Have a Little Faith

One of the most famous books on the subject of personal growth is THINK & GROW RICH by Napoleon Hill. One of the chapters is the FAITH chapter.

Read this chapter every day for the next thirty (30). It is a good way to begin your self practice and to instil in yourself the belief that anything you desire is possible.

Better still get the book itself and continue to read and reread each chapter.

For now, begin with reading “FAITH”.


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 payer.

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.

How To Develop Faith

There comes, now, a statement which will give a better understanding of the

importance the principle of auto-suggestion assumes in the transmutation of

desire into its physical, or monetary equivalent; namely: FAITH is a state of

mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated

instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion.

As an illustration, consider the purpose for which you are, presumably,

reading this book. The object is, naturally, to acquire the ability to transmute

the intangible thought impulse of DESIRE into its physical counterpart,

money. By following the instructions laid down in the chapters on autosuggestion,

and the subconscious mind, as summarized in the chapter on

auto suggestions, 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.

The method by which one develops FAITH, where it does not already exist,

is extremely difficult to describe, almost as difficult, in fact, as it would be to

describe the color of red to a blind man who has never seen color, and has

nothing with which to compare what you describe to him. Faith is a state of

mind which you may develop at will, after you have mastered the thirteen

principles, because it is a state of mind which develops voluntarily, through

application and use of these principles.

Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only

known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith.

In connection with this, consider again the statement, ALL THOUGHTS


FAITH, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical

equivalent or counterpart.

The emotions, or “feeling” portion of thought, are the factors which give

thoughts vitality, life, and action. The emotions of FAITH, LOVE, and SEX,

when mixed with any thought impulse, give it greater action than any of these

emotions do singly.

Not only thought impulses which have been mixed with FAITH, but those

which have been mixed with any of the positive emotions, or any of the

negative emotions, may reach, and influence the subconscious mind.

From this statement, you will understand that the subconscious mind will

translate into its physical equivalent, a thought impulse of a negative or

destructive nature, just as readily as it will act upon thought impulses of a

positive or constructive nature. This accounts for the strange phenomenon

which so many millions of people experience, referred to as “misfortune”, or

“bad luck.”

There are millions of people who BELIEVE themselves “doomed” to poverty

and failure, because of some strange force over which the BELIEVE they

have no control. They are the creators of their own “misfortunes,” because of

this negative BELIEF, which is picked up by the subconscious mind, and

translated into its physical equivalent.

This is an appropriate place at which to suggest again that you may benefit,

by passing on to your subconscious mind, any DESIRE which you wish

translated into its physical or monetary equivalent, in a state of expectancy or

BELIEF that the transmutation will actually take place. Your BELIEF, or

FAITH, is the element which determines the action of your subconscious

mind. There is nothing to hinder you from “deceiving” your subconscious

mind when giving it instructions through autosuggestion.

To make this “deceit” more realistic, conduct yourself just as you would, if


YOU ARE DEMANDING, when you call upon your subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind will transmute into its physical equivalent, by the

most direct and practical media available, any order which is give to it in a

state of BELIEF, or FAITH that the order will be carried out.

Surely, enough has been stated to give a starting point from which one may,

through experiment and practice, acquire the ability to mix FAITH with any

order given to the subconscious mind. Perfection will come through practice.

It cannot come by merely reading instructions.

The mind comes, finally, to take on the nature of the influences which

dominate it. Understand this truth, and you will know why it is essential for

you to encourage the positive emotions as dominating forces of your mind,

and discourage – and eliminate negative emotions.

A mind dominated by positive emotions, becomes a favorable abode for the

state of mind known as faith. A mind so dominated may, at will, give the

subconscious mind instructions, which it will accept and act upon


Faith is a State of Mind which may be Induced by Auto-Suggestion

All down through the ages, the religionists have admonished struggling

humanity to “have faith” in this, that, and the other dogma or creed, but they

have failed to tell people HOW to have faith. They have not stated that “faith

is a state of mind, and that it may be induced by self-suggestion.”

In language which any normal human being can understand, we will describe

all that is knowns about the principle through which FAITH may be

developed, where it does not already exist.

Have FAITH in yourself; FAITH in the Infinite.

Before we begin, you should be reminded again that:

FAITH is the “eternal elixir” which gives life, power, and action to the impulse

of thought!

The foregoing sentence is worth reading a second time, and a third, and a

fourth. It is worth reading aloud!

FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!

FAITH is the basis of all “miracles”, and all mysteries which cannot be

analyzed by the rules of science!

FAITH is the only known antidote for FAILURE!

FAITH is the element, the “chemical” which, when mixed with prayer, gives

one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.

FAITH is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought,

created by the finite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent.

FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite

Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man.



The proof is simple and easily demonstrated. It is wrapped up in the principle

of auto-suggestion. Let us center our attention, therefore, upon the subject of

self-suggestion, and find out what it is, and what it is capable of achieving.

It is a well-known fact that one comes, finally, to BELIEVE whatever one

repeats to one’s self, whether the statement be true or false. If a man repeats

a lie over and over, he will eventually accept the lie as truth. Moreover, he will

BELIEVE it to be the truth. Every man is what he is, because of the

DOMINATING THOUGHT which he permits to occupy his mind. Thoughts

which a man deliberately places in his own mind, and encourages with

sympathy, and with which he mixes any one or more of the emotions,

constitute the motivating forces, which direct and control his every

movement, act, and deed!

Comes, now, a very significant statement of truth:





THOUGHTS. A thought thus “magnetized” with emotion may be compared to

a seed which, when planted over and over again, until that which was

originally one small seed, becomes countless millions of seeds of the SAME


The ether is a great and cosmic mass of eternal forces of vibration. It is

made up of both destructive and constructive vibrations. It carries, at all

times, vibrations of fear, poverty, disease, failure, misery; and vibrations of

prosperity, health, success, and happiness, just as surely as it carries the

sound of hundreds of orchestrations of music, and hundreds of human

voices, all of which maintain their own individuality, and means of

identification, through the medium of radio.

From the great storehouse of the either, the human mind is constantly

attracting vibrations which harmonize with that which DOMINATES the

human minds. Any thought, idea, plan, or purpose which one holds in one’s

mind attracts, from the vibrations of the ether, a host of its relatives, adds

these “relatives” to its own force, and grows until it becomes the dominating,

MOTIVATING MASTER of the individual in whose mind it has been housed.

Now, let us go back to the starting point, and become informed as to how the

original seed of an idea, plan, or purpose may be planted in the mind. The

information is easily conveyed: any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in

the mind through repetition of thought. This is why you are asked to write out

a statement of your major purpose, or Definite Chief Aim, commit it to

memory, and repeat it, in audible words, day after day, until these vibrations

of sound have reached your subconscious mind.

We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up

and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.

Resolve to throw off the influences of any unfortunate environment, and to

build your own life to ORDER. Taking inventory of mental assets and

liabilities, you will discover that your greatest weakness is lack of selfconfidence.

Through the application of the principle of auto-suggestion, you can

surmount any handicap, translating timidity into courage. The application of

this principle may be made through a simple arrangement of positive thought

impulses stated in writing, memorized, and repeated, until they become a

part of the working equipment of the subconscious faculty of your mind.

Just as electricity will turn the wheels of industry, and render useful service if

used constructively; or snuff out life if wrongly used, so will the law of autosuggestion

lead you to peace and prosperity, or down into the valley of

misery, failure, and death, according to your degree of understanding and

application of it.

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.



Like the wind which carries on ship East, and another West, the law of autosuggestion

will lift you up or pull you down, according to the way you set your

sails of THOUGHT.

The law of auto-suggestion, through which any person may rise to altitudes

of achievement which stagger the imagination, is well described in the

following verse:

“If you think you are beaten, you are,

If you think you dare not, you don’t

If you like to win, but you think you can’t,

It is almost certain you won’t.

“If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost

For out of the world we find,

Success begins with a fellow’s will –

It’s all in the state of mind.

“If you think you are outclasses, you are,

You’ve got to think high to rise,

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

“Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man,

But soon or late the man who wins

Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”

Observe the words that have been emphasized, and you will catch the deep

meaning which the poet had in mind.

The watchword of the future will be HUMAN HAPPINESS AND

CONTENTMENT, and when this state of mind shall have been attained, the

production will take care of itself, more effectively than anything that has ever

been accomplished where men did not, and could not mix FAITH and

individual interest with their labor.

RICHES begin in the form of THOUGHT!

The amount is limited only by the person in whose mind the THOUGHT is put

into motion. FAITH removes limitations! Remember this when you are ready

to bargain with Life for whatever it is that you ask as your price for having

passed this way.





Each day after reading it, observe and write down;

1. How did it make you feel?

2. How has it changed you?

You may realize that after a few days, you may begin to shift. Be sure not to look at your answers from the previous days. This way you’ll be able to compare over time the differences you are noticing.