Thank You Patti for your great lesson on
chapter 3 of Think and Grow Rich by
Napoleon Hill. Self talk is crucial for
Napoleon Hill makes the following statements about
* Faith is the Head Chemist of the mind, so obviously
I need it.
* Faith is a state of mind which may be induced,
created... by affirmation or repeated instructions to
the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto
* Faith is a state of mind I may develop at will.
* Repetition of affirmation of orders to my sub
conscious mind is the only known method of VOLUNTARY
development of the emotion of faith.
* Any impulse of thought which is repeatedly passed
on to the subconscious mind is, finally, accepted and
acted upon by the subconscious mind, which proceeds to
translate that impulse into its physical equivalent by
the most practical procedure available.
* All thoughts which have been emotionalized (given
feeling) and mixed with faith begin immediately to
translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart.
* My belief, or faith, is the element which determines
the action of my subconscious mind.
* It is essential for me to encourage the positive
emotions as dominating forces of my mind, and discourage
and eliminate negative emotions.
* A mind dominated by positive emotions becomes a
favorable abode for the state of mind known as faith.
A mind so dominated may, AT WILL, give the subconscious
mind instructions, which it will accept and act upon
OK...I could go on and on--in fact, my favorite page
in this chapter is just ahead...BUT GUESS WHAT? This
is NOT some phenomenon we've never experienced before.
We ALL know how to do this already. We've been doing
it since the day we were born.
We think about what we want or don't want (fear) and
what we DECIDE we really, really desire, or what we
really, really fear, and... WALLA...our life becomes
blessed or doomed with whatever we desired or feared--
or what we thought about and believed and sprinkled
some emotion on day after day!
NOW we KNOW it WORKS! All we really need to do is
take one more step and use our self-talk like its
an inhaler that we need for our "asthma" and breathe
deeply of that pre-written self-talk as many times
per day as we need to breathe--you know, like Michael
always says..."You need it MORE than you need oxygen".
If I am too preoccupied or too lazy to take time to
bathe and brush my teeth, would the people around me
continue to put up with me day after day without
squacking about it? I doubt it!
Well, there's also no excuse good enough for me to be
too busy or too lazy to keep putting off my self-talk.
I need it more than I need oxygen IF I desire to create
And if I'm inhaling, I am looking for oxygen to inhale
rather than the air someone else exhaled in my face...
and I don't care if it's my soul mate's or my newborn
infant's carbon dioxide... I desire oxygen... so I move
my head a little bit and breathe in what I desire rather
than what someone else just breathed out into my face!
Self-talk is even easier, but I have to do it if I
desire the "oxygen" of my own desires versus the left
over, spewed-upon-me "carbon dioxide" of fear and
negativity from myself or others.
Would I walk around with my hands cupped over my mouth
and nose trying to smell my bad breath all day?
Then, stop allowing used up oxygen into my head in all
the other ways it sneaks in...by doing my pre-determined
self-talk over and over and over again--it will be like
wearing an oxygen mask 24-7 and I won't even have to
carry the tank!
So...we wrote it in Chapter 2..the self-talk is written.
Michael has shared his with us...start with that if you
don't have your own yet. You'll only have to say it 2
or 3 times to begin making changes in it so that it
feels more like yours.
And remember...we need it more than we need the shower
and the toothbrush...MORE THAN OXYGEN!
So, check your
Ask yourself: "How much fresh air (MY self-talk)
have I inhaled today?" Make sure it's ENOUGH because if I
have not, my dreams won't be coming true, and...
IT'S NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MY OWN.
Friends For Life,
Ask Your Questions To Michael