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Dale Carnegie on Engagement and Self-Confidence

by Caug124

August 3rd, 2010
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Enthusiasm is the engine that fuels the ability to achieve a breakthrough. It enables us to exceed our own expectations, stoking the fires of self-confidence. Communicating ideas with enthusiasm often enhances our effectiveness as leaders. The ability to establish and maintain relationships enables us to learn from others and achieve results we could not accomplish alone.

In a world where risk, challenge, competition, and change go hand-in-hand, self-confidence is the competitive edge. You must build your confidence and stretch your comfort zone (the area in which you are most comfortable operating). You must be confident in dealing with negativity in the workplace, and, as a leader, you must build the confidence in others to help them be more enthusiastic and positive.  Employee Engagement leads to effective communication and professional development

Learning from our past experiences can increase our self-confidence. When we establish a solid foundation with others and increase our self-confidence, we can significantly advance toward our visions.

Achievements can be viewed as patterns of success. When setting breakthrough goals, we build on previous achievements. These reference points provide evidence that we can continue to achieve great things.

“We can all endure disaster and tragedy, and triumph over them-if we have to. We may not think we can, but we have surprisingly strong inner resources that will see us through if we will only make use of them. We are stronger than we think.”-Dale Carnegie

“Naturalness is the easiest thing in the world to acquire, if you will but forget yourself-forget about the impression you are trying to make.”-Dale Carnegie

“Take the chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The “sure thing” boat never gets far from shore.” -Dale Carnegie

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest steppingstones to success. No other element can do so much for a man if he is willing to study them and make capital out of them. Look backward. Can’t you see where your failures have helped you?” -Dale Carnegie

“Enthusiasm is the dynamics of your personality. Without it, whatever abilities you may possess lie dormant; and it is safe to say that nearly every man has more latent power than he ever learns to use. You may have knowledge, sound judgment, good reasoning faculties; but no one-not even yourself-will know it until you discover how to put your heart into thought and action.” -Dale Carnegie

“This is the day of dramatization. Merely stating a truth isn’t enough. The truth has to be made vivid, interesting, and dramatic. You have to use showmanship. The movies do it. Radio does it. And you will have to do it if you want attention.” -Dale Carnegie

”Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” -Dale Carnegie

“You can’t get anywhere in this world without wanting to do something.” -Dale Carnegie

“If half a century of living has taught me anything at all, it has taught me that “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”” -Dale Carnegie

“I honestly believe that this is one of the greatest secrets to true peace of mind-a decent sense of values. And I believe we could annihilate fifty per cent of all our worries at once if we would develop a sort of private gold standard-a gold standard of what things are worth to us in terms of our lives.” -Dale Carnegie

“We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. It’s only when necessity faces us that we rise to the occasion and actually do the things that hitherto have seemed impossible.” -Dale Carnegie

“About ninety per cent of the things in our lives are right and about ten per cent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety per cent that are right and ignore the ten per cent that are wrong. If we want to be worried and bitter and have stomach ulcers, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ten per cent that are wrong and ignore the ninety per cent that are glorious.” -Dale Carnegie

“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put the past together again. So let’s remember: Don’t try to saw sawdust.” -Dale Carnegie

“When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil.” -Dale Carnegie

“Put a “stop-loss” order on your worries. Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth-and refuse to give it anymore.” -Dale Carnegie

“Don’t fuss about trifles. Don’t permit little things-the mere termites of life-to ruin your happiness.” -Dale Carnegie

“Get the facts. Let’s not even attempt to solve our problems without first collecting all the facts in an impartial manner.” -Dale Carnegie

“Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?” -Dale Carnegie

“Look facts in the face, bitter though they may be: make a decision, and after you have once made the decision. Devote all your time to carrying it out. Don’t spend any time worrying about whether or not it is right. Make it right!” -Dale Carnegie

“If you were to read everything that has ever been written about worry by the great philosophers of the universe, you would never read anything more profound than “Don’t cross your bridges until you come to them” and “Don’t cry over spilt milk”” -Dale Carnegie

“Life truly is a boomerang. What you give, you get.” -Dale Carnegie

“I know men and women can banish worry, fear and various kinds of illnesses, and can transform their lives by changing their thoughts. I know! I know! I know! I have seen such incredible transformations performed hundreds of times. I have seen them so often that I no longer wonder at them.” -Dale Carnegie

“The chief thing you are seeking in this world is happiness; and happiness does not depend upon good health or money or fame, though good health is a large factor. It depends, however, principally on one thing only: your thoughts. If you can’t have what you want, be grateful for what you have. Keep thinking constantly of all the big things you have to be thankful for instead of complaining about the little things that annoy you.” -Dale Carnegie

“You can get ahead in the world. But you will have to work, you will have to want tremendously to accomplish something, and then be willing to pay the price. Are you willing?” -Dale Carnegie

“Mix judgment with ambition and season it with energy. It makes a splendid recipe for success.” -Dale Carnegie

“The difference between a successful person and a failure often lies in the fact that the successful man will profit by his mistakes and try again in a different way.” -Dale Carnegie

“Don’t let anything discourage you. Keep on. Never give up. That has been the policy of most of those who have succeeded. Of course discouragement will come. The important thing is to surmount it. If you can do that, the world is yours!” -Dale Carnegie

“I honestly believe that this is one of the greatest secrets to true peace of mind-a decent sense of values. And I believe we could annihilate fifty per cent of all our worries at once if we would develop a sort of private gold standard-a gold standard of what things are worth to us in terms of our lives.” -Dale Carnegie

“We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. It’s only when necessity faces us that we rise to the occasion and actually do the things that hitherto have seemed impossible.” -Dale Carnegie

“Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend your time trying to accomplish something they will admire.” -Dale Carnegie

“If you want to be happy, set yourself a goal that commands your thoughts liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. Happiness is within you. It comes from doing some certain thing into which you can put all your thought and energy. If you want to be happy, get enthusiastic about something outside yourself.” -Dale Carnegie

“If you have some idea you believe in, don’t listen to the croaking chorus. Listen only to what your own inner voice tells you.” -Dale Carnegie

“That is what every successful man loves: the game. The chance for self-expression. The chance to prove his worth, to excel, to win. That is what makes foot races and hog-calling and pie-eating contest. The desire to excel. The desire for a feeling of importance.” -Dale Carnegie

“Stop and look out the window and see how beautiful the world is. It is there-enjoy it. Go out tonight and look up at the stars. They are the wonders of nature.” -Dale Carnegie

”The world is filled with interesting things to do. Don’t lead a dull life in such a thrilling world.” -Dale Carnegie

“The small man flies into a rage over the slightest criticism, but the wise man is eager to learn from those who have censured him and reproved him and “disputed the passage with him.”” -Dale Carnegie

“Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress.” -Dale Carnegie

 ”The trouble with most of us is that we keep our eyes closed to opportunities that thrust themselves at us; and rare is the man who searches for his opportunity or sees one even when he stumbles over it.” -Dale Carnegie

“By talking to yourself every hour of the day, you can direct yourself to think thoughts of courage and happiness, thoughts of power and peace. By talking to yourself about the things you have to be grateful for you can fill your mind with thoughts that soar and sing.” -Dale Carnegie

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