According to Napoleon Hill, fear is a demon and we need to find ways to overcome them. Fear has a way of hindering people from confidently making decisions and pursuing actions that will allow them to reach their goals.
According to Hill’s book, The Laws of Success, there are six basic fears including the fear of poverty, the fear of criticism, the fear of ill health, the fear of loss of love of someone, the fear of old age, and the fear of death.
These fears can cripple businessmen in such a way that they are not able to make sound decisions for their endeavor. For this reason, recognizing them as we experience them is important. This should be followed by making it a point to thwart its ill effects on our psyche.
The most important thing to remember is that fear is merely a state of mind. We can eliminate these fears as long as we have the right mindset. I think it is very satisfying to say that you are not afraid of being poor or of being ill or of death because you have done something about it. Once you understand that there are ways to alleviate these fears (and that while it does take a lot of effort sometimes), you can be successful.