After four weeks of reading, I have finally finished How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie! The book was very entertaining and educational. I loved the examples he gave to show how each lesson would work in real life situations. In this essay, I am going to talk about how I plan to apply one of these chapters to my life.
In my last essay, I talked about the most difficult lesson in the book: “if you are wrong admit it quickly and emphatically.” I think that this principle is one that I want (and need) to implement in the future. My plan to start implementing this lesson sound quite simple. I plan to suck up my pride and apologize when I do something wrong. For me, this is the definition of easier said than done. This will be quite difficult at first, but it is not impossible.
I also plan to implement a lesson from part two, chapter three: “calling a person by their name is the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” I totally agree with this. My plan to implement this tactic is to write down their name in my notes or to get their number and add them to my contacts.
As you can see, I have quite solid and easy sounding plans for how I want to apply these tactics to my life. I will admit that the first lesson may not be very easy to do, but I am determined to carry out my plan.