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Unformatted text preview: The habit of killing off initiative, imagination, and self-reliance by falsely believing one’s self too old to exercise these qualities. The habit of the man or woman of forty dressing with the aim of trying to appear much younger, and affecting mannerisms of youth; thereby inspiring ridicule by both friends and strangers. SYMPTOMS OF THE FEAR OF DEATH . The general symptoms of this fear are: The habit of thinking about dying instead of making the most of life, due, generally, to lack of purpose, or lack of a suitable occupation. This fear is more prevalent among the aged, but sometimes the more youthful are victims of it. The greatest of all remedies for the fear of death is a burning desire for achievement, backed by useful service to others. A busy person seldom has time to think about dying. He fi nds life too thrilling to worry about death. Sometimes the fear of death is closely associated with the Fear of Poverty, where one’s death would leave loved ones poverty-stricken. In other cases, the fear of death is caused by illness and the consequent breaking down of physical body resistance. The commonest causes of the fear of death are: ill-health, poverty, lack of appropriate occupation, disappointment over love, insanity, religious fanaticism. The person who gives expression, by word of mouth, to negative or destructive thoughts will experience a destructive “kick-back.” One is never through with a thought, merely by releasing it. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill An Action Summary www.secret2dollars.com Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill An Action Summary www.secret2dollars.com You may control your own mind, you have the power to feed it whatever thought impulses you choose. With this privilege goes also the responsibility of using it constructively. You are the master of your own earthly destiny just as surely as you have the power to control your own thoughts. You may infl uence, direct, and eventually control your own environment, making your life what you want it to be. THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP - THE SEVENTH BASIC EVIL SUSCEPTIBILITY TO NEGATIVE INFLUENCES. HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST NEGATIVE INFLUENCES To protect yourself against negative infl uences, whether of your own making, or the result of the activities of negative people around you, recognize that you have a will-power, and put it into constant use , until it builds a wall of immunity against negative infl uences in your own mind. 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....
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