Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ed Rands Kelowna, BC, Canada

Posted: 2017-02-15

Ahh, imagination. The realm of breathtaking places and amazing people, woven together into incredible stories.

To many, imagination is the realm of children. As they grow older, many children are encouraged to leave their imaginary worlds behind and become firmly ensconced in the “real world.”

Imaginary worlds are for the immature, so they say.

I say it is the immature one who stifles the imagination, in themselves or others.

Imagination doesn’t need to be stifled with age, it needs to be matured.

Mature the imaginary places into visions of where you desire to live, to visit, and what you desire to build.

Mature the imaginary stories into experiences you desire to have.

Mature the imaginary people into visions of the type of friends with which you desire to surround yourself, the clients with whom you want to be in business, etcetera. Some of those imaginary people can also be matured into advisors, as Hill describes in another chapter.

Mature those weird and wonderfully unusual uses for existing objects into a business, or a way to entertain and bring laughter to others.

Mature those wild schemes into definite plans to attain all the wonders this life has to offer.

When mixed with faith, action and purpose, and fueled by desire, be amazed as those places, people, experiences and things begin to step out of your mind and appear in the real world.

Think you’ve lost your imagination? It’s still there, just in hiding. Coax it out and rebuild the skill through its use.

You can start small. Pick a place and see it in your mind. It may be fuzzy at first. Keep practicing daily until you can see it, hear it, touch it, smell it, taste it and walk through it so vividly, it’s as if you are there.

Imagination is like any other skill; it needs to be developed or redeveloped if forgotten. You'll get there with practice. Be persistent.

Ed Rands
Kelowna, BC, Canada