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Unformatted text preview: n the chapter on auto-suggestion, you may CONVINCE the subconscious mind that you believe you will receive that for which you
ask, and it will act upon that belief, which your subconscious mind passes back to 40 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH you in the form of “FAITH,” followed by deﬁnite plans for procuring that which
The method by which one develops FAITH, where it does not already exist, is extremely difﬁcult to describe, almost as difﬁcult, in fact, as it would be to describe
the color of red to a blind man who has never seen color, and has nothing with
which to compare what you describe to him. Faith is a state of mind which you
may develop at will, after you have mastered the thirteen principles, because it is
a state of mind which develops voluntarily, through application and use of these
Repetition of afﬁrmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known
method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith. Perhaps the meaning
may be made clearer through the following explanation as to the way men sometimes become criminals. Stated in the words of a famous criminologist, “When
men ﬁrst come into contact with crime, they abhor it. If they remain in contact
with crime for a time, they become accustomed to it, and endure it. If they remain
in contact with it long enough, they ﬁnally embrace it, and become inﬂuenced by
This is the equivalent of saying that 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.
In connection with this, consider again the statement, ALL THOUGHTS WHICH
HAVE BEEN EMOTIONALIZED, (given feeling) AND MIXED WITH FAITH, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart.
The emotions, or the “feeling” portion of thoughts, are the factors which give
thoughts vitality, life, and action. The emotions of Faith, Love, and Sex, when
mixed with any thought impulse, give it greater action than any of these emotions
can do singly.
Not only thought impulses which have been mixed with FAITH, but those which
have been mixed with any of the positive emotions, or any of the negative emotions, may reach, and inﬂuence the subconscious mind.
From this statement, you will understand that the subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent, a thought impulse of a negative or destructive nature, just as readily as it will act upon thought impulses of a positive or construc- 41 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH tive nature. This accounts for the strange phenomenon which so many millions of
people experience, referred to as “misfortune,” or “bad luck.” There are millions
of people who BELIEVE themselves “doomed” to poverty and failure, because of
some strange force over which they BELIEVE they have no control. Th...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
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