“Any idea that is held in the mind, emphasized, feared or reverenced begins at once to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate form that is available.”
Those words from Napoleon Hill explain what is presented so superficially in “The Secret” in a much deeper way. They show how the power of emotion, positive or negative, helps implant things in your subconscious mind. As Hill taught, self-suggestion is the connecting link between the conscious and subconscious mind. And the subconscious is where things get done!
If you give in to fear, that’s where your programming comes from. Which is why your child spills their milk about 30 seconds after you say, “Don’t spill your milk.”
Your subconscious mind doesn’t evaluate on the merits of what you program into it. It just soldiers ahead doing whatever you programmed it to. In terms of your success, there may be nothing more important than what you choose to program yourself with and how.
The transfer of thought from your conscious to your subconscious mind is hastened by what Hill called “stepping up.” This means stimulating the vibrations of thought through faith, fear or other highly intensified emotion such as enthusiasm or a definiteness of purpose. (That is why mind viruses about kids travel so well, because of the emotion.)
So what are you transferring to your subconscious mind today? And what are you doing to step it up?