Linda Ojutkangas Antigo, Wisconsin, United States
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. ~ Napoleon Hill
This chapter has to be one of the most important chapters in TAGR. We MUST gain control of what enters into our subconscious mind in order to be successful. It is not enough to just practice self-suggestion in the area of money. It MUST permeate into every area of our lives for us to truly become successful.
I have been practicing self-suggestion consistently since I started with MFF. There was a point when I realized I MUST practice it in every area of my life. I never considered myself to be a person who could have road rage. However, I found myself becoming angry at other drivers and the traffic during my work day lunch hours. You see, I get an hour for lunch every day. That doesn’t seem too bad, but I have to go pick up something for me and my Dad, run home, eat, and get back to work in that hour. Even though I live in a small town, sometimes the traffic can be ridiculous. One day, I ran into traffic on my way to a restaurant. I was getting irritated as the minutes ticked by. When the traffic started moving, someone pulled out right in front of me slowly. I managed to avoid an accident, but now I was angry. The drive-through at the restaurant was packed, and it seemed to take forever to get my meals. Finally, 20 minutes into my lunch hour, I was on my way home. I hit 3 red lights and now I was extremely angry. At that moment my conscious gave me a little prick. Immediately, I felt guilty for being angry and began to speak positives to myself. The damage had already been done at that point, and I cannot even imagine what the waiter at the restaurant thought of me!
Now, whenever I am driving, I bless the person who pulls out in front of me. I use the time waiting in traffic to repeat my self-talk, remaining in a positive attitude at all times. I find that I have more than enough time now to eat my lunch in leisure with my Dad and still make it back to work on time.
It is those little incidents throughout our day that can pull negative thoughts into our subconscious. We need to be aware of our reactions and thoughts at all times.
Thank You Michael and Linda Dlouhy for this venue in which we can learn and grow. Thank you to my mentor John and Karla Wiser and to all of the other great leaders here at TAGR!
To Our Success,