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

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

BEFORE drawing close the fundamental standards upon which this lesson is founded it is going to be of gain to you to hold in thoughts the fact that it’s far practical – that it brings you the discoveries of more than twenty-5 years of research-that it has the approval of the leading medical males and females of the world who’ve tested each principle concerned.

Skepticism is the deadly enemy of progress and self-development. You might as nicely lay this ebook aside and forestall proper here as to technique this lesson with the feeling that it was written by means of a few long-haired theorist who had never tested the principles upon which the lesson is based totally.

Surely this is no age for the skeptic, due to the fact it’s miles an age in which we have seen greater of Nature’s legal guidelines uncovered and harnessed than had been observed in all beyond history of the human race. Within three decades we have witnessed the mastery of the air; we’ve got explored the ocean; we’ve all but annihilated distances on earth; we’ve got harnessed the lightning and made it flip the wheels of industry; we’ve got made seven blades of grass develop in which however one grew before; we’ve immediately verbal exchange among the countries of the world. Truly, this is an age of illumination and unfoldment, but we have as yet slightly scratched the floor of expertise. However, when we shall have unlocked the gate that results in the secret electricity which is stored up within us it’s going to convey us expertise a good way to make all beyond discoveries light into oblivion with the aid of evaluation.

Thought is the maximum exceptionally prepared shape of strength known to guy, and this is an age of experimentation and studies this is sure to bring us into more expertise of that mysterious force called notion, which reposes within us. We have already found out sufficient approximately the human mind to recognize that a person may additionally throw off the accrued results of 1000 generations of fear, via the resource of the principle of Auto-suggestion. We have already located the reality that fear is the chief motive for poverty and failure and misery that takes on 1000 one-of-a-kind bureaucracy. We have already determined the reality that the man who masters fear might also march directly to a success achievement in almost any mission, no matter all efforts to defeat him.

The improvement of self-self belief starts offevolved with the elimination of this demon referred to as fear, which sits upon a person’s shoulder and whispers into his ear, "You can’t do it – you are afraid to strive – you are scared of public opinion – you’re afraid that you will fail – you are afraid you haven’t the capability."

This worry demon is stepping into near quarters. Science has observed a deadly weapon with which to position it to flight, and this lesson on self-confidence has brought you this weapon for use to your war with the world-vintage enemy of progress, fear.

THE SIX BASIC FEARS OF MANKIND: Every man or woman falls heir to the have an impact on of six basic fears. Under these six fears may be listed the lesser fears. The six primary or major fears are here enumerated and the resources from which they’re believed to have grown are described.

The six simple fears are:

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

Study the listing, then take inventory of your very own fears and ascertain under which of the six headings you can classify them.

Every person who has reached the age of know-how is bound down, to a point, with the aid of one or extra of these six primary fears. As step one in the elimination of those six evils let us take a look at the sources from whence we inherited them.

All that guy is, each bodily and mentally, he came by using thru two styles of heredity. One is referred to as bodily heredity and the other is known as social heredity.

Through the law of physical heredity man has slowly developed from the amoeba (a unmarried-cellular animal form), thru stages of development corresponding to all the regarded animal paperwork now in this earth, along with the ones that are known to have existed but that are now extinct.

Every era thru which guy has exceeded has added to his nature something of the traits, habits and bodily appearance of that technology. Man’s bodily inheritance, therefore, is a heterogeneous collection of many behavior and bodily forms.

There seems little, if any, doubt that whilst the six basic fears of guy could not were inherited thru physical heredity (these six basic fears being intellectual states of mind and consequently now not capable of transmission via bodily heredity), it’s miles obvious that thru bodily heredity a maximum favorable accommodations place for these six fears has been furnished.

For instance, it is a widely recognized fact that the complete procedure of physical evolution is based upon loss of life, destruction, ache and cruelty; that the elements of the soil of the earth locate transportation, of their upward climb via evolution, based totally upon the dying of one form of life in order that any other and higher shape may additionally subsist. All flowers lives with the aid of "ingesting" the elements of the soil and the factors of the air. All kinds of animal lifestyles live by using "eating" some other and weaker form, or a few shape of flora.

The cells of all vegetation have a completely high order of intelligence. The cells of all animal existence likewise have a very high order of intelligence.

Undoubtedly the animal cells of a fish have learned, out of sour revel in, that the organization of animal cells referred to as a fish hawk are to be greatly feared.

By motive of the reality that many animal paperwork (consisting of that of maximum men) stay by way of eating the smaller and weaker animals, the "cellular intelligence" of those animals which enter into and come to be part of man brings with it the FEAR developing out in their experience in having been eaten alive.

This principle might also seem to be far-fetched, and in reality it may now not be actual, but it’s far as a minimum a logical concept if it’s far nothing extra. The writer makes no unique factor of this theory, nor does he insist that it bills for any of the six primary fears. There is every other, and a much better explanation of the supply of these fears, which we are able to continue to examine, beginning with an outline of social heredity.

By far the maximum critical a part of guy’s makeup involves him thru the law of social heredity, this term having connection with the methods via which one era imposes upon the minds of the generation beneath its instant manipulate the superstitions, beliefs, legends and ideas which it, in flip, inherited from the technology preceding.

The time period "social heredity" have to be understood to mean any and all sources through which a person acquires information, consisting of training of religious and all other natures; studying, word of mouth verbal exchange, story telling and all way of idea concept coming from what’s normally popular as one’s "private studies."

Through the operation of the law of social heredity absolutely everyone having control of the thoughts of a child may, through severe teaching, plant in that child’s thoughts any concept, whether fake or genuine, in the sort of manner that the kid accepts it as actual and it becomes as an awful lot a part of the kid’s personality as any cell or organ of its physical frame (and simply as tough to exchange in its nature).

REMEMBER that whilst you make an appointment with some other individual you expect the responsibility of punctuality, and that you have not the right to be a single minute late.

It is thru the law of social heredity that the religionist flora within the toddler thoughts dogmas and creeds and spiritual ceremonies too numerous to explain, holding the ones thoughts before that mind until the mind accepts them and forever seals them as a part of its irrevocable notion.

The thoughts of a infant which has not come into the age of trendy information, for the duration of a median length overlaying, allow us to say, the first years of its life, is plastic, open, easy and loose. Any idea planted in such a mind with the aid of one in whom the kid has self assurance takes root and grows, so to speak, in one of these manner that it never can be eradicated or wiped out, regardless of how opposed to logic or purpose that idea can be.

Many religionists declare that they can so deeply implant the tenets in their religion inside the thoughts of a infant that there by no means may be room in that thoughts for some other faith, both in whole or in element. The claims aren’t greatly overdrawn.

With this clarification of the way in which the regulation of social heredity operates the scholar may be equipped to look at the sources from which man inherits the six simple fears. Moreover, any pupil (except those who’ve now not yet grown large enough to take a look at reality that steps upon the "pet corns" of their very own superstitions) may test the steadiness of the principle of social heredity as it’s far right here applied to the six primary fears, with out going out of doors of his or her very own private reviews.

Fortunately, nearly the complete mass of proof submitted on this lesson is of this sort of nature that each one who sincerely are seeking the truth may also confirm, for themselves, whether the evidence is sound or no longer.

For the moment at the least, lay aside your prejudices and preconceived ideas (you may usually pass returned and choose them up once more, you understand) even as we examine the origin and nature of guy’s Six Worst Enemies, the six primary fears, starting with:

THE FEAR OF POVERTY: It calls for courage to tell the fact approximately the foundation of this fear, and nonetheless more braveness, possibly, to simply accept the reality after it’s been instructed. The fear of poverty grew out of guy’s inherited tendency to prey upon his fellow guy economically. Nearly all varieties of decrease animals have instinct but seem not to have the electricity to purpose and suppose; therefore, they prey upon each other bodily. Man, with his superior feel of intuition, concept and reason, does now not devour his fellow guys physical; he receives more pride out of ingesting them FINANCIALLY!

Of all the a while of the world of which we know some thing, the age wherein we live seems to be the age of money worship. A man is taken into consideration less than the dust of the earth except he can show a fat bank account. Nothing brings man a lot suffering and humiliation as does POVERTY. No surprise man FEARS poverty. Through an extended line of inherited reports with the man-animal man has found out, for sure, that this animal can’t usually be relied on in which topics of money and different evidences of earthly possessions are concerned.

Many marriages have their beginning (and often their finishing) entirely on the premise of the wealth possessed with the aid of one or both of the contracting parties.

It is not any marvel that the divorce courts are busy!

"Society" could pretty properly be spelled "$ociety," due to the fact it is inseparably related to the dollar mark. So keen is guy to own wealth that he will gather it in something manner he can; thru prison techniques, if possible, thru other methods if vital.

The fear of poverty is a terrible thing!

A guy might also devote murder, interact in theft, rape and all different manner of violation of the rights of others and nevertheless regain a high station in the minds of his fellow guys, PROVIDING always that he does no longer lose his wealth. Poverty, therefore, is a crime-an unforgivable sin, because it were.

No marvel guy fears it!

Every statute ebook within the international bears evidence that the worry of poverty is one of the six simple fears of mankind, for in every such e-book of legal guidelines can be determined diverse and sundry legal guidelines meant to shield the weak from the sturdy. To spend time looking to show both that the worry of poverty is certainly one of man’s inherited fears, or that this worry has its foundation in guy’s nature to cheat his fellow guy, might be much like looking to show that 3 instances are six. Obviously no man would ever worry poverty if he had any grounds for trusting his fellow guys, for there is meals and refuge and raiment and luxury of every nature enough for the wishes of all of us on the planet, and these types of blessings might be enjoyed with the aid of every body except for the swinish habit that guy has of seeking to push all the other "swine" out of the trough, even after he has all and greater 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 fear grows out of resources. First, the concept that Old Age may additionally carry with it POVERTY. Secondly, and by some distance the maximum commonplace supply of origin, from false and cruel sectarian teachings which have been so nicely mixed with "fireplace and brimstone" and with "purgatories" and other bogies that humans have learned to fear Old Age as it meant the approach of another, and probable a much extra HORRIBLE, world than this one that is thought to be awful enough.

In the basic worry of Old Age man has very sound reasons for his apprehension: the one growing out of distrust of his fellow guys who can also capture whatever worldly goods he may additionally own, and the alternative springing up from the terrible photographs of the arena to return which had been deeply planted in his thoughts, through the regulation of social heredity, lengthy before he got here into ownership of that mind.

Is it any marvel that guy fears the method of Old Age?
The 0.33 of the six fundamental fears is:

THE FEAR OF CRITICISM: Just how guy received this simple worry it might be difficult, if no longer impossible, really to determine, however one issue is certain, he has it in well advanced form.

Some consider that this worry made its appearance inside the mind of man approximately the time that politics came into existence. Others believe its supply may be traced no further than the first assembly of an organization of girls referred to as a "Woman’s Club." Still every other faculty of humorists expenses the starting place to the contents of the Holy Bible, whose pages abound with a few very vitriolic and violent varieties of grievance. If the latter declare is correct, and those who trust literally all they find within the Bible are not incorrect, then God is chargeable for guy’s inherent worry of Criticism, due to the fact God brought about the Bible to be written.

This writer, being neither a humorist nor a "prophet," however simply an regular workaday kind of man or woman, is inclined to attribute the primary fear of Criticism to that a part of guy’s inherited nature which prompts him now not simplest to take away his fellow man’s items and wares, however to justify his motion by way of CRITICISM of his fellow man’s man or woman.

The fear of Criticism takes on many specific bureaucracy, the general public of which might be petty and trivial in nature, even to the extent of being childish in the extreme.

Bald-headed guys, as an instance, are bald for no other purpose than their fear of Criticism. Heads turn out to be bald due to the safety of hats with tight fitting bands which cut off the circulate at the roots of the hair. Men wear hats, no longer because they really need them for the sake of comfort, but specially because "every body’s doing it," and the person falls in line and does it also, lest some other person CRITICIZE him.

Women seldom have bald heads, or even thin hair, due to the fact they put on hats that are free, the simplest motive of which is to make an appearance.

But it have to now not be imagined that ladies are loose from the concern of Criticism related to hats. If any girl claims to be superior to man close to this worry, ask her to stroll down the street carrying a hat this is one or two seasons out of fashion!

IN each soul there has been deposited the seed of a super future, however that seed will in no way germinate, an awful lot less grow to adulthood, except via the rendering of useful carrier.

The makers of all way of garb have not been gradual to capitalize this simple fear of Criticism with which all mankind is cursed. Every season, it is going to be discovered, the "styles" in lots of articles of sporting garb change. Who establishes the "patterns"? Certainly no longer the purchaser of clothes, but the producer of clothes. Why does he alternate the styles so often? Obviously this alteration is made so that the manufacturer can promote greater clothes.

For the equal purpose the producers of automobiles (with a few rare and really sensible exceptions) alternate styles each season.

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

Is this no longer true? Does not your own enjoy lower back it up?
We were describing the manner wherein humans behave below the have an impact on of the worry of Criticism as applied to the small and petty things of existence. Let us now study human conduct below this worry while it affects human beings in reference to the more essential subjects connected with human sex. Take, for instance, nearly any person who has reached the age of "intellectual adulthood" (from thirty-five to 40-5 years of age, as a general average), and if you may examine his or her mind you would locate in that mind a totally determined disbelief of and rise up in opposition to maximum of the fables taught via the majority of the religionists.

Powerful and mighty is the concern of CRITICISM!

The time changed into, and now not so very long in the past at that,whilst the word "infidel" supposed damage to whomsoever it become carried out. It is seen, consequently, that guy’s worry of CRITICISM is not with out adequate motive for its lifestyles.

The fourth fundamental worry is that of:

THE FEAR OF LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE: The source from which this fear originated desires however little description, for it’s far apparent that it grew out of man’s nature to scouse borrow his fellow guy’s mate; or at least to take liberties with her, unknown to her rightful "lord" and master. By nature all men are polygamous, the announcement of a fact in order to, of route, bring denials from individuals who are either too vintage to characteristic in a everyday way sexually, or have, from some different cause, misplaced the contents of positive glands that are answerable for guy’s tendency towards the plurality of the opposite intercourse.

There can be but little question that jealousy and all other comparable varieties of greater or less moderate dementia praecox (insanity) grew out of guy’s inherited worry of the Loss of Love of Someone.

Of all of the "sane fools" studied by using this writer, that represented by means of a man who has become jealous of a few girl, or that of a girl who has come to be jealous of some man, is the oddest and strangest. The author, happily, never had however one case of personal revel in with this form of madness, however from that revel in he found out enough to justify him in pointing out that the fear of the Loss of Love of Someone is one of the most painful, if not in fact the maximum painful, of all the six primary fears. And it seems affordable to add that this fear plays more havoc with the human thoughts than do any of the other six simple fears, regularly main to the more violent forms of permanent madness.

The fifth fundamental fear is that of:

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

The fear of Ill Health must desires be carefully associated with both Poverty and Old Age, because it additionally leads towards the border line of "horrible worlds" of which man knows now not, however of which he has heard some discomforting memories.

The creator strongly suspects that those engaged within the business of promoting proper fitness techniques have had vast to do with retaining the concern of Ill Health alive in the human mind.

For longer than the report of the human race can be relied upon, the sector has recognized of various and sundry forms of therapy and health purveyors. If a man profits his dwelling from retaining human beings in correct health it appears but natural that he might use every approach at his command for persuading people that they wished his services. Thus, in time, it is probably that human beings would inherit a fear of Ill Health.

The sixth and last of the six basic fears is that of:

THE FEAR OF DEATH: To many that is the worst of all the six primary fears, and the reason why it is so appeared will become obvious to even the informal pupil of psychology.

The horrible pangs of fear associated with DEATH may be charged at once to non secular fanaticism, the supply that is extra liable for it than are all other assets blended.

So-referred to as "heathen" are not as an awful lot frightened of DEATH as are the "civilized," specifically that portion of the civilized population which has come under the affect of theology.

For loads of millions of years man has been asking the nonetheless unanswered (and, it can be, the unanswerable) questions, "WHENCE?" and "WHITHER?" "Where did I come from and in which am I going after dying?"

The greater cunning and cunning, as well as the sincere but credulous, of the race have not been sluggish to provide the solution to these questions. In reality the answering of these questions has become one of the so-referred to as "discovered" professions, notwithstanding the fact that however little gaining knowledge of is needed to go into this career.

Witness, now, the main supply of origin of the concern of DEATH!

"Come into my tent, include my religion, receive my dogmas (and pay my profits) and I will give you a price ticket with a purpose to admit you straightway into heaven while you die," says the chief of 1 shape of sectarianism. "Remain out of my tent," says this equal leader, "and you may cross direct to hell, where you will burn all through eternity."

While, in fad, the self-appointed chief may not be able to provide safe-behavior into heaven nor, through lack of such provision, permit the unlucky seeker after fact to descend into hell, the opportunity of the latter appears so terrible that it lays hold of the thoughts and creates that worry of fears, the concern of DEATH!

In truth no guy knows, and no guy has ever acknowledged, what heaven or hell is like, or if such places exist, and this very loss of particular information opens the door of the human thoughts to the charlatan to go into and control that mind together with his inventory of legerdemain and various brands of trickery, deceit and fraud.

The fact is that this – nothing much 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 individual claiming otherwise is either deceiving himself or he is a aware impostor who makes it a enterprise to live with out rendering service of cost, thru play upon the credulity of humanity.

Be it said, of their behalf, however, most people of these engaged in "selling tickets into heaven" certainly agree with now not most effective that they recognize where heaven exists, however that their creeds and formulas will provide safe passage to all who embrace them.

This notion may be summed up in one phrase – CREDULITY!

Religious leaders, typically, make the large, sweeping claim that the prevailing civilization owes its life to the paintings executed with the aid of the churches. This writer, as far as he is individually involved, is inclined to grant their claims to be correct, if, on the same time he be authorized to feature that even supposing this claim be real the theologians haven’t a incredible deal of which to brag.

But, it isn’t always – can’t be – actual that civilization has grown out of the efforts of the organized churches and creeds, if with the aid of the term "civilization" is meant the uncovering of the herbal legal guidelines and the many innovations to which the arena is the present heir.

If the theologians wish to assert that part of civilization which has to do with guy’s behavior toward his fellow guy they may be flawlessly welcome to it, as far as this creator is concerned; however, alternatively, in the event that they presume to gobble up the credit score for all the medical discovery of mankind the author begs go away to provide vigorous protest.

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