Auto Suggestion – The Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind
Until I started reading, actually absorbing Napoleon Hills book, Think and Grow Rich, I had forgotten that this is a skill my mother taught me for years, without me actually realising it was ‘auto-suggestion’, as described in Napoleon’s book.
As a child, I understood that by repeating something over and over again it seemed to come about. Whenever I was unwell, I would lie in my bed and repeat till the feeling passed, what my mother taught me;
“I am god’s perfect child I shall not be sick”.
And, you know it seems that 9 times out of 10 the feeling would pass, I would doze off to sleep and the next day I was as good as new again.
As an adult I still practice that little chant – and it works! Some taught, learnt and practiced habits never die!
I must also confess here for those of you with your eyes glazed and going yeah, yeah another biblical bash about whatever…my only sojourns into church now, is Funerals, last one I attended was my mother’s – coming up 2 years ago now, can’t say weddings, as even my wedding last year was in my backyard, with a Justice of the Peace.
I was in a relationship 18mnths ago now; it wasn’t a good place to be, my friends would always ask, when are you going to leave? My answer was when ‘My Knight in Shinning Armour’ comes along. I wished these thoughts all the time in my sleep, would dream them even, living it in my dreams – believing and hoping one day that it would happen. Well it did – I’m now happily married to my best friend of 26yrs and life is great. Again auto-suggestion…didn’t actually think of it like that until my husband mentioned it to me the other day, again.
In Napoleon’s book in Chapter Two, he insists that you write down your Desire’s, I believe the beginning of ‘one’s personal freedom’ is the process of writing it all down, it actually anchors your thoughts, it makes them a physical ‘being’ because these, your thoughts, are now ‘written’.
Where does the auto-suggestion come from then? Napoleon’s steps in Chapter Two, Desire, are concise;
- Decide the exact amount of money you want!
- What are you going to give in return for this desired amount of money?
- Decide a definite date by which this amount of money you desire will be acquired!
- Create your plan – whether you are ready not, put this plan of desire into action now!
- Write down a clear and concise statement of the amount of money you desire, how you plan to achieve this, when and what you plan to give in exchange for this (remember give and thine shall receive or give nothing receive nothing!)
- Read this statement to yourself morning and night out loud not in your head.
To show you how easy this can be, my plan is;
“In my first year of business I desire to earn $100,000. To achieve this desired sum, I will coach, mentor, and teach frustrated network marketers to become successful leaders: regardless of their company affiliation and I will do it for free.
I intend to reach my desired goal by 31 March 2010 by working daily in my business, helping people to the best of my ability and working through the processes I have set in place to achieve this desire.”
Acquiring this thought process, auto-suggestion, is not easy; it takes repetition, belief in you, commitment and hard work.
I belong to a group that ‘Masterminds’ this process weekly, we all learn from each other, we help each other to achieve and work through the process, we help each other believe. Believing in others helps them to believe in themselves.
You too can be part of our team.
Looking forward to meeting with you.