Ron West Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
The lesson I learned from this chapter is how important Self-confidence is in everything I do.
For example, if I fail at doing anything, just to take it as a lesson in how not to do it,
to then build the self confidence that I can do it, through looking for the 'positive' reason
why I failed the 1st time, and NOT, as I have been doing, look for the negative reason, to justify
why I could not do it!
For me that was my deep weakness, in using my mobiity challenge,
because my disability was always being used as the reason why I could not do it!
There is a way now because - I now KNOW I CAN SUCCEED
How? By changing the way I used to react, to the more positivereaction of,
'let's see how I CAN!' this has made such a huge difference in how I react now!
I understood, very well, the first few pages in this chapter 3 on Faith, because it showed a way for me to succeed,
whatever barriers I may have/or will, come up against, in the future.
I now know that, this will only be achieved by developing True FAITH, in my own abilities once again.
For me, all the relevant points are described in the Fourth statement from the passage regarding
the Self-Confidence Formula, followed closely by the Fifth, which gives the precise detail of the formula to follow.
Here they are again: (I write this to help me as much as the others who will read this, to realize their Full Potential in Life, too!)
Fourth statement. "I have CLEARLY written down a description of my Definite Chief Aim in life, and I will never stop trying,
until shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment."
Fifth statement: " I fully realize that NO wealth or poition 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, becasue of my willingness to serve others.
I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for ALL humanity,
because I know that a NEGATIVE attitude towards others can NEVER bring me success.
I will cause others to believe in me, becasue I will believe in them and in myself.
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."
This chapter has been a great 'Ah-ha' moment for me, personally!
Thank you Michael and Mentoring for Free, for all that you are doing, it really is making a
huge difference, in my life!