Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA

Posted: 2019-04-18

Chapter 12-Subconscious Mind

Through a method of procedure, unknown to man, the subconscious mind draws upon the forces of Infinite Intelligence for the power with which it voluntarily transmutes one’s desires into their physical equivalent, making use, always of the most practical media by which this end may be accomplished.  Napoleon Hill

The subconscious mind is indeed a faculty that is a mystery by which we don’t know how it operates. There is evidence, however, that can’t be denied that we have this faculty.  People get hunches that  they don’t know where they come from but if the person does what the hunch tells him it turns out to be the truth.  In fact, it is more reliable than our reasoning power. If we follow our reasoning power many times we realize it was blocking what we could have done which was the right way.  

Mr. Hill says we can actually influence our subconscious mind with our thoughts.  This is why our thoughts need to be positive.  

When we think about a desire we have we need to make it clear as to exactly what it is we desire and even write it down.  Then we must know we have to have persistence in pursuing our desire.  

Our Subconscious mind does not rest. When we are sleeping it is processing all the thoughts that we have had during the day and filing them away.  By making sure that we have positive thoughts and positive self-talk our subconscious mind has these kinds of thoughts. We have to make it a habit.   We must continually monitor  our thoughts and impulses as to whether they are negative or positive.  We have to do this because we receive thought impulses from outside sources that are both positive and negative.  One negative thought will block out any positive thoughts we  might have.  Persistence is what we need to use our subconscious mind in the right way. In order for the subconscious mind to work to its full potential rest is necessary. Sleep is when our subconscious mind does it’s most important work.


Ethel Van Zanten

Tucson, Arizona