"THINK and GROW RICH" (Chapter 3) "You Are Your Strongest Voice" | Keto Mom Book Club
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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:
00:51 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"...
So when you have desire and faith, you have an emotion towards it, good or bad. And it will translate into a physical equivalent, it will translate into what you're doing, your actions, good or bad. So he said "There are millions of people who believe themselves doomed to poverty and failure because of some strange force over which they believe they have no control. They are the creators of their own misfortunes, because of their negative beliefs, which are picked up by their subconscious mind and translated into a physical equivalent"...
He said millions of people believe they're doomed. You probably hear it all the time "I can't do this", "I won't do this", "I'll always be fat", "I'll never be in shape", "My family was overweight, so I'm doomed to be overweight", "I'm doomed to be poor", "I'm doomed to never get married"...
It's so interesting! If you just stop and listen to what people are talking about, there's a lot of negativity. So people believe it and they think it, so it creates emotion and that creates their actions. The whole book is great, he tells lots of stories. He said "Perfection will come through practice. It cannot come by merely reading instructions"... Your results, your goals, and your beliefs will come as you practice. Not by merely taking instructions. Not by really reading a book, but actually taking action on that. He talked a lot about faith and what faith is. And then there's one section I wanted to read.
"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"...
So if you're telling yourself you're ugly, you're fat, you're ugly, you're fat. It's not the truth, but you're going to believe it, the more you repeat it... "Moreover, he will believe it to be the truth. Every man is what he is because of the dominating thoughts, which he permits to accompany his mind. Thoughts, which a man deliberately places in his own mind and encourages with sympathy, and which he mixes any one or more of the emotions, decides to control his mind"...
And that's what they think, and when you think that you take action upon that. Even if it's not true, a lie becomes truth when you say it over and over again. So I would encourage you today... What are you telling yourself that's a lie that you've believed for years and years. Only you can know that because I can't go look into your mind.
It's so interesting because we believe the lies that we hear, and we're the ones telling ourselves those lies. You might have people that are in your home, in your environment, or at your work that might say little lies here and there or say hurtful things. "You'll never be that way", "Your mom and I were always overweight, you'll be overweight"... You are going to have outside voices speaking to you, but you want to know the dominating voice, it's your own.
What are you telling yourself every five minutes or every hour? Every time you grab a meal or every time you go work out. You are your strongest voice!
So you need to make sure that you're speaking truth over yourself and not the lie that long term has become the truth. Tell yourself "You can do this", "You can be healthy", "You can go to the gym", "You can lose weight", "You can have better relationships"... You can have all of those things, but if you're telling yourself that you can't, and you won't, then that's what you're going get...
"A thought that's magnetized with emotion may be 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"... If you're going to plant the seed of doubt, or failure like "I'm always", or "It's never me". It's going to multiply and then eventually, you're going to get to the point where you're won't even know what's the lie or what's the truth.
If it is not serving you, if it's creating negative emotions, creating anger and frustration, then it's a bad seed.
All right! "So really the information is easily conveyed. Any idea, plan or purpose may be placed in the minds through repetition of thought. This is why you were asked to write down statements"... This is why we talk about affirmations if you followed along in any of the books. Affirmations, what do you want? What do you believe? Vision boards, writing down what you want even though you don't believe it. Writing down "I am going to lose fifty pounds", "I am strong", "I am powerful", "I am brave"... Do you have an I am statement, or affirmations, or anything that you can speak out loud. Because the more you do a repetition, even if you don't believe it right away, will become the thing you believe.
Your mind hears it. It goes "I am?", "I am?". And then eventually it will go "I am!". So not "I am?", but "I am!"... It's powerful! Your brain believes what you tell it. So tell it some good thoughts, tell your brain what you want.
We're stopping at page 73. If you're following along in the book, your mind is powerful. And that's why I said every morning we have to talk about this, because if I'm going to teach you how to eat or give you recipes and keto tips and tricks. The only way that you're going to reach your goal is if you get your mindset and your words under control, and then eventually you're going to believe the things that you're telling yourself, good or bad. But I hope they're good things so that you can go and reach your goals. Stop losing the same twenty, forty, sixty pounds over and over again, every single year, every two years.
Stop it! You can do it once and for all, you've got to put the positive mindset, you've got to believe that you can do it. You've got to change the patterns. You've got to shift what you're thinking, what you're believing, who you're around, and the things that you're watching. In all of this, it's really an awareness. It's an awareness of what's going in your mind, who are you surrounding yourself with, and the actions that you're taking, good or bad. And whatever you're doing, that's the result you're going to get.
Alright! Here's the book, "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. I hope you guys have an incredible day. Continue to tune into the page for more tips and tricks on the keto recipes, how to eat, and all of the fun things right. I appreciate you! Have a great morning, happy Friday and we'll talk to you soon.
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