Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2020-08-20

CHAPTER 6 IMAGINATION:
THE WORKSHOP OF THE MIND

“Man’s only limitation, within reason, lies in his development
and use of his imagination.
He has not yet reached the apex of
development in the use of his imaginative faculty. He has merely
discovered that he has an imagination and has commenced to use
it in a very elementary way.

“If you are one of those who believe that hard work and honesty,
alone, will bring riches, perish the thought! It is not true!

“Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result
of hard work! Riches come, if they come at all, in response to
definite demands, based upon the application of definite principles,
and not by chance or luck. Generally speaking, an idea is an impulse
of thought that impels action, by an appeal to the imagination. All
master salesmen know that ideas can be sold where merchandise cannot.
Ordinary salesmen do not know this - that is why they are “ordinary."
Napoleon Hill

For most of my life as a minister, insurance agent, and network marketer
work has been about helping others to see the same vision I had. I was
constantly seeking. using and creating ways for others to feel what I
felt, hear what I hear, see what I see, and believe what I believe.

As a minister, I had to use synthetic imagination in the form of lessons
written by other preachers, notes from classes I attended on preaching,
or sermons I hear other ministers. The creative imagination came from
stories I created for messages I wrote and preached. The visual pictures
of hope, security, and grace I had to paint for the minds of the congregation.

As an agent, I had to take the idea or concept of security, protection,
and peace of mind being fulfilled with the use of an insurance product.
Again. the uses of the imagination as planting a seed into a mind that
will grow into the feeling of well being “I have provided for everything
and everyone I love!”

I am now using both synthetic and creative imagination in the building
of my network marketing business. There is plenty of synthetic imagination
available throughout the industry: Online training, company leaders,
industry leaders, and social media experts offering and sharing ideas,
methods, and tools for building a business. This was the first reason I
came to Mentoring for Free. Here is this free e-book that I may get an
idea to use to move my business. Not only did I get ideas, but I also
received tools, a marketing system, and a harmonious mastermind group.

Over time my creative imagination has been stimulated through hunches,
feelings, and impressions received through my subconscious mind and minds
of others through the ether.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

Many thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for living out your imagination and
sharing with us. To all my family at Mentoring for Free “Thank You, Thank
You” for bringing your imagination to all of the weekly calls and lessons
you share.

Love to all

Nathan Grimes