Chapter 6 - Imagination: the workshop of the mind
- The imagination is literally the workshop wherein arefashioned all plans created by people. The impulse, the desire,is given shape, form and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind
- It has been said that we can create anything we can imagine.
- Of all the ages of civilization, this is the most favourable for the development of the imagination because it is an age of rapid change
- Our only limitation, within reason, lies in the development and use of our imagination.
Two forms of imagination
- synthetic imagination - through this faculty one may arrange old concepts, ideas or plans into new combinations. However, this faculty creates nothing
- synthetic imagination is the faculty used most by the inventor with the exception of the 'genius' who draws upon the creative imagination when they cannot solve a problem through synthetic imagination
- creative imagination - through this faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of humandkind has direct communication with infinite intelligence. It is the faculty through which 'hunches' and 'inspirations' are received
- through the creative imagination faculty, thought vibrations from the minds of others are received and be able to communicate with the subconscious minds of others
- this faculty functions only when the conscious mind is vibrating at an exceedingly rapid rate, as for example when the conscious mind is stimulated through the emotion of a strong desire
- This faculty does not die, though it may become quiescent through lack of use
- put your plan in writing, if you have not already done so. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire
- through repitition and approaching the description of these principles from every conceivable angle, the author hopes to reveal to you the secret through which great fortunes have been accumulated.
How to make practical use of imagination
- Ideas are the beginning points of all fortune. Ideas are products of the imagination
- if you are one of those who believe that hard world 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 worl. 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 sales reps know that ideas can be sold where merchandise cannot. Ordinary sales reps do not know this - this is why ther are ordinary
- success requires no explaination. Failure permits no alibis