Book by Dale Carnegie - How to win friends and influence people- Talk About Your own Mistakes First

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Last week I had published a post about one of the topics from the book by Dale and it was about to get cooperation from people what we should do to make it happen.



I am back to Book reading mode and it is so much fun because whatever I read I do it with full concentration and this way I thoroughly enjoy reading. These days I this reading a book by Dale Carnegie and its book title is "How to win friends and influence people"


Last week I shared one post and that topic was very good. Now here in this post, I am back again to talk about another topic out of this wonderful book by Dale Carnegie.

Huge thanks to @crypto.piotr for this great initiative and allowing reading this book and learning to get something useful out of the book. I also like to thanks @juanmolina for suggesting a wonderful world of knowledge. This book has a lot to read and this is something that we should read with full concentration so that these topics we understand better and implement in our life.



It isn’t nearly so difficult to listen to a recital of your faults if the person criticizing begins by humbly admitting that he, too, is far from impeccable.

It is not at all easy to talk about our own mistakes and it needs the courage to do this. Its quite common that people try to hide their mistakes while they try to talk more about other's mistakes which I think is not the right way. I don't think that there is anything wrong if we talk about our mistakes and also try to figure out the reason behind this.

As a person, if we can commit the mistake then certainly we can accept it without thinking much. There is nothing wrong if we accept and it also shows the kind gesture to other people. If we first pick ou own mistake then we can talk about the other's as well and figure out the ways to improve it.

In this entire chapter author, Dale has nicely talked about this topic. he insisted to talk about our own mistakes first before criticizing the other person. talking about someone's mistake is so easy but in no way it can help us to improve or learn from it. I think mistakes are the opportunities to learn and improve ourselves and instead of getting away, we should try to talk about it.


I like the thought that Dale Carnegie has shared in the book about this topic and I think people should follow it. There is no point if we spend our time and energy to criticize others and this way we are not getting anything in return. The best practice is to talk about self and improve on the area that can help us to be better people.

There is a lot to read in the book but I am moving slowly and taking one week to finish one chapter. This topic is covered in 4 pages and I could finish in less time as compared to the last one. This is one of the best-selling books by Dale and even after 70 years, it has a huge audience who likes his thoughts and experiences even now

I will start reading another topic and will share about it in my next post.

Thank you so much for your time.



It is not at all easy to talk about our own mistakes and it needs the courage to do this.

I have to improve this... a lot... I mention sometimes my own mistakes, but I should do that more often...

It looks like a great book, and you have chosen a great part to present...

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My situation is also kind of the same and I need to improve in this area. This book is fantastic and there is a lot to learn. Thanks.

People don't like to stay around people who act like they are perfect, talking about your own mistakes will make people feel even more comfortable around you.

You got it right and thats why people should not show that they are perfect instead they should focus on their mistakes first. Thanks.

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Hello friend you are very right it is very easy to see the mistakes of others, but almost impossible to see your own. I believe that society must learn more about itself and focus on its own life and not on that of the other. I believe that our personal growth is much more important than pointing out the mistakes of others.

good article, criticism is one of the things that quickly turns against the person who is criticizing and the worst will create resentment of having hurt the person's pride.

Glad that you liked it. Thanks much for sharing your valuable comment.

The repercussion of this book here in the community has been great. Many good posts being written.

Nice post, @alokkumar121.

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