There are many professionals across Central Ohio looking for new work and new challenges. It is the season of change for many individuals in the Buckeye State. Ohio State University graduated 10,000 students this spring and the job market is very competitive. Dale Carnegie Training knows that change is good for everyone, and finding opportunity is very important as we head more deeply into 2014.
During the last years of World War II, Mr. Dale Carnegie published his famous business classic, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living; it was 1944 and these were tough times for the nation. Goods were rationed and saving and making do were the normal course for the American public. The population, after experiencing the Depression years, was again challenged with the world war. It was not easy to live and work, yet people did the best they could with what they had knowing good times were ahead.
This Dale Carnegie classic played an important role for both leadership and management at the time, and since then, over six million copies have been sold. In one section of the book, Eight Words that can Transform Your Life, Mr. Carnegie offers a timeless message that still rings sharp and true after 60 years. Our life is what our thoughts make it!
As life and careers begin and transition to new adventures, there is both challenge and struggle. Mr. Carnegie’s point is that if you think failure, you might believe that failure is the only way through. As we all know, there is great power in positive thought. It is how we think in situations that make or break us as we change and grow. The difference between success and failure is often our response. No one is perfect and no one is ever always at peace every moment. But in life, it is our thoughts that give us what we need and want. It is important to take charge of growth and seek the career that can make the difference.
As Mr. Carnegie says in what he calls Rule #1: “Think and act cheerfully, and you will feel cheerful.” In times of change and renewal, it is great advice.
Congratulations to everyone growing into new careers and opportunities. Stay firm and remember the words of Dale Carnegie!
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