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

Posted: 2019-01-21

Chapter 15 - How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear


  Hill writes "the sole difference between Henry Ford and a majority
of the more than one hundred thousand men who work for him, 
is this-FORD HAS A MIND AND CONTROLS IT, THE OTHERS HAVE 
MINDS WHICH THEY DO NOT TRY TO CONTROL."

Hill goes on to tell us "Mind control is the result of self-discipline and habit. 
You either control your mind or it controls you. There is 
no hall-way compromise. The most practical of all methods 
for controlling the mind is the habit of keeping it busy 
with a definite purpose, backed by a definite plan.

People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trait 
in common. They know all the reasons for failure, and 
have what they believe to be air-tight alibis to explain 
away their own lack of achievement."

Michael has a list of 100 excuses people use to explain
their lack of achievement which is basically fears defined
in many different ways.

One of the biggest fears is the worry of what other people
think about what we do.  Does it really matter what 
they think?   

Fear of what other people think will  hold us back
from putting all our effort into what we want to accomplish.
We will not be totally committed if we continually think
about what other people think.  We will go down that hole
of negativity and it takes time to then climb out of that
hole.

Hill tells us "Building alibis is a deeply rooted habit. 
Habits are difficult to break, especially when they provide 
justification for something we do."


“It has always been a mystery to me,” said Elbert Hubbard, 
“why people spend so much time deliberately fooling themselves 
by creating alibis to cover their weaknesses. If used differently, 
this same time would be sufficient to cure the weakness, then no 
alibis would be needed.”

According to Soledad O'Brien  "I've learned that fear limits 
you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just 
a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but 
believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth 
can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming 
fear into freedom - how great is that?"

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