Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Dlouhy Brooksville, Florida, USA

Posted: 2021-06-17

Chapter 4 : Auto-Suggestion, 

For me or anyone else to be able to use the principle of auto-suggestion
depends, deeply upon my capacity to concentrate upon my desire until
that desire becomes a burning obsession.

We have within us a God-given ability to concentrate but must decide to
use it. Hill offers suggestions for the effective use of concentration,
“to fix in your own mind the EXACT amount of money you desire,” hold your
thoughts on that amount of money by concentration, or total focus of
attention, with your eyes, closed until you can actually see the physical
appearance of the money.

Nathan Grimes
Autosuggestions work in a similar fashion. If we keep repeating our desires with
mental pictures, they will become a reality, in this case a house.

Remember, that the subconscious mind will act only upon building plans which are
emotionalized and handed over to it with “feelings”. Through this process we will
develop the Faith necessary to make that house a realty. Hill points out that Faith
is the strongest and most productive of the emotions. At first the house was only
an abstract of our thoughts, however with well laid plans it became a reality.

George Freeland
When we were told to craft our personal self talk I crafted mine with the things I needed to
grow in personally in order to become the person people would know, like and trust.  

So in my self Talk I used the words happy, confident and grateful. 
The dictionary says happy is feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of Your life and situation. 
Confident, the dictionary describes as “having a feeling or belief that you can do something well
or succeed, and gratitude  is thankfulness.

I was happy doing Network Marketing but I lacked confidence in myself.  

I wanted to be a positive example and influence.  Without confidence you cannot be a positive
example or influence.  

As I began to say my self talk daily, believing and trusting with faith,I began to change.  I forced
myself to speak up on the calls, continued to write lesson plans and speak to people about my
products and business. 
It took some time but eventually I gained confidence. 

Tuula Rands
Man may become the master of himself, and of his environment, because he has the power to
influence his own subconscious mind, and through it, gain the cooperation of Infinite Intelligence.

 You are now reading the chapter which represents the keystone to the arch of this philosophy.
The instructions contained in this chapter must be understood and applied with persistence, if
you succeed in transmuting Desire into money.  (Napoleon Hill)

Lets focus on the positive things we have accomplished in our life, and build off of that. Lets do
our best to stay positive 100% of the time, it's a lot more fun than being negative 100% of the time. 

Marty Roe.


That secretary is what is known as a gatekeeper checking your actions and judging if you are
worthy to have some face time with that person and that’s exactly what the conscious mind is.

It checks your motives or what you are attempting to get through to the subconscious.And that
is a good thing in some ways. Because you can pass negativity on to the subconscious as well
as positive.

It’s right there at the conscious mind that you can analyze the thought you really want to pass on
to the subconscious or block it and replace it with a positive thought that serves you and not sets
you back. The ones you want the subconcscious to recognize you have to work a little at by
programming with your self talk but well worth it.

Once the negatives are allowed in they are a lot harder to remove.

Rick Burnett.


Many folks would like to have money and time to do what they want, when they want and how they want,
but most will never have this. Why?  Most are complacent and some are downright lazy. 

They accept what they hear from family, friends, and other energy-draining source out there.  The media,
politicians, entertainers, coworkers, and anybody else who says that the wealthy are where they are because
of luck or some other petty reason and you cannot have what they have.  You in turn are a victim.

Most will believe this and accept this and as said before will live a life of quiet desperation!  

Michael Simon
The universe is guiding You away, at the same time it’s stopping letting them program Your mind with their autosuggestion.

Ben Drake

What the six steps do is cause us to PAY ATTENTION to our money blueprint. As T. Harv Eker & Michael
Dlouhy mentioned that the money blueprint is as follows.

If you are earning $500 per week in your job. Your subconscious mind will say its possible to earn $500 per
week in recurring income.

If you say $1000 your subconscious mind says its not ready yet. And nothing happens.

No different than the coach telling his player not to shoot 3 pointers because its out of his range.

Lawrence Bergfeld 
With open hands I am going to welcome positive thoughts and rely on them, because they are
essential to the positive autosuggestion. 

In my thoughts, in my actions I need to include emotions to support my life goal. Persistent work
and visualization of my success lead me to the TOP of my selfesteem. 

Jacob Domagalski

There is a lot of chatter out in the world, it comes from parents, siblings, friends,
teachers, relatives, pastors, speakers, bosses, newspaper, television (especially-
the-tell-your-vision), radio, etc, all attempting to input their ideas into your mind
to move you into their wants and desires.

They use repetition and persistence to achieve this and if you are not a guardian
of your mind, you will be swept along into what all others want and even possibly
oblivious to the fact that you are not living your desires, but other's desires.

Millions of people are repeatedly contributing to this chatter, most of this is just a lot
of noise, doing their best to influence you so that they can cause you to follow their

However, they can’t influence your subconscious mind without your allowing them.

Abigail Dantzie.

I don't think Hill could have been more to the point than he was on page 104 in Chater 4, "Autosuggestion".

He said, "Follow the foregoing instruction to the letter, and it will open the way for a complete understaning,
and mastery of the principles of success". "READ THE ENTIRE CHAPTER ALOUD ONCE EVERY NIGHT,


Could more clearlyhe have said it more clearly?

Gerry Hatton.
When a desire comes, Hill says, the following.  “Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind
at the same time.

One or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the
dominating influence of your mind.Here the law of HABIT will come to your aid. Form the habit of applying
and using the positive emotions! Eventually, they will dominate your mind so completely, that the negatives
cannot enter it.

Kay Young


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