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The sixth sense is not something that one can take off and put on at will.

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Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith.  

Perhaps the meaning may be made clearer through the following explanation as to the way men sometimes become criminals. Stated in the words of a famous criminologist, “When men first come into contact with crime, they abhor it. If they remain in contact with crime for a time, they become accustomed to it, and endure it. If they remain in contact with it long enough, they finally embrace it, and become influenced by it.”

~ Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

The Second Step Toward Riches. 

FAITH is the head chemist of the mind. When FAITH is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer.

The emotions of FAITH, LOVE, and SEX are the most powerful of all the major positive emotions. When the three are blended, they have the effect of “coloring” the vibration of thought in such a way that it instantly reaches the subconscious mind, where it is changed into its spiritual equivalent, the only form that induces a response from Infinite Intelligence.

Love and faith are psychic; related to the spiritual side of man. Sex is purely biological, and related only to the physical. The mixing, or blending, of these three emotions has the effect of opening a direct line of communication between the finite, thinking mind of man, and Infinite Intelligence.

~ Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

The purpose of this book—a purpose to which I have faithfully devoted over a quarter of a century—is to presents to all who want the knowledge, the most dependable philosophy through which individuals may accumulate riches in whatever amounts they desire.

I have here analyzed the economic advantages of the capitalistic system for the two-fold purpose of showing:

  1. That all who seek riches must recognize and adapt themselves to the system that controls all approaches to fortunes, large or small, and
  2. to present the side of the picture opposite to that being shown by politicians and demagogues who deliberately becloud the issues they bring up, by referring to organized capital as if it were something poisonous.

This is a capitalistic country, it was developed through the use of capital, and we who claim the right to partake of the blessings of freedom and opportunity, we who seek to accumulate riches here, may as well know that neither riches nor opportunity would be available to us if organized capital had not provided these benefits.

~ Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich (1937)

Poverty is attracted to the one whose mind is favorable to it, as money is attracted to him whose mind has been deliberately prepared to attract it, and through the same laws. Poverty consciousness will voluntarily seize the mind which is not occupied with the money consciousness. A poverty consciousness develops without conscious application of habits favorable to it. The money consciousness must be created to order, unless one is born with such a consciousness.

~ Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich (1937)

The Ten Mind Stimuli.

The human mind responds to stimuli, through which it may be “keyed up” to high rates of vibration, known as enthusiasm, creative imagination, intense desire, etc. The stimuli to which the mind responds most freely are:­

  1. The desire for sex expression
  2. Love
  3. A burning desire for fame, power, or financial gain, money
  4. Music
  5. Friendship between either those of the same sex, or those of the opposite sex
  6. A Master Mind alliance based upon the harmony od two or more people who ally themselves for spiritual or temporal advancement
  7. Mutual suffering, such as that experienced by people who are persecuted
  8. Auto-suggestion
  9. Fear
  10. Narcotics and alcohol

~ Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

How to Develop Persistence.

There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence. They call for no great amount of intelligence, no particular amount of education, and but little time or effort.

The necessary steps are:

  1. A definite purpose backed by burning desire for its fulfillment.
  2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
  3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
  4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.

These four steps are essential for success in all walks of life. The entire purpose of the thirteen principles of this philosophy is to enable one to take these four steps as a matter of habit.

~ Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

– Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

“Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.”

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The mind comes to take on the nature of the influences which dominate it. It is essential for you to encourage the positive emotions as dominating forces of your mind, and discourage and eliminate negative emotions.

One comes to believe what one repeats to one’s self, whether the statement be true or false. If you repeat a lie over and over, you will eventually accept the lie as truth. You will believe it to be the truth. Everyone is what he is because of the dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind. Thoughts you deliberately place in your own mind constitute the motivational forces, which direct and control your every movement, act, and deed.

We are what we are because of what we think and believe.

Resolve to throw off the influences of negative energy, and build your own life to order.

The subconscious mind makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind will translate into reality a thought driven by fear just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought drive by courage or faith.

Auto-suggestion will lead you to peace and prosperity or misery, failure and death.

If you fill your mind with fear, doubt and unbelief in your ability to connect with and use the forces of infinite intelligence, the law of auto suggestion will take this spirit of unbelief and use it as a pattern by which your subconscious mind will translate it into its physical equivalent.

 

– Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich