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

Posted: 2018-04-16

Chapter 6 Imagination

THE WORKSHOP OF THE MIND

The Fifth Step toward Riches

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”. Albert Einstein 

In the previous Chapter we were told that knowledge did not have power, it gained its Power from being organised. In the quote by Albert Einstein above this is borne out, Einstein pointing out that the imagination is what converts knowledge into definite plans. Hill backs this up by his statement; “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.”

Hill says and I quote “It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine”. Bearing in mind though that everything must obey the Laws of Nature and that all things are created from Matter and Energy and are in balance.

Hill goes on to point out that the Imagination is two pronged, Synthetic and Creative. Most people during their life if they use imagination, it can degenerate due to non use, invoke Synthetic Imagination as a start to transform dreams, ideas and hunches into workable form. Artist, musicians and those associated with the creative arts are prone to use Creative Imagination.

As an Engineer who worked for many years in Research someone would come up with an idea for a new product the production of which involved the use of existing production methods rearranged by Synthetic Imagination into a possible adaptation of existing machinery to produce the product. If this was not possible then new machinery had to be created by the use of both Synthetic and Creative Imagination.

Architects are renowned for coming up with innovative designs to meet client’s requirements of individuality for a house or building. They start with a basic design and then by synthetic imagination transform it into something approaching the client’s dream, but to fore fill the dream they have to come up with a solution through Creative Imagination. This often leads the Engineers and Construction Personnel to also come up with new solutions via Creative Imagination to achieve the required result.

Mention has been made that the Imagination can degenerate, similar to a muscle, if not used. However similar to a muscle it can regenerate and become useable again simple by use. I know this to be a fact as for a number of years I only used Synthetic Imagination, what I was doing did not require original thought. It was only when a builder friend came to me with a major possible retaining wall collapse that I once more had to call on my dormant Creative Imagination for the solution. Since then I have kept my Creative Imagination active envisaging landscape designs, creative internal modification to houses and buildings to meet changed usage, etc.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Linda and Michael Dlouhy for the Synthetic and Creative Imagination which saw the birth of the Mentoring For Free System and its continued expansion. To those who contribute lessons and speak up on calls for your input which spurs our Imaginations to even great contributions to our ever changing world.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia