Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ryan McChesney Tampa, Florida, United States

Posted: 2016-08-31

Chapter 12

The Subconscious


I wrote a lesson in the past on the relationship between the subconscious and Earl Nightingale’s famous quote, “You become what you think about most of the time.” The reason that I bring this quote back up in this lesson is because it is making more and more sense to me as time goes on. Let me explain.  


I had an idea for a topic I wanted to share on Facebook Live yesterday about how you can achieve a goal. And when I was thinking about the topic, I shared my story of how my father put the thought of me becoming a professional baseball player in my head. But what I shared with my audience is that I didn't become a professional baseball player because I had that thought on my mind just one time. Oh no. That thought was on my mind every day throughout the day for 12 years.


So that brings me to my point. I believe most people tell others of Nightingale’s quote, but they forget the most important part of the quote. And that's you have to have the thought on your mind MOST of the time.


Another point I would like to share is that most of us want to accomplish our goals in a time frame. But when it doesn't happen, some people give up. However, it took me 12 years with the thought of becoming a professional baseball player on my mind all the time in order to accomplish my goal. So why wouldn't you think that you can achieve your goal if your mind is constantly thinking about it and you're persistent? Sure, it may take a little longer than you expected, but when the time is right, it will happen.


Ryan McChesney

Tampa, Florida