Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Richard Burnett Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA

Posted: 2019-03-06

I got a couple of aha moments this time around that I hadn't had before in this chapter. Mr. Hill's says “the creative imagination is the faculty through which “hunches” and “inspirations” are received. It is by this faculty that all basic, or new ideas are handed over to man and also says the creative faculty becomes more alert, more receptive to vibrations from the sources mentioned, in proportion to its development through USE. This statement is significant! Ponder over it before passing on.”


Have you ever gone back to the gym after not working out for the last year? Your muscles are flabby from underuse and are sore as all get out for the first couple of weeks after you start back. After lifting weights for 3 or4 months you start to get that muscle back, That's the way it is with imagination. We have plenty of it and it is very active when we are young kids before the dream stealers tell us that what we dream of can't be done. Or that is just plain stupid. The old doctor that had that magic formula written down on a piece of paper that led to one of the biggest company’s in the world didn’t buy into that but he probably didn’t dream big enough. If he had he would have sold it for a lot more.

I really like what Bob Shoaf said in his lesson. “Imagination is the workshop of the mind. Without it the results of our self-talk is very limited.

I like to think of imagination as visualization. How accurately am I visualizing what I want? How accurately am I describing in detail my BURNING DESIRE?”

I like that because a couple of weeks ago I decided I was going to form a new habit of visualization for 15 minutes every morning no matter what and have stuck to it and just like that muscle that I’m lifting with, my imagination is getting stronger with every session. As I do so I’m looking at my dream board at the pictures of bikers riding through Thailand, the mountains, see myself pulling over to check out an elephant, riding along the beach smelling the salt air and seafood. See my bank account with plenty in there enough to stay gone long enough to really enjoy it.

I see healhty, happy customers who are enjoying the benefits of my awesome products and people getting debt free and free of the slavery of working for someone who looks at them like a number, not a person with a family and people they love and want to spend time with!

While at the gym I’m always doing mind exercises listening to Eker while I’m working the body muscles, multitasking my body and my mind. It’s a great thing to dream again! Great to be exercising my IMAGINATION!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for all you do and in believing in us! And thanks to all my friends and mastermind partners who wrote such great lessons this week and every week that I can feed off of. 

Rick Burnett

Fairhope, Al