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The First Success Principle: Definiteness of Purpose II (PMA Success Principles 4)

Fear is a habit, so is self pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will.

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Unmasking the Power of Fear: A Modern Take on Napoleon Hill’s First Principle


Embarking on a journey through the timeless wisdom of Napoleon Hill’s 17 principles, we delve into the first and foundational principle – Definiteness of Purpose. In our fast-paced modern world, does Hill’s wisdom still hold relevance? Absolutely! Let’s explore the crux of his teachings, starting with the primal force that can either cripple or catapult us – Fear.

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.


Fear: An Ancient Instinct in a Modern World:

Fear, an ancient gift from our creator, once safeguarded us from the perils of the wild. Picture early humans navigating dense forests, hunting, and surviving amidst untamed landscapes. The strength that once protected us has transformed into the intellectual prowess that propels us into space, connects us globally through the internet, and defines our specialized societal roles.

However, remnants of our primal fears linger in our subconscious. Failure to identify and conquer these fears holds us back, inhibiting financial prosperity and well-being in health, spirituality, and happiness.

Indecision is the seedling of fear.


Napoleon Hill’s Warning: The Six Basic Fears:

In his seminal work “Think and Grow Rich,” Hill dedicates considerable attention to the profound impact of fear on our journey to success. He identifies six basic fears:

  1. Fear of Poverty
  2. Fear of Criticism
  3. Fear of Ill Health
  4. Fear of Loss of Love
  5. Fear of Old Age
  6. Fear of Death

Hill underscores a crucial truth – mastering the 13 steps to riches outlined in his book is futile without first conquering these deeply rooted fears. The canvas of success cannot be painted over the backdrop of fear; it must be erased.

Modern Paralysis: Letting Fear Control Us:

In the pursuit of definiteness of purpose, fear can emerge as a silent saboteur, paralyzing our actions and chaining us to a life of mediocrity. Whether in the boardroom, courtroom, or the fertile fields of agriculture, succumbing to fear stifles our potential for greatness.

A Call to Action: Mastering Fear for a Rich Life:

To unleash the full potential of the first principle, we must confront and master our fears. Definiteness of purpose becomes a beacon only when fear no longer casts a shadow. In a world where specialization is the norm, understanding and overcoming our fears pave the way for a life rich in monetary terms and holistic abundance.

Navigating the Shadows: Hill’s Insights on Worry, Indecision, and Fear:

In the treasure trove of Napoleon Hill’s teachings, it’s essential to illuminate the corridors of worry, indecision, and fear – the three formidable adversaries on the path to success. Hill’s insights into these stealthy foes are as relevant today as they were during his era. Worry, akin to a corrosive acid, erodes the foundations of definiteness of purpose. Indecision, a silent procrastinator, stalls progress and smothers the flames of enthusiasm. As we’ve explored, fear is a paralyzer that can render even the most meticulously crafted plans impotent.

Hill’s wisdom is a guiding light, urging us to confront these adversaries head-on. To embrace the definiteness of purpose, we must first liberate ourselves from the clutches of worry, cast aside the chains of indecision, and dismantle the walls built by fear.  Only then can we stand poised to unlock the true potential of Hill’s principles and navigate the modern landscape with confidence and clarity. 


As we unravel the layers of Napoleon Hill’s wisdom, it becomes evident that the first principle is not just a directive but a profound invitation. It is an invitation to confront the ancient instinct of fear, to break free from its shackles, and to stride boldly towards a life of purpose, success, and unbounded richness. Stay tuned as we continue our journey through the remaining 16 principles, each holding the key to unlocking a life of significance in the modern age.

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