How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Rule #11

As an exercise I will post each day one of Dale Carnegie’s How to Stop Worrying and Start Living rules. This book was written in the 30s and is still of great popularity. The book offers a set of practical formulas to help overcome worry which are said to last a lifetime.

Hope you’ll enjoy it and get some worry less enlightenment.

Rule #11 Don’t try to saw sawdust. 

We can’t go back and change what just happen 3 hours ago – and a lot of us are doing just that. To be sure, we may do something to modify the effects of what happened 3 hours ago; but we can’t possibly change the event that occurred then.

You can’t grind any grain – and you can’t saw any logs with water that has already gone down the creek. But you can saw wrinkles on your face and ulcers in your stomach.

The past can be constructive; and that is by calmly analyzing our past mistakes and benefiting by them – and forgetting them.

 

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