Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Jean McLeod Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Posted: 2016-12-12

Hill states:
"The subconscious mind will not remain idle! If you fail to plant DESIRES in your subconscious mind, it will feed upon the thoughts which reach it as the result of your neglect. We have already explained that thought impulses, both negative and positive are reaching the subconscious mind continuously.
Everything which man creates, BEGINS in the form of a thought impulse. Man can create nothing which he does not first conceive in THOUGHT. Through the aid of the imagination, thought impulses may be assembled into plans. The imagination, when under control, may be used for the creation of plans or purposes that lead to success in one’s chosen occupation."
 "In January 1915, the ship Endurance was trapped and crushed in the ice off the coast of Antarctica.  The group of polar explorers, led by Ernest Shackleton, survived and managed to reach Elephant Island in three small lifeboats.  Trapped on this uninhabited island, far from normal shipping lanes, they had one hope.  On April 24, 1916, 22 men watched as Shackleton and five comrades set out in a tiny lifeboat for South Georgia, an island 800 miles away.  The odds seemed impossible, and if they failed, they would all certainly die.  What joy, then, when more than four months later a boat appeared on the horizon with Shackleton on its bow shouting, "Are you all well?"  And the call came back, "All safe! All well!" 
What held those men together and kept them alive over those months?  Faith and hope placed in the hope of one man and a united desire to survive.  They believed that Shackleton would find a way to save them."
Twenty-two men stayed on an uninhabited island for 4 months, believing that the thoughts, which became a definite plan, by their leader would be fulfilled.  Meanwhile, 6 men embarked on the journey to carry out the plan knowing that it meant life or death for 28 men.  The plan, envisioned by their leader, (or possibly by a mastermind) planted in their imagination, a possibility to reach their desperate  desire to  survive. The 28 men, in total, desired the same outcome, which, no doubt, caused each of them to maintain a positive outlook that lead to their success.  They obviously did not let their subconscious minds become idle. 
Jean McLeod
P.S. Did you notice the ship's name? "Endurance"