Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA

Posted: 2017-09-13

Chapter 6-Imagination

Workshop of the Mind


Ides are products of the imagination, a quote of Napoleon Hill.  We all have imagination. We just have to put it to use in order for it to work.  When we have determination, definiteness of purpose and a desire to attain a goal in life we have to have concentration and be persistent.  Mr. Hill had these qualities and through his association and encouragement from Mr.  Carnegie, he achieved his goal after twenty-five years.  Wow! is all I can say.


My definite purpose and goal in life is to leave this world better than it was when I entered it.  This is a really overwhelming goal at times because when I think of what leaving the world better than it was when I entered it, there are so many things that I know I can do and haven’t accomplished i have a problem of deciding which one to work on.  


i have come to the conclusion that I need to be thankful for what I have done and the results.


  1.  I have four children that are wanting to accomplish the same goal.  

   2.  They have their struggles but I feel they will still have this goal.

   3.  I will choose one purpose out of many to work on and hopefully will be 

        remembered for.


I must remember what Mr. Hill did.  He had a desire so strong that it survived disappointment, discouragement, temporary defeat, criticism and the constant reminding of “Waste of Time.” 


Ethel Van Zanten

Tucson, AZ