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187 because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy,
188 selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know
189 that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause
190 others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself.
191 I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud
192 once a day, with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and
193 ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person.
194 Back of this formula is a law of Nature which no man has yet been able to
195 explain. It has baffled the scientists of all ages. The psychologists have named
196 this law "auto-suggestion," and let it go at that.
197 The name by which one calls this law is of little importance. The important fact
198 about it is – it WORKS for the glory and success of mankind, IF it is used
199 constructively. On the other hand, if used destructively, it will destroy just as
200 readily. In this statement may be found a very significant truth, namely; that
201 those who go down in defeat, and end their lives in poverty, misery, and distress,
202 do so because of negative application of the principle of auto-suggestion.
203 The cause may be found in the fact that ALL IMPULSES OF THOUGHT
206 The subconscious mind, (the chemical laboratory in which all thought impulses
207 are combined, and made ready for translation into physical reality), makes no
208 distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with
209 the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind
210 will translate into reality a thought driven by FEAR just as readily as it will trans-
211 late into reality a thought driven by COURAGE, or FAITH.
212 The pages of medical history are rich with illustrations of cases of "suggestive
213 suicide." A man may commit suicide through negative suggestion, just as
214 effectively as by any other means. In a Midwestern city, a man by the name of
215 Joseph Grant, a bank official, "borrowed" a large sum of the bank's money,

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