Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Bob Shoaf Sunny Alamogordo, NM, USA

Posted: 2019-05-27


The Second Step toward Riches

How do we develop Faith?

Napoleon Hill states that Faith is a state of mind that may be created by repeated instructions to the subconscious mind through the principle of autosuggestion or as we call it, self-talk. Ken Klemm has a very important training; How To Craft Your PERFECT Self-Talk. It must be positive, present and personal.

Most people find this concept foreign to them. I did. I thought saying my self-talk 1,000 to 1,500 times a day was something that would take quite a while to master. The first day I said a self-talk; I said it 50 times and wondered how anyone could say it 200 times.

It wasn't long before I was saying it 500-800 times, then 1,200, then 1,500. On a Saturday night call I asked, does it count when I find myself saying my self-talk automatically? Of course it does count. Our subconscious mind has started believing what I was telling it and has gone to work sending out to Infinite Intelligence my instructions. I get answers back in the form of "hunches or inspirations," which I must write down, because they flee as quickly as they arrive.

I have found a couple other activities that have been very helpful. One, sending an accountability of my daily activities to Michael, and two, the


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 say my self-talk (devote 10 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.

When I make a statement in my accountability, it must be the truth. I have found this Self-Confidence Formula tends to hold my feet to the fire and helps keep me focused and disciplined to do the activities required.

Saying my self-talk and Self-confidence formula daily builds confidence that helps me understand and implement these 13 principles in these Think and Grow Rich lessons.

I am grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for having implemented napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich book into our personal growth. Then to create harmonious master mind groups with these 13 principles that are live, interactive and hands on. Thank You, thank You, thank You Linda and Michael for this master piece, Mentoring For Free.

I am also grateful to the members of each of our 8 weekly calls that create a harmonious master mind group and help us grow with their unique experiences.  Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. Without You there would be no Mentoring For Free.

Bob Shoaf
Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I am also grateful to each person who downloads Success In 10 Steps and communicates with me periodically. We too, are forming a harmonious master mind group per Hill's recommendation. We are helping each other develop the skills needed for success. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. I appreciate each one of You very much.