Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, USA

Posted: 2016-04-05

Chapter 6 Imagination-The Workshop of the Mind

          He climbed into the cockpit of the P-51 Mustang

Fighter. Now he rolled down the airstrip pulling back on

the yoke starting the climb to 25,000 feet. He listens to

the roar of the engine as he looks out the canopy into the

blueness of the morning sky. He did it all from the inside

of the big box that mother’s refrigerator came in today.

          Now, can you feel the emotion of the 10year old

boy as he imagined what it would be like to fly. Oh, to be

that boy again, to see, taste, feel, smell all of dreams,

imaginations of what life would be like and lived. Well it

can happen even 50+years later.

          “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 faculty of the mind.”

          It was just ordinary kettle. The recipe seemed simple

and the ingredients were common in every kitchen in America,

but Asa Candler gave these one more element, IMAGINATION.

Yes, the readiness to risk his life savings, to see opportunity

and follow it and the imagination of what it could be. His payoff

was the #1 soda in the world.


          I was challenged by this question this whole week. Like

Dr. Gunsaulus, I had to put into words what I would do with a

million. Here, what I did to make it real (imagination functions

only when the conscious mind is vibrating at an exceedingly

rapid rate), taking a deposit slip dated 4-5-16 I wrote a deposit for

$1,000,000. Next I begin to think of things I would do with this deposit:

write a check to my local church, send money to funds for Dr. Mark

Karnes, my college roommate, now doing medical missions in Africa.

There is  that new house I want to give Connie. I could invest in the

future of 8 grandkids by providing the training to earn a living. By the

way, I will help that 10year boy to learn how to fly.

          Thank you Michael and Linda helping me to learn to fly in my soul again.

Nathan Grimes

Lubbock, TX USA