Dale Carnegie is known as one of the most inspirational figures in the start of the self-improvement movement. An author, professional speaker, trainer and lecturer, Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is still a hugely popular book in teaching people, how to beat the odds that are stacked against them.

Below are some of the best pieces of advice Dale Carnegie has given on how to beat the odds against you. Use it to find your motivation to chase down your goals and dreams!

How To Beat The Odds Against You

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

There is only one way… to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .

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