Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Cheryl Stuhr Houston, TX, United States

Posted: 2019-10-02

 

Think and Grow Rich

Chapter 6

Imagination

Our brain sees in pictures. When asked to think of a car, we don't see the letters C.A.R., we picture a car-usually our own. Imagination takes it a bit further-imagine the car of your dreams-maybe an Aston Martin-and your driving along a winding mountain highway where you look to your right and you see the beautiful blue sea. The top is down and your hair is blowing in the wind. The sun is warm and you don't have a care in the world!

Napoleon states, “Man's only limitation, within reason, lies in his development and use of his imagination”. And with use, your imagination gets stronger, just as any muscle in your body would.

There are two forms of imagination; synthetic and creative. Synthetic is where you take old ideas and concepts and make new ones. Creative imagination however, is when the finite mind of man is in direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. Hunches, inspirations and ideas come from Infinite Intelligence.

Napoleon used several examples of imagination. I particularly liked the story of the 'Enchanted Kettle'. The drug clerk, Asa Candler, received the recipe, kettle and paddle from the country doctor, but instead of marketing the product as a medicine, he marketed it as a refreshing beverage. That was his imagination working. No one likes taking medicine-But drinking something refreshing, that's a different story. By using his imagination, Asa made it possible for many to be employed in various vocations, such as farming and manufacturing all to make Coca-cola possible.

I'd like to thank Linda and Michael, Nathan and Connie and the rest of our mastermind group for all your support and inspirations I receive each time we meet.

Cheryl from Houston