How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Rule #19

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 #19 Remember that unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead dog.

When you are being criticized, that this is often done because it gives the kicker a feeling of importance. It often means that you are accomplishing something and are worthy of attention. Many people get a sense of satisfaction out of denouncing those who are better educated or more successful.

So the next time when you are being criticized, think carefully what the person’s reasons might be. Perhaps it is constructive criticism, but if not be proud and remember…no one ever kicks a dead dog.

 

 

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