Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Lewis Stone Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Posted: 2016-03-17

Faith

It is a shame that most people, even religious leaders cannot master and pass on to their followers. It is one of the chief emotions which will bring your thoughts to fruition. When faith is wrapped in thought, the subconscious mind picks up on those thoughts more easily and is trasmuted to its spiritual equivalent, which is when it is well on its way to being the physical equivalent of that thought.

It is very exciting to know that this faith can be acquired through practice! "Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith." These words are taken directly from the book. This faith or lack of it can mean the difference between poverty and failure and riches and success. It makes sense, sinced whether consciously or not, people pass on to their subconscious the beliefs that transmute to its physical equivalent.

Faith is the eternal elixir which gives life to the impulse of thought. Thoughts cannot be brought to fruition without it. The human mind attracts vibrations which harmonize with that which dominates the mind. If faith is part of your mental condition, whatever is attached to that faith will come to reality. Repetition of thought is the key to putting any plan or purpose in the mind and faith can be made to be a part of the thought process.

The author brings some historical characters to life through pointing out the power of their faith: Jesus, Ghandi and Abraham Lincoln, who had very little in monetary means but through faith had the power to influence people down to this day!

The author goes on to demonstrate by his story of the birth of United States Steel Corporation. Charles Schwab, who wound up being the one who orchestrated the whole deal, could not have accomplished it without faith. That gathering at the University Club, graced by some of the richest people around started it all. Charles gave a speech at this dinner, but it was never published in the newspaper. It must have been a powerful one, though, since by the end of the evening, many financial moguls present including J.P. Morgan were floored. Charles eventually brought Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan together to build an empire which profited 600 million dollars for everyone involved and gave birth to one of the richest and most powerful corporations in America at the time, opening new markets and finding new uses for steel.