Autosuggestion isn’t a word that’s commonly used in our vernacular so I will break it down before we go in depth on it. Affirmations or autosuggestion as we will call it here is nothing more that intentional self-talk; words you say to yourself about yourself in order to develop a particular characteristic in your character. I know this sounds fanciful but the fact is this, whatever you tell yourself consistently over an extended period of time, you will believe regardless if it’s true or false. This is why autosuggestion or affirmations are important. With them, you can build yourself into who you want to be.
“AUTO-SUGGESTION is the agency of control through which an individual may voluntarily feed his subconscious mind on thoughts of a creative nature, or, by neglect, permit thoughts of a destructive nature to find their way into this rich garden of the mind.”
The subconscious mind is one of the most powerful and effective tools we can utilize when pursuing success. It controls all the habits we perform and by harnessing it, we can make success habits a subconscious behavior. Once success habits become injected into our subconscious, we will begin to work towards our goals without even having to actively work on it.
“Plain, unemotional words do not influence the subconscious mind. You will get no appreciable results until you learn to reach your subconscious mind with thoughts, or spoken words which have been well emotionalized with BELIEF.”
Just saying monotone words with no emotion will not inject a characteristic into your subconscious. You must not only say the words, you must back them with the emotion of belief and faith. As you say whatever words you choose, you must already believe that you have become this person. I know that this is a mildly difficult concept for grasp. The easiest way to say this is you have to believe that you are the person you desire to be even if you are not there yet.
Hill’s Autosuggestion Breakdown
Go into some quiet spot (preferably in bed at night) where you will not be disturbed or interrupted, close your eyes, and repeat aloud, (so you may hear your own words) the written statement of the amount of money you intend to accumulate, the time limit for its accumulation, and a description of the service or merchandise you intend to give in return for the money. As you carry out these instructions, SEE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.
For example :— Suppose that you intend to accumulate $50,000 by the first of January, five years hence, that you intend to give personal services in return for the money, in the Capacity of a salesman. Your written statement of your purpose should be similar to the following:
“By the first day of January, 19.., I will have in my possession $50,000, which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.In return for this money I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service in the capacity of salesman of (describe the service or merchandise you intend to sell).I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time, and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan, when it is received.”
Repeat this program night and morning until you can see, (in your imagination) the money you intend to accumulate.
Third. Place a written copy of your statement where you can see it night and morning, and read it just before retiring, and upon arising until it has been memorized.”
Now that you’ve read how Hill creates autosuggestion, I will show you how to create your own step by step.
How to write an Autosuggestion
- Go to a location where you will be able to focus on your autosuggestion without distraction
- Write out and read aloud your autosuggestion statement. Your statement should include
- “I am so happy and grateful” at the beginning. This will put you in a positive mental state regarding your autosuggestion.
- The specific amount of money you desire (specificity will help you lock down the characteristics of your goal).
- The time limit you set for it accomplishment (work will always expand to the time you give it. By giving yourself a time limit, you subconsciously will push yourself to achieve your goal before time is up).
- The service you intend to give to obtain this money (There is no such thing as something for nothing. Money is a reward for service rendered so if we want to receive for money, we have to offer more service.)
- When reading your statement, make sure to create the picture in your mind of you offering this service successfully and receiving the amount of money you desire for it.
- Read and visualize your autosuggestion statement every morning and night until it becomes ingrained in your subconscious and you can do it with ease
- Memorize your statement and post it somewhere you can see it every day
An example autosuggestion is:
“I am so happy and grateful that on Jan 1st, 2020 I am making $24,000 a month and am able to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In return for this money, I will give the most efficient, fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service through Dollars and Decisions and my personal investing and trading. I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time, and in the proportion that I deliver the service, I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan when it is received.”
I hope this breakdown and example helped you to clear the air when it comes to autosuggestion and affirmations. This action is essential in implanting your goal into your mind and making working towards it habitually. If you have any questions about how to draft your own autosuggestion or any topic we have previously discussed, leave a comment and I will respond to you as soon as possible.
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