Book Review-How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

How often do you find yourself worrying about things you may or may not be able to control? How often do you feel victimized by your circumstances? Is there a way to channel these energies to help bring us better results? In Dale Carnegie’s work, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, he explains what actually causes us to worry, and how to stop it from effecting us to help produce more results in our lives.

One of the main points that Carnegie makes is that we eliminate worry by taking action and doing things that will help with our results long-term. This provides us with a peace of mind and gives us validation that we are on our way to achieving our goals. For example, if you are 50k in debt right now, what are some actions you can take today that will clean up the mess you are in?

I was once in a church service where the topic was about worry. The lady who was presenting to the audience just had a husband who passed away from cancer, then her grandson was also on the verge of death from the same disease. She would consistently worry about the situation going on in her life, but realized she could only do what she was able to do. She would go on to study the topic of worry, and presented us with the side effects of being afraid all the time. All I can tell you is, it is definitely not worth it.

Granted, if you find yourself worried right now, it is at least important to you. It is great to be concerned about how your relationship is going or how your performance is on the job. However, ask yourself if this is productive. If it is not, what are some ways we can eliminate that worry? Is it productive or even important? If not, then find a way to eliminate it. That is what this book is all about. Happy reading!



Hi everyone, my name is Christian Adams. I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in sociology who is looking to be a career counselor. I want to help others find what they want to do, and show them how to get there. Building this blog has created the opportunity to reach out and help others in need of guidance. I feel you will enjoy the content I post on here. Happy reading!