We have often heard that we are what we think we are. If someone thinks, lives, behaves like an effluent person, there are strong chances that he will become on, if not already. Conversely people who crib about everything in life including their luck, fate, conditions and lifestyle, the person must be a struggling in life.
But how about using this very strong manta to our advantage. How about feeding our sub conscious mind with our desires, our wishes, our goals to tune ourselves with what we want to achieve. Napoleon Hill in his famous book Think and grow rich explains the principles of auto suggestion in a detailed manner. He puts a word of caution, simply wishing to get something, reach somewhere of earn lots of money does not work. Firstly you have to make auto suggestion with absolute faith and sincere feelings – your emotions must carry your wishes to your sub conscious. Further, whatever you seek has to be exact, with dollars and cents, the time frame in which you want to achieve that also has to be exact. You also have to spell out clearly what you would give or surrender in return to the nature for receiving what you desire.
The concept to visualizing that whatever you desired has already been granted to you, your ability to sense and feel the money, success of whatever you desired has to be with all your five sensory faculties. This is the only language, a definite desire laced with deep emotions that our subconscious recognizes. And acts upon or engages it to convert it into its physical equivalent.
An important condition to make the concept of auto suggestion work for you is to feed your sub conscious with your desired goal repeatedly, at least twice daily. You must pen down your statement of desire on a piece of paper and read it aloud at least twice daily. Here also a simple teat book reading mode does not work; you must read it with feelings, faith and above all with sincere emotions. That is the only language our sub conscious understands.
For the benefit of readers of this post, I am reproducing relevant excerpts from the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. I am sure this will help you.
“The instructions given in connection with the six steps in the second chapter will now be summarized, and blended with the principles covered by this chapter, as follows:
Go into some quiet spot (preferably in bed at night) where you will not be disturbed or interrupted, close your eyes, and repeat aloud, (so you may hear your own words) the written statement of the amount of money you intend to accumulate, the time limit for its accumulation, and a description of the service or merchandise you intend to give in return for the money. As you carry out these instructions, SEE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.
For example:–Suppose that you intend to accumulate $50,000 by the first of January, five years hence, that you intend to give personal services in return for the money, in the capacity of a salesman. Your written statement of your purpose should be similar to the following:
“By the first day of January, 19.., I will have in my possession $50,000, which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
“In return for this money I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service in the capacity of salesman of… (describe the service or merchandise you intend to sell).
“I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time, and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan, when it is received.”
Repeat this program night and morning until you can see, (in your imagination) the money you intend to accumulate.
Place a written copy of your statement where you can see it night and morning, and read it just before retiring, and upon arising until it has been memorized.
Remember, as you carry out these instructions, that you are applying the principle of auto-suggestion, for the purpose of giving orders to your subconscious mind. Remember, also, that your subconscious mind will act ONLY upon instructions which are emotionalized, and handed over to it with “feeling.” FAITH is the strongest, and most productive of the emotions. Follow the instructions given in the chapter on FAITH.
These instructions may, at first, seem abstract.
Do not let this disturb you. Follow the instructions,”
As for me, I am following Napoleon Hill to the point and am eagerly looking forward to a very bright and memorable future in life!
To you success!