Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2017-05-08

Chapter 3 Faith


The Second Step toward Riches

In his opening sentence to this chapter Hill gives “Faith” the title of Head Chemist of the Mind. As in Chemistry if we blend two or more elements together they for a new substance. When the emotion of FAITH is blended with the other two powerful Human emotions of love and sex, the resulting increase in vibration of the original thought is such that the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer.

Hill States the following, “FAITH is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion”. What is “Autosuggestion”, we understand it better by calling it “Self Talk”, where we affirm something, such as EBook downloads, that we desire many times a day. Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith.

Hill sets out the method by which “Faith” can be formed and uses the illustration of how a person may become a criminal. “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 it”.”

Hill also uses the example of his own Faith in that his Son would be able to hear after many years of his affirming to his Son that he would be able to hear and speak as a normal person.

Hill also sets out the Formula for “Self Confidence” and I quote it here:

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 of that person.

Third. I know through the principle of auto-suggestion, 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 fully 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 eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because 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 along with the written statement setting out the “desire” and what is given back after attain the desire are crucial to the ultimate achievement of riches or another passionate desire.

Thank you to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for this Forum where views and experiences are posted and discussed. To all the Members who post their lessons each week I express my thanks and gratitude for enhancing my knowledge.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.