365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles
Day 78. Saturday, June 11, 2011
A month ago I purchased a set of baby bibs I had planned to embroider and give to my friend Marcella who recently had a baby.
I only got around to embroidering one. Various other interests happened plus I got busy with work and the six bibs have been untouched on my desk.
Today I was thumbing through some photos from my recent trip visiting Marcella. I came upon a photo of the bib that I gave her. I remembered her reaction when she received it. She loved it.
I decided to hit the sewing room and finish the project I started. But I wasn’t feeling very creative as I was designing the bibs. The task felt more like an obligation than something fun. The first couple of bibs turned out “ok”. But as I got more involved in the task I felt more confident and more creative.
I started experimenting with interesting fonts, embroidery designs, fabrics and thread colors. Before I knew it—the bibs were finished—and they look great.
The Dale Carnegie principle I used is from How to Stop Worrying and Start Living:
Put enthusiasm into your work.
Remember to approach a task with enthusiasm. You will find that taking a positive approach to your work will yield better results.
Housekeeping / Notes
Be sure to check out bonus material in the Day Old Bread and Doggie Bag series! My name is Daffodil…Smiling Daffodil.