I absolutely love Part III of the Master Key System by Charles Haanel. There are so many words of wisdom in this chapter, but the words that spoke to me were all about fear and more importantly overcoming fear.
We have all heard the expression “there is nothing to fear, but fear itself”. Sounds great doesn’t it?
I mean if that is the case then I should have NO FEAR of…
Speaking in Public
Rejection of any type
Losing a loved one
Failing in business
Not being an effective father with my children
Not being a great husband
Not have enough money
… add the list could go on and on.
Honestly, I think fear is very real. I think the key is learning how to understand fear and then to eliminate it completely.
Haanel states it so perfectly below.
Non-resistant thought expands the Solar Plexus; resistant thought contracts it. Pleasant thought expands it; unpleasant thought contracts it. Thoughts of courage, power, confidence and hope all produce a corresponding state, but the one arch enemy of the Solar Plexus which must be absolutely destroyed before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is fear. This enemy must be completely destroyed; he must be eliminated; he must be expelled forever; he is the cloud which hides the sun; which causes a perpetual gloom.
When fear is effectually and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse, and you will have found the source of power, energy, and life.Charles Haanel, Master Key System
I think for many years in my life, I have been living under this big dark cloud called fear. I have not let my light fully shine.
Based on our current work of defining a DMP, the daily sit, the chore cards, and linking with colors and small wins; I see a path now to totally eliminating fear.
In the quiet, I feel connected with Infinite power, and know soon will overcome all adversity through the awesome power of thought. Defined, purposeful thought… not daydreaming.
When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.Charles Haanel, Master Key System
I re-read this statement several times each day during my read of the Master Keys. Fear is gone, my light is shining!!!
The second insightful learning of the week for me is the power of removing the word “will” from statments.
This week, we removed the word “will” from the entire first scroll of The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino… the immense change in the power of the message was truly stunning.
Have you ever thought about the statement “I will….” You can fill in the blank with anything you want.
I will lose ten pounds
I will get back in shape
I will earn $10,0000 per month
I will take great vacations with my family
I will buy my dream home
As I read those, I know see possibilities of things I MIGHT get done some time in the future. The statements do not seem so powerful anymore.
Now… I rewrite the same statements.
I lose ten pounds
I get back in shape
I earn $10,0000 per month
I take great vacations with my family
I buy my dream home
They are “NOW” statements full of power. They speak to action now, they speak to already done.
Adding those types of statements into my daily sit and the “subby” knows these items are done and goes to work on completing them.
Have a blessed week.
Wow, Scott, good of you to find the things that in the past were fearful for you. Now your light shines. And how important removing the “will’s” has become for you. I can see the cement dropping off of you.
Thanks for this powerful blog, Scott! You’ve got it — once you have eliminated fear, the moment of hesitation is gone between an idea and taking action.
With the words “fear” and “will” eliminated, there is no task so mountainous you can’t “scale” it. Great third blog, Scott! 🙂
great read Scott, fear and will are eliminated.