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How to outwit the six ghost of fear

Every successful person or rich person knows about six ghosts of fear. But it is not sufficient to know about it. We need to overcome/defeat it from the root.

The preparation of it is not so difficult. It begins with study, analysis, and understanding of three enemies that you need to clear out. These are INDECISION, DOUBT, AND FEAR

The purpose of this article is to show you the cause and cure of the six basic fears. Once we deep dive into six fears you should analyze yourself if any of the six fears have attached themselves to you. 


Don’t make these fears your habit. Because once it makes your habit then it is difficult to remove from your mind. These enemies are hidden in your subconscious mind, where they are difficult to locate and still more difficult to eliminate. 

So, let’s see about these enemies… 

There are six basic fears and every person suffers at least once. Named in the order of their most common appearance, they 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 are minor and they can be grouped under one of the above. 

All these fears are the “state of mind”. So, we can know, analyze, and defeat them. The basic formula to defeat them is to make thought processes so positive that there should not remain any place for these fears. 

“Nature has endowed man with absolute control over

But one thing and this is THOUGHT.”

So, let’s see all the six fears one by one. 

The Fear of POVERTY

We cannot compare between poverty and riches. They are the two sides of the same coin. 

If you want to become rich then think about it, dream it, make some plan for it and take action your subconscious mind helps you to achieve it. 

But at any moment you think about poverty and doubt on yourself then what you have till now everything is wasted. 

We have seen in the first chapter of “Think and Grow Rich”, that the starting point of the path that leads to riches is DESIRE. You should have a strong desire to become rich.

“Fear of Poverty is a state of mind, nothing else”

A state of mind is something that one assumes. It cannot be purchased, it must be created. 

We heard the thoughts from Bill Gates that,

“If you are born poor, it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor then it’s your mistake”

Symptoms of the fear of Poverty

  1. Indifference 
  2. Indecision 
  3. Doubt
  4. Worry
  5. Over-Caution
  6. Procrastination


fear of criticism

The fear of Criticism is not only limited to politics, one’s appearance, body style, one’s wearing apparel but it is more than that. 

We have been seen that people behave under the influence of fear of criticism as applied to the small and petty things of life. 

Most of the time we cannot be open to anyone, not express our thoughts, feelings on any topic/subject because we think about criticism, what people think about me. 

The fear of criticism stops a man to take some new initiative, destroys his power of imagination, limits his individuality, takes away his self-reliance, and damages him in many other ways. 

So, you should have to defeat this by exploring yourself with new people, expressing your thoughts. 

Symptoms of the fear of Criticism

  1. Self-Consciousness
  2. Lack of Poise
  3. Personality
  4. Inferiority Complex
  5. Extravagance
  6. Lack of Initiative
  7. Lack of Ambition

The Fear of ILL HEALTH

Most people suffer fear of ill health many times because of the terrible picture which has been planted in their mind about their health. Like what may happen if death overtakes him, what if he cannot overcome any health problem, etc. 

“Powerful and Mighty is the Human Mind!

It Builds or it Destroys.”

This is seen that disease sometimes begins in the form of a negative thought impulse. Thi impulse may be passed from one person to another by suggestion or created due to his own mind. 

So, remove the negative thought about illness and think about good health, and it all can be achieved through a positive mindset

Symptoms of the fear of ILL HEALTH

  1. Auto-suggestion – The habit of negative self-suggestion
  2. Hypochondria
  3. No Exercise
  4. Susceptibility
  5. Self-coddling
  6. Intemperance

The Fear Of LOSS Of LOVE

The fear of loss of love

Jealousy and other similar things grow out of man’s inherited fear of the loss of the love of someone. This is the most painful of all the six basic fears. 

Nowadays people are afraid to lose their love and this is the reason most people get depressed and sometimes it leads to permanent insanity also. 

Remove this fear from your mind and build trust, and communication to make your bond strong. 

Symptoms of the fear of loss of LOVE

  1. Jealousy
  2. Fault Finding
  3. Gambling

The Fear of OLD AGE

The main reason for this fear is the thought that old age may bring with it POVERTY. But it is not that way to live your life. 

Be in the present, live in present, and show gratitude for what you are today. The fear of your old age may affect your ill health. 

Another reason for the fear of old age is the possibility of a loss of freedom and independence. If you think old age may bring with it the loss of both physical and economic freedom, then your subconscious mind will work on it and make your fear into reality soon. 

Because your subconscious mind doesn’t understand the difference between positive and negative thoughts. 

So be positive and think positive

Symptoms of the fear of Old Age

  1. The habit of speaking apologetically
  2. The tendency to slow down 
  3. The habit of killing off initiative, imagination

The Fear of Death

The fear of Death is not as common now as it was during the age when there were no great colleges and universities. 

Due to science, we understand the truth of death. We need to understand that this fear is useless. Death will come one day, no matter what anyone can think about it. 

So, just accept it and leave this fear from your mind. 

Symptoms of the fear of Death

  1. The habit of thinking about dying 
  2. Worry about death
  3. Lack of appropriate occupation

So these fears you need to remove from your mind and life. Life is so beautiful without these fears. 

To remove these fears you may take time, it’s not happening in one day. But the continuous process of doing this will give you results in one day. 

I have learned these from the “Think and Grow Rich” book. There are so many things in this book that you need to know. 

If you want to read this book then you can buy it from the link below. 

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