If you haven’t read this book, you’ve probably heard of it.
It’s the most popular self-help book of all time and over eighty years after it came out, it is still a best seller.
It was published a year before Think and Grow Rich, and is seen in the same category of foundational books to the genre.
I recommend this book to absolutely everyone.
I didn’t read every single word as I found some parts to be repetitive so even if you just skim it, check it out.
The quality of our relationships is the most important determinant in the happiness of our lives. This book will help strengthen your current relationships and begin new ones.
I write my notes in that note-taking language where a few words are taken out of sentences just to shorten the writing time. But you can assume everything is a quote from the book here in my notes, enjoy!
Don’t criticize, condemn or complain
- Any fool can do the aforementioned three
- takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving
Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation
Arouse in people an eager want
Be genuinely interested in people
Smile!! Hold chin up breath air full of lungs, fill heart with joy, greet and smile
Name is the sweetest and most important sound in any language
How to win people to your way of thinking
\”You can\’t win an argument, because if you lose, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it. Why? You will feel fine. But what about him? You have made him feel inferior, you hurt his pride, insult his intelligence, his judgment, and his self-respect, and he\’ll resent your triumph. That will make him strike back, but it will never make him want to change his mind. A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.\”
- don’t be defensive
- That which angers you controls you
You can’t teach a man anything you can only help him find it within himself