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Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Chapter Fifteen – The Six Ghosts of Fear:
Six Basic Fears:
– The fear of poverty
– The fear of criticism
– The fear of ill health
– The fear of loss of love of someone
– The fear of old age
– The fear of death
– Fears are nothing more than states of minds.
– Every human being has the ability to completely control his own mind.
Fear Self-Analysis Questions:
Do you complain often of ‘feeling bad’ and if so, what is the cause?
1) Do you find fault with other people at the slightest provocation?
2) Do you frequently make mistakes in your work, and if so why?
3) Are you sarcastic and offensive in your conversation?
4) Do you deliberately avoid the association of anyone, and if so, why?
5) Do you suffer frequently with indigestion? If so, what is the cause?
6) Does life seem futile and the future hopeless to you?
7) Do you like your occupation? If not, why?
8) Do you feel self-pity, and if so, why?
9) Are you envious of those who excel you?
10) To which do you devote most time, thinking of success, or failure?
11) Are you gaining or losing self-confidence as you grow older?
12) Do you learn something of value from all mistakes?
13) Are you permitting some relative or acquaintance to worry you? If so, why?
14) Are you sometimes ‘in the clouds’ and at other times in the depths of despondency (low spirit)?
15) Who has the most inspiring influence upon you? What is the cause?
16) Do you tolerate negative or discouraging influences which you can avoid?
17) Are you careless of your personal appearance? If so, when and why?
18) Have you learned how to ‘drown your troubles’ by being too busy to be annoyed by them?
19) Would you call yourself a ‘spines weakling’ if you permitted others to do your thinking for you?
20) Do you neglect internal bathing until auto-intoxication makes you ill-tempered and irritable?
21) How many preventable disturbances annoy you, and why do you tolerate them?
22) Do you resort to liquor, narcotics, or cigarettes to ‘quiet your nerves?’ If so, why do you not try will-power instead?
23) Does anyone ‘nag’ you, and if so, for what reason?
24) Do you have a definite major purpose, and if so, what is it, and what plans do you have for achieving it?
25) Do you suffer from any of the Six Basic Fears? If so, which ones?
26) Have you a method by which you can shield yourself against the negative influence of others?
27) Do you make deliberate use of autosuggestion to make your mind positive?
28) Which do you value most, your material possessions, or your privilege of controlling your own thoughts?
29) Are you easily influenced by others, against your own judgment?
30) Has today added anything of value to your stock of knowledge or state of mind?
31) Do you face squarely the circumstances which make you unhappy, or sidestep the responsibility?
32) Do you analyze all mistakes and failures and try to profit by them or, do you take the attitude that this is not your duty?
33) Can you name three of your most damaging weaknesses? What are you doing to correct them?
34) Do you encourage other people to bring their worries to you for sympathy?
35) Do you choose, from your daily experiences, lessons, or influences which aid in your personal advancement?
36) Does your presence have a negative influence on other people as a rule?
37) What habits of other people annoy you most?
38) Do you form your own opinions or permit yourself to be influenced by other people?
39) Have you learned how to create a mental state of mind with which you can shield yourself against all discouraging influences?
40) Does your occupation inspire you with hope and fate?
41) Are you conscious of possessing spiritual forces of sufficient power to enable you to keep your mind free from all forms of fear?
42) Does your religion help to keep your mind positive?
43) Do you feel it your duty to share other people’s worries? If so, why?
44) If you believe that ‘birds of a feather flock together,’ what have you learned about yourself by studying the friends whom you attract?
45) What connection, if any, do you see with people with whom you associate most closely, and any unhappiness you may experience?
46) Could it be possible that some person whom you consider to be a friend is, in reality, your worst enemy, because of his negative influence on your mind?
47) By what rules do you judge who is helpful and who is damaging to you?
48) Are your intimate associates mentally superior or inferior to you?
49) How much time out of every 24 hours to you devote to: a) your occupation, b) sleep, c) play and relaxation, d) acquiring useful knowledge, e) plain waste?
50) Who among your acquaintances: a) encourages you the most, b) cautions you the most, c) discourages you the most.
51) What is your greatest worry? Why do you tolerate it?
52) When others offer you free, unsolicited advice, do you accept it without question, or analyze their motive?
53) What, above else, do you most desire? Do you intend to acquire it?
54) Do you change your mind often? If so, why?
55) Do you usually finish everything you begin?
56) Are you easily impressed by other people’s business or professional titles, college degrees, or wealth?
57) Are you easily influenced by what other people think or say of you?
58) Do you cater to people because of social or financial status?
59) Whom do you believe to be the greatest person living? In what respect is this person superior to yourself?
60) How much time have you devoted to studying and answering these questions? (Should take at least one day)
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