Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2016-07-02

CHAPTER 4- AUTO-SUGGESTION-THE MEDIUM FOR INFLUENCING 
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

Plain unemotional words do not influence the subconscious mind. 
You will get no appreciable results until you learn to reach your 
subconscious mind with thoughts, or spoken words which have been 
well emotionalized with BELIEF.”

I find it interesting that every time I read TGR I come across a 
paragraph that was not there the last time I read it. Such as the 
paragraph above. It’s almost like only eating store brought ice 
cream from a box, and being given your first taste of homemade 
custard ice cream. It will never be the same.

Is this what I’ve been missing in my communication with my subconscious 
mind? Have I been putting the wrong emotions with my messages? Have the 
old messages been seeping into my subconscious mind? Well, as Bob Newhart 
would say, “STOP IT”.

Mr. Hill wrote, “Nature has so built man that he has ABSOLUTE CONTROL 
over the material which reaches his subconscious mind, through his five 
senses, although this is not meant to be construed as a statement that 
man always EXERCISES this control. In the great majority of instances, 
he does NOT exercise it, which explains why so many people go through life 
in poverty.”

I have decided, no longer will I be part of the great majority, I will exercise 
this control. Just as surely as I passionately love my wife, I will passionately 
communicate with my subconscious mind my deepest “money consciousness” desire 
with a belief I am already in possession of those funds. They are mine! 

I know that there is no such thing as SOMETHING FOR NOTHING. For me to reach 
and influence my subconscious mind I must the pay the price. “The price” is to 
daily with positive emotions repeat my self-talk. Michael has said do, then do 
again, again and more, even 500 to 1000 times per day.

Hill wrote, “Your ability to use the principle of auto-suggestion will depend, 
very largely, upon your capacity to CONCENTRATE upon a given DESIRE until that 
desire becomes a BURNING OBSESSION.”

Thank you Michael for giving us an example of such a “CONCENTRATE upon a given 
DESIRE until that desire becomes a BURNING OBSESSION” in the story of winning the 
BMW. This is the passion I want in my self-talk.


Nathan Grimes
Lubbock, TX, USA