The 6 Common Fears from Think and Grow Rich: In Closing

“Worry is a state of mind.”

“It works slowly but persistently.”

“Step by step in “digs itself in” until it paralyses one’s reasoning faculty and destroys self-confidence and initiative.”

“Worry is a form of sustained fear caused by indecision.”

“Therefore it is a state of mind which can be controlled”.

“An unsettled mind is helpless.”

“Indecision makes an unsettled mind.”

“Most individuals lack the willpower to reach decisions promptly and stand by them after they have been made.”

“The six basic fears becomes translated into a state of worry through indecision.”

“Relieve yourself forever of the fear of death by reaching a decision to accept death as an inescapable event.”

“Whip the fear of poverty by reaching a decision to get along with whatever wealth you can accumulate without worry.”

“Put your foot upon the neck of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision not to worry about what other people think, do or say.”

“Eliminate the fear of old age by reaching a decision to accept it, not as a handicap, but as a great blessing which carries with it wisdom, self control and understanding not known to youth.”

“Acquit yourself of the fear of loss love by reaching a decision to get along without love, if necessary.”

“Kill the habit of worry, in all its forms, by reaching a general, blanket decision that nothing life has to offer is worth the price of worry.”

“With this decision will come poise, peace of mind and calmness of thought that will bring happiness.”

“A person whose mind is filled with fear not only destroys their own chances of intelligent action, transmits these destructive vibrations to the minds of other people and destroys their chances as well.”

“The vibrations of fear pass from one mind to another just as quickly and as surely as the sound of the human voice passes from the broadcasting station to the receiving station and by the self-same medium.”

“For reasons unknown, a bee will sting the person whose mind is realising vibrations of fear much more readily than it will molest the person whose mind registers no fear.”

“…the person who realises thoughts of a destructive nature must suffer through the breaking down of the faculty of creative imagination.”

“…the presence in the mind of any destructive emotion develops a negative personality that repels people, and often converts them into antagonists.”

“…source of damage to the person who entertains or realises negative thoughts lies in this significant fact – these thought impulses are not only damaging others but they embed themselves in the subconscious mind of the person realising them, and they become a part of their character.”

“One is never through with a thought merely by releasing it.”

“When a thought is released, it spreads in every direction through the medium of the ether, but it also plants itself permanently in the subconscious mind of the person realising it.”

“To be successful you must find peace of mind, acquire the material needs of life and, above all, attain happiness.”

“All of these evidence of success begin in the form of thought impulses…”

“You may control your own mind; you have the power to feed it whatever thought impulses you choose.”

“With this privilege goes also the responsibility of using it constructively.”

“You are the master of your own earthly destiny just as surely as you have the power to control your own environment, making your life what you want it to be…”

and that concludes the summarised notes I took from Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill, on the subject of the six common fears.

I am deeply grateful for sparing the time you took reading my series of posts, summarised extracts actually, from one of the greatest success writers known to man, that in Napoleon Hill.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

The 6 Common Fears From Think & Grow Rich

I woke up today & hid behind Prokid’s lyrics – my favorite local hip hop artist – after getting a message on my cellphone from an insurance company telling me I have to pay back the damages done on car I had an “incident” with sometime in April this year.

In retrospect I think I should have kept quiet about the whole ordeal instead of telling the world about it, like I am doing now.

Out of concern the “world” kept asking about the accident, keeping me talking and thinking and feeling about the cause.

And unconsciously making me expect the effect.

And the last I heard: expectancy is one of the most powerful forms of attracting things in one’s life.

Which brings me to the inspiration behind this entry, namely, Paralyses.

Mental paralyses, I mean, which results in inactivity, procrastination, laziness, the list goes on.

It’s the paralyses of the mind which will persist & bring to one more people and circumstances associated with that state of mind.

Not unless you develop a mind set to counter such a paralyses, through vision, faith, purpose & gratitude.

This paralyses reminded of the Six Common Fears mentioned in this blog post about N. Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles go hand in hand, in my opinion.

So I will continue to refer to them with the idea of possible “fusion” of the writings of these two powerful Success writers, into a “one success vehicle/ one message”.

This “success vehicle” being my blog.

Let’s see where that will take us.

So it is from that that I will be writing a series of posts in summary of the six fears from Think and Grow Rich.


  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.

I wrote briefly about N. Hill here.

The fear is coming.

Until we blog again…

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele