Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA

Posted: 2017-05-10

Chapter 3- Faith Visualization of and 

Belief in Attainment of Desire


Faith is the eternal elixir which gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought.


A Quote for Napoleon Hill.  

To have Faith one must take stock of their mental assets and liabilities.  As I have done this, and as Napoleon Hill has said, I have found that I lack self-confidence. The Self-confidence formula that Mr. Hill has given us in this chapter will be something that I will repeat every day from this time forward.

It is as follows:

First, I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuos 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 realty, 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.

Signed, Ethel Van Zanten

Tucson, AZ USA

P.S. By repeating this Formula aloud every day at least once, I will discover that there are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge, Quote by Napoleon  Hill and what I believe is true.