Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2016-03-20

Chapter 4 Auto-Suggestion


The Third Step toward Riches

“Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.”  Napoleon Hill

Auto-suggestion is a control mechanism given to man by which he may influence the thoughts which pass between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Most people do not apply this mechanism and hence most people do not exercise this mechanism and hence are influence by the thoughts of others which they place in the conscious mid.

Positive and negative thoughts pass between the conscious and subconscious mind continuously. In the case of negative thoughts these in general pass unheeded between the two parts of the mind. It is only when we take control of this mechanism by the deliberate planting of positive thoughts into the conscious mind that we begin to gain control of our subconscious mind. As will be stated later positive and negative thoughts cannot co-exist.

Instruction six in Chapter 2 of TGR is to read aloud our concise written statement of our Desire for Riches. Further we need to concentrate our mind in formulating this statement on the following, how much money we require, the exact date when it is required and a definite plan for its accomplishment, together with concentrated visualisation of the money required or demanded.

There is no way that any of these six definite steps can be circumnavigated or avoided if we are to receive the riches we desire. Try at your peril and experience the resultant failure. Additionally we must have absolute faith that we will receive the required reaches if we carry out these six steps.

In addition to reading aloud the sixth step as required from Chapter 2, our statement, we use “self talk”, as an additional barrier to negative thoughts entering our subconscious mind. This we are admonished to say in our early days 1,000 or more times per day. This I found difficult in my early days with MFF. When I accomplished the required number of “self talk”, my business moved forward, the reverse occurred when I failed to achieve the required number and stopped when I did no “self talk”. I still struggle with this part of the System but I understand the need and the requirement and I will achieve with persistence and concentration.

Thank you Michael and Linda for having faith in us (believing) until our faith and concentration are strong enough that we believe in ourselves.

Mervyn Drury

Canberra, ACT, Australia