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part of this philosophy, for the beneﬁt of those who demand more than money.
Having read the chapter, you must have observed that while reading it, you were
lifted to a high level of mental stimulation. Splendid! Come back to this again a
month from now, read it once more, and observe that your mind will soar to a
still higher level of stimulation. Repeat this experience from time to time, giving
no concern as to how much or how little you learn at the time, and eventually
you will ﬁnd yourself in possession of a power that will enable you to throw off
discouragement, master fear, overcome procrastination, and draw freely upon
your imagination. Then you will have felt the touch of that unknown “something”
which has been the moving spirit of every truly great thinker leader, artist, musician, writer, statesman. Then you will be in position to transmute your DESIRES
into their physical or ﬁnancial counterpart as easily as you may lie down and quit
at the ﬁrst sign of opposition. FAITH VS. FEAR!
Previous chapters have described how to develop FAITH, through Auto-suggestion, Desire and the Subconscious. The next chapter presents detailed instructions for the mastery of FEAR.
Here will be found a full description of the six fears which are the cause of all discouragement, timidity, procrastination, indifference, indecision, and the lack of
ambition, self-reliance, initiative, self-control, and enthusiasm.
Search yourself carefully as you study these six enemies, as they may exist only in
your subconscious mind, where their presence will be hard to detect.
Remember, too, as you analyze the “Six Ghosts of Fear,” that they are nothing but
ghosts because they exist only in one’s mind. 201 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH Remember, also, that ghosts-creations of uncontrolled imagination-have caused
most of the damage people have done to their own minds, therefore, ghosts can
be as dangerous as if they lived and walked on the earth in physical bodies.
The Ghost of the Fear of Poverty, which seized the minds of millions of people in
1929, was so real that it caused the worst business depression this country has
ever known. Moreover, this particular ghost still frightens some of us out of our
wits. 202 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH Chapter 15
HOW TO OUTWIT THE SIX GHOSTS OF FEAR
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!
The Sixth Sense will never function while these three negatives, or any of them
remain in your mind. The members of this unholy trio are closely related; where
one is found, the other two are close at hand.
INDECISION is the seedling of FEAR! Remember this, as you read. Indecision
crystalizes into DOUBT, the two blend and beco...
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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