In this chapter Hill agrees with Aesop who said “The level of our success is limited only by our imagination…” He talks about the two (2) types of imagination: Synthetic and Creative.
Synthetic Imagination takes what already exists and Re-Imagines it, altering it in a way that enhances it (making it better, more usable, more versatile) through a series of tweeks; the example being “a better mouse trap”.
Creative Imagination receives a God-idea, hunch/inspiration to produce something that is totally new, having never been thought of before.
Both Synthetic and Creative imaginations, like muscles, will become more active and alert with use; antennas that pick up on the slightest of signals.
Whether we are receiving ‘Revelation’ regarding something that can be made better (synthetic) or something totally new and unique (creative), we must believe it can be done and that it can be done by us. This will require faith in ourselves. If that faith is not there in the beginning, it can be developed through daily self-talk until Desire becomes Burning Desire. We must learn to speak what we want to happen instead of what we see as lack. It is the process of “calling those things that be not as though they were”. We must believe that we are worth it, and worthy of more. We must be willing, without fear, to walk out our destiny.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, a long-time friend passed away. His brother, who was from out of town gave remarks at the funeral and spoke to his brother’s family to encourage them. After all of the remarks, the pastor of the church told the story of a family in another church, in another time who were in church listening to a visiting preacher. He spoke prophetically to the congregation and encouraged them to follow their dreams, even if they were told over and over again it would never come to fruition. One of the families of that church went home to hear the father ranting at the dinner table about the crazy thing that visiting preacher had said. He was extremely irate and admonished his children to stay grounded and to not be dreamers. Two of his sons believed what the visitor had spoken and followed their dream. Their names are Orville and Wilbur Wright, and we all know how that turned out!
We are here in this mastermind group because we each have a dream, and in this group we feed off of and learn from each other. For that, I am eternally grateful.