Louise Bannerman Detroit, MI, USA
Auto-Suggestion: the Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind
- Napoleon Hill
One day my teacher shows up in my 9th grade gymnastic class and announces that the students will be graded today on doing a handstand. If you did the handstand you received an A. If you did not complete the handstand you received an E.
At that very moment, my only repeating thoughts that kept running over and over in my conscious mind was, “I can do ALL things through Christ which strengthens me.” I made sure that I would have time to “voluntarily feed my subconscious mind” with the thoughts of “I CAN DO ALL THINGS,” by standing at the end of the line of my classmates, because I needed all that time to fix in my own conscious mind those thoughts, so that they would reach my subconscious mind. I also, visualized myself doing the handstand and I had the faith that if God said I can do all things, then that meant that I could do this handstand as well.
My burning desire was to get an A on this assignment, because the other choice of receiving an E was not an option. I strongly believed that God’s words were true, so I concentrated on my end result of seeing myself with my hands going down, and feeling my legs going straight up. I can still feel my adrenalin rising, and my heart racing, full of excitement, and expecting God to work a miracle for me that I could actually see myself physically passing my assignment.
When it was my time to perform my handstand, I did it with confident and believed that I could, and sure enough I conquered the task. Not only did I received an A for that assignment, I received an A in my gymnastic class for the whole semester.
– Napoleon Hill.”