Fear: Keeps Us From Wealth

We have six ghosts of fear that we often deal with. In this blog post, you will be finding out what the six ghosts are and how to outwit them. There are three enemies that need to be dealt with are indecision, doubt, and fear. Our sixth sense will never function while we are dealing with these three negatives.

Indecision is the seedling of fear. Indecision crystallizes into doubt and then indecision and doubt becomes fear. The blending process is often slow, so it doesn’t happen over night. Before we can master our enemy, we must know its name, its habits and its place of abode.

We have six basic fears, which are:

  1. The Fear of Poverty
  2. The Fear of Criticism
  3. The Fear of Ill Health
  4. The Fear of Loss of Love of Someone
  5. The Fear of Old Age
  6. The Fear of Death

All other fears that people may have are minor but can be grouped in the major heading. Fears are nothing but a state of mind. Humans can create nothing which their minds do not first conceive in the form of an impulse of thought. Humans’ thought impulses begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent, whether those thoughts are voluntary or involuntary. Thought impulses that are picked up through the ether, by mere chances may determine a person’s financial, business, professional, or social destiny just as the thought impulses are created by intent and design.

Nature endowed humans with absolute control over everything but thoughts.

The majority of the world live in the fear of poverty. The symptoms of the fear of poverty are:

  1. Indifference – Lack of ambition
  2. Indecision- The habit of permitting others to do one’s thinking. Staying on the fence.
  3. Doubt – Expressed through alibis and excuses designed to cover up for one’s failures
  4. Worry- Expressed by finding fault with others.
  5. Over-Caution – The habit of looking for the negative side of every circumstance, thinking and talking of possible failures instead of concentrating on succeeding.
  6. PROCRASTINATION. The habit of putting off until tomorrow that which should have been done last year.

The major symptoms of the fear are:

  1. SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS – Generally expressed through nervousness, timidity in conversation and in meeting strangers, awkward movement of the hands and limbs, shifting of the eyes.
  2. LACK OF POISE – Expressed through lack of voice control, nervousness in the presence of others, poor posture of body, poor memory
  3. PERSONALITY – Lacking in firmness of decision, personal charm, and ability to express opinions definitely.
  4. PERSONALITY – Lacking in firmness of decision, personal charm, and ability to express opinions definitely.
  5. INFERIORITY COMPLEX. The habit of expressing self-approval by word of mouth and by actions, as a means of covering up a feeling of inferiority. Using “big words” to impress others, (often without knowing the real meaning of the words).
  6. EXTRAVAGANCE. The habit of trying to “keep up with the Joneses,” spending beyond one’s income.
  7. LACK OF INITIATIVE. Failure to embrace opportunities for self-advancement, fear to express opinions, lack of confidence in one’s own ideas, giving evasive answers to questions asked by superiors, hesitancy of manner and speech, deceit in both words and deeds.
  8. LACK OF AMBITION. Mental and physical laziness, lack of self-assertion, slowness in reaching decisions, easily influenced by others, the habit of criticizing others behind their backs and flattering them to their faces, the habit of accepting defeat without protest, quitting an undertaking when opposed by others, suspicious of other people without cause, lacking in tactfulness of manner and speech, unwillingness to accept the blame for mistakes.


The symptoms of this almost universal fear are

  1. AUTO-SUGGESTION. The habit of negative use of self-suggestion by looking for, and expecting to find the symptoms of all kinds of disease. “Enjoying” imaginary illness and speaking of it as being real. The habit of trying all “fads” and “isms” recommended by others as having therapeutic value. Talking to others of operations, accidents and other forms of illness.
  2. HYPOCHONDRIA. The habit of talking of illness, concentrating the mind upon disease, and expecting its appearance until a nervous break occurs. Hypochondria, (a medical term for imaginary disease) is said to do as much damage on occasion, as the disease one fears might do. Most so-called cases of “nerves” come from imaginary illness.
  3. EXERCISE. Fear of ill health often interferes with proper physical exercise, and results in over-weight, by causing one to avoid outdoor life.
  4. SUSCEPTIBILITY. Fear of ill health breaks down Nature’s body resistance, and creates a favorable condition for any form of disease one may contact. The fear of ill health often is related to the fear of Poverty, especially in the case of the hypochondriac, who constantly worries about the possibility of having to pay doctor’s bills, hospital bills, etc.
  5. SELF-CODDLING. The habit of making a bid for sympathy, using imaginary illness as the lure. (People often resort to this trick to avoid work). The habit of feigning illness to cover plain laziness, or to serve as an alibi for lack of ambition.
  6. INTEMPERANCE. The habit of using alcohol or narcotics to destroy pains such as headaches, neuralgia, etc., instead of eliminating the cause.


The distinguishing symptoms of this fear are:

  1. JEALOUSY. The habit of being suspicious of friends and loved ones without any reasonable evidence of sufficient grounds. (Jealousy is a form of dementia praecox which sometimes becomes violent without the slightest cause).
  2. FAULT FINDING. The habit of finding fault with friends, relatives, business associates and loved ones upon the slightest provocation, or without any cause whatsoever.
  3. GAMBLING. The habit of gambling, stealing, cheating, and otherwise taking hazardous chances to provide money for loved ones, with the belief that love can be bought. The habit of spending beyond one’s means, or incurring debts, to provide gifts for loved ones, with the object of making a favorable showing.


The commonest symptoms of this fear are:

  1. The tendency to slow down and develop an inferiority complex at the age of mental maturity, around the age of forty, falsely believing one’s self to be “slipping” because of age.
  2. The habit of speaking apologetically of one’s self as “being old” merely because one has reached the age of forty, or fifty, instead of reversing the rule and expressing gratitude for having reached the age of wisdom and understanding.
  3. The habit of killing off initiative, imagination, and self-reliance by falsely believing one’s self too old to exercise these qualities.
  4. The habit of the man or woman of forty dressing with the aim of trying to appear much younger, and affecting mannerisms of youth; thereby inspiring ridicule by both friends and strangers.


The general symptoms of this fear are:

The habit of THINKING about dying instead of making the most of LIFE, due, generally, to lack of purpose, or lack of a suitable occupation. This fear is more prevalent among the aged, but sometimes the more youthful are victims of it.

The greatest of all remedies for the fear of death is a BURNING DESIRE FOR ACHIEVEMENT, backed by useful service to others.

We all have the basic six fears, how we deal with them is what makes us different. Some people deal with fear head on and others are scared. However, you deal with fear determines how far you get in life.



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