Friday’s List To Live By #33

While unpacking my books this week, I came across a paperback book I bought 50 years ago by Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People.

As I chuckled at the worn, dated-looking cover, I started to thumb through it and it fell open to the end of a chapter on how to make people like you. The six summary points from this classic best-seller are today’s list and still valid in the 21st century.

Six Ways To Make People Like You

#1 Become genuinely interested in other people.

#2 Smile.

#3 Remember that a man’s name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

#4 Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.

#5 Talk in terms of the person’s interest.

#6 Make the other person feel important–and do it sincerely.

These suggestions sound like an application of The Golden Rule from Matthew 7:12, plus Paul’s exhortation in Philippians 2:3-4, don’t they?

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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