Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Antonia Lauterio Tucson, AZ, United States

Posted: 2016-06-28

Chapter 3 – Faith 

"Faith is a state of mind which may be induced, or created by  repeated self-talk to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion." 

This has taken tiny little steps for me. It did not occur instantly. It took baby steps. At first you don't see results immediately. You put in a lot of work in daily, and as long as you persist results start to show up.  

Personally, I saw it begin to happen with relationships. I say my self-talk, and it became really sweet. I was building more relationships than I had time to nurture. This took a couple of years. I knew my self talk was working but the question was, when is it going to capitalize? Where are my results in business? So I would self sabotage myself because I wanted FAST results. Don't do it, that's negative. Be grateful for growth.  

I got a few results in business and I took a look at the components to see what had induced these results. I realized it's exactly what Hill says " The impulse of thought which we create through (self-talk) which is repeating it to the subconscious mind, a VISION, a strong desire, in connection with this, all thoughts have to be emotionalized (given feeling) and mixed with faith so those thoughts and ideas come to be real.  

The principle to this chapter is Faith yet for me it also meant developing faith along with patience. If it takes me 3 years, 5 years to reach success, that success is so significant it's worth the time invested.  Currently my contribution to the world is building relationships and that little piece of me who wants time freedom and financial freedom.  

It's taken me a couple of years of work on myself to find the relationships that are worth it. Same principle applied, strong faith, belief, vision, self-talk, thinking on paper, going to work on these things daily, sharing value. I wrote down the names of my invisible counselors and each of the attributes I want to acquire of theirs and I speak to them daily with faith and belief! Most importantly working on myself and taking action.  

Michael tells us "how we do anything is how we do everything". Take for example starting healthy eating lifestyle. When we begin it is such challenge, so many temptations,  yet when we think about the outcome of eating healthier, we realize it's all worth it. We can't expect to eat right for one week and eat unhealthy for 3 weeks and get results. No! It has to be a lifetime decision, baby steps, until we develop the habit and as long as we stick to it, we will see results. Same principle applies in our networking.  

Faith, when mixed with prayer takes us to that direct communication with infinite intelligence. Give some thought about the work Napolean Hill took to do the research he wrote in this book. 20 years, a real research project. As you read and reread you can feel the love in this book!  

Thank you all for taking the time to read my story. 

Toni Lauterio