Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Pete Cameron Old Bridge, NJ, United States

Posted: 2016-02-02

Chapter 12 – The Subconscious Mind – The Connecting Link

Hill writes of the subconscious mind: “It receives, and files sense impressions or thoughts, regardless of their nature. You may VOLUNTARILY plant in your subconscious mind any plan, thought, or purpose which you desire to translate into its physical or monetary equivalent. The subconscious acts first on the dominating desires which have been mixed with emotional feeling, such as faith.”  

As this is the 21st century I look at the mind as a computer. We have our conscious mind that is our RAM memory. It holds a small amount of data of what we use all the time. For example typing this out my hands know where the keys are on the keyboard as I use this memory all the time. The subconscious mind is like our hard drive, lots of storage but neatly categorized with stuff we can remember from childhood up until today. This is why when a song from your past comes on you can sign along with it as the words will flash into your conscious mind then go back into the subconscious till it is played the next time.

Why did the subconscious remember those words? Most likely you had a positive emotion when you heard the song originally so it was saved. You need to use one of the 8 positive emotions (desire, faith, love, sex, enthusiasm, romance, hope, and prosperity) to have the subconscious mind remember a thought. Negative emotions do not need emotion to enter into the subconscious. This is why you can remember like it happened yesterday people saying negative things about you.

The goal is to only think positive thoughts. You do that by saying your self-talk 500 – 1,000 times a day. Positive and negative thoughts cannot occupy the mind at the same time. Once you start saying your self-talk all the time it will become a habit and habits are tough to break. This habit will allow you to believe in yourself which then gives you more confidence and the next thing you know you are living the life you dreamed. It all starts of ridding yourself of bad destructive habits and creating new constructive habits.

Thanks to Bob, Michael and Linda and all the other brilliant leaders who inspire me to do better each week.

Pete Cameron

Old Bridge, NJ