Chapter 11 - Don't Try To Saw Sawdust

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As I write this sentence, I can look out of my window and see some dinosaur tracks in my garden-dinosaur tracks embedded in shale and stone. I purchased those dinosaur tracks from the Peabody Museum

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Chapter 12 - Eight Words That Can Transform Your Life

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A Few years ago, I was asked to answer this question on a radio programme: "What is the biggest lesson you have ever learned?" That was easy: by far the most vital lesson I have ever learned is the

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Chapter 13 - The High Cost Of Getting Even

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One night, years ago, as I was travelling through Yellowstone Park, I sat with other tourists on bleachers facing a dense growth of pine and spruce. Presently the animal which we had been waiting to

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Chapter 14 - If You Do This, You Will Never Worry About Ingratitude

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I recently met a business man in Texas who was burned up with indignation. I was warned that he would tell me about it within fifteen minutes after I met him. He did. The incident he was angry about

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Chapter 15 - Would You Take A Million Dollars For What You Have?

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I have known Harold Abbott for years. He lives at 820 South Madison Avenue, Webb City, Missouri. He used to be my lecture manager. One day he and I met in Kansas City and he drove me down to my farm

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Chapter 16 - Find Yourself And Be Yourself: Remember There Is No One Else on Earth Like You

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I have a letter from Mrs. Edith Allred, of Mount Airy, North Carolina: "As a child, I was extremely sensitive and shy," she says in her letter. "I was always overweight and my cheeks made me look ev

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Chapter 17: If You Have A Lemon, Make A Lemonade

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While writing this book, I dropped in one day at the University of Chicago and asked the Chancellor, Robert Maynard Hutchins, how he kept from worrying. He replied: "I have always tried to follow a

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