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Seeing the hole in the doughnut, but overlooking the doughnut. Pessimism, leading to indigestion, poor elimination, autointoxication, bad breath and bad disposition. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill An Action Summary www.secret2dollars.com
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PROCRASTINATION. The habit of putting off until tomorrow that which should have been done last year. Spending enough time in creating alibis and excuses to have done the job. This symptom is closely related to over-caution, doubt and worry. Refusal to accept responsibility when it can be avoided. Willingness to compromise rather than put up a stiff fi ght. Compromising with dif fi culties instead of harnessing and using them as stepping stones to advancement. Bargaining with Life for a penny, instead of demanding prosperity, opulence, riches, contentment and happiness. Planning what to do if and when overtaken by failure, instead of burning all bridges and making retreat impossible. Weakness of, and often total lack of self-con fi dence, de fi niteness of purpose, self-control, initiative, enthusiasm, ambition, thrift and sound reasoning ability. Expecting poverty instead of demanding riches. Association with those who accept poverty instead of seeking the company of those who demand and receive riches. SYMPTOMS OF THE FEAR OF CRITICISM. This fear is almost as universal as the fear of poverty, and its effects are just as fatal to personal achievement, mainly because this fear destroys initiative, and discourages the use of imagination. The major symptoms of the fear are: SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS. Generally expressed through nervousness, timidity in conversation and in meeting strangers, awkward movement of the hands and limbs, shifting of the eyes. LACK OF POISE. Expressed through lack of voice control, nervousness in the presence of others, poor posture of body, poor memory. PERSONALITY. Lacking in fi rmness of decision, personal charm, and ability to express opinions de fi nitely. The habit of side-stepping issues instead of meeting them squarely. Agreeing with others without careful examination of their opinions. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill An Action Summary www.secret2dollars.com
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INFERIORITY COMPLEX. The habit of expressing self-approval by word of mouth and by actions, as a means of covering up a feeling of inferiority. Using “big words” to impress others, (often without knowing the real meaning of the words). Imitating others in dress, speech and manners. Boasting of imaginary achievements. This sometimes gives a surface appearance of a feeling of superiority. EXTRAVAGANCE. The habit of trying to “keep up with the Joneses,” spending beyond one’s income. LACK OF INITIATIVE. Failure to embrace opportunities for self-advancement, fear to express opinions, lack of con fi dence in one’s own ideas, giving evasive answers to questions asked by superiors, hesitancy of manner and speech, deceit in both words and deeds.
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