16 Apr 2021

[78] The Self-Confidence Formula

Napoleon Hill

One of the most important things that we can have in life is belief in ourselves. The ability to look at current opportunities, circumstances, environments, and everything that I have and realize that I am sitting on my own acres of diamonds. When I see this, I realize a high degree of self-confidence

I have, right now, the ability and opportunity to create whatever it is that I want in life. The only limiting factor that holds me back is faith in myself. If I do not have faith in myself, I am not able to look at the current circumstance, and everything that I have right now, from a place of opportunity.


  • I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite chief purpose in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action


  • The dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality. Therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person that I intend to become. Thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture


  • I know through the theory of autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek some expression through some practical means of obtaining the object or position I desire


  • I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim and I will never stop trying until I develop sufficient self-confidence for it’s attainment


  • I realize that no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice. I will engage in no transaction that will not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces that I wish to use and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve them. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism by developing love for all humanity for I know that a negative attitude towards others will never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them and in myself
  • I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day in full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so I will become a self-reliant and successful person

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