Think & Grow Rich - Chapter 13 - How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear
My personal thoughts on this lesson:
My whole life I have suffered from fear. As I look
back and hear the voices of my grandparents and my
parents, listening to the stories about the depression
and what they endured. It colored my life with
caution and worry.
My grandfather ruled with an iron fist, as a young
girl many times his ridicule crushed me. I swore I
would never let a man control me the way he con-
trolled my grandmother. But yet, I did not have the
courage to 'go it' alone.
When I looked at colleges, my mother was terrified
that was going to take off. The world is still a big scary place to her!
Her terror was contagious, I doubted myself and let my dreams die.
I wish I had read this book 35 years ago, but I can
not go back, all I can do it move forward. The spot
light has been turned on to the cause and cure of my
fears. Now I know it's name. It is in my control to
I have the ability to completely control my mind.
I am in control of my thoughts. Michael you have
given me the road map, it is up to me to start or
stop. The responsibility is mine.
My fear of poverty has been a state of mind, now
it has been recreated. In years past it stifled my
chance for achievement, but that has changed.
At times, fear so consumed me I was paralyzed, that is in the past.
This chapter is key for me to check
and recheck. I am after the truth.
I will have it no matter the cost or temporary
embarrassment. Worry caused me to be nervous,
self-conscious and I was lack in self-reliance.
Doubt was expressed in envy. Now my days are spent
concentrating upon the means of succeeding,
searching for the plan to overcome failure. NOW
is the right time. NOW.
I have put ideas and plans into action, everyday.
People comment on the change in me over this last
year. What is the difference? My SPIRIT.
I am going to be OK.
My bridges are burned, retreat is impossible. I
am harnessing difficulties and using them as
stepping stones for advancement. I have closed
my mind to the negative influences. I now seek
the company of people who influence me to think
and act for myself.
Now I devote my time thinking of success, failure
is not an option. I have a definite purpose and a
plan to achieve it.
Yes I am willing to subordinate all other desires
to attain this ONE. I will shield myself from all
discouraging influences. I am attracting prosperity,
success and wealth.
Thank you Michael, Linda and all of my master mind
group. Today I know freedom, today I know what it
feels like to own my life and there is no going back.
I am climbing, I am learning, I am growing stronger
every day. The burning desire for achievement keeps
my life too thrilling to even think about failure.
Today I have peace of mind and happiness for where
I am at this moment. My thought impulses are focused
Am I susceptible to the six basic fears? Yes, but I
set up habits now for the purpose of counteracting
all these fears. The feeling of control in my life is exhilarating.
A leader and mentor in progress.
From the heart.