A Magical Formula For Solving Worry Situations

All human beings worry to some degree.  That worry could be about fear of ill health, loss of love, financial situation, loss of a job, loss of everything in general.  Would you like a quick, sure-fire recipe for handling worry situations?

Let me talk about Willis H. Carrier’s formula, which so many people have used for over a hundred years now.  He was a brilliant engineer who launched the air condition industry (so this was almost a century ago) and he came across a huge project where he had to install a glass-cleaning device.  Well, push came to shove – he failed at the installation.

“I was stunned by my failure.  It was almost as if someone struck me a blow on the head.  My stomach, my insides began to twist and turn.  For a while I was so worried I couldn’t sleep.

Finally, common sense reminded me that worry wasn’t getting me anywhere; so I figured out a way to handle my problem without worrying.  It worked superbly.  I have been using this same anti-worry technique for more than thirty years.

Step 1.  Analyze the situation fearlessly and honestly.  Figure out what’s the worst that could possibly happen as a result of the failure or situation.

“No one was going to jail me or shoot me.  That was certain.  True, there was also a chance that I would lose my position; and there was also a chance that my employers would have to remove the machinery and lose the twenty thousand dollars we had invest.

Step II. After figuring out the worst that could possibly happen, accept it if necessary.

“I said to myself: This failure will be a blow to my record, and it might possibly mean the loss of my job; but if it does, I can always get another position.  Conditions could be much worse; and as far as my employers are concerned – well, they realize that we are experimenting with a new method of cleaning gas, and if this experience costs them twenty thousand dollars, they can stand it.  They can charge it up to research, for it is an experiment.

Step III.  From that time on, devote your time and energy to improving upon the worst which you have to accept mentally.

In the end, he went from losing twenty thousand to making fifteen thousand because he made several tests by improving on the worst.

I probably would never have been able to do this if I had kept on worrying, because one of the worst features about worrying is that it destroys your ability to concentrate.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11977418

Initiative & Leadership Creed

Copy the following formula and place it conspicuously in your room where you will see it as you retire at night and as you arise in the morning.

First: You must master the habit of procrastination and eliminate it from your make=up.  This habit of putting off until tomorrow that which you should have done last week or last year or a score of years ago is gnawing at the very vitals of your being, and you can accomplish nothing until you throw it off.

The method through which you eliminate procrastination is based upon a well known and scientifically tested principle of psychology which has been referred to in the two preceding lessons of this course as Auto-Suggestion.

Having chosen a definite chief aim as my life-work I now understand it to be my duty to transform this purpose into reality.

Therefore, I will form the habit of taking some definite action each day that will carry me one step nearer the attainment of my definite chief aim.

I know that procrastination is a deadly enemy of all who would become leaders in any undertaking, and I will eliminate this habit from my make-up by:

a. Doing some one definite thing each day, that ought to be done, without anyone telling me to do it.

b. Looking around until I find at least one thing that I can do each day, that i have not been in the habit of doing, and that will be of value to others, without expectation of pay.

c. Telling at least one other person, each day, of the value of practicing this habit of doing something that ought to be done without being told to do it.

I can see that the muscles of the body become strong in proportion to the extent to which they are used, therefore I understand that the habit of initiative also becomes fixed in proportion to the extent that it is practiced.

I realized that the place to begin developing the habit of initiative is in the small, common-place things connected with my daily work, therefore I will go at my work each day as if I were doing it solely for the purpose of developing this necessary habit of initiative.

I understand that by practicing this habit of taking the initiative in connection with my daily work I will be not only developing that habit, but i will also be attraction the attention of those who will place greater value on my services as a result of this practice.


Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11902735