Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Grant Simon Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Posted: 2019-08-20

Outwitting the Six Ghost of Fear.


The other day in the early a.m, on the way to an event I was listening to the local Christian Radio Station.  I heard the song by Zach Williams, called “Fear is a liar.” The lyrics hit home with me.  


There are six basic fears. (Poverty, criticism, ill health, loss of love from someone, old age, and death) 


The biggest one which I have and many do is the fear of poverty. I have been up and I have been down in the world of finances. Money is not everything, but not having to worry about it is much more pleasant than living from pay check to pay check. It has become even more noticeable since having a family to feed.


Some others are criticism. A healthy critique  from somebody we know and respect is fine. Constant harping and criticism is not good for anybody.  Nobody needs to hear it.  The best way to deal with this is listen and read positive materials as much as possible.  Garbage in means garbage out.  Hang around positive and successful people as much as possible.  Family members can sometimes be the worst critics. 


Loss of love is serious. I met my wife later in life than many. We now have a beautiful daughter. Things are not always easy, and we have been through some tough times due to a long deployment, illnesses, in-laws, etc. I ,however, love them both dearly and cannot see myself with any one else. I have to remember this on the rocky days.


I have to take things in stride, drive on the days when I don’t feel like moving, exercising, and working. I have to put the fear behind me at times.  


Otherwise I will spend hours in worry and the day is ruined. The risk is days can turn into weeks.


What I gotta remember is what I heard on Zach Williams song, ‘Fear is a liar.”  


We all are blessed to have Mentoring for Free. Thank you Michael Dlouhy

for starting this program. Thank you Rick for reaching out to me and thank you to all the dedicated participants. I look forward to the calls.


Michael Simon


Disabled American Veteran