Inspirational Biz Quote from Dale Carnegie

Today’s business tip is from …Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie

Dale Harbison Carnegie spelled Carnagey until c. 1922; November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books.

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”

Does this strike a nerve inside of you?

Life will not get better once we do this or that, but only when we learn to live and enjoy the moment we are in.  So many stressors are just insignificant nothings that we blew out of proportion.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieIn my older years now, I wish I had not been so strict with my kids over non-important issues.  I wish we had taken more time to have fun and less time to fuss over dirty clothes and dirty faces.

Maybe we need to learn this with our business life as well.  We strive so hard to be successful, to out-do our competitors and get that last account — even if it causes stress in our family!

Of course, there is nothing wrong with working towards success — but let’s not forget to stop and smell the roses along the way.  We will be much happier.

What are you doing today to enjoy the ride you are on with your life and business?

 

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