The Self Confidence Formula, from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich

August 4, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

I first read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich in 1990 as a rookie in the insurance business. It has been a continuous source of wisdom and inspiration in my life for over 2 decades. More than anything else, The Self Confidence Formula has stuck with me. To this day I repeat it aloud twice daily.

The Self Confidence Formula, from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich

First. 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.

Second. 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.

Third. 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.

Fourth. 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.

Fifth. 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.

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About Doug
Doug Grady is a professional speaker, musician, and President of High Achievers. He has been studying and teaching the pathways to personal potential for over 20 years. He is the author of The Ripple Effect.


4 Responses to “The Self Confidence Formula, from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich”
  1. Fernando Man Of god says:

    Hi, I been studying and saying it for about 35 years, and I notice that I have every thing
    I need, thanks to God. I’m going to Hawaii again
    This is something great for I was a drunk living off
    empty cans and bottles from the freeway
    And did not remember my name when My Father in heaven sent a job at a gas station
    years ago! I’m a miracle. Thanks please pray for me I help 12 step programs .


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