The Power of Auto-Suggestion
Napoleon Hill in his classic book, Think and Grow Rich, tells us about the power of auto-suggestion as the means to change what we believe about ourselves and our ability to achieve our dreams.
Without confidence in our ability to achieve our dreams, we will only get so far. Fear, doubt, hesitation will keep us from really taking the bold actions necessary to achieve our desired outcome.
But, we can build our belief in ourselves, our dreams and an Infinite power that is truly working in our behalf through the power of auto-suggestion. Hill tells us that
auto-suggestion is self suggestion.
We intentionally use our power of auto-suggestion by simply repeating powerful statements of affirmation which then automatically suggest that these things are true to our subconscious mind. We imagine ourselves living the life we desire and see ourselves doing things that up to this point, seemed out of reach.
The thing is, we use auto-suggestion all of the time anyway. The question to ask ourselves is whether or not we are using it in our favor.
You can bet that your current internal dialogue or current auto-suggestions match your current lives. Your internal dialogue tells you who you are and what you are capable of doing. When uneducated about the power of auto-suggestion, you repeat the same messages over and over again that are a perfect match for your current results. You let outer conditions dictate your internal thoughts.
Your dreams demand new thoughts about who you are and your capabilities. No longer can you suggest your limitations; rather, in order to achieve your dreams, you must be willing to give yourself messages about a new image of you, an image that matches the man and woman living your dreams.
Your dream will inform you of what to tell yourself about who you are as the successful man or woman achieving your dream. Auto-suggest your success. Auto-suggest your incredible courage and ability to act persistently in the face of possible obstacles. Auto-suggest your love for your dream and your willingness to do whatever it is going to take to see it come to fruition. Watch as you intentionally auto-suggest success and confidence, how your belief builds, and you become more willing to take bold new actions. The more consistently you follow this formula, the more your world then reflects the world of your dreams.
Share with all of us the thoughts that you are choosing to auto-suggest to yourself by posting those on Facebook and responding to this blog. Your new bold statements will serve everyone.
Here’s to living your dream!