Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nick Harper Tyler , TX, USA

Posted: 2018-09-15

Chapter 12


THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND consists of a field of consciousness, in which every impulse of thought that reaches the objective mind through any of the five senses, is classified and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet.

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.  - Hill

Going through this chapter again has allowed me to reflect on many years of my life...I've always been a positive person, but there have been times in my life that I didn't believe in myself and gave up on a dream!!! I got news from an old college teammate this week and he stated that he's being inducted into our college hall of fame.  I congratulated him on his achivements, and searched for the time and date of the event.  When I found the information I discovered that another teammate, out of our same class is going to be inducted also.  I said to myself, I know that I was better than both of these guys...I remember practicing against both of these guys everyday, I was bigger and stronger than both of them.  They were both a little faster than me, but as I reflected this week I realized the major advantage that both these men had on me.   It was their mindset...they both took football a lot more serious than I did.  Football was a way to have fun and relieve stress to me...I loved the excitement that roared through the fans when I made a big play, I loved the way that a sport brought a community together no matter what differences they had (whether it be race, religion, politics, or life in general) we were all one for the 2-3 hours during that football game!  Everyone was on the same TEAM!!!!! 

The difference between Jordan, Nik, and me were the things that went on in our subconscious minds...I was just having fun, Jordan and Nik said in their subconscious minds that football is my career!!!  They did whatever it took to make football their career.   Jordan went to the NFL as an undrafted player and eventually played for the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans.  Nik went to the CFL, was named the rookie of the year, selected  5 times West division All-Star, 3 times CFL All-Star, and won 2 Grey Cup Championships  (Same as Superbowl in NFL).  Today Jordan is a NFL Analyst, and Nik is coaching in the CFL.  These men made their dreams a reality!!!  I gave up on a childhood dream of playing professional football.  But I now understand why I didn't achieve that same dream...because it was a CHILDHOOD DREAM!!!  I was just having FUN!!!  I must admit that it was a lot of FUN shaking hands with opposing teams after a game and guys saying that we just couldn't stop you, or man it really hurt when you hit me!!!  LOL!!  Today I'm grown man and my subconscious mind tells me that there's NO WAY BUT UP!!!  I never got hit hard enough on the football field that I couldn't get up...and I've NEVER got hit hard enough in life that I couldn't get up!!! Even at my lowest point in life I WAS STILL ABLE TO SMILE!!!!  The GOOD BOOK says that the Lord will not put more on me than I can bear. 

Yes there's always the thought in the back of my mind of "What If", but I realize that I've started another chapter of my life and I vow to myself that I'll NEVER give up on another dream!!! Everything happens for a reason and this week I've realized more than ever NEVER GIVE UP ON MY DREAMS!!!!!!!!!!!


Nick Harper