Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Herbert Crumm west palm beach, FL, USA

Posted: 2016-07-17

chapter 6: Imagination
Imagination is  the workshop of the mind that give a particular shape to  all plans created by man.
It is the Fifth Step toward Riches. It's been said that man can create anything that he can imagine.
The impulse, the Desire, is given shape and Action through the help of the imaginative faculty of the mind.
On every hand one may contact stimuli which develop the imagination.
Man has conquered the air so completely, that the birds are a poor match for him in flying. He has harnessed the ether, and made it serve as a means of instantaneous communication with any part of the world. He has analyzed and weighed the sun at a distance of millions of miles, and has determined, through the aid of IMAGINATION, the elements of which it consists. He has discovered that his own brain is both a broadcasting and a receiving station for the vibration of thought, and he is beginning now to learn how to make practical use of this discovery. He has increased the speed of locomotion, until he may now travel at a speed of more than three hundred miles an hour.He has not yet reached the apex of development in the use of his imaginative faculty.
The imaginative faculty functions in two forms. One is known as “synthetic imagination,” and the other as “creative imagination.”
SYNTHETIC IMAGINATION:—Through this faculty, one may arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This faculty creates nothing. It merely works with the material of experience, education, and observation with which it is fed. It is the faculty used most by the inventor, with the exception of the who draws upon the creative imagination, when he cannot solve his problem through synthetic imagination.
CREATIVE IMAGINATION:—Through the faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of man has direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. It is the faculty through which “hunc hes” and “inspirations” are received. It is by this faculty that all basic, or new ideas are handed over to man.
It is through this faculty that thought vibrations from the minds of others are received. It is through this faculty that one individual may “tune in,” or communicate with the subconscious minds of other men.
Both the synthetic and creative faculties of imagination become more alert with use, just as any muscle or organ of the body develops through use.
Keep in mind as you follow these principles, that the entire story of how one may convert DESIRE into money cannot be told in one statement. The story will be complete, only when one has MASTERED, ASSIMILATED, and BEGUN TO MAKE USE of all the principles.
Transformation of the intangible impulse, of DESIRE, into the tangible reality, of MONEY, calls for the use of a plan, or plans that must be formed with the help of the imagination, and mainly, with the synthetic faculty.
Your imaginative faculty can become weak through inaction. It can be revived and made alert through USE. This faculty does not die, though it may become quiescent through lack of use. Center your attention, for the time being, on the development of the synthetic imagination, because this is the faculty which you will use more often in the process of converting desire into money.
You can build a fortune through the help of laws which are immutable. But, first, you must become familiar with these laws, and learn to USE them.
Truly, thoughts are things, and their scope of operation is the world itself.
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. Ideas are products of the imagination.
This story proves the truth of that old saying, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.”