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

Posted: 2016-10-19

Lesson 4 Auto-Suggestion 


I almost died three years ago. Or so they tell me.  I didn't remember a thing for a two-week period.  My blood pressure plummeted to 54/38 while I was in ICU. At this time, I was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease (I now know, thanks to Michael, that my liver is sick, but I am not). I was life-flighted from Lubbock to the transplant floor at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.  I was there nearly two weeks.  I was not  put on the transplant list because I was too sick.  Before I left the hospital, the doctors told me what I would need to do to be put on the list.  I have followed those instructions to the letter since then.

At one point, I decided I wanted, and needed, to do beside monitoring my diet and fluid intake.  I started asking friends and doctors if they knew a personal trainer.  I asked one doctor because he is a friend, and he was training doctors in sports medicine.  His wife told me about a trainer who had worked with the doctor's mother.  David Conder only works with patients who are over 55 with significant medical problems.

David works with you in your home, and he drives a large van with all of the necessary equipment.  We work on building upper body strength one day and lower body with core the other day. Among his tools of torture is a box on which I do stepping exercises  The main box is almost 11 inches tall.  It has two detachable sections 2 inches each.

This box was my nemesis.  We started with the main box. I couldn't get get the rhythm down.  Once I mastered one exercise, David gave me another more difficult.  Then he added one spacer.  Then another.  I began to get confidence.  Now I can handle any new exercise David throws at me...eventually.I have made such progress that my primary doctor said David had done for me more than the doctor had.  My hepatologist in Dallas said I am "tuned up" and extended my visits to 6 from 3 months.  My liver still is very sick, but now it is not sick enough for a transplant!

Did I ever become discouraged during this process?  At least once a week.  I still become discouraged from time to time, but AUTO-SUGGESTION pulls me out of it every time.

Napoleon Hill states, "Do not become discouraged if you cannot control and direct your emotions the first time you d so.  Remember, there is no such possibility  as SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.  Ability to reach, and influence your subconscious mind has his price, and you MUST PAY THAT PRICE.  You cannot cheat, even if you desire to do so.  The price of the ability to influence your subconscious mind is everlasting PERSISTENCE in applying the principles described here.  You cannot develop the desired ability for a lower price.  YOU and YOU ALONE, must decide whether or not the reward for which you are striving (the 'money consciousness'}, is worth the price you must pay for it in effort,,,

"Your ability to use the principle of auto-suggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to CONCENTRATE upon a given DESIRE until that desire becomes a BURNING  OBSESSION."

Just like the practice, and eventually the BURNING DESIRE, it took to conquer that box, is even more important for me to embrace with my mind and my BURNING OBSESSION."

Thanks to Michael and Linda, Bob, all of you who are teaching me with your insights and training.  And especially for Nathan, my soulmate, for his example and support.

Connie Grimes

Lubbock, TX