In this, the final and longest chapter we are taken through many steps we can take to avoid self-destruction brought on through fear, we are even given a list of excuses we can use to allow us to move the cause of any failure onto other shoulders. It has been suggested that all failure is rooted in one fear or another. Even many outwardly hugely successful entertainers, political, sport and industrial leaders have been known to succumb to doubts and fears in their ability to maintain continuing success, often to the point of paranoia.
Hill tells us that “building alibis is a deeply rooted habit”. Habits are difficult to break, especially when they provide justification for something we do. Plato had this truth in mind when he said, “The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile.” Yet sadly, in the same way we all hold within us the ability to achieve success, equally the causes of failure stem mainly from within ourselves, by allowing that ‘stinking thinking’ to sneak back into our subconscious.
The philosopher, Elbert Hubbard, is quoted as saying “It’s has always been a mystery to me why people spend so much time deliberately fooling themselves by creating alibis to cover their weaknesses”. “If used differently, this same time would be enough to cure the weakness, then no alibis would be needed.”
To me, this statement, along with many other of the same sort, made me realize both Mentoring for Free and my many times repeated daily self-talk are not just for today, next week, next month or even next year. They are not simply a temporary ‘fix’ to be applied until my financial and lifestyle goals have been reached and then discarded. Both the Mastermind group and daily self-talk are lifetime tools to continue my learning experiences and as part of my armoury to prevent little fears and doubts becoming much bigger than they are entitled to be.
Like the Master Key mentioned in this chapter and misquoted by me, outside of a little time, there is no cost to using these incredible assets but there is a price to be paid if you choose not to use them. That price will certainly be FAILURE, but, amazing rewards will open up for all who choose to put them to use. It is the satisfaction that comes to all who conquer self and force Life to pay whatever is asked.
The reward is worthy of your effort. Will you make the start and commit yourself to a free 365 day trial to be convinced by the changes you will see in yourself?