George Freelen Livingston, TX, US
The Six Ghost of Fear
Chapter 15 “Think and Grow Rich”
Hill points out there are Six Basic Fears, I will cover the first three. The first is the fear of Poverty. In the first chapter Barnes overcame the fear of poverty by having a burning desire. A burning desire to go into business with Edson. A burning desire that was created by an impulse of thought. When Barnes first had this thought, he was several thousand miles from Edson, had no money, had no means to full fill his desire. But by some Devine intervention he knew that he could go to Edson, get a job and eventually become his partner. Thought impulses which are picked up by mere chance may determine one’s financial future. To Barnes this fear of poverty was a Ghost.
The second is the fear of Criticism. The fear of what others might say, what others might think. Hill has pointed out throughout the book that it is your thoughts that are important, your thoughts that really matter not the thoughts of others. It is what you think about, you become. The only way that criticism might be of a benefit is that it might enable you to hone your skills to improve your effectiveness in whatever you are doing. Otherwise you should not let criticism become part of your thinking, you should let it run off, like water off a duck back.
Another major fear is the fear of ill health. Like so many other physical conditions of our body, ill health is brought about by stinking thinking. Hill point out a large percentage of physical illness seen by physicians is psychosomatic. Meaning that about 80% to 90% of our illness is caused by the way we think. Every human being has the ability to completely control his mind, with this control, obviously, every person has the ability to control ill health. Medical studies are being released that reveal that the key to living to well into your ninety is based on your thoughts and your attitude not your genetics and to some extent diet.
To take Michael’s saying ‘how you anything is how you do everything’. How you think controls your finances, how you handle criticism and you mental and physical health, only three of the six basic fears.
George Freelen San Antonio, Texas