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The name by which one calls this law is of little importance. The important fact
about it is-it WORKS for the glory and success of mankind, IF it is used constructively. On the other hand, if used destructively, it will destroy just as readily. In
this statement may be found a very signiﬁcant truth, namely; that those who go
down in defeat, and end their lives in poverty, misery, and distress, do so because
of negative application of the principle of auto-suggestion.
The cause may be found in the fact that ALL IMPULSES OF THOUGHT HAVE A
TENDENCY TO CLOTHE THEMSELVES IN THEIR PHYSICAL EQUIVALENT.
The subconscious mind, (the chemical laboratory in which all thought impulses
are combined, and made ready for translation into physical reality), makes no
distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with
the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind
will translate into reality a thought driven by FEAR just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought driven by COURAGE, or FAITH.
The pages of medical history are rich with illustrations of cases of “suggestive suicide.” A man may commit suicide through negative suggestion, just as effectively
as by any other means. In a midwestern city, a man by the name of Joseph Grant,
a bank ofﬁcial, “borrowed” a large sum of the bank’s money, without the consent
of the directors. He lost the money through gambling. One afternoon, the Bank
Examiner came and began to check the accounts. Grant left the bank, took a room
in a local hotel, and when they found him, three days later, he was lying in bed,
wailing and moaning, repeating over and over these words, “My God, this will kill
me! I cannot stand the disgrace.” In a short time he was dead. The doctors pronounced the case one of “mental suicide.”
Just as electricity will turn the wheels of industry, and render useful service if
used constructively; or snuff out life if wrongly used, so will the law of auto-suggestion lead you to peace and prosperity. or down into the valley of misery, failure, and death, according to your degree of understanding and application of it. 46 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH If you ﬁll your mind with FEAR, doubt and unbelief in your ability to connect
with, and use the forces of Inﬁnite Intelligence, the law of auto-suggestion will
take this spirit of unbelief and use it as a pattern by which your subconscious
mind will translate it into its physical equivalent.
THIS STATEMENT IS AS TRUE AS THE STATEMENT THAT TWO
AND TWO ARE FOUR!
Like the wind which carries one ship East, and another West, the law of auto-suggestion will lift you up or pull you down, according to the way you set your sails
The law of auto-suggestion, through which any person may rise to altitudes of
achievement which stagger the imagination, is well described in the following
“If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t...
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