Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Posted: 2018-10-05

Chapter 15 - How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear

Hill tells us at the beginning of this chapter to "Take Inventory of Yourself,.
As You Read This Closing Chapter, and Find Out How Many of the “Ghosts”
Are Standing in Your Way BEFORE you can put any portion of this philosophy
into successful use, your mind must be prepared to receive it. The preparation
is not difficult. It begins with study, analysis, and understanding of three enemies
which you shall have to clear out.  These are INDECISION, DOUBT, and FEAR!

Indecision is a wavering between two or more possible courses of action

Doubt is to call into question the truth of or to lack confidence in.

Fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.

These three enemies can be easy to recognize, as Hill points out, if we are prepared to
receive it.

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and the person you are with just cannot make
any kind of a decision? 

"What will you have to drink?" the waiter asks and the person just stares at the menu
with no response.

The waiter then makes a suggestion and the person finally says "Yes" to one of the

The person  scans through the menu and keeps saying, "I don't know what I want to eat.
I don't know what to order" and finally the person asks, "What are you going to have?"
Once you respond they say "That sounds good, I think I'll have that too." 

These people live in fear. Fear of making a decision, even on something as simple 
as to what they want to eat.  Indecision, doubt and fear rule their life.

I read there are two meanings of the word "fear" -

"Forget Everything And Run" or "Face Everything And Rise."

The choice is ours.  Do we Run or do we Rise?

Tuula Rands