How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Rule #20

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 #20 Do the very best you can; and then put up your old umbrella and keep the rain of criticism from running down the back of your neck.

Most of us take the little jokes and javelins  that are hurled to us far too seriously. It is out of our control to keep people criticising us, however we can choose how we react to it.

  • Should we let ourselves be disturbed by this unjust condemnation?

Don’t ever worry about criticism. Never be bothered what people say, as long as you know in your heart that you are right and have given everything.




    • It’s true it takes a lot of healing and confidence to stand above it. Especially when you pride yourself in your work and put a lot of effort in. It is also a fine line to distinguish between unjust criticism and real criticism that we should do something about. Sometimes it takes a little while to understand the whole situation and motivation of other people to take that final call. In any case…just remember the umbrella for the time being.


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