Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chapter 12 - The Subconscious Mind
The title of this book is "Think and Grow Rich" but if all we do is think
about growing rich will we actually get rich? Hill tells us we have to go
beyond thinking and put in action.
Thinking is defined as "the action of using one's mind to produce thoughts"
and Thought is the "power to imagine" and grow is to " to promote the
Think, grow and thoughts are all action words.
Bruce Lipton has said "Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious,
which is largely formed before the age of 6, and you cannot change the
subconscious mind by just thinking about it. That's why the power of positive
thinking will not work for most people. The subconscious mind is like a tape player.
Until you change the tape, it will not change."
Change is " to give a different position, course, or direction to" - another action word.
If we are thinking positive and getting rid of the negative and if we are not where
we want to be in our business and life, then we have to examine to see if we have
not only changed our negative thinking to positive thinking, but have we also changed
our actions to reflect the positive we are thinking?
Arnold H. Glasow said " Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than
the brain cells they occupied."
Hill writes "Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time.
One or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive
emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind. Here the law of HABIT will
come to your aid. Form the habit of applying and using the positive emotions! Eventually,
they will dominate your mind so completely, that the negatives cannot enter it."
As Hill wrote "The habit of applying and using" is not just thinking, but taking action.
G. M. Trevelyan wrote "Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."