Think And Grow Rich Summary

In this post, we are going to talk about the book Think and Grow Rich. We have already talked about this book in another post. If you do not see it, you can see it by clicking on the link given below.

Napoleon Hill’s Book Think And Grow Rich Summary

So in this post, we will talk about the topic Fear of the book Think and Grow Rich. So let’s start.

Think And Grow Rich Book Summary About Fear :

Whether we are informed or not, But there are three biggest enemies in our lives. Who always fights with us. They just don’t want us to complete or achieve our goals and dreams.

And not making us complete our goal. And the person who loses the fight or surrenders themselves in front of those three enemies. Unfortunately will never be able to do anything good in their lives.

But People who fight and Defeat them achieve a lot in their life, and the world admires them. Now the question arises, who are these Three Enemies? Amongst all three, the First and the biggest one is Fear, second is Indecision and the third one is doubt.

All three Enemies are very dangerous for us because of two reasons. The first reason is they are very much connected to each other.

Because of this, they help each other to grow more and trap the person under a Downward Spiral. In this trap, the person falls down and down and doesn’t able to grow.

Meaning, the biggest enemy which is Fear, starts bringing Indecision under a human, means don’t allow a person to take a strong decision.

And not allow to work on it by sticking to that decision, And then this Indecision grows doubt when a person doesn’t make a proper decision, then he starts doubting himself, which makes him feel more afraid, scares him more.

Similarly, this cycle keeps on Repeating. And the Second Reason, most of people don’t even know that these three enemies are the reason behind their miserable life.

Which is slowly and gradually spoiling their lives. They are not able to do anything in their life. Hence becomes of these reasons, it becomes important for us to finish and destroy these enemies.

Now to defeat any enemy, the First thing is that you should know everything about your enemy. Till the time you don’t know much about your enemy, chances of defeating him will be very less.

For Example:

Till the time doctor doesn’t know about the patient’s disease, curing becomes very difficult. Even if the doctor is an Expert. Hence in this post, we discuss in detail about fear, about its symptoms and causes, why it happens everything in detail.

By which you will come to know whether any fear inside you or not. Because many times people don’t come to know about their fears, which exist deep inside them.

However People have different types of fears, but here the author says about the 6 most common and the biggest fears from which we must protect ourselves.

One of these or their combination is the biggest reason behind spoiling the life of most people. So, let’s find which fear exists the most in you amongst these, these things will be very useful to you.

1) Fear Of Poverty:

Think And Grow Rich Summary

Money is still the most powerful thing in the world, which is connected to every aspect of our life. Whether you like it or not, every ordinary person requires Money to fulfill his basic necessities.

People who have money, have respect, have power by which he can dominate politics and the entire world. And people who have money can utilize the most valuable thing which is the time.

On the other side people who don’t have money, they don’t get respect, they can’t afford good food, clothes and a house. And they don’t get much time to do other important things, also their personal life gets spoiled. And many other reasons, not having money, fear of poverty is very destructive.

Hence Author has kept it as Number one. And the worst part, the fear of not having money, doesn’t allow a person to earn money.

For Example:

Everyone knows that business has lot of money, business is a great source of earning money. But very few people show courage and starts a business.

Keeps a person afraid from deep inside. If a business gets flop, will be in loss, will get bankrupt and will become poor. Hence they like to keep them safe, by doing a job, which is mostly not good for them.

Symptoms of fear of poverty:

1) Indifference: Meaning Afraid of doing something Different.

2) Indecisions: Meaning allowing others to take their life’s decisions.

3) Envy: Getting Jealous of other’s success, finding fault in everything.

4) Overspending: To spend more than the status.

5) Procrastinate: Mentally and physically laziness etc.

2) Fear Of Criticism:

Think And Grow Rich Summary

Has this happened to you? during school or college time, when your class teacher or professor has asked you a question in class. And you know the answer to that question but still, you didn’t stand up to answer.

At that time you were thinking. If I stand up and give an answer, but if it goes wrong all will laugh at me, all will make fun of me.

And while thinking this, other student stands up and gives the same answer which you were thinking to give. For which the Teacher gives a compliment to that student. Later you regret about is, Oh Man I should have given the answer.

Well, this has happened to so many students many times. This is the best example for fear of criticism and of its outcome.

Every human has the capability of doing something special, something huge in his life. Which even he is aware of from deep inside. But the fear of criticism, fear of if I don’t get success or doesn’t achieve something huge what others will think about me.

For all these reasons we never show the courage to take action. As its Result, another person takes the same action and becomes successful. A person who fears always regret in life.

No one wants people who talk bad about them or criticize them or make fun of them not even in-jokes. When somebody criticizes him, that thing makes the person uncomfortable.

And many people by listening to continuous criticism go under depression and stress. And hence people get so scared and afraid of criticism. So that they never live their life as per the way they want.

Symptoms of Criticism:

1) Then Lack of confidence in any particular field or area can be a big indication of fear of criticism.

2) Keeping views ideas opinion within them not sharing with others.

3) Feeling nervous in front of others, always saying yes for other views and opinions, etc.

3) The Fear Of ill Health:

Think And Grow Rich Summary

A famous Doctor has told that 70% of people who came to him for treatment. Was suffering from nothing but Hypochondria.

Hypochondria means an Imaginary disease. This doesn’t exist in reality. But still, People Think they are ill. Even if they are good.

For Example:

No one like to be ill, at time of illness, the person feels so bad, that the world’s best things look bad to that person. Hence it is said, Health is wealth.

If we have good health, we have everything. And illness not only creates tension about health but also about wastage of time, money and many more tensions. Hence even this is a huge fear, which trapped many people.

Symptoms of fear of ill health:

1) People who have this fear in them, they mostly search symptoms of disease and illness. By searching through Google and gets afraid. Do i have any major illness?

2) They start eating medicines for every small thing.

3) They always say i am not feeling good for every small thing to get attention, talking negatively to themselves.

4) Fear Of Loss Of Love:

Think And Grow Rich Summary

Love is the most important and powerful emotion which is much needed by every human for a happy life. I am very much sure that you all must be aware of How much power in love.

When a person gets love, he can smile and laugh in the worst situation, can fight the bad situation, can survive it and can move ahead in life.

And many more reasons this emotional fulfillment becomes so important for people that when they don’t get the love they feel bad, that they do a lot of bad things to themselves. And some in extreme conditions even commit suicide.

Fear of loss of love or loss of a person can be the most painful feeling, whether that love would be with your partner, your family or your friends.

This fear Among the 6 has been considered the most painful one. In this fear, people can’t even control their mind and body. Hence this fear can create a lot of problems in people’s life.

Symptoms of Fear of loss of Love:

Getting jealous easily, doubting everyone, doubting partner for no reason, and not trusting friends or any one, overspending, unable to control emotions.

5) Fear Of Old Age:

Think And Grow Rich Summary

Most of the people get afraid by thinking about the old age. Like old age means, facing health issues, illness diseases, not able to earn money, getting dependent on others physically, emotionally and economically.

Being a burden on others, and will become less attractive. and won’t have much respect and thinking many more negative things about old age and this thing develops fear in them.

Which get stuck to their heart and mind and usually these kinds of people pray to god that they die before the old age.

Symptoms of Fear of old age:

Wearing young people’s style clothes, becoming narrow-minded. Becoming slow in their life. Feeling less from others. Instead of gratitude feeling pity for ourselves. Feeling life’s good time has ended etc.

6) Fear Of Death:

Think And Grow Rich Summary

Most of the people find this fear the cruelest fear. Nobody knows at the time of death, how they feel, how much death will hurt them, and what all things will happen to them after they die.

Similarly not knowing many things develop fear in many people. In the past, this fear used to be more, but now it’s reducing. Well to some extent this fear is good.

Most of the people don’t do bad things or evil things just by thinking that one day they will die, and if they do bad things in this world, then worst things can happen to them after they die.

Symptoms of Fear of Death:

Many times symptoms of ill health can be related to this fear, Hence it symptoms can be the symptoms for this as well.

Some are thinking about death and getting afraid always, instead of living life happily thinking if I die what will happen to my closed ones loved ones etc.

Final Words :

Now the problem for all these fears are, it doesn’t do anything good to the people. instead, this fear paralyzed them.

Which they are not able to take any action nor able to do anything good for themselves and for others in life. Hence it is very important for us to know how to deal with all these fears.

One more important thing these fears develop worry, stress and depression inside us which is very dangerous for us.

This knowledge I have shared from the book Think And Grow Rich, which is one of my favorite book, If you want to buy this book, can go in the below.