What Are You Suggesting To Yourself?

This is the first half Stephanie Houseman’s current newsletter repeated en-bloc. Stephanie is, like me, an ex-dental practice owner and a trained coach, in addition she’s an international speaker and author. She’s based in Illinois and her newsletter is a Tuesday constant (something I must learn). Her website is www.7steps2abalancedlife.com sign up for the newsletter there.

What Are You Suggesting To Yourself?

You have a burning desire.  You have written it down, committed it to memory, and you repeat it morning and night. As a result, your desire is seeping into your unconscious mind.  That’s good!

Yet, what are you telling yourself about your ability to achieve that desire?

Napoleon Hill believes that a major stumbling block to living the life you want is often your lack of self-confidence.  “This handicap can be surmounted, and timidly translated into courage, through the aid of the power of autosuggestion.”

Autosuggestion is what you suggest to yourself about yourself.  Moreover, you accept what you say as the truth, so it is to your benefit to suggest positive thoughts of confidence to your mind if you want to achieve your desires, or definite purpose, as Hill calls it.

How can you accomplish this?  Work the Self-Confidence Formula as defined by Hill in his classic book, “Think and Grow Rich”.

The Self-Confidence Formula:

First: I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life; therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.

Second: I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality; therefore I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture.

Third: I know through the principle of autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it; therefore I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of self-confidence.

Fourth: I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.

Fifth: I finally realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.  I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people.  I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others….

I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person.

Hill concludes by saying, “Like the wind which carries one ship east, and another west, the law of autosuggestion will lift you up or pull you down, according to the way you set your sails of thought.”

Set your sails of thought to those of positive autosuggestion and sail away to your definite purpose in life.

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