Tuesday, November 10, 2009

5 tips From Dale Carnegie on Boosting Courage

Would you like to have more courage? Here are five short rules, which, if you will follow them, I guarantee will increase your store of fortitude.

  1. Act as if you were courageous. This makes you a bit braver as if one side of yourself had been challenges and wished to show it was not wholly afraid.

  2. Pause to reflect that others have had to face great discouragements and great obstacles and have overcome them. And what others have done, surely you can do.

  3. Remember that your life forces move in a sort of rhythm and that if you feel depressed and without the power to face life you may be at the bottom of the trough; if you will keep up your courage, you will probably swing out of it by the very forces which at the moment are sucking you down.

  4. Remember you feel more defeated and downcast at night than during the daylight hours. Courage comes with the sun.

  5. Courage is the measure of a big soul. Try to measure up.

from the writings of Dale Carnegie in Dale Carnegie’s Scrapbook