Shirley Gekler Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
THE WORKSHOP OF THE MIND
The Fifth Step toward Riches
THE IMAGINATION IS LITERALLY THE WORKSHOP
wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. The
impulse, the DESIRE, is given shape, form, and ACTION
through the aid of the imaginative facualty of the mind.
MAN'S ONLY LIMITATION, within reason, LIES IN HIS
DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF HIS IMAGINATION.
TWO FORMS OF IMAGINATION
The imaginative faculty functions in two forms. One is
known as "synthetic imagination" and the other as
The moment you reduce the statement of your desire,
and a plan for its realization, to writing, you have
actually TAKEN THE FIRST of a series of steps,
which will enable yo to convert the thought into
its physical counterpart.
Hill give us two examples in this chapter --
(1) The Enchanted Kettle
The old country doctor had a "recipe and large kettle including
a big wooden paddle" which he sold to the young drug store
clerk who had "an idea" for $500.00 which was the clerk's
life savings. That was the beginning of what we now know
(2) WHAT I WOULD DO IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS
While Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus was going through college, he
observed many defects in our educational system, defects
which he believed he could correct, if he were the head of
a college. His deepest desire was to become the directing
head of an educational enstitution in which young men and
women would be taught to "learn by doing"
Over time he gave this idea a great deal of thought and it
became a burning desire when he decided this would be
the topic of his upcoming sermon. He made a public
announcement regarding the subject and prayed that the
right person would attend (and I think trusted God with the
outcome). Phillip D. Armour attended that day and was
impressed with the idea "Reverend, I liked your sermond.
I believe you can do everything you said you would, if you
had a million dollars. To prove that I velieve in you and
your sermon, if you will come to my office tomorrow morning,
I will give you the million dollars." -- Thus the Armour
Institute of Technology was founded.
Thanks to Michael and Linda for providing this platform for
all of us to learn and grow into the people that we were meant
Love to all