Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2021-03-04

CHAPTER 4- Autosuggestion: The Medium
For Influencing the Subconscious Mind

No thoughts, whether it be negative or positive, can enter the subconscious
mind without the aid of auto-suggestion, with the exception, of thoughts
picked up from the ether. Stated differently, all sense impressions which are
perceived through the five senses, are stopped by the conscious thinking mind, 
and maybe either passed on to the subconscious mind or rejected, at will. The
conscious faculty serves, therefore, as an outer-guard to the approach of the
subconscious.” Napoleon Hill

Are you aware that you talk to yourself all the time? We all do. Our self-talk
makes a huge difference in our lives
for better or for worse. The question to
ask yourself is whether your inner voice is your friend or foe.

“It’s not what we say out loud that ready determines our lives. It is what we
whisper to ourselves that has the most power.” Pinterest

When was the last time you took a minute and think about what you’ve said to
yourself? Have you done it today?  Was it critical? Or was it kind and helpful?
How did you feel after you engaged in this inner discussion?

I have come to realize my thoughts are the source of my emotions and mood. The
conversations I have with myself can be destructive or beneficial. They
influence how I feel about myself and how I respond to events in my life.

As I look back in time, how often has my self-talk convince me with “You are
not smart enough.” “You have never done that before what makes you think you
can now?” “You tried network marketing and failed, why try again?”

I now understand my thoughts influence my feelings, choices, and actions. I
have decided to be a positive thinker. Being and seeking positives thoughts
and feeding my subconscious mind with positive self-talk enables me to be more
optimistic, confident, and successful, this effect is contagious and uplifts
me, my friends, coworkers, and loved ones.

“Convince yourself every day that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of
stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.” Germany Kent

I can remember the effect this study of “Think and Grow Rich” had on me, how
it changed the message or self-talk I was feeding to myself. It changes me on
the inside and outside. The change over me was so transforming that Connie
took notice and decided she wanted what I had found.

I now fully understand the right self-talk can have a positive development
that helps children master tasks, comfort themselves, and learn to interact
with peers.

Linda and Michael Dlouhy thank you for revealing the power of self-talk through
your many stories and life examples. I deepest appreciation to everyone who
participates in the weekly calls and brings the value of your experiences and
life lessons.

Nathan Grimes.

PS: “The thoughts in your mind will always be more important than the things in
your life. Choose happiness.” John Maxwell