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deﬁnite line of action.
I once interviewed a man who was to be electrocuted two hours later. The condemned man was the calmest of some eight men who were in the death-cell with
him. His calmness prompted me to ask him how it felt to know that he was going
into eternity in a short while. With a smile of conﬁdence on his face, he said, “It
Just think, brother, my troubles will soon be over. I have had nothing but trouble
all my life. It has been a hardship to get food and clothing. Soon I will not need 221 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH these things. I have felt ﬁne ever since I learned FOR CERTAIN that I must die. I
made up my mind then, to accept my fate in good spirit.”
As he spoke he devoured a dinner of proportions sufﬁcient for three men, eating
every mouthful of the food brought to him, and apparently enjoying it as much as
if no disaster awaited him.
DECISION gave this man resignation to his fate! Decision can also prevent one’s
acceptance of undesired circumstances. The six basic fears become translated
into a state of worry, through indecision. Relieve yourself, forever of the fear of
death, by reaching a decision to accept death as an inescapable event. Whip the
fear of poverty by reaching a decision to get along with whatever wealth you can
accumulate WITHOUT WORRY. Put your foot upon the neck of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision NOT TO WORRY about what other people think, do,
or say. Eliminate the fear of old age by reaching a decision to accept it, not as a
handicap, but as a great blessing which carries with it wisdom, self-control, and
understanding not known to youth.
Acquit yourself of the fear of ill health by the decision to forget symptoms. Master
the fear of loss of love by reaching a decision to get along without love, if that is
Kill the habit of worry, in all its forms, by reaching a general, blanket decision that
nothing which life has to offer is worth the price of worry. With this decision will
come poise, peace of mind, and calmness of thought which will bring happiness.
A man whose mind is ﬁlled with fear not only destroys his own chances of intelligent action, but, he transmits these destructive vibrations to the minds of all who
come into contact with him, and destroys, also their chances.
Even a dog or a horse knows when its master lacks courage; moreover, a dog or a
horse will pick up the vibrations of fear thrown off by its master, and behave accordingly. Lower down the line of intelligence in the animal kingdom, one ﬁnds
this same capacity to pick up the vibrations of fear. A honey-bee immediately
senses fear in the mind of a person-for reasons unknown, a bee will sting the
person whose mind is releasing vibrations of fear, much more readily than it will
molest the person whose mind registers no fear.
The vibrations of fear pass from one mind to another just as quickly and as surely
as the sound of the human voice passes fro...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
- Spring '12