Dale Carnegie was a pioneer of the development of personal business skills, self-confidence, and motivational techniques. Born 1922 Maryville, Missouri and died 1955 at the age of 66 in Forest Hills, New York.
This is the second time I read “How to win friends and influence people” and as the first time, it has a lot to give and learn. The book was first published in 1937 and after so many years is still up-to-date.
I have read hundreds of books regarding self-motivation, self-improvement and so on, but frankly, this is the only one, I come back to and read all over again. Still, the book has a lot to share.
One of my favorites quotes from the book is: ” Instead of condemning people, let´s try to understand them.
Let´s try to figure out why they do what they do. That´s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance, and kindness.” (p.18)
Dale Carnegie talks about the deepest urge in human nature is ´the desire to be important´, to feel important and what the other person wants. What do you want? He writes about the importance to be sincere in our compliments to others and let go of criticizing others, to create a wealthy relationship within and around you.
As I wrote before, Dale Carnegie book is still highly up-to-date, we can all need good advice and learn to see things in a different angle. Because when we learn the skills, we get better as a person. And when we become better at being us and be kinder, our world around us improves and gives us a good Karma. Isn´t that what we all want? :)