Clothes don’t make the man… the man makes the clothes.
A new haircut and a custom tailored suit my make you look better, but the swagger comes from the wearer of the clothes.
In the end, confidence is the key.
If we are truly going to be better in our 40’s then we were in our 30’s we need to work on the inside as well as the outside.
We can’t just slip on a pair of Gucci loafers and expect to turn into a prince. It takes some work.
It’s no secret that I love the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Over the years I’ve read this book several times and have given it as gifts to friends and family.
I used the self-confidence formula in the book during a particularly tough point in my life and it really worked. I still go back to it every once in a while to reset my focus and regain my confidence.
Try it and let me know how it works for you.
The Self-Confidence Formula
First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
Second. I realize 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 thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.
Third. I know through the principle of auto-suggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELF-CONFIDENCE.
Fourth. I have clearly written down a description of my DEFINITE CHIEF AIM in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.
Fifth. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can 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, with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person.