Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Celeste Smucker Nellysford, VA, United States

Posted: 2016-04-05

Chapter 6 Imagination


In this chapter Hill challenges us with a powerful statement, that if we can imagine something we can create it.  What would you like to create?  More income? A nicer house? Financial security?  The ability to do what you want when you want to do it?  All of the above? Whatever it is, imagine it first.


One of the tools often recommended for creation is called a treasure map.  To make one find pictures online or cut them out of that reflect what you want to create.  Then make a collage with the pictures and study them regularly.  Over the years I have heard many people say this is a powerful technique for manifestation.  Why does it work?  Because it helps us imagine what we don't already have.


Often we  have a general idea of what we want, but imagining it with any detail can be difficult. Yet the more detailed the image, the more likely it is that it will come into physical manifestation.  The treasure map gives us a concrete focus and helps us imagine colors, sizes, dimensions.  If you use this technique, though, be sure the picture is what you really want, because it will manifest.


Manifestation also requires imagining a plan to achieve the end result and then acting on it.  In one example Hill describes the idea that became the Illinois Institute of Technology. He tells us that the money showed up within 36 hours after Dr. Gunsaulus' imagination had a clear image of what he wanted, AND a clear plan for getting it.  The plan was also a product of his imagination and an essential component.  When he put the plan in action the money appeared.


Those of us  active in this mastermind know that the Mentoring for Free system is a plan for achieving success in network marketing.  We know this because we see many examples of the kind of success we want to achieve when we observe others who successfully use the system.  To make it work for us, though, we need to put our own imaginations to work to visualize the success we want and the way we will use the Mentoring for Free system to get us there.  


An example  is Hill's advice in Chapter 2 where he advises that to have a certain amount of money on a given date, we need to see, feel and believe ourselves already in possession of it.  By using imagination to See and Feel it we take the money out of the future where it is out of reach and put it in the present.  This is a great example of living in the NOW.  Combining this mental picture of money with a plan of action to create it assures us it will arrive.  And the more vividly we imagine it in our possession, and the sooner we take action, the sooner we will have it in hand. 


In gratitude,


Celeste Smucker Nellysford, VA