THINK and GROW RICH (Chapter 3): You Are Your Strongest Voice | Keto Mom Book Club
Updated: Jan 18, 2022
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We're currently starting chapter three, and ending on page 73.
"It is a well-known fact that one comes finally to believe whatever one repeats to oneself, whether the statement is true or false. If a man repeats a lie over and over, he will eventually accept the lie as truth. A thought that's magnetized with emotion maybe compared to a seed, which one planted in fertile soil germinates, grows and multiplies itself over and over again. Until which was originally one small seed becomes countless of millions of seeds of the same brand" ~Napoleon Hill
Points to Ponder:
00:08 "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
00:51 How Often Do We Give Into The Feeling
05:45 2nd Principle: Faith
06:42 Consistent Action Over Time
07:08 Physical Equivalent
09:01 When you repeat a lie, you will accept that lie as truth
10:22 The Dominating Voice, It's Your Own
10:32 You Are Your Strongest Voice
11:58 Words of Affirmations
12:49 Your Mind is Powerful
13:26 Change the Patterns
Full Episode Transcript:
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie and we are diving into the book,
"Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. I just got done working out. How is your morning? Happy Friday! I'd love to know where are you tuning in from? It is quite gloomy here, it's our town's homecoming. My kids are homeschooled, but they do play public school sports. They play volleyball for the high school, and we may go to the parade. We'll have to see. So, I hope you're having an incredible morning. Did you get your workout in this morning or did you not? To be honest with you, I really wanted to sleep. I was just getting ready to come on here, and I thought to myself "How often do we give in to the feelings?". Meaning, how often do we give in to "I'm so hungry", "I'm just going to eat it right now", "I'll pay for it later", "I'm so tired", "I'm just going to sleep now and I'll work out later"...
But I've already gotten so much done this morning, that I have to remind myself that while at the moment I might feel better, I might curb that craving, I might get a little extra sleep, it would have caused way more stress.
And just like I did it again, I hate that feeling of wanting to sleep. And I do it, then I get up and I'm like "Why did I do that? That means I just threw off my whole morning"... Now it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. It doesn't mean you can't fix it or keep going. Because I often will say "If your morning doesn't start off how you want it, it does not determine your entire day". So I got up even when I was tired. I've worked out, I've read, I've done lots of different things this morning. Now I feel great, and I'm not tired.
But isn't it funny how your mind can play games like "You really deserve sleep", "You've really done great on your diet for the last few days, you might as well just have the donut or the ice cream"...
So it is interesting if you can just say "No, no" and tell yourself just like I told my husband the other day. It was so funny and I don't remember what it was that somebody wanted, but I was like "Listen, in five seconds when everybody's done eating the ice cream, the donut, or the treat. It's all gone. They're going to feel like crap and you're not going to be bothered, because it's not in front of your face anymore"... And you're going to say "Yes! I did it, I said no or I made a better choice"... It's like that five seconds of "Can I withstand it or am I going to give in?"...
So that was my morning, I wanted to sleep, I really did. And I thought to myself "No, because while I might get an hour more of sleep, I'm going to get frustrated with myself"...
Anyways, that is not what I'm talking about in the book, but it's controlling your mindset. Now I was reading the book today, and I'm not going to lie to you, it's a really great audible book. This book was written around the early 1900s, and some of the languages got me asking like "What does that mean?". It's like reading the King James Bible, I mean if you read the Bible. It's like reading the King James verses, but a different newer translation to where the words are how we speak today.
So some of the things that he said made me think like can you put this in my terms? And so if you listen to the book, or you're thinking that you want to listen to the audible, it's just super great. I would just say go through it, and you're going to get the "13 Principles". In the end, it's all going to wrap up and it's going to make sense. You just got to get through the old-style English... If you're reading with me, I'm starting chapter three. I'm just reading the next five pages. If you are just tuning in, I'm going to give you a couple of things to think about. So how is your morning? I really want to know how's your morning? Let's say what's one thing you're thankful for today. I'm thankful for you. I'm always thankful for you. I'm thankful for my family and I'm thankful that it's Friday.
I work from home, our business is all online and I homeschool our kid. So every day should feel like Friday, but when we started school back again, I'm like "Tomorrow we are done with school and this teacher is checking out". I love it! I choose to do it but there are days when I'm like "All right! We need a mental break!"...
All right, so it's going to be a great day. I'm thankful for you. Okay! So I'm going to do the best of my ability to translate the next five chapters into more modern-day English. Follow along... So in the last few days, we talked about desire, and we're talking about 13 principles that will help you in your success in life. It took him 25 years, and 25,000 different successful men, to figure out what they had in common to create 13 Principles for your success in life. A lot of the things he talked about had to do with riches, but it can be riches in any area of your life. Your health and fitness, relationships, spiritual and mental. So the first one was desire, the next one is faith.
He said "Faith is the head chemist of the mind. Faith is a state of mind, which you may develop at will after you have mastered the 13 principles. Because it is a state of mind which develops voluntarily through the application"...
You're going to learn something and you're going to apply it. I talk to people all day long on this page about their health and fitness, and maybe I've talked to you personally. So there's a point of learning, there's a point of having desire, there's a point of faith, and then you have to apply it. You've got to put it into action. What have you learned, by being here, that you've applied? "I've been drinking more water", "I've been moving my body", "Don't mess up good for perfect", "I've been only eating when I'm hungry"... Remember, you can't take all the wisdom and knowledge and expect it to work for you if you don't put it to work. The key is action, consistent action over time. He's talking about faith and repeatedly about having a burning desire. And then utilizing faith.
He said, "All thoughts which have been emotionalized (every thought that you have is given feeling), when mixed with faith, begins immediately to translate themselves into your physical equivalent"...