On January this year, I began sharing with you some Droplets of profound paradigms from the book of Dale Carnegie: How To Win Friends And Influence People.
So, I started on January 25 with Chapter 1, sharing some universal, timeless, and obvious principles of human interaction. In 12 droplets, we have learned that sharp uncalled for criticisms and verbal attacks to other people are simply and obviously incapable of producing any useful results. Verbal attacks are blatantly futile.
Fourteen excerpts from Chapter 2 followed next. If chapter one tells us what to avoid—sharp criticism of other people; chapter two tells us what to do instead. Instead of criticizing others, let’s learn to appreciate. All people have strengths and weakness. So instead of highlighting other people’s weaknesses and faults, why not highlight their strengths by praising them?
In this next wave of universal, timeless, and obvious Droplets of principles, I will be posting 6 excerpts from Chapter 3. This time the focus is no longer on what we need to avoid or what we need to do; the focus now is on what we want other people do because of what we have avoided and what we have chosen to do.
This is about how other people respond to our way of dealing with them. We want to stir their positive emotion and arouse in them an eager want. The question is, how are we going to that?