Chapter 4 Auto-Suggestion. The Third Step towards Riches.
This is the chapter in which the keys to future fame and fortune are handed over to anyone willing to receive and put them into effective use.
Every man, woman or child who decides they intend to be something more than they are today starts with that as an idea, a thought or maybe the feeling they have more to offer and this chapter gives very precise instructions on how to turn thought into reality.
Mr. Hill tells us to “Hand over the thought suggested in the preceding paragraph to your IMAGINATION, and see what your imagination can, or will do, to create practical plans for the accumulation of money through transmutation of your desire”.
He also instructs us not to wait for a definite plan, through which you intend to exchange services or merchandise in return for the money you are visualizing, but begin at once to see yourself in possession of the money, DEMANDING and EXPECTING meanwhile, that your subconscious mind will hand over the plan, or plans you need.
If you remember, Chester Barnes knew exactly what he wanted but waited years for his opportunity yet stayed alert enough to recognise it and seize it when it came. Be on the alert for these plans, and when they appear, put them into ACTION IMMEDIATELY. When the plans appear, they will probably “flash” into your mind through the sixth sense, in the form of an “inspiration.” This inspiration may be considered a direct “telegram,” or message from Infinite Intelligence. Treat it with respect, and act upon it as soon as you receive it. Failure to do this will be FATAL to your success.
In 1973, on page 3 of his book “The lazy man’s way to Riches” (Mighty) Joe Karbo, a Direct Mail Millionaire introduced me to something he called Dyna/Psyc, a system by which the power of auto-suggestion could be used to enable my sub-conscious mind to work on creating the plans needed for me to achieve the income and lifestyle I sought.
The principles taught were identical in almost every way to those given by Mr. Hill when I read Think and Grow Rich for the first time maybe ten years later. Those same principles and techniques are used today by Mentoring for Free members as ‘Daily self-talk’ .
Of the three sources of how to access the power of the subconscious to create the future we want to live, the three steps or instructions given to follow have been almost identical;
First. My plans must be written down in exact detail and present tense, as if I already possess the money or whatever else I desire. The written words must be read aloud while my mind pictures myself already in possession of my desires.
Second. I must repeat the words I have written until I can see, (in my imagination) myself in full ownership of the income I intend to accumulate and living my desired liifestyle.
Third. I must place a written copy of my statement where I can see it night and morning, (mine lives in my wallet) and read it before going to bed and as soon as I wake up along with many times through the day until it has been memorized.