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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

“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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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

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

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

– Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

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

 

Here is a most significant fact—the subconscious mind takes any orders given it in a spirit of absolute faith, and it acts upon those orders, although the orders often have to be presented over and over again, through repetition, before they are interpreted by the subconscious mind. Following the preceding statement, consider the possibility of playing a perfectly legitimate “trick” on your subconscious mind, by making it believe, because you believe it, that you must have the amount of money you are visualizing, that this money is already awaiting your claim, that the subconscious mind must hand over to you practical plans for acquiring the money which is yours.

Hand over the thought suggested in the preceding paragraph to your imagination, and see what your imagination can or will do to create practical plans for the accumulation of money through transmutation of your desire.

Do not wait for a definite plan, through which you intend to exchange services or merchandise in return for the money you are visualizing, but begin at once to see yourself in possession of the money, demanding and expecting meanwhile that your subconscious mind will hand over the plan, or plans, you need. Be on the alert for these plans, and when they appear, put them into action immediately. When the plans appear, they will probably “flash” into your mind through the sixth sense, in the form of an “inspiration.” This inspiration may be considered a direct “telegram,” or message from Infinite Intelligence. Treat it with respect, and act upon it as soon as you receive it. Failure to do this will be fatal to your success.

~ Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich