Defeating the Six Specters of Life: Part 8- Wrapping Up the Series
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear… And when it is gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear is gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”- Frank Herbert
Did you Defeat all Six Specters of Life?
I know that I haven’t defeated any of the Specters permanently, but I do think that I’ve scared a few of them off for a while. At the very least, I’ve become more familiar with them, and we tend to be less afraid of what we understand. I think that the most important thing I’ve accomplished while trying to overcome these fears is simply identifying them. It is very important that we do a critical analysis of our attitudes and how our thoughts influence our behavior; this should help us expose what fears are really giving us a hard time. I have actually changed the way I responded to certain situations over the past few weeks, largely due to the fact that I was able to recognize that my “natural” way of handling the situation would have been motivated by one of the six basic fears of life. I’d call that progress, and I certainly hope that some of you are seeing the same results in your life.
If You Aren’t Satisfied…
I may revisit this theme from time to time, but for now I’m moving on to other subjects. So, if you are not satisfied with the information I provided, or if you’d just like to supplement it, I highly recommend you do your own search for answers. A good place to start seems to be the book that originally mentioned the Six Specters of life, Law of Success by Napoleon Hill. I know that everyone won’t work their way through this book, so I’ll give you a quick little tidbit that Hill mentions…
…determine, if you can, which of the Six Basic Fears is doing you the greatest damage. An enemy discovered is an enemy half whipped…In every public library may be found the remedy for these six enemies of mankind, providing you know what books to read. Begin by reading The Science of Power, by Benjamin Kidd…Follow this by reading Emerson’s essay on Compensation. Then select some good book on auto-suggestion…Mind in the Making, by Robinson will give you a good start toward understanding your own mind.”- Napoleon Hill, Law of Success
I will admit, I have not yet read these texts, but they are now on my short list. Also, since Hill’s book is so old, the books he mentions are also old, and therefore you can find them archived online, for free. The links provided should take you to the individual texts that can be downloaded or read online. BONUS!
Get to Work, Do it Now!
Now that you’re perhaps more aware of some of the fears that are holding you back, and you’ve been given a starting point for working through them, there is only one thing left to do. Get to work! This is something that you can take control of in your own life, and if you’ve been a reader of this blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that controlling what we can control is part of our code.
I’d love to hear any steps people have taken already, or what you plan to do, so please utilize the comments section! I promise I’ll get back to you quickly! Also, if you have any questions that require more attention, feel free to utilize the contact form!