Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Dennis Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Of America

Posted: 2017-02-15

Chapter 6 Imagination

The Fifth Step toward Riches


Napoleon Hill writes “The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. The impulse, the DESIRE, is given shape, form, and ACTION through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.

It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine.

My first question was, what is the diference between shape and form? I need the answer in order to better understand what Mr. Hill was saying On The website Quora I found an interesting statement

A "Shape" is two dimensional, an area defined by an outline.
A "Form" is a shape that has the illusion of being three dimensional by the use of shading and/or perspective drawing.
An interesting hybrid would be a shape that has the illusion of having a definite surface texture, but unless it has the illusion of being an object in 3d space, its still a shape.

So now I have to ask myself, is it enough to have only the shape of the thing I desire or must I go further to make it have form? While I might have the shape or a dimentionless thing, will I attain my dream. If that were a question to myself I'd have to say I will not because I am not following the instructions fully, I have to have my desire take shape and then give it form. It is not enoug to give the shape texture but to give as close an approximation in my mind to the real thing, I need to see, hear, taste touch and smell it. This takes imagination- But thee are two types of imagination


Yeah I know! Hill says two. but let me start with the third one: developed or underdeveloped imagination. They way I am seeing it, if it is not develped or being developed it's not being used and is therefore useless. Even if I have Creative Imagination, if I do not use it, or should I chooese to be lazy about it's development... it is useless and destructive.

So there is Synthectic Imagination I am calling it the “Nothing New” form of Imagaination we can only develp diffetent uses for all the old techniques, observances experience and educaton but it will not NEW proceedures.  We can only receive plans handed to us through Infinate Intellegence. It seems to me Synthetic Imagination can give it shape, but only through Creative Imagination can I give it form

As long as we draw breath we can continue to develop our imagination and we will learn that our dreams are only limited by our imagination. When I learn to take off all the limits to my imagination I will have learned possibly one of the greatest lesson I will ever learn.