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1. Failure to recognize and to clearly de fi ne exactly what one wants. 2. Procrastination, with or without cause. (Usually backed up with a formidable array of alibis and excuses). 3. Lack of interest in acquiring specialized knowledge. 4. Indecision, the habit of “passing the buck” on all occasions, instead of facing issues squarely. (Also backed by alibis). 5. The habit of relying upon alibis instead of creating de fi nite plans for the solution of problems. 6. Self-satisfaction. There is but little remedy for this af fl iction, and no hope for those who suffer from it. 7. Indifference, usually re fl ected in one’s readiness to compromise on all occasions, rather than meet opposition and fi ght it. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill An Action Summary www.secret2dollars.com
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8. The habit of blaming others for one’s mistakes, and accepting unfavorable circumstances as being unavoidable. 9. WEAKNESS OF desire, due to neglect in the choice of MOTIVES that impel action. 10. Willingness, even eagerness, to quit at the fi rst sign of defeat. (Based upon one or more of the 6 basic fears). 11. Lack of ORGANIZED PLANS, placed in writing where they may be analyzed. 12. The habit of neglecting to move on ideas, or to grasp opportunity when it presents itself. 13. WISHING instead of WILLING. 14. The habit of compromising with POVERTY instead of aiming at riches. General absence of ambition to be, to do, and to own. 15. Searching for all the short-cuts to riches, trying to GET without GIVING a fair equivalent, usually re fl ected in the habit of gambling, endeavoring to drive “sharp” bargains. 16. FEAR OF CRITICISM, failure to create plans and to put them into action, because of what other people will think, do, or say. This enemy belongs at the head of the list, because it generally exists in one’s subconscious mind, where its presence is not recognized. (See the Six Basic Fears in a later chapter). People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail. The fear of criticism, in such cases is stronger than the desire for success. HOW TO DEVELOP PERSISTENCE There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of PERSISTENCE. They call for no great amount of intelligence, no particular amount of education, and but little time or effort. The necessary steps are:-- Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill An Action Summary www.secret2dollars.com
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1. A de fi nite purpose backed by burning desire for its ful fi llment. 2. A de fi nite plan, expressed in continuous action. 3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging in fl uences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances. 4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.
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