Mental Cobwebs

Mental Cobwebs

by Napoleon Hill

1. Negative: (a) feelings, (b) emotions, and (c) passions; (d) habits, (e) beliefs, and (f) prejudices.

2. Seeing only the mote in the other fellow’s eye.

3. Arguments and misunderstandings due to semantic difficulties.

4. False conclusions resulting from false premises.

5. All-inclusive, restrictive words or expressions as basic or minor premises.

6. The idea that necessity forces dishonesty.

7. Unclean thoughts and habits.

8. Fear that it is sacrilegious to use the powers of your mind.

And so you see there are many varieties of cobwebs—some small, some large, some weak, some strong. Yet if you make an additional listing of your own, and then examine the strands of each cobweb closely, you will find that they are all spun by NMA.

And when you think about it for a while, you will see that the strongest cobweb spun by NMA is the cobweb of inertia. Inertia causes you to do nothing; or, if you are moving in the wrong direction, keeps you from resisting or stopping.

–Napoleon Hill   from Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude

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