Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Posted: 2019-02-18

Chapter 4 - Auto-Suggestion


In the title to this chapter Hill tells us that auto-suggestion is
the medium for influencing the subconscious mind.

Fay Weldon has stated "Only one thing registers on the subconscious 
mind: repetitive application - practice. What you practice is what 
you manifest."

Michael Dlouhy, when asked the reason for his success, has
told us - self talk.  

Auto-suggestion is self talk and we have and are all using this
tool to build our business.  I don't think I have perfected my
self talk to the level that Michael Dlouhy did to build his
business or I would be at the same level as he is in his business.

Gil Mayer, Author, gives us a great word picture of auto-suggestion
and the subconscious mind.
She states "The best comparison of the subconscious mind is to a wild monkey. 
It can run rampage the whole day as it does not tire easily. And 
it can bring random pieces of information to the main part of the 
brain. Or it could make itself busy with achieving your goals and 
bringing you the information that you need to succeed (opportunities). 
The only thing you have to do is it to give this wild monkey a purpose!"

The wild monkey has to be trained with purpose! And we are the trainer!

The information we give to our subconscious must be specific and
given with emotion.  We have all seen children that are not trained.
We see them in the grocery stores, etc. and the child is having a 
temper tantrum wanting mostly the parents attention and the only 
way they know how to get it is by misbehaving, just like the wild
monkey running rampage.  A trained child knows what is expected and 
understands the purpose of how to behave and the results if they 
misbehave.  

Our subconscious mind only knows what we tell it and the only 
things it remembers well are the things we tell it with emotion.
We must be telling our subconscious mind daily what we are striving
for.  If we only repeat our self talk a few times a week we are not
training our subconscious mind and then what we want to achieve is only
a hope without a plan. 

Again I quote Gil Mayer when she says "Faith is different than hope, 
because when we have faith, we are sure in the outcome. And when we 
hope, we are merely suggesting to yourself one possible scenario in 
uncertain circumstances."

HIll tells us " Ability to reach, and influence your subconscious mind 
has its price, and you MUST PAY THAT PRICE. You cannot cheat, even if 
you desire to do so. The price of 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."

In other words - to succeed we must "train the wild monkey".

Tuula Rands