6 Fears and How to Overcome Them – Law of Attraction Classics: Napoleon Hill

"You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!"

BEFORE coming near the essential concepts upon which this lesson is based it’ll be of benefit to you to preserve in mind the truth that it’s miles practical – that it brings you the discoveries of extra than twenty-five years of studies-that it has the approval of the leading medical women and men of the world who’ve examined each principle concerned.

Skepticism is the deadly enemy of progress and self-development. You may as well lay this e book aside and forestall right right here as to technique this lesson with the sensation that it became written via some long-haired theorist who had never tested the concepts upon which the lesson is based.

Surely this is no age for the skeptic, because it’s miles an age in which we’ve visible extra of Nature’s laws uncovered and harnessed than were discovered in all past records of the human race. Within 3 a long time we’ve witnessed the mastery of the air; we have explored the ocean; we’ve got all however annihilated distances on this planet; we’ve got harnessed the lightning and made it flip the wheels of industry; we’ve made seven blades of grass develop in which however one grew earlier than; we’ve got on the spot communique among the countries of the sector. Truly, this is an age of illumination and unfoldment, however we’ve as yet slightly scratched the surface of knowledge. However, whilst we shall have unlocked the gate that leads to the name of the game power that’s saved up within us it will carry us knowledge so that it will make all beyond discoveries faded into oblivion by means of evaluation.

Thought is the maximum pretty organized form of strength recognized to guy, and this is an age of experimentation and research this is positive to bring us into more know-how of that mysterious pressure referred to as idea, which reposes inside us. We have already observed out sufficient approximately the human mind to recognise that a man can also throw off the accrued effects of a thousand generations of worry, via the aid of the principle of Auto-proposal. We have already observed the reality that fear is the chief motive for poverty and failure and distress that takes on a thousand exclusive paperwork. We have already observed the reality that the person who masters fear can also march directly to a hit achievement in almost any assignment, no matter all efforts to defeat him.

The improvement of self-self assurance starts with the elimination of this demon called fear, which sits upon a person’s shoulder and whispers into his ear, "You can not do it – you’re afraid to strive – you are afraid of public opinion – you’re afraid that you’ll fail – you’re afraid you have not the capability."

This fear demon is moving into near quarters. Science has located a deadly weapon with which to put it to flight, and this lesson on self-self belief has delivered you this weapon for use for your warfare with the sector-antique enemy of development, fear.

THE SIX BASIC FEARS OF MANKIND: Every person falls inheritor to the impact of six fundamental fears. Under these six fears may be listed the lesser fears. The six simple or primary fears are right here enumerated and the resources from which they’re believed to have grown are defined.

The six simple fears are:

a The fear of Poverty
b The worry of Old Age
c The worry of Criticism
d The worry of Loss of Love of Someone.
E The fear of Ill Health
f The worry of Death.

Study the list, then take stock of your very own fears and ascertain underneath which of the six headings you could classify them.

Every human being who has reached the age of information is bound down, to some extent, by using one or extra of these six primary fears. As step one within the elimination of these six evils let us examine the resources from whence we inherited them.

PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL HEREDITY
All that man is, each physically and mentally, he got here with the aid of through two kinds of heredity. One is referred to as physical heredity and the opposite is called social heredity.

Through the law of bodily heredity man has slowly developed from the amoeba (a single-cell animal form), via levels of development similar to all of the recognised animal paperwork now in this earth, along with the ones that are acknowledged to have existed but which are now extinct.

Every era via which guy has surpassed has brought to his nature some thing of the trends, conduct and bodily appearance of that era. Man’s bodily inheritance, therefore, is a heterogeneous collection of many habits and physical forms.

There seems little, if any, doubt that at the same time as the six primary fears of guy couldn’t had been inherited through bodily heredity (those six fundamental fears being mental states of thoughts and consequently no longer able to transmission through bodily heredity), it’s far apparent that through bodily heredity a most favorable lodging region for these six fears has been furnished.

For example, it’s miles a widely known fact that the whole process of bodily evolution is based upon dying, destruction, ache and cruelty; that the factors of the soil of the earth discover transportation, in their upward climb through evolution, based totally upon the demise of 1 form of lifestyles simply so some other and higher form may subsist. All flowers lives via "consuming" the factors of the soil and the factors of the air. All kinds of animal life stay by "ingesting" a few different and weaker form, or some shape of vegetation.

The cells of all plants have a totally high order of intelligence. The cells of all animal lifestyles likewise have a very high order of intelligence.

Undoubtedly the animal cells of a fish have discovered, out of bitter experience, that the group of animal cells referred to as a fish hawk are to be significantly feared.

By reason of the reality that many animal paperwork (together with that of maximum men) stay via consuming the smaller and weaker animals, the "cell intelligence" of these animals which input into and emerge as part of guy brings with it the FEAR growing out of their revel in in having been eaten alive.

This concept can also seem to be some distance-fetched, and in fact it may no longer be real, but it’s miles at least a logical concept if it is nothing extra. The creator makes no specific point of this concept, nor does he insist that it debts for any of the six fundamental fears. There is every other, and a much higher explanation of the source of those fears, which we will proceed to take a look at, starting with a description of social heredity.

By a ways the most crucial part of man’s make-up involves him via the regulation of social heredity, this term having connection with the strategies by which one generation imposes upon the minds of the technology below its instant control the superstitions, ideals, legends and thoughts which it, in flip, inherited from the era previous.

The time period "social heredity" ought to be understood to mean any and all sources via which someone acquires expertise, inclusive of schooling of religious and all different natures; reading, word of mouth communication, story telling and all manner of thought concept coming from what is usually widespread as one’s "non-public studies."

Through the operation of the regulation of social heredity all people having control of the mind of a child may also, via severe coaching, plant in that toddler’s thoughts any concept, whether or not fake or actual, in this kind of way that the kid accepts it as true and it becomes as an awful lot a part of the child’s persona as any cell or organ of its physical body (and just as tough to alternate in its nature).

REMEMBER that when you make an appointment with any other man or woman you assume the obligation of punctuality, and that you haven’t the proper to be a single minute late.

It is through the law of social heredity that the religionist plant life within the infant thoughts dogmas and creeds and spiritual ceremonies too severa to explain, keeping the ones ideas earlier than that thoughts till the mind accepts them and all the time seals them as part of its irrevocable perception.

The mind of a child which has no longer come into the age of wellknown understanding, in the course of an average period covering, allow us to say, the first years of its life, is plastic, open, easy and unfastened. Any concept planted in one of these thoughts by using one in whom the child has self assurance takes root and grows, so to speak, in this type of way that it in no way may be eradicated or wiped out, no matter how against common sense or reason that idea may be.

Many religionists declare that they are able to so deeply implant the tenets of their faith inside the mind of a child that there never can be room in that mind for any other faith, both in whole or in element. The claims are not greatly overdrawn.

With this explanation of the way in which the regulation of social heredity operates the student could be geared up to study the resources from which man inherits the six simple fears. Moreover, any pupil (besides the ones who have no longer but grown big sufficient to study reality that steps upon the "puppy corns" of their personal superstitions) may also take a look at the steadiness of the precept of social heredity as it’s far right here carried out to the six basic fears, without going outdoor of his or her very own personal reviews.

Fortunately, nearly the whole mass of proof submitted in this lesson is of such a nature that every one who genuinely are looking for the fact might also confirm, for themselves, whether the evidence is sound or not.

For the instant at the least, lay aside your prejudices and preconceived thoughts (you can usually pass back and choose them up once more, you recognize) at the same time as we look at the beginning and nature of man’s Six Worst Enemies, the six basic fears, beginning with:

THE FEAR OF POVERTY: It calls for courage to inform the fact about the origin of this fear, and nevertheless greater courage, perhaps, to accept the truth after it has been told. The fear of poverty grew out of man’s inherited tendency to prey upon his fellow guy economically. Nearly all sorts of decrease animals have instinct however appear no longer to have the electricity to purpose and assume; consequently, they prey upon one another physically. Man, with his superior experience of instinct, notion and purpose, does no longer eat his fellow guys physical; he receives greater pride out of consuming them FINANCIALLY!

Of all the a while of the arena of which we know whatever, the age wherein we stay seems to be the age of cash worship. A man is considered less than the dust of the earth until he can display a fat bank account. Nothing brings man so much struggling and humiliation as does POVERTY. No marvel guy FEARS poverty. Through a protracted line of inherited stories with the person-animal guy has learned, for sure, that this animal cannot usually be depended on wherein matters of money and other evidences of earthly possessions are worried.

Many marriages have their starting (and regularly their ending) completely on the basis of the wealth possessed by way of one or both of the contracting parties.

It is no wonder that the divorce courts are busy!

"Society" ought to pretty nicely be spelled "$ociety," because it is inseparably related to the greenback mark. So eager is guy to own wealth that he will accumulate it in something manner he can; via prison methods, if possible, through other techniques if essential.

The worry of poverty is a terrible factor!

A man may commit homicide, have interaction in theft, rape and all other manner of violation of the rights of others and still regain a high station in the minds of his fellow men, PROVIDING usually that he does no longer lose his wealth. Poverty, consequently, is against the law-an unforgivable sin, as it were.

No marvel guy fears it!

Every statute e-book within the world bears proof that the fear of poverty is one of the six simple fears of mankind, for in every such ebook of legal guidelines can be observed diverse and sundry laws intended to shield the weak from the robust. To spend time trying to show both that the fear of poverty is considered one of man’s inherited fears, or that this worry has its origin in guy’s nature to cheat his fellow guy, would be similar to looking to show that 3 instances two are six. Obviously no man could ever worry poverty if he had any grounds for trusting his fellow men, for there may be food and shelter and raiment and luxury of each nature enough for the wishes of each person on the earth, and these kinds of benefits would be loved via all of us besides for the swinish dependancy that man has of trying to push all of the other "swine" out of the trough, even after he has all and more than he desires.

The 2d of the six basic fears with which guy is certain is:

THE FEAR OF OLD AGE: In the main this worry grows out of two sources. First, the idea that Old Age may additionally convey with it POVERTY. Secondly, and with the aid of far the maximum commonplace supply of origin, from false and cruel sectarian teachings which have been so properly combined with "fire and brimstone" and with "purgatories" and different bogies that people have found out to worry Old Age because it meant the technique of any other, and in all likelihood a far extra HORRIBLE, global than this one which is known to be horrific enough.

In the simple worry of Old Age man has two very sound reasons for his apprehension: the one developing out of distrust of his fellow men who may additionally capture some thing worldly items he might also own, and the other springing up from the horrible pictures of the sector to return which have been deeply planted in his thoughts, thru the law of social heredity, lengthy before he came into possession of that thoughts.

Is it any wonder that man fears the approach of Old Age?
The third of the six simple fears is:

THE FEAR OF CRITICISM: Just how guy acquired this fundamental fear it would be tough, if no longer not possible, absolutely to decide, but one component is sure, he has it in well developed form.

Some trust that this worry made its look inside the mind of man about the time that politics came into life. Others consider its source can be traced no similarly than the primary meeting of an employer of women known as a "Woman’s Club." Still any other school of humorists costs the beginning to the contents of the Holy Bible, whose pages abound with a few very vitriolic and violent types of grievance. If the latter declare is accurate, and people who agree with actually all they locate within the Bible aren’t flawed, then God is responsible for guy’s inherent worry of Criticism, due to the fact God triggered the Bible to be written.

This author, being neither a humorist nor a "prophet," however just an regular workaday form of character, is inclined to characteristic the primary fear of Criticism to that part of guy’s inherited nature which prompts him no longer most effective to put off his fellow guy’s goods and wares, however to justify his movement by means of CRITICISM of his fellow guy’s character.

The worry of Criticism takes on many one-of-a-kind paperwork, most of the people of which are petty and trivial in nature, even to the quantity of being infantile in the intense.

Bald-headed men, for example, are bald for no different cause than their worry of Criticism. Heads end up bald due to the safety of hats with tight fitting bands which cut off the move on the roots of the hair. Men put on hats, now not due to the fact they actually need them for the sake of comfort, but especially because "every person’s doing it," and the person falls in line and does it additionally, lest a few other character CRITICIZE him.

Women seldom have bald heads, or even skinny hair, due to the fact they wear hats which might be loose, the only cause of which is to make an appearance.

But it must now not be imagined that girls are free from the worry of Criticism associated with hats. If any girl claims to be superior to man with regards to this fear, ask her to stroll down the street wearing a hat this is one or seasons out of favor!

IN every soul there has been deposited the seed of a incredible destiny, however that seed will by no means germinate, an awful lot less grow to adulthood, besides via the rendering of beneficial service.

The makers of all way of clothing have no longer been gradual to capitalize this basic fear of Criticism with which all mankind is cursed. Every season, it will likely be discovered, the "styles" in lots of articles of wearing clothing exchange. Who establishes the "styles"? Certainly no longer the customer of clothes, however the producer of clothes. Why does he change the patterns so frequently? Obviously this variation is made in order that the producer can promote greater garments.

For the identical reason the manufacturers of motors (with some uncommon and really sensible exceptions) alternate patterns each season.

The manufacturer of clothing is aware of how the person-animal fears to put on a garment that’s one season out of step with "that which they’re all wearing now."

Is this now not proper? Does no longer your personal experience again it up?
We have been describing the way in which human beings behave underneath the influence of the concern of Criticism as applied to the small and petty things of existence. Let us now observe human behavior beneath this fear when it influences people in connection with the greater vital subjects connected with human sex. Take, for example, almost any individual who has reached the age of "mental maturity" (from thirty-five to 40-five years of age, as a widespread average), and if you could examine his or her thoughts you would find in that thoughts a totally determined disbelief of and riot towards most of the fables taught through most of the people of the religionists.

Powerful and effective is the worry of CRITICISM!

The time become, and now not so very lengthy in the past at that,when the phrase "infidel" supposed spoil to whomsoever it turned into applied. It is visible, therefore, that guy’s worry of CRITICISM isn’t always with out ample purpose for its lifestyles.

The fourth fundamental fear is that of:

THE FEAR OF LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE: The source from which this worry originated needs however little description, for it’s far obvious that it grew out of guy’s nature to steal his fellow guy’s mate; or at the least to take liberties with her, unknown to her rightful "lord" and grasp. By nature all guys are polygamous, the assertion of a fact if you want to, of route, carry denials from people who are both too vintage to characteristic in a regular way sexually, or have, from some other purpose, misplaced the contents of sure glands that are answerable for guy’s tendency in the direction of the plurality of the other intercourse.

There can be however little doubt that jealousy and all different similar kinds of more or less moderate dementia praecox (insanity) grew out of man’s inherited worry of the Loss of Love of Someone.

Of all of the "sane fools" studied by using this writer, that represented with the aid of a man who has grow to be jealous of some lady, or that of a woman who has grow to be jealous of a few guy, is the oddest and strangest. The writer, luckily, by no means had but one case of personal revel in with this shape of insanity, but from that revel in he discovered sufficient to justify him in declaring that the worry of the Loss of Love of Someone is one of the maximum painful, if no longer in truth the maximum painful, of all the six simple fears. And it seems affordable to add that this worry performs more havoc with the human thoughts than do any of the other six primary fears, often main to the greater violent forms of permanent insanity.

The 5th fundamental fear is that of:

THE FEAR OF ILL HEALTH: This fear has its beginning, to widespread volume also, in the identical sources from which the fears of Poverty and Old Age are derived.

The worry of Ill Health must needs be intently related to each Poverty and Old Age, as it additionally leads towards the border line of "horrible worlds" of which guy is aware of no longer, however of which he has heard some discomforting stories.

The writer strongly suspects that the ones engaged inside the enterprise of selling desirable fitness techniques have had enormous to do with preserving the worry of Ill Health alive in the human mind.

For longer than the document of the human race may be relied upon, the arena has recognized of numerous and sundry styles of remedy and health purveyors. If a man gains his living from keeping humans in correct fitness it seems however natural that he could use every method at his command for persuading people that they wanted his services. Thus, in time, it is probably that human beings might inherit a fear of Ill Health.

The 6th and last of the six basic fears is that of:

THE FEAR OF DEATH: To many that is the worst of all of the six basic fears, and the motive why it’s so appeared turns into obvious to even the informal pupil of psychology.

The horrible pangs of worry associated with DEATH can be charged directly to spiritual fanaticism, the source that’s more responsible for it than are all other assets blended.

So-known as "heathen" aren’t as lots afraid of DEATH as are the "civilized," specially that portion of the civilized population which has come beneath the have an effect on of theology.

For hundreds of thousands and thousands of years guy has been asking the nonetheless unanswered (and, it could be, the unanswerable) questions, "WHENCE?" and "WHITHER?" "Where did I come from and in which am I going after loss of life?"

The extra foxy and crafty, in addition to the sincere however credulous, of the race have not been sluggish to provide the answer to these questions. In fact the answering of those questions has turn out to be one of the so-referred to as "learned" professions, regardless of the fact that however little gaining knowledge of is required to enter this profession.

Witness, now, the major supply of foundation of the worry of DEATH!

"Come into my tent, include my faith, receive my dogmas (and pay my salary) and I will come up with a price tag in an effort to admit you straightway into heaven while you die," says the chief of one form of sectarianism. "Remain out of my tent," says this same leader, "and you’ll pass direct to hell, in which you will burn at some point of eternity."

While, in fad, the self-appointed chief might not be capable of provide secure-behavior into heaven nor, via lack of such provision, allow the unfortunate seeker after reality to descend into hell, the opportunity of the latter seems so terrible that it lays keep of the mind and creates that fear of fears, the fear of DEATH!

In fact no guy is aware of, and no man has ever regarded, what heaven or hell is like, or if such places exist, and this very lack of specific knowledge opens the door of the human mind to the charlatan to go into and manage that thoughts along with his inventory of legerdemain and various brands of trickery, deceit and fraud.

The reality is this – nothing less and not anything more – That NO MAN KNOWS NOR HAS ANY MAN EVER KNOWN WHERE WE COME FROM AT BIRTH OR WHERE WE GO AT DEATH. Any character claiming otherwise is both deceiving himself or he’s a aware impostor who makes it a enterprise to stay with out rendering carrier of price, via play upon the credulity of humanity.

Be it stated, in their behalf, but, the general public of those engaged in "selling tickets into heaven" without a doubt believe no longer most effective that they understand in which heaven exists, however that their creeds and formulas will supply safe passage to all who embody them.

This perception may be summed up in a single phrase – CREDULITY!

Religious leaders, typically, make the wide, sweeping declare that the present civilization owes its lifestyles to the work done via the church buildings. This author, as a long way as he’s in my view concerned, is inclined to supply their claims to be correct, if, at the identical time he be permitted to add that even if this claim be authentic the theologians haven’t a splendid deal of which to brag.

But, it is not – can’t be – actual that civilization has grown out of the efforts of the organized churches and creeds, if via the term "civilization" is supposed the uncovering of the herbal laws and the many inventions to which the sector is the existing inheritor.

If the theologians want to say that part of civilization which has to do with guy’s behavior closer to his fellow man they’re perfectly welcome to it, as a long way as this author is concerned; however, alternatively, if they presume to gobble up the credit for all the medical discovery of mankind the writer begs go away to offer vigorous protest.

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