Dale Carnegie – Golden Rules for Success

Become a Friendlier Person
1. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.
2. Give honest, sincere appreciation.
3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.
4. Become genuinely interested in other people.
5. Smile.
6. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most
important sound in any language.
7. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
8. Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.
9. Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.

Win People to Your Way of Thinking
10. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
11. Show respect for the other person’s opinion. Never say, “You’re wrong.”
12. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
13. Begin in a friendly way.
14. Get the other person saying “yes, yes” immediately.
15. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
16. Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
17. Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
18. Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
19. Appeal to the nobler motives.
20. Dramatize your ideas.
21. Throw down a challenge.

Be a Leader
22. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
23. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
24. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
25. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
26. Let the other person save face.
27. Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in your
approbation and lavish in your praise.”
28. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
29. Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
30. Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.

6 thoughts on “Dale Carnegie – Golden Rules for Success

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  2. I just love this carnegies competence …..forever live coz they give ma life a sense ,taste ad passion 2 hold into.Am liking IT…………


  3. I just graduated 2 weeks ago from a Dale Carnegie class. I would highly recommend to everyone that gets the opportunity to attend a Dale Carnegie class do so! It’s not a public speaking class. It is a class that will inspire you to changes in the most positive of ways.
    If you just follow the first rule, “Don’t criticize, condemn or complain”, you will be amazed at the changes in your everyday life. I have found that by applying this rule that my stress level has gone way down. Start by just applying the rule to yourself especially if you’re like me. I have always been very hard on myself when I would make a mistake… Also, by following the first rule my golf game has even improved! (-:


    “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” Marilyn vos Savant


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