Anthony Rodelli Highland, NY, USA
Step 5 Toward Riches: Imagination The finest tool still needs a man who knows how to use it.(or woman)
Story time -Where are we going to get the money to pay our bills? . We called a meeting
A woman had been invited to this meeting whom we all regarded most highly. But one reason she was included in this meeting was because, on a previous occasion, she had contributed a nice sum to our magazine and was hoped that lightning might strike twice in the same place.But this time she gave us something of more value than money and as this dismal meeting progressed she remained silent but finally said,"I suppose you gentleman would like me to make another financial contribution.I might as well put you out of your misery. I'm not going to give you another cent. But i will give you something far more valuable than money."
This astonished us, for we could not possibly imagine anything of more value than money in the circumstances. "I'm am going to give you an idea, a creative idea." An idea? How are we going to take care of our bills with an idea.
Every achievement in this world was first projected as a creative idea. First the idea , then faith in it, then the means of implementing the idea. That is the way success proceeds.
Now here is the idea. What is your present trouble? It is you lack everything. You lack money. You lack subscribers.You lack equipment.You lack ideas. You lack courage.Why do you lack all these requirements? Simply because you are thinking lack. If you think lack you create the conditions that produce a state of lack. By this constant mental emphasis upon what you lack you have frustrated the creative forces that can give impetus to the development of your business. You have been working hard from the standpoint of doing many things, but you have failed to do the one all-important thing that will lend power to all your other efforts: you have not employed positive thinking. Instead, you have thought in terms of lack.
To correct the situation-- reverse the mental process and begin to think prosperity,achievement,success. This can be done quickly if you will demonstrate faith.
"You need at the moment two and a half times the amount of subscribers to keep going, all right she said confidently,that is not hard. That is easy. Visualize the 100,000 people being creatively helped by the magazine and YOU WILL HAVE THEM. In fact, the minute you can see them in your mind, you will have them." Ok,look out there,look ahead of you. In your minds eye can you see them? (Excerpts from Power of positive thinking.)
Imagination is a form of thought.Thought is energy. Mental images are concentrated energy. And energy concentrated on any definite purpose becomes POWER.!
So let us make use of this dynamo, which is you.What is going to start it working? Your Faith, the faith that is begotten of understanding. Faith is the impulsion, the propulsion of this power within.Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing that the right idea of life will bring you into the reality of existence and the manifestation of the All power. So start today by KNOWING that you can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be. The rest will follow,so Believe in yourself till you own your life.