Autosuggestion, currently more commonly referred to as self-hypnosis, is the act of influencing your subconscious by changing your self-talk.
Napoleon Hill wrote, “There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”
His theory is your subconscious thoughts influence your results. If your self-talk is negative (you’re so stupid, you’ll never get out of debt, you can’t land that client) then your results will be negative as well.
However, if you focus your subconscious mind on your “burning desire” you can achieve it. You may have also heard this referred to as “the Law of Attraction”.
Although what your subconscious mind says to you about your goals is for the most part, well … subconscious, you can consciously change the channel of your mind to a more positive one through autosuggestion.
In my previous post about Faith, I noted Hill’s suggestion of using an affirmation to convince yourself that you have faith in your ability to achieve your Burning Desire. Affirmations are part of the process of autosuggestion.
Affirmations alone will not help you achieve wealth or any other goal. You first need to have the burning desire I talked about earlier.
For example, I used to have a vision board where I placed images of things I wanted. At one point I had a computer and a car on the board. I very quickly got the new computer but not the new car. Read More→