How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and ideas. It is fascinating to listen to and easy to apply. Let it change and improve you. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active, and happy life!
©1990 by Dorothy Carnegie Rivkin and Donna Dale Carnegie. All rights reserved; (P)1990 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
Love a good science fiction book!
Do not compare to his master pice How to Win Friends and Influence People
The How to Win Friends and Influence People audiobook transformed my life, so I thought I would give this one a try. Unfortunately, I can't say I got much out of the book's content.
But Andrew MacMillan reading Dale Carnegie is epic. I've never seen heard such an incredible author/narrator matchup (except maybe Richard Dawkins reading Charles Darwin), and this made it a pretty enjoyable listen.
This book appears to be only useful for either young people or the radically uniformed person. The author grinds in the obvious to an irritating degree. This book went into several hours of repeating stories people who had worried themselves nearly to death by various problems then *poof* 'stopped worrying and started living'
The solution offered was simply 'ignore it through getting busy' which is an instinctual response for most people. There is no actual 'technique' or 'method' recommended other than "go read your bible and pray to Jesus" repeated in several sections advocating one should primarily become religious for stress control.
The piece on dealing with criticism appeared to be written for the individual who becomes easily wounded by it, yet still gave no actual 'techique' to stop the problem. Rather than recommending methods of 'self diagonstic' to locate the cause of 'why' it is such an issue that keeps coming at them, the author implies just ignoring it, when it's clearly not that simple, particularly if it costs a person his job or damages wellbeing.
So if you're looking for a new method & actual technique to change your reality enough to control stress & worry, i recommend looking into the subject of quantum physics & Law of Attraction.
Although many of the practices described in this book are tought to us through every day life, family and friends, workshops and education, it refreshes the different aspects and allows one to reset their minds. Some techniques I have used before I fell into the habbit of worrying. The more I worry, the less I live. Now, I realize I was doing it right and that I need to adjust other methods and settings, if I want to stop worrying. I can take back control and live my life the best possible. This book is not a one time read if you want to change your worrying habbit.
This audiobook is straight-forward and the narrator does a great job, but--as it says on the cover-photo--it contains 'time-tested methods,' (read: nothing new here).
Knowing something and doing it is still a problem, in the end.
I enjoyed every minute of the book, and great narration as well.
I think this book covers pretty much everything about worrying and anxiety.
Even if you are not that worried right now, this book will inspire you, help you, make you think, and
influence you. This book is just as great as 'how to win friends -'
"a little disapointing"
the start of this is great. gives you great ideas on how to think about life. however it starts getting very religious and saying about turning to god and pray thats not what i was hoping to hear
"Amazingly fresh and relevant.."
.. for a book written decades back in the mid 20thC. I bought this for a (young) friend, and then worried that it would be out of date and old fashioned for a twenty something reader. (I worried so much, in fact, that I felt compelled to download the book and listen to it just to reassure myself.. oh the irony). The examples (people under artillery barrages in WW1 trenches) are historic, but not irrelevant. Often they underline that life was a lot tougher a hundred years ago, which is no bad thing in itself. Dale Carnegie must have done so much good for mankind.
"Great audible book."
Really enjoyed this book plenty of tips to get you through life without worrying, excellent
"Very enjoyable listen!"
Great - I can see why this is listed as another Dale Carnegie classic. Fantastic book, engaging narration and helpful content. Very happy!
"If you're overly anxious or a 'worry head' then you won't go far wrong with this!"
A brilliant book that in many ways has changed my life for the better, I've gone from being overly anxious to much calmer these days. The narrator is great to listen too and very soothing.
Enjoyed listening to this book. it demonstrates different ways to with worries in a practical way.
Overall an excellent listen, but I found the constant name dropping to get a bit annoying
"a must read"
i advice everyone who worries about many things in life to read it. very helpful
"listened to this 3 times in a week.. I loved it!"
I adored his first book I loved this more!! fantastic book.. a must read! x
"HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING"
HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING BY DALE CARNEGIE HAS BEEN VERY INSPIRATIONAL AND EDUCATIVE. THE VARIOUS PERSONAL STORY BY ALL INDIVIDUALS MADE IT WELL INTERESTING.
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