What we can learn from criminals

Criminals aren't born. They are made.

As Napoleon Hill describes in his classic work Think and Grow Rich, exposure to criminal activity over time lessens an individual's resistance to the idea.

In the same way, purposeful exposure to success, happiness and wealth helps the subconscious accept that bigger things are possible.

Perhaps the meaning may be made clearer through the following explanation as to the way men sometimes become criminals. Stated in the words of a famous criminologist, “When men first come into contact with crime, they abhor it. If they remain in contact with crime for a time, they become accustomed to it, and endure it. If they remain in contact with it long enough, they finally embrace it, and become influenced by it.”

If it be true that one may become a criminal by association with crime, (and this is a known fact), it is equally true that one may develop faith by voluntarily suggesting to the subconscious mind that one has faith.

The mind comes, finally, to take on the nature of the influences which dominate it. Understand this truth, and you will know why it is essential for you to encourage the positive emotions as dominating forces of your mind, and discourage — and eliminate negative emotions.

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