Mindset Mastery 74 – Developing Faith

Mindset Mastery eBookIn the last Mindset Mastery post we were introduced to faith, and we discussed the point that faith is different than religion or spirituality. Here, Hill takes us further, explaining how faith can be developed in people for whom it is a foreign concept.

How To Develop Faith

Mr. Hill has given us a statement which will give a better understanding of the importance the principle of auto-suggestion assumes in the transference of desire into its physical, or monetary equivalent. Faith is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto-suggestion.

Case In Point

As illustration, consider why you are, presumably, reading this book. The object is, naturally, to gain the ability to transmute the intangible thought impulse of desire into its physical counterpart–money. By following the instructions laid down in the chapters on auto-suggestion and the subconscious, which are summarized in the chapter on auto-suggestion, you can convince the subconscious that you believe you will receive what it is you are asking for, and your subconscious will act on that belief; your subconscious mind passes this belief back to you in the form of “faith,” along with definite plans for procuring the wealth you desire.

A Faithful State Of Mind

The method for developing faith where it does not already exist is extremely difficult to describe; almost as difficult, in fact, as it would be to describe the color of red to a blind man who has never seen color, and has no basis for comparison. Faith is a state of mind which you can develop at will, after you have mastered the thirteen principles, because it is a state of mind which develops voluntarily, through the application and use of these principles.

Repeating and reaffirming orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith.

A Lesson For Modern Living

This message is probably even more timely now than it was when Hill first wrote it. In Hill’s time, faith and religion were more widely practiced concepts. It is to our great benefit that Hill had the foresight to understand the difference between faith and religion, and also to understand that there are a number of people who simply do not know what faith really is, or how to encompass it into their being. Once again, Hill shows a clarity beyond his time, and builds from it a timeless message for success.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. I tell you Sean, this is Gold.

    And soon I will be making great us of this Faith power.

    It seems limitless in potential.

    Teach on./

    Kudos to Sean

    Turbo Toms last blog post..Mindset Mastery 74 – Developing Faith

  2. Faith can move mountains, oceans, and everything that can get in your way.

    SJs last blog post..Old But Still Great

  3. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,
    I have a few ways of convincing my subconscious mind that I believe I will get exactly what I ask for. I use visualization. I write my goals down and format a plan for achieving them and then I read my goals several times a day. I love quotes, affirmations and the occasional Youtube clip from Jack Canfield, Anthony Robbins, etc. I use the webinars and the YOTA forum to learn the skills I need to be successful.
    I do these things to repeatedly reinforce to my mind exactly what I want. I have to work at having faith but I hope as I master the principles of success, this will improve quickly.

  4. Faith and religion is still very much intertwined for a lot of us. Why? Because we get thought from a very early age on to “have faith in God”. It gets repeated over and over again.
    So if this can be instilled on us, everybody who has faith in anything can also create faith in themselves. Which I think is the most important faith anyone can have.
    And it is great that Napoleon Hill took the time to write this fact down in his book with lots of examples and easy steps to follow.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  5. I do think Napoleon Hill was totally on the mark here, (not that I dispute any of his work). All this time later, those words: “Repeating and reaffirming orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith.” are still valid. We haven’t found a better way to voluntarily develop.
    And the process still works, for during the times of affirmation, issues arise and as we deal with them we see how those very issues were impacting and hindering the desired outcome.
    We humans are a pretty amazing bunch.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

  6. Faith is a divine quality. At the physical level it translates as absolute certainty. We can develop an attitude of faith like we can develop any other quality, by frequent repetition. Like working out in a gym develops muscles, I guess.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

    • Hi Wal,

      I completely agree with you. I do think we have to work at developing our mind in the same way we strengthen our body. As Sean says, we have to learn the principles of success so that we can apply the feeling of faith whenever we need it.

      The only way to voluntarily develop feelings of faith is to repeat our desires to our subconscious mind over and over again. I think the more we practice this, the better we get at it.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  7. Hi Sean

    The more often I take massive action towards the goals that I know I will achieve, the more I prove to myself that I can do it.

    This is the only way for me. I have nothing to hang ‘faith’ on and I put all my energy, time and focus into making sure that I take action every minute of every day to reach my set goals.

    I am very practical in this way.


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