Lesson 3 – Self-Confidence

Self Confidence

  • Thought is a highly organized form of energy

 

  • Fear is the enemy of progress and has existed all through mankind

 

  • You can shake off all your fears through the power of auto-suggestion

 

  • Once you master your fears you can achieve everything you set your mind to

 

The 6 Basic Fears of Mankind

1. Fear of Poverty

  • In the animal world weaker life forms get preyed upon physically

 

  • In mankind because of superior intellect poorer people get preyed on financially

 

  • A man’s status is strongly tied to his financial status

 

  • Nothing brings man so much suffering and humiliation as poverty
    • Thus it is completely logical to fear poverty
    • This fear drives people to commit the most violent crimes

 

  • There would be no fear of poverty if man could trust his fellow men
    • There are enough resources on earth for every person to have everything they could possibly need
    • This is not possible because of man’s instinct to cheat and exploit other men

 

2. Fear of Old Age

 

3. Fear of Criticism

  • People do what society expects them to do in order to avoid being criticized and embarrassed
    • Many industries exploit this fear
      • Example: Fashion industry brings new trend every year

 

  • Historically criticism of religion or government would mean persecution or death
    • Back then fear of criticism was very reasonable but today it is rather petty and meaningless

 

4. Fear of Loss of Love

  • Origin in man’s instinct to protect his partner from other men

 

  • Jealousy is a symptom of this fear

 

  • This fear might be the most painful and the one that creates the most havoc in the human mind

 

5. Fear of Ill Health

  • Like poverty and old age, the fear of ill health entails a fear of a terrible alternative to normal life

 

  • Strong possibility that the medical industry has played a big role in keeping this fear alive in peoples’ minds

 

6. Fear of Death

  • Autosuggestion is a very powerful tool to conquer your fears

 

  • Most people are not aware of this concept and apply it in a way that hinders them instead of helping them

 

  • Typically what happens is that they experience failure in some areas of life
    • Since they failed a few times they tell themselves that they will fail in the future
    • This belief grows stronger and stronger through autosuggestion until it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy
    • You have to use the tool of autosuggestion to break up the mental blocks that have accumulated over years
    • Keep visualizing positive scenarios and never stop believing in the power of autosuggestion

 

The Power of Habit

  • Habbit grows out of doing or thinking the same things over and over again

 

  • When a habbit is well formed, the mind has a tendency to attach itself to and follow the course of that habbit

 

  • Habbit is created by repeatedly directing one or more of the five senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling in a given direction

 

  • Voluntarily, and by force if necessary, direct your efforts and your thoughts along a desired line until you have formed the habit that will lay hold of you and continue, voluntarily, to direct your efforts along the same line

 

  • Create a positive statement for yourself confirming that you will reach whatever goals you set for yourself and read it at least once a day

 

  • Here is the statement written by Napoleon Hill for The Law of Success:

 

I know that I can achieve the object of my definite purpose, therefore I demand of myself persistent, aggressive and continuous action towards its attainment.

I realize that the dominating thoughts of my mind eventually reproduce themselves in outward, bodily action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore I will concentrate my mind for thirty minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to be, by creating a mental picture of this person and then transforming that picture into reality through practical action.

I know that through the principle of Auto-suggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of realizing it, therefore I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of the factors named in the sixteen lessons of the Law of Success.

I have clearly mapped out and written down a description of my definite purpose in life, for the coming five years. I have set a price on my services for each of these five years; a price that I intend to earn and receive, through strict application of the principle of efficient, satisfactory service which I will render in advance.

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 attracting to me the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me because I will first serve them. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by 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 entire life so that I will become a successful and happy worker in my chosen field of endeavour.

 

Other Key Points

 

  • Struggles and problems can be very positive forces in life
    • If you never struggle in life like some children of rich people, your mental facilities for coping with life won’t develop
    • This leads to loss of ambition and self-confidence and will lead you to live your life in uncertainty
      • Embrace your failures and mistakes, without them you have no chance of reaching your goals
      • Use writing and autosuggestion to break open mental blocks that festered over the years and create a positive attitude and self confidence

 

  • The faculties of the mind wither away if they are not used
    • The same is true for self-confidence, if you don’t have new impulses that strengthen your self-confidence it will grow weaker

 

 

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1 thought on “Lesson 3 – Self-Confidence

  1. Very thrilling & inspiring lessons to learn.It opens up someone mind & encourages him/her to think outside box.This lesson will forever help millions of future generation.

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