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The Law Of Attraction – Faith The Second Step To Success
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In my previous article of this series I talked about the first step to success which is desire. This is the first step that Napoleon Hill talks about in his famous book, Think And Grow Rich. If you want to read that article, you can find it right here on this site; just look for the title, The Law Of Attraction – Desire, The First Step To Success.

The reason why desire is the first step to success is that before you can achieve anything you MUST have a desire for it. No one is ever going to acquire what they don’t even desire. However, once you have understood and applied the first step to success and develop a strong desire for what you want, you need to faith that what you desire, no matter what that is, is coming to you.

What is faith?

Faith is the certitude that you will have or achieve what you desire as if you already were in possession of it. When Napoleon Hill started to input positive thoughts in his son’s mind so he would be able to overcome what seemed to be a tremendous physical handicap, he had faith that those positive thoughts which he calls “white lies” would bear fruits in his son’s mind. It most certainly did.

When you desire, wealth, health, success or whatever it is you may try to achieve in your life, you need to have faith that you will achieve your goal.

Interestingly enough, in his book, Napoleon Hill says this: “Some teachers of religion and many, who call themselves Christians, neither understand nor practice faith”. When I read this statement it really hit close to home. Years ago, when I was belonging to a Christian church and out of work for while, a fellow Christian woman told me, you will never find work! If you had ask that woman if she had faith, she would most likely have told you that she did, however, as Hill mentioned in his book, her statement showed that neither she understood nor practiced faith. This is only one personal example I can give you. I could give you many more. I am sure you have many examples yourself.

People who believe that they have faith, but neither believe in themselves nor in the powerful universe forces or God (whatever you might want to call it) to bring about what they truly desire, actually have no faith at all. Their own words and actions are testimony to this fact.

How do you know if YOU have faith?

If you catch yourself making statements like the woman mentioned above, if you never truly believe that good outcome can come about when you are putting a plan into action using proven methods such as mentioned in the book Think And Grow Rich, if you find yourself being more negative than positive about things in general, this could be a good clue that you are lacking faith. If you do, however, don’t lose heart, faith can be acquired if only you were willing to do so.

How can you develop faith?

The first step to develop faith is to replace the same kind of energy that you put forth for negative results into positive ones. When the woman told me “you will never find a job”, we could actually have said that she had faith that “I wouldn’t find work” She had chosen to put her faith (energy) in something negative, but what about if she had chosen to replace that negative energy by positive energy? This would have been an excellent exercise to shift her faith in the right place.

If you find yourself having more faith for the sorry outcomes of things, try to develop more faith for great outcomes. Try thinking of all the “negative” faith you have and replace it with “positive” faith. If you get into the habit of this exercise for 30 days, you will be amazed at the results. Your life will change.


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Hi Sylviane, I'm your neighbor across the way here in Street Articles. Thought I would walk across the street and say hi. I very much like your article about Faith, and it's importance in using the law of attraction. I have been drawn to the law of attraction for quite some time, or maybe it was drawn to me. I would like to use " gratitude" and thank you for your uplifting post. All the best, and happy travels! Paul

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