Richard Burnett Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man (or woman) is not the one who doesn’t feel afraid, but who conquers that fear." Nelson Mandela
There is so much valuable information in this chapter that I think we could make a study on this one chapter alone. T Harv Eker gives a great definition of fear as the anticipation of pain. One thing that I know is that it can be crippling and every step and bit of advice to avoid it should be heeded.
I kind of think of it as a virus because it embeds itself in the subconscious mind of the person who releases the fearful thought and spreads to others just like that virus. You might say it’s a virus of the mind. Hill tells us “ The vibrations of fear pass from one mind to another just as quickly and as surely as the sound of the human voice passes from the broadcasting station to the receiving set of a radio—and BY THE SELF-SAME MEDIUM.” Now that really is scary.
The reassuring thing about fear is that it cannot live in the now, It only exists in the future unless of course you are hiking on a trail in the mountains and come face to face with a grizzly bear. In that case it most definitely is the now. That is immediate and a fight or flight situation. Again back to Eker. He tells his audience to raise their hand tomorrow and of course no one does because tomorrow does not exist at that point.
Except for the the fight of flight example I gave in the last paragraph fear is horrible and destructive. Fear can also be used by control freaks on others as was done to my daughter by my ex wife. My daughter and I are still dealing with that wreckage even today and that kind of verbal abuse should carry jail time with it. You can heal pretty quick from a physical beating but the consequences of a verbal abusive situation can last a lifetime if not dealt with. Again there is so much in this chapter I sometimes wonder why Hill didn’t start the book off with it. But then again I’m sure he thought it though and did it for a reason in the 20 years it took to put together.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for helping us with our fears about being successful in network marketing for if we trust the process and NEVER QUIT we will succeed. It’s just in the right timing! And thank you to all my mastermind partners and friends who share your brilliance with me each and every week. And thank you to all of the ones who let me share my e-book with you and allow me to be your mentor.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” ~Maya Angelou~ Or as Michael Dlouhy would say " Don't die with your music still in you"