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

Posted: 2017-08-20

CHAPTER 3-FAITH: VISUALIZATION OF
AND BELIEF IN ATTAINMENT OF DESIRE.

It is a well-known fact that one comes, finally, to BELIEVE
whatever one repeats to one’s self, whether the statement be
true or false. If a man repeats a lie over and over, he will
eventually accept the lie as truth. Moreover, he will believe
it to be the truth. Every man is what he is, because of the
dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind.
Thoughts which a man deliberately places in his own mind, and
encourages with sympathy, and with which he mixes any one or
more of the emotions, constitute the motivating forces, which
direct and control his every movement, act, and deed!

Just as electricity will turn the wheels of industry, and render
useful service if used constructively; or snuff out life if
wrongly used, so will the law of auto-suggestion lead you to
peace and prosperity, or down into the valley of misery, failure,
and death, according to your degree of understanding and
application of it. If you fill your mind with FEAR, doubt and
unbelief in your ability to connect with, and use the forces of
Infinite Intelligence, the law of auto-suggestion will take this
spirit of unbelief and use it as a pattern by which your
subconscious mind will translate it into its physical equivalent.

Here is a little secret about me, I was a CB’er at one time. Yes,
I had a CB radio (the ones with the vacuum tubes) in my home
office and the car with the long flexible antenna attached to back
bumper. My radio handle or call name, “Skylark” for the 1964 & 67
Buicks I drove. I would spend hours twisting the dials, changing
the channels just to find someone who would “come back to me good
buddy.” I even thought of becoming a HAM operator to talk to other
parts on the world. I could just imagine turn on the electrical
power, turn the dials and hear a voice in a distant part of the
world. And here we are now on a computer, a landline or a cell
phone talking to friends from across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland,
Australia and more.

In the chapter, we are called to dial up our desire by tuning up
our faith with “self-talk.” As Hill wrote, “There comes, now, a
statement which will give a better understanding of the importance
the principle of auto-suggestion assumes in the transmutation of
desire into its physical, or monetary equivalent; namely:

 

  1. FAITH is a state of mind which may be induced, or created,
    by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious
    mind, through the principle of autosuggestion.

 

  1. Faith is a state of mind which you may develop at will, after
    you have mastered the thirteen principles, because it is a
    state of mind which develops voluntarily, through application
    and use of these principles.”

Faith is the key to moving desire to the next level. Faith is the
fuel that shines the light on the finish line, and allows us to see
the wealth we have now and in the future. Just as Gandhi saw an
independent India and passed his belief on to 200 million, or Charles
Schwab saw the future of the steel industry and passed his vision for
US Steel to the Eastern bankers and investors, so must our faith,
driven by the seed of our self-talk, see that which in coming to us.

I am grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for their faith in building
this vehicle, Mentoring for Free. Thanks to Bob Shoaf for being a
friend and mentor. I count it a blessing to share the calls with each
of you who participate and give of your wisdom. My thanks to everyone
who has download the e-book and whom I able to visit with each week.

Nathan Grimes
Lubbock, TX USA