A Year of Growing Rich: Overcome Fear to Reach Your Goal

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A Year of Growing Rich:  Overcome Fear to Reach Your Goal


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This is the 40th week of a 52 week motivational journey and I want to invite you along.  Each week, I will touch on one of the chapters from Napoleon Hill's book titled  A Year of Growing Rich and subtitled "52 Steps to Achieving Life's Rewards."  
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"Fear is the greatest single obstacle to success," says Hill.  "Too often, people let fear rule all their decisions and actions. They yearn for nothing but security".

Maybe you don't think of the word "fear"in your life.  But if you don't take certain actions, what is holding you back?  Hill seems to think that it is "fear".  It may be fear of failure, of making the wrong decision, of not having all the information needed, or of many other things -- but it can still be described as "fear".


Fear is not necessarily a bad thing -- it is only bad when it controls our actions.
Hill says, "But we must control fear rather than permitting it to control us.  Once it has served its purpose as a warning signal, we must not permit it to enter into the logical reasoning by which we decide upon a course of action."

Hill explains that successful people overcome fear and take action.  They must not procrastinate and they must always take that first step.

"Remember that no one walks the road of life alone. One of the most consoling -- and truest -- assurances given to us is found in the Bible: 'Fear not, for I am with you always,'" concludes Hill. "Faith in those words will give you spiritual strength to meet any situation."



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Comments (6)

Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Good article. Thanks for sharing and look forward to future posts.

Jan 30, 2012 07:21 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Gary, this is probably one of the most important chapters in this book!

Jan 30, 2012 07:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Gary I think fear holds a lot of folks back from trying new things or moving forward.  I took a semiar years ago with a high ropes course and they taught - fear and excitement are the same thing - just opposite. I always think about that if I feel myself hesitating.  JUMP!  If you don't jump you'll never get the brass ring!I remember my first time up that tall pole....my legs were shaking like crazy..I was scared but it was exciting too.  JUMP!

Jan 30, 2012 10:05 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

"Fear is the greatest single obstacle to success," Gary indeed what a powerful statement and one that fits all of us.  Hope you enjoy a happy Monday!

Jan 30, 2012 11:18 AM
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

I remind myself ot the line from Frank Herbert's "Dune" when I feel fearful about something.  "Fear is the little mind-killer" . 

(that works 'cause I can't afford to lose any more brain cells)

Jan 30, 2012 01:31 PM
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service


Thank you for another awesome post!  'Fear not for I am with you.  I will never leave you nor forsake you.'  Best of success to you sir this year and always!

Jan 31, 2012 05:40 PM