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

Posted: 2020-12-03

CHAPTER 6 IMAGINATION:
THE WORKSHOPOF THE MIND

“Man’s only limitation, within reasons, 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.

Your imaginative faculty may have 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.” Napoleon Hill

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

Do you remember the young boy who could see himself as Superman, a
fighter pilot, a deep-sea diver, even an astronaut? Where is that
child today? Maybe, he had pictured himself owning his businesses,
having his airplane to visit those businesses. Was his dream to be
traveling around the world visiting all those places he had read
about. What about those imaginations or dreams?

That child was me and I must confess to being guilty of letting the
dream stealers take the colors out of my imagination. “I can’t”
became the catch-phrase of my life. I can’t be rich because being
wealthy is evil. I can’t have a business, no one in our family has
ever run a business. Maybe it was the imagination of playing basketball
in high school dashed by a coach who ignored, instead of encouraging.

Over the years I lost my imagination. Events, setbacks, losses, health
issues caused me to stop living up to my dreams I felt I couldn’t dream.

 “Without leap of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of
possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem

I now know that for me to be “10 feet tall and bulletproof” I must
throw off the limitations, develop and use the imagination that God
has given to me. Start every day by acting on that which I imagine.

There has been one lesson, I have learned in time with Mentor for Free
it is, the past is done and gone. The future is bright and full of
endless hope, for I can see it in my imagination. I choose to be live
in the now by activity doing those actions which will bring that future.

I chose this day to say my self-talks daily 100’s of times. To be on the
daily calls and participate, talk to my mentors each week, continue to
build my brand on the web sites, and write a new post.

Thanks to you at this mastermind group, I have found my imagination,
faith, and actions to have the future I have imagined. Your belief in
me, your support, and your encouragement has helped me dream again. 

Nathan Grimes

PS: “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” Stephen R. Covey