Recognize the fact that you and every other human

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Recognize the fact that you, and every other human being, are, by nature, lazy, indifferent, and susceptible to all suggestions which harmonize with your weaknesses. Recognize that you are, by nature, susceptible to all the six basic fears, and set up. habits for the purpose of counteracting all these fears. Recognize that negative in fl uences often work on you through your subconscious mind, therefore they are dif fi cult to detect, and keep your mind closed against all people who depress or discourage you in any way. Clean out your medicine chest, throw away all pill bottles, and stop pandering to colds, aches, pains and imaginary illness. Deliberately seek the company of people who in fl uence you to THINK AND ACT FOR YOURSELF.
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Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill An Action Summary The most common weakness of all human beings is the habit of leaving their minds open to the negative in fl uence of other people . To aid those who wish to see themselves as they really are, the following list of questions has been prepared. Read the questions and state your answers aloud, so you can hear your own voice. This will make it easier for you to be truthful with yourself. SELF-ANALYSIS TEST QUESTIONS Do you complain often of “feeling bad,” and if so, what is the cause? Do you fi nd fault with other people at the slightest provocation? Do you frequently make mistakes in your work, and if so, why? Are you sarcastic and offensive in your conversation? Do you deliberately avoid the association of anyone, and if so, why? Do you suffer frequently with indigestion? If so, what is the cause? Does life seem futile and the future hopeless to you? If so, why? Do you like your occupation? If not, why? Do you often feel self-pity, and if so why? Are you envious of those who excel you? To which do you devote most time, thinking of SUCCESS, or of FAILURE? Are you gaining or losing self-con fi dence as you grow older? Do you learn something of value from all mistakes? Are you permitting some relative or acquaintance to worry you? If so, why? Are you sometimes “in the clouds” and at other times in the depths of despondency? Who has the most inspiring in fl uence upon you? What is the cause?
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Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill An Action Summary Do you tolerate negative or discouraging in fl uences which you can avoid? Are you careless of your personal appearance? If so, when and why? Have you learned how to “drown your troubles” by being too busy to be annoyed by them? Would you call yourself a “spineless weakling” if you permitted others to do your thinking for you? Do you neglect internal bathing until auto-intoxication makes you ill-tempered and irritable? How many preventable disturbances annoy you, and why do you tolerate them? Do you resort to liquor, narcotics, or cigarettes to “quiet your nerves”? If so, why do you not try will-power instead? Does anyone “nag” you, and if so, for what reason? Do you have a DEFINITE MAJOR PURPOSE, and if so, what is it, and what plan have you for achieving it?
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