Outwit Your Fears – First step to Success

I read Napolean Hill’s “The Law of Success” and Swami Vivekananda in his works about 7 years back and perhaps still has imprints of their sayings on my mind. So that I do not forget it ever and might be motivational for others, I am trying to put those in words step by step.

One word which came out strongest from both compilations was “FEARLESSNESS”. So let me start from there.

Napoleon categorized all the fears in human minds in six as below and  suggested to outwit these six enemies before stepping out to become a real successful man.
1. Fear of poverty
2. Fear of Death
3. Fear of Ill health
4. Fear of Loss of love
5. Fear of old age
6. Fear of Criticism

We have the power to force our mind through a process or rather a quick change. In even a single month of properly directed self-suggestion we may place our foot upon the next of the every one of our six Basic fears. In 12 months of persistent efforts we may drive the entire herd into the corner where it will never again do us any serious injury.

Napoleon says “Plant in your mind the seen of DETERMINATION” to whip your six basic fears and the battle will have been won then and there.  All you have to do is keep this intention in your mind and it will slowly push your six worst enemies out of sight, as they exist nowhere except in your own mind.

The man who is powerful fears nothing; not even GOD. The POWERFUL man loves God, but never fears him. Any power built upon FEAR is bound to crumble and disintegrate. Understand this great truth and you will never be so unfortunate as to try to raise yourself to power through the FEARS of other people who may owe you temporary allegiance.

Vivekananda’s take on Fear can be understood from his quotes.

Below are some of the Vivekananda’s strong and motivational thoughts to whip FEAR:
Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.

If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word “fearlessness.”

The moment you fear, you are nobody. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is the fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven in a moment.

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you free.

The wind of divine grace is always blowing. You just need to spread your sail. Whenever you do anything, do it with your whole heart concentrated on it. Think day and night, “I am of the essence of that Supreme Being-Consciousness-Bliss. What fear and anxiety have I?”

They alone live whose lives are in the whole universe, and the more we concentrate our lives on limited things, the faster we go towards death. Those moments alone we live when our lives are in the universe, in others; and living this little life is death, simply death, and that is why the fear of death comes.

As long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from God, fear remains with us; but when we know ourselves to be the One, fear goes; of what can we be afraid?
Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to everyone—“Have no fear.”

Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don’t die of fright. Die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.

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