Napoleon Hill discusses in his timeless work, “Think and Grow Rich” the symptoms of the Fear of Poverty. There are a number of symptoms that I encourage you to investigate as you either review this book, or read it for the first time.
I would like to touch on two of the symptoms. One in this post and one in my following post. These two symptoms are ones I have struggled with through the years and my words may resonate with you.
The symptom of “Over-caution.” This is so common in our society today! All of these symptoms are habits that we as individuals develop and as a nation have embraced. They don’t do anyone much good, but still they’re reality, and are the basis of so many paradigms. Over-caution causes us to look for the negative in everything instead of looking for the possibilities. I don’t’ have to tell you what you hear more of on the broadcast news. It is so prevalent because the news programs attract the viewers by providing such coverage. I find it interesting that they make such a big deal out of a positive news story!
In our society it is easier to go with the negative flow and if you do and allow this habit to form, it can and will be a real dream killer. There have been many dreamers who have started to evaluate their possibility of experiencing the Workamper lifestyle to let a few negative inputs cause them to give up on their dream. They were toast before getting out of the gate. They allowed others and their opinions to DOA their dreams based upon over-caution developed by the input of others.
Can you overcome over-caution? Yes, you can break this habit, and it all begins with being open-minded enough to think for yourself and do your own evaluation. I am not advocating making wrong decisions and not doing your homework. I am advocating just the opposite! Do your own research and evaluation and let your mind be open to the possibilities for your future.
Until next time…