Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Terry Mack Farmington Hills, MI, United States

Posted: 2016-10-12

Chapter 3 - Faith

Napoleon Hill wrote "Faith is a state of mind which may be induced by auto suggestion."  I like to break things down sometimes to give myself a view point that sticks with me.

If we define Induced...the main summary of the definition that I took was " to initiate or increase production" or to bring about or stimulate the occurence of something"

Auto suggestion defined is the dwelling upon an idea, thought or concept thereby inducing some change in the mental or bodily functions.

Its like a woman in labor, you have this baby inside for a period of time, feeding it, naturing it, doing things to try and take care of your body because you know there will come a time when this baby will be waiting to burst forth, but there is this wall that it has to get through to manifest in this world. To break that wall sometimes the labor has to be induced thereby creating a change in the bodily functions to break the wall in order to be birth forth. In doing this you know without a shadow of a doubt that you will get an end result. Your minds are the same. When we induce/increase production in auto suggestion our faith grows even more with even the minor things that we pay attention to that we see worked though the law of attration. How we labor in our faith is our we see the end results.

Let me give you an example of my own auto suggestion that was negative: I recently hurt my knee by stepping down into a ditch and twisting my knee. This is the same ditch that since Feb of this year, I constantly said, someone is going to hurt themselves in that ditch. With all my faith and feeling behind that belief, I knew and saw the end result of that hidden ditch under the grass. No matter who I warned the person to encounter the ditch was me because I gave the most attention to it and whenever going out to the car it was at the forefront of my mind.

No matter if its big or small, positive or negative, there is still an end result that is based upon how we decided to care for that auto suggestion implanted by our faith.