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

Posted: 2018-08-05

Chapter 6 Imagination


The Fifth Step toward Riches

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

In The First Chapter we were introduced to dreams and hunches, whilst chapter two was devoted to ways in which we could changes those dreams into passionate desires by six written down steps, the last of which is used to convince the Universe of our passionate desire by reciting twice daily the written down desire. The next chapter introduced the Emotion of “Faith”, which is necessary to enhance the Desire. The Desire in further reinforced by the use of autosuggestion, our terminology “Self Talk”, said many hundreds of times a day even one thousand times initially, to convince the Subconscious Mind that this is what we passionately desire.

The previous chapter introduced us to the two types of knowledge, general and specialised. The present Chapter, as Albert Einstein’s states, intelligence is not knowledge but the application of knowledge through the imagination. Again we have two types of Knowledge, Synthetic and Creative. The Mind of Man is so constructive that in the main it is the stored knowledge learnt, Synthetic Knowledge, which is mainly used to produce the conceived dreams or ideas. Take for instance how an architect transpose a clients dream house to a constructible plan using the rearrangement of existing room layouts and elevations from his Synthetic Imagination. The design however may require creativity with regard to materials, since as with modern houses double and triple glazing are becoming features to reduce heat loses. New types of glass and the extrusions to form the frame could require creative Imagination in their material and physical make up.

Famous artists, such as painters and sculptors are generally known for their creativity since the majority of their works are interpretations of what they see.  It has been said that “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”. Michelangelo. Paintings like Constables ‘Haywain” and similar pictures show creativity.

In our Businesses, we basically use tried and proven methods of advertising. Having said that there is a wider means these days of advertising known as “Social Media” and here there is a wide scope for creativity not only in the presentation but also in the makeup of the actual advertising. Here at Mentoring For Free there are volumes of training in the use of Social Media Advertising. Taking the synthetic information at we have the ability to use creativity to find new ways of presenting old concepts to foster relationships and promote our products and business. Remember ‘How we do anything is how we do everything” along with “Anything man can conceive he can achieve”.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for creating this training system, believing in me till I could believe in myself and teaching me “How to think and not what to think”. My appreciation and gratitude to you both, along with the Senior Mentors and Certified Mentors, together with all those who contribute week by week with lessons and speaking un on the eight weekly calls.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.