Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Pearl Sullivan Bronx, New York, United States

Posted: 2022-07-20

Chapter 15 – What Are You Afraid Of?

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control]. 2Timothy 1:7 (AMP)

Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32

“Recognize that negative influences often work on you through your subconscious mind, therefore they are difficult to detect, and keep your mind closed against all people who depress or discourage you in any way.” Napoleon Hill

This was a very difficult chapter to get through. What I do realize after attempting to answer the self-analysis test questions is that I still have a lot of work to do on my subconscious and conscious mindset.  The negativity of life comes in many different forms as the six ghosts of fear. As Mr. Hill states, “Nature has endowed man with absolute control over but one thing, and that is THOUGHT.”

One tool that I have is the Serenity Prayer.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Other People. The Courage to change the things I can, My Thinking, and the Wisdom to know the difference.”

This mastermind group is causing me to examine myself over and over again. I’m catching myself in my own negative thinking and uncovering many fears that I didn’t know were there.  I will continue to answer all those questions over and over again until I have mastered my mind.  After all, God did not give me a spirit of fear, but the ability to master my mind, overcome obstacles in life and live in His abundant love.

To the Dlouhys, your wisdom and consistency to allow others to grow and flourish is your gift to the world. Your personal mastery of your thoughts is allowing each of us to grow into the entrepreneurs that God created us to be and for that, we are all truly thankful.