Think & Grow Rich Lessons
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Posted: 2022-07-20

Chapter 15

How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear

The part of this chapter I wanted to pick was worrying because worry is fear of and one of the means to poverty. Worrying about death, sickness and money can hurt your personal growth.

Worry is a state of mind based upon fear. It works slowly but persistently. It is insidious and subtle. Step by step, it “digs itself in” until it paralyzes one’s reasoning faculty and destroys self-confidence and initiative.


To protect yourself against negative influences, whether of your own making or the result of the activities of negative people around you, recognize that you have a WILL-POWER, and put it into constant use until it builds a wall of immunity against negative influences in your mind.

A man whose mind is filled with fear not only destroys his own chances of intelligent action, but he transmits these destructive vibrations to the minds of all who come into contact with him and destroys their chances.

Even a dog or a horse knows when its master lacks courage; moreover, a dog or a horse will pick up the vibrations of fear thrown off by its master and behave accordingly. Lowering down the intelligence line in the animal kingdom, one finds this same capacity to pick up the vibrations of fear. A honey bee immediately senses fear in a person's mind—for reasons unknown, a bee will sting the person whose mind is releasing vibrations of fear much more readily than it will molest the person whose mind registers no fear.

One is never through with a thought, merely by releasing it. When an idea is released, it spreads in every direction, through the medium of the ether, but it also plants itself permanently in the subconscious mind of the person releasing it.

Your life business is presumably to achieve success. To be successful, you must find peace of mind, acquire the material needs of life, and above all, attain HAPPINESS. All of this evidence of success begin in the form of thought impulses.

As with the theory of moslow hierarchy of needs, you must first gain your life needs: water, food, clothing, sleep, and shelter.

These were points in this study that hit me the most because letting go of all negative energy is essential; However, I have been having a hard time; you never want to bring that bad energy around others that you can get about because negative energy does spread. Sometimes a person must step back to step up. 

I just wanted to say hello, family, and thank you guys for your great encouragement. 

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