Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich Explains Why Fear Of Criticism Destroys Your Productivity

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Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich Explains Why Fear Of Criticism Destroys Your Productivity. If you fear criticism it paralyzes your ability to make decisions. Indecision and doubt lead to crippling fear. When fear fills your thoughts, what you fear becomes your reality.

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Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich Explains Why Fear Of Criticism Destroys Your Productivity

  1. 1. The Fear of Criticism• Just how people originally came by this fear, no one can state definitely.• It is in a highly developed form.• Some believe that this fear made its appearance about the time that politics became a “profession.”• Others believe it can be traced to the age when women first began to concern themselves with “styles” in wearing apparel.Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 1
  2. 2. The Fear of Criticism• The basic fear of criticism is part of people’s inherited nature that prompts them not only to take away other people’s goods and wares, but to justify their action by CRITICISM of their victim’s character.• Thieves criticize their victims.• Politicians seek office, not by displaying their own virtues and qualifications, but by attempting to degrade and ruin the reputation their opponents. Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 2
  3. 3. The Fear of Criticism• The fear of criticism takes on many petty and trivial forms.• Individuals fall into line and criticize others to be a part of the crowd.• Clothing manufacturers have capitalized on this basic fear of criticism.• It is a curse because they change styles every season so they can sell more.• Automobile manufacturers do the same.• No person wants to drive an automobile that is not of the latest style, although the older model may actually be the better car. Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 3
  4. 4. Why Does The Average Person, Even In This Day Of Enlightenment, ShyAway From Denying His Belief In TheFables Which Were The Basis Of MostOf The Religions A Few Decades Ago?• The answer is, “because of the fear of criticism.”• Men and women have been burned at the stake for daring to express disbelief in ghosts. Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 4
  5. 5. Political Correctness Is The Ultimate Fear Of Criticism• It is no wonder we have inherited a consciousness that makes us fear criticism.• The time was, and not so far in the past, when criticism carried severe punishments.• It still does in some countries.• It robs you of your initiative.• Destroys your power of imagination• Limits your individuality Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 5
  6. 6. Fear Of Criticism Destroys Your Self- Confidence and Peace Of Mind• Takes away your self-reliance.• Damages you in a hundred other ways.• Parents Often Do Their Children Irreparable Injury By Criticizing Them.• Criticism is the one something everyone has too much of.• Everyone has a stock of it that is handed out, free, whether called for or not. Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 6
  7. 7. Fear Of Criticism Is Created By The Thoughtless Comments Of Your Family, Friends and Relatives• Everyone has a stock of it that is handed out, free, whether called for or not.• One’s nearest relatives often are the worst offenders.• One’s nearest relatives often are the worst offenders. Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 7
  8. 8. Fear Of Criticism Is Created By The Thoughtless Comments Of Your Family, Friends and Relatives• It should be recognized as A crime (in reality it is A crime of the worst nature), for any parent to build inferiority complexes in the mind of A child, through unnecessary criticism Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 8
  9. 9. Parents and Employers Can Build Or Destroy Those Under Their Control• Parents may accomplish the same results with their children.• Employers, who understand human nature, get the best there is in men, not by criticism, but by constructive suggestion.• Criticism will plant FEAR in the human heart, or resentment, but it will not build love or affection. Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 9
  10. 10. Fear of Criticism Is Paralyzing• This fear is almost as universal as the fear of poverty.• Its effects are just as fatal to personal achievement.• Fear of criticism destroys initiative, and discourages the use of imagination. Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 10
  11. 11. The Major Symptoms Of The Fear Of Criticism• Self-Consciousness – Nervousness, timidity in conversation and in meeting strangers – Awkward movement of the hands and limbs – Shifting of the eyes Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 11
  12. 12. The Major Symptoms Of The Fear Of Criticism• Lack Of Poise – Lack of voice control – Nervousness in the presence of others – Poor posture of body – Poor memory Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 12
  13. 13. The Major Symptoms Of The Fear Of Criticism• Personality – Lacking in firmness of decision, personal charm, and ability to express opinions definitely – Habit of side-stepping issues instead of meeting them squarely – Agreeing with others without careful examination of their opinions Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 13
  14. 14. The Major Symptoms Of the Fear Of Criticism• Inferiority Complex – Habit of expressing self-approval by word of mouth and by actions, as a means of covering up a feeling of inferiority – Using “big words” to impress others, often without knowing the real meaning of the words – Imitating others in dress, speech and manners Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 14
  15. 15. The Major Symptoms Of the Fear Of Criticism• Inferiority Complex (Continued) – Boasting of imaginary achievements – A surface appearance of a feeling of superiority• Extravagance – The habit of trying to “keep up with the Joneses” – Spending beyond one’s income Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 15
  16. 16. The Major Symptoms Of The Fear Of Criticism• Lack Of Initiative – Failure to embrace opportunities for self- advancement – Fear to express opinions – Lack of confidence in one’s own ideas – Giving evasive answers to questions asked by superiors – Hesitancy of manner and speech – Deceit in both words and deeds Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 16
  17. 17. The Major Symptoms Of The Fear Of Criticism• Lack Of Ambition – Mental and physical laziness. – Lack of self-assertion. – Slowness in reaching decisions. – Easily influenced by others. – The habit of criticizing others behind their backs and flattering them to their faces. Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 17
  18. 18. The Major Symptoms Of The Fear Of Criticism• Lack Of Ambition (Continued) – Habit of accepting defeat without protest – Quitting an undertaking when opposed by others – Suspicious of other people without cause – Lacking in tactfulness of manner and speech – Unwillingness to accept the blame for mistakes Website: http://InSearchOfHeroes.net ©2012 All rights reserved. * In Search Of Heroes™ Program 18

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