Hill’s Wisdom: The Subconscious Mind

The undiscovered power of your mind lays in the subconscious mind. It influences your thinking, health, emotional well-being and direction in your life. Take a moment to get familiarized with the powerful concept of your subconscious mind.

Everything that matters are the manifestation of your subconscious mind. If you can influence your subconscious, you can influence your life.

Download this in PDF format here (right click and save target as…).

Taken from the Mr Hill’s bestseller, Think and Grow Rich,



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objective mind through any of the five senses, is classified and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet.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.


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.

You cannot entirely control your subconscious mind but you can voluntarily hand over to it any plan, desire or purpose which you wish transformed into concrete form.

There is plenty of evidence to support the belief that the subconscious mind is the connecting link between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence. It is the intermediary through which one may draw upon the forces of Infinite Intelligence at will. It, alone, contains the secret process by which mental impulses are modified and changed into their spiritual equivalent. It also alone is the medium through which prayer may be transmitted to the source capable of answering prayer.

The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe.

I never approach the discussion of the subconscious mind without a feeling of littleness and inferiority due, perhaps, to the fact that man’s entire stock of knowledge on this subject is so pitifully limited. The very fact that the subconscious mind is the medium of communication between the thinking mind of man and Infinite Intelligence is, of itself, a thought which almost paralyzes one’s reason.

After you have accepted, as a reality, the existence of the subconscious mind, and understand its possibilities as a medium for transmuting your DESIRES into their physical or monetary equivalent, you will comprehend the full significance and importance of DESIRE. You will also understand why you have been repeatedly admonished to MAKE YOUR DESIRES CLEAR, AND TO REDUCE THEM TO WRITING.

You will also understand the necessity of PERSISTENCE in carrying out your instructions.

The thirteen principles in Think and Grow Rich are the stimuli with which you acquire the ability to reach and to influence your subconscious mind. Do not become discouraged if you cannot do this upon the first attempt. Remember that the subconscious mind may be voluntarily directed only through habit, under the directions given in the principles of FAITH. You have not yet had time to master faith. Be patient. Be persistent.

A good many statements in the chapters on faith and auto-suggestion will be repeated here, for the benefit of YOUR subconscious mind. Remember, your subconscious mind functions voluntarily, whether you make any effort to influence it or not. This, naturally, suggests to you that thoughts of fear and poverty, and all negative thoughts serve as stimuli to your subconscious mind, unless, you master these impulses and give it more desirable food upon which it may feed.

Pages: 1 2 3 4

One Response to “Hill’s Wisdom: The Subconscious Mind”

  1. Rick Walker on July 29th, 2009 6:14 am

    The subconscious mind is very powerful, indeed. Authors like Napoleon Hill build upon the original ideas of Emile Coue “(Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion”, who documented many amazing instances of recovery from medical ailments based on his simple phrase “Every day, in every respect (modern version: “every way”), I am getting better and better”.

    Napoleon Hill builds upon this simple mantra by making it more general in its application and advocating attaching emotion (desire) to the object of your autosuggestion. The critical obstacle is preventing your will from clashing with your imagination in your use of authosuggestion.

    It can be a very powerful tool for growth. And just think, if you are not actively programming your subconscious, it is being programmed by someone else (unless you isolate yourself in a cultural vacuum).

Got something to say?