Faith was defined by Clarence Smithison as “The ability to see the invisible -to believe in the incredible. That is what enables you to receive what the masses think is impossible” and it is paramount to you achieving your goal. Hill recognizes this and devotes a whole chapter to this.
“…you may CONVINCE the subconscious mind that you believe you will receive that for which you ask, and it will act upon that belief, which your subconscious mind passes back to you in the form of “FAITH,” followed by definite plans for procuring that which you desire….Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith.”
While faith may have initially been presented to you as a characteristic that can’t be actively developed, this is not true. Through repetition of certain ideas and words to yourself in the form of affirmations, you are able to develop your sense of faith in whatever you choose. This is why it is important to choose our words carefully. By repeating ideas, we develop a sense of faith in that thing. If we repeat negative words or think negative thoughts, we build faith in the negative. By replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, we can voluntary build our belief in good faith.
“THOUGHTS WHICH ARE MIXED WITH ANY OF THE FEELINGS OF EMOTIONS, CONSTITUTE A “MAGNETIC” FORCE WHICH ATTRACTS, FROM THE VIBRATIONS OF THE ETHER, OTHER SIMILAR, OR RELATED THOUGHTS.”
This is so profound yet so simple that want to draw your attention to it.
Thought + Emotions = Results
This is the equation for success. Every book, every theory, every teaching you have ever read about success boils down to this.
If you want more information on the thoughts portion of this equation, please check out the first article in this series called Thoughts Are Things. I will be tackling the emotions portion of the equation in this post.
Faith is built upon and affected by your emotions. Emotions are among the strongest trait of us as humans. Think about it, how many times have your emotions empowered or degraded your sense of faith? You could have either continued to have faith embolden by your emotions even when it was illogical or not in your best interest to do so or you could have discouraged yourself to the point you no longer believed.
Your faith is either solidified in your emotion or killed by them. It is therefore important to take full control of our emotions and train them to behave in the way we desire. This will be addressed in more detail in the post on Auto-Suggestion.
Faith helps us paint the mental picture of who we desire to become and maintain that picture regardless of what’s going on.
I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality; therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.
I know through the principle of autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELF CONFIDENCE.
I have clearly written down a description of my DEFINITE CHIEF AIM in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure. Unless built upon truth and justice therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attraction to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, but developing love for all humanity; because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them and in myself.
I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory and repeat it aloud once a day, with full FAITH that It will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person.
The previous quotation is the creme de la creme of the chapter of faith. Hill writes an equation that will help you develop the confidence in yourself and faith in your abilities and the power that works through you.
Self-Confidence Equation Breakdown
- Affirm faith in your abilities and promise to yourself to not quit
- Visualise the person you want to become for 30 min a day
- Perform self-confidence affirmations for 15 min a day
- Write down the goal you desire to achieve and promise to never stop pursuing it
- In pursuit of your goal, maintain your integrity.
Hill’s chapter on Faith is a powerful and impactful one. I encourage you all to track this chapter down and read it for yourself. I guarantee you that you will learn something that will help you achieve your goal if you look for it. Also, the self-confidence formula is called a formula because the steps WILL lead to a better sense of confidence in your abilities and an enhanced sense of Faith. Please take the 45-60 min it takes to perform the ritual and watch your Faith and results from both move you towards resonance with your goal.
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