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Motivation from motivational leaders: Dale Carnegie on how to overcome negatives

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Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955) will long be remembered for his practical advice easily related to by anyone seeking to advance themselves. His book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People is still widely read today by people seeking to improve their relationships and career.

He established the Dale Carnegie course which has taught self-confidence to millions of people in multiple countries. Widely misunderstood as a public speaking course this 13 week class forces people to expand their comfort zone.

Carnegie understood people and how to motivate them. His wisdom was often different from the way people handled themselves in the workplace. He was especially hard on negative people.

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,” Carnegie said, “And _____________.” Choose the correct ending from these choices:

Most do.

  1. Then deny it.
  2. That hurts the process.
  3. Smart people don’t listen to them.

To see the correct ending, click here.

This is another installment of a series of quotes by successful motivational speakers. Motivational speakers know how to challenge individuals with concise words. Their quotes are very suitable as short blurbs to dwell on in daily reflection.

In addition to motivating you, this quote can be used to create a thought for the day to improve the attitude of employees or during employee training sessions. Here are the topics it is best suited for:

  • Effective supervisor skills.
  • Dealing with difficult people.
  • Improving workplace culture.

This series is based on a motivational series from and is used by permission.



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