Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Jean McLeod Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Posted: 2016-10-17

Hill states that AUTOSUGGESTION is the agency of control through which an individual may voluntarily feed his subconscious mind on thoughts of a creative nature, or, by neglect, permit thoughts of a destructive nature to find their way into this rich garden of the mind.

Through repetition of this procedure, you voluntarily create thought habits which are favorable to your efforts to transmute desire into its monetary equivalent.

Two workmen were asked what they were building together. One said he was building a garage.  The other replied that he was building a cathedral.  A day later there was only one man laying bricks.  When asked where the second was, the first replied, "Oh, he got fired. He insisted on building a cathedral instead of a garage." 

 At first glance it might appear that the "dreamer", that was building the "cathedral", was the one that was the loser in this instance, but from what we have been reading in these chapters in Think and Grow Rich, I believe he was the winner.   It sounds like he was voluntarily feeding his subconscious mind on thoughts of a creative nature and focusing on creating something far greater than a garage!  My guess is that he built his cathedral.  Sometimes you have to walk away from the garage to build your cathedral or from the chickens to soar with the eagles.

 

Jean McLeod