Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Eric Braun Ohio City, Ohio , United States

Posted: 2019-12-03

Chapter 15 

HOW TO OUTWIT THE SIX GHOSTS OF FEAR 

 

  Napoleon Hill talks about three enemies that you have to clear out: INDECISION, DOUBT, and FEAR! That the Sixth Sense will never function with these three negatives. 

  He also lists THE SIX BASIC FEARS: 

1)  The fear of POVERTY and the SYMPTOMS: 

      A)  INDEFFERENCE 

      B)  INDECISION 

      C)  DOUBT 

      D)  WORRY 

      E)  OVER-CAUTION 

      F)  PROCRASTINATION: My BIGGEST Evil. 

      G)  EXPECTING POVERTY INSTEAD OF DEMANDING RICHES 

      H)  MONEY TALKS 

2)  The fear of CRITICISM and the SYMPTOMS: 

      A)  SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS 

      B)  LACK OF POISE 

      C)  PERSONALITY 

      D)  INFERIORITY COMPLEX 

      E)  EXTRAVAGANCE 

      F)  LACK OF INITIATIVE 

3)   The fear of ILL HEALTH and the SYMPTOMS 

      A)  AUTO-SUGGESTION    

      B)  HYPOCHRONDRIA  

      C)  EXERCISE: I exercise to the extreme! Over 100 push-ups and nearly 300 sit-ups. 

      D)  SUSCEPTIBILITY 

      E)  SELF-CODDLING 

      F)  INTEMPERANCE 

4)  The fear of LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE and the SYMPTOMS: 

      A)  JEALOUSY: I just found out today that my girlfriend used to have a crush on one of her best friends, but it was before we got together. I chose the high road and chose not to get jealous, because what good would that do! It would tear us apart. We trust each other and have a strong relationship. I choose to listen to my mentor: Michael Dlouhy. Don't ever quit! 

      B)  FAULT FINDING: I choose to see the best in everyone. 

      C)  GAMBLING: I’m glad I don’t have a gambling problem or I’d be broke all the time. 

5)   The fear of OLD AGE and the SYMPTOMS: 

       A) Reaching forty to sixty and facing a midlife crisis, instead of embracing wisdom. 

Since I was 30, I feared old age by staying out of the sun beyond two hours of sun and exercising to the extreme and I look and feel like I’m in my twenties. It’s my form of narcissism. Which, if not controlled, it can be a dangerous thing because no one will want to be around me. 

6)    The fear of DEATH and the SYMPTOMS: 

        A) The habit of THINKING about dying instead of making the most out of life. 

If you are a Christian, like I am, you have heard plenty of talk about The End Times. Especially by comparing the news to the Bible. I choose not to dwell on it and live out my life day by day because life is precious and we should live each day to the fullest. Not taking our family for granted or our blessings.  

  THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP IS THE SEVENTH BASIC EVIL: THE SUSCEPTIBILITY TO NEGATIVE INFLUENCES 

  Stink’n think’n will lead you to nowhere. Don’t listen to the devil’s thoughts in your head. Choose to think positive and make the most out of life! 

I want to thank Michael and Linda Dlouhy for this wonderful Master Mind group and unselfishly feeding us his wisdom for 15 years now, by getting on the calls with us. Also, for Nathan Grimes, for his patience and never giving up on me. Also, for each and every one of you on the calls, for sharing your wisdom to the group! I've not only learned how to think and not what to think, but how to become a better entrepreneur!

 

Eric Braun 

Ohio City, Ohio 45874 USA