Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ryan McChesney Tampa, Florida, United States

Posted: 2017-04-19

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.



They say that you learn something new every time you reread or re-listen to a book. In this chapter, I've had a new takeaway from this chapter. It is that you have to take pride in yourself and really evaluate yourself and where you stand. If you find that one of the main three enemies is what is holding you back, then it is okay to acknowledge it because now you know what is holding you back. Then you can fix it, and move forward.


For example, I remember one year in baseball, I was struggling really badly with my hitting. We had an old saying in baseball if you were struggling, and it was that “you couldn't hit water if you fell off of a boat.” Well, at the time, I wasn't hitting the ball, and I wasn't hitting water either. But I was determined to work on my skills to get better and out of this slump. Therefore, I would work each day before and after practice on my hitting with my coach. I acknowledge that something wasn't feeling right, and he agreed. But it was something he told me that helped turned my hitting around. Once I implemented that into my swing, the ball was coming off of my bat like a rocket lifting off.


But it all started when I acknowledged that something wasn't right with my swing. I decided to put my ego away and ask for help. And by doing that, I got past an enemy, and back on track. So what do you believe is your enemy that is holding you back?


Ryan McChesney

Tampa, Florida