Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2017-11-11




CHAPTER 15-HOW TO OUTWIT 
THE SIX GHOSTS OF FEAR

“I wear the chains (made of cash-boxes, keys, 
padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses 
wrought in steel) laments the ghost of Jacob 
Marley in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." 

Most of us begin life with a clean slate and 
open mind. At birth we have an open world before 
us. A world fill with endless possibilities 
where anything and everything can be ours for 
the taking. Many are blessed with parents who 
are loving, understanding, patience and 
encouraging. So what happen along the way?

Much like Jacob Marley we began to make a chain 
with the imagined fears flowing all around us. 
We latch on the fear of Poverty passed on to us 
by those loving parents with all the “We don’t 
have the money” or “Money is evil”. Adding to 
the chain the fear of criticism because we are 
told “What will others think?”  On and on it 
goes as we grow adding new links of fears.

What is the solutions? How do we broke the 
chains? How do drive out the fears? It a simple 
answer we have do what Scrooge did, “CHANGE 
YOU HOW YOU THINK AND HOW YOU ACT!”

Hill writes, “You have ABSOLUTE CONTROL over 
but one thing, and that is your thoughts. This 
is the most significant and inspiring of all 
facts known to man! It reflects man's Divine 
nature. This Divine prerogative is the sole 
means by which you may control your own destiny. 
If you fail to control your own mind, you may 
be sure you will control nothing else. If you 
must be careless with your possessions, let it 
be in connection with material things. Your 
mind is your spiritual estate! Protect and use 
it with the care to which Divine Royalty is 
entitled. You were given a WILL-POWER for this 
purpose.”

Let’s look at one of the ghosts, the Fear Of 
Poverty. Hill said “There can be no compromise 
between POVERTY and RICHES! The two roads that 
lead to poverty and riches travel in opposite 
directions. If you want riches, you must refuse 
to accept any circumstance that leads toward 
poverty. (The word "riches" is here used in its 
broadest sense, meaning financial, spiritual, 
mental and material estates). The starting point 
of the path that leads to riches is DESIRE. In 
chapter one, you received full instructions for 
the proper use of DESIRE. In this chapter, on 
FEAR, you have complete instructions for 
preparing your mind to make practical use of 
DESIRE.”

A choice is ours, like going down to a main 
intersection, and before is a unique super 
highway. In one direction is wide with many 
lanes filled with people going toward a dark 
tunnel, and the other one, maybe two lanes 
going toward a beautiful vista. As was told 
to Indiana Jones, “Choose Wisely” To have the 
wealth mentality the fear of poverty must be 
released and unshackled, freeing ourselves to 
move toward the green pasture before us.

I am so grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy 
in the creation of Mentoring for Free as a 
means to help people like me to find the 
knowlege to drive the fear of poverty out 
of my life.

Nathan Grimes
Lubbock, TX USA