Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2016-07-19

CHAPTER 6

IMAGINATION: THE WORKSHOP OF THE MIND

The Fifth Step toward Riches

The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible. Alexander Chase

Hill makes the following statement, “Man can create anything that he can imagine”. Henry Ford proved this to be true when he conceived the one piece cast engine block. His engineers said it was impossible to cast an engine block in one piece, Ford never conceived that it was impossible, and just kept the dream alive with his desire, faith and dogged determination until it came to fruition.

Two types of imagination are available to man to achieve his passionate desires, these being synthetic and the second creative. For the most part synthetic is the most used where a given dream is brought into being through the reordering of previous used ideas, concepts and plans to produce a new creation.

Creative imagination on the other had is very much the realm of artists, poets and other people such as song writers who need to be original in what they accomplish to convey their inner thoughts and dreams.

Unfortunately the majority of people fail to use their creativity and the creative imagination becomes dormant. Even the synthetic imagination can become very sluggish in finding solutions to given dreams. However all is not lost and both can be reawakened and become very active given the correct stimuli and dreams to work with.

A landscaper can become very jaded working on similar sized blocks and people just requiring the same as the neighbors but having different trees, shrubs and flowers. However his creativity can be awakened when he is given cart blanch approval to create a new adventure garden on a completely bare area of land of great size. Initial his synthetic imagination comes into play but subsequently the creative imagination takes over to produce something that only his creative mind could conceive.

Don’t let your dreams die with you, be creative and ensure you dreams become passionate desires, have faith in your ability and by organized planning a never give up attitude you will achieve what everybody said was impossible.

Mervyn Drury

Canberra, ACT, Australia.