How Does the Subconscious Mind Work?

“Whatever we plant into our subconscious and seed with repetition and emotion will one day become reality.” –Earl Nightingale

Your subconscious has supreme power over you and your life.

From the food you eat to the habits you engage in every day, to where your life is heading.

Every single action in your life is directed by your subconscious.

Your self-talk needs to be positive so your subconscious creates a positive life. But in this post, we go deeper. 

How does the subconscious mind work is thus vital for success.

What is the subconscious?

The subconscious is directly under your conscious mind.

It’s much like an autopilot in a plane.

And you’re the pilot.

The autopilot was programmed before, and now it executes patterns along that programming to direct the plane.

The programming is society, your upbringing, parents, peers, and experiences you had.

All of this from your birth up until this very second where you’re reading this, your subconscious was programmed. And still is being programmed.

Unless you already know what I am saying with this post (in which case I wonder why you’re reading it) your subconscious is being programmed with a new truth.

And the next time a decision is to be made, subconsciously you will remember this post and may decide to choose differently for your flight route. Or not. If older programs are stronger.

How does the subconscious work?

Much like in an airplane, the pilot isn’t actually flying the plane most of the time.

The autopilot is in control 90% of the time. The human pilot is just there to act in case of emergency, or when unexpected things happen that don’t match patterns.

And to take off and land.

Our mind works exactly the same. And I mean that literally.

Contrary to popular belief, we are not consciously controlling our life most of the time. The reality is, that our autopilot flies our life 90% of our life.

We act irrationally most of the time. And then we come up with rationalizations for our conscious mind to make sense of what we did.

Even if it didn’t make sense rationally.

While you are reading these lines, your subconscious is debating itself if it accepts what it is reading, or if confirmation bias and older programming shrug it off as bullshit.

And unless you consciously force the new reality every day for a certain timeframe, the subconscious will not accept the new truth if it doesn’t like it (more on that later).

How the subconscious got programmed

When you are a child, you are unlimited potential.

You can be everything.

Like a ball of possibilities.

The longer you live on this planet, the fewer possibilities you have. Due to the directions you took (or were taken, which is the key). Restrictions were put on your ball of possibilities.

Your subconscious has been trenched with beliefs, world-views, and ideas of what can or cannot be. Those formed restrictions.

When you were a child, your subconscious didn’t deny ANY realities. It sucked it all up like a sponge. Everything it heard was new, and exciting, and helped to understand the world.

There was no reason to question it because there was no underlying belief already in place that had to be removed.

Unlike now.

As a child, everything you heard or were told was true. You can probably guess why this is an issue later in life. And why some people have a rude awakening with multiple red-pills in real-life later.

A few examples:

  • Not everyone can be rich
  • You can only attract a partner roughly matching your own beauty
  • “You’re a loser” (being bullied, etc)
  • You need to work until you retire, “it is what it is”

Can you see what’s happening there?

All of these things have been put in your subconscious. And it believed it readily.

Everyone said it can’t be done. Until someone came along who didn’t know and just did it.


By the time you were 7 or 8 years old, you already had a multitude of beliefs installed in your autopilot. By parents, peers, TV, or any other medium.

Now, except for society, these people don’t have ill motives to make you a loser. It’s just the programming they received themselves as a kid. And unless they came across my or other people’s teachings to learn about reality, they still believe it is true.

And proceed to give it to the next generation.

That’s why you need to forgive your parents. They acted on the best knowledge they had. Even if it might have ruined decades of your life (like in my case).

Old programming in a new world

You are probably thinking, “I realize the truth already, I can just ditch all that programming!”

Especially if you follow me, you’ve already been hit with a bunch of reality-altering truths.

However, it’s not that easy.

Have you ever wanted to achieve a goal and sabotaged yourself throughout the whole process? Yes? Well, that was your subconscious at work. It was fighting yourself and your newfound beliefs.

I have a whole video about subconscious self sabotage if you click here.

This also tells us that the autopilot is much stronger than we think.

While we can decide to override it, it constantly needs to be overwritten to accept the new truth.

However, these are awesome news.

Because it means, if you override your subconscious long enough for it to accept the new reality, it will then proceed to create your new life on autopilot!

You will be able to reach your goals, success, money, fame, or whatever you are searching for effortlessly.

This is usually when people “just got lucky” with their success. Luck does not exist. Their subconscious was just set up for success.

You’re still being programmed all the time

Before you start programming a new reality into your subconscious to actually reach the goals you want, you need to be aware that you are still being programmed all the time.

For example, when you get rejected (by a woman), your subconscious immediately comes up with a reason for it. It does so by searching in your memories for other rejections in the past which shaped your subconscious.

These rejections had a reason. And that reason is most likely the reason you’re still being rejected.

Realize that all of this is made up. Rationalizations. Unless we were told what the reason is, we can never know for sure. And even if someone tells you the reason, it might be a lie to not hurt your feelings.

This will hinder your progress in many ways.

Let’s say you’ve been rejected at many jobs or businesses. But suddenly, a great opportunity opens up which might bring in huge sums of money.

At first, you will be thinking it’s a pyramid scheme, illegal, or any kind of reason why it cannot be the truth. Because it is in conflict with your subconscious programming.

This is a defense mechanism to not fail again. The reason underneath might be that you wasted a ton of money in the past and had to ask your parents for money, which was embarrassing. Your subconscious is trying to avoid that situation.

All of it is always rooted in emotion. The subconscious mostly works on feelings.

Which is the key knowledge for reprogramming it.

How to reprogram your subconscious

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The easiest and most powerful way to do this is by using Subliminal Messaging.

It is basically empty audio tracks (ultrasonic) or masked audio tracks where the messaging is not audible to the conscious mind. Yet, the subconscious can pick it up.

This way, we bypass the conscious filter and new programming goes straight into the subconscious mind.

There is MUCH more to this whole topic, so if you wanna know how this works in detail, check out my article on subliminal messaging.

Once done, here are your best resources on reprogramming your subconscious mind:

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