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 159 Resolve to throw off the influences of any unfortunate environment, and to
160 build your own life to ORDER. Taking inventory of mental assets and liabilities,
161 you will discover that your greatest weakness is lack of self-confidence. This
162 handicap can be surmounted, and timidity translated into courage, through the
163 aid of the principle of autosuggestion. The application of this principle may be
164 made through a simple arrangement of positive thought impulses stated in
165 writing, memorized, and repeated, until they become a part of the working
166 equipment of the subconscious faculty of your mind.
167 First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose
168 in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its
169 attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
170 Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce
171 themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into
172 physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily,
173 upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in
174 my mind a clear mental picture of that person.
175 Third. I know through the principle of auto-suggestion, any desire that I
176 persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some
177 practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote ten
178 minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELF-
180 Fourth. I have clearly written down a description of my DEFINITE CHIEF
181 AIM in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient
182 self-confidence for its attainment.
183 Fifth. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon
184 truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not
185 benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish
186 to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me,

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