How to Handle Fear in Using the Law of Attraction
Fear thoughts is that condition of the mind in which everything is seen through blue glasses — in which everything seems to bring a sense of the futility of endeavor — the “I Can’t” principle of mentality, as contrasted with the “I Can and I Will” mental attitude. It is the noxious weed in the mental garden, which tends to kill the valuable plants to be found therein. It is the fly in the ointment — the spider in the cup of the Wine of Life.
So far as we know the first person to use the word “Fear-Thought” — which has now passed into common use — was Horace Fletcher, the well-known writer, who coined it to supplant the use of the word “Worry” in a certain sense. He had pointed out that Anger and Worry were the two great hindrances to a well- balanced, advanced and progressive mentality, but many misunderstood him and urged that to abolish Worry meant to cease taking any consideration of the morrow — a lack of common prudence and forethought.
And so Fletcher coined the word “Fear-Thought” to express a phase...