Use your imagination to create riches

Use your imagination to create riches

Use your imagination to create riches, Napoleon Hill in his seminal work on Success Think and Grow Rich labeled imagination as the “Fifth Step toward Riches.”

It was his feeling that “MAN’S ONLY LIMITATION, within reason, LIES IN HIS DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF HIS IMAGINATION.” This is a very powerful endorsement of imagination. By the time that most of us become adults, society has caused us to completely lose the use of our imagination.

When we were kids it was our constant statement to say to our friends, “suppose.” and then to follow that statement with whatever thought our imagination had placed in our mind.

However, as we begin to grow and face adversity, we began to think that our dreams and hopes are useless. Based on this premise, we take a job and settle for our day to day lot in life. The dream of being a fireman or astronaut is completely gone.

We are also surrounded by our “loved ones” who means us well. These loved ones are constantly filling our head with the fact that we should be realistic. They constantly retort that “you should get those foolish thoughts out of your head.” They are constant advocates for you to grow up, get a job and face society like every other adult.

Use your imagination to create riches
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Use your imagination to create riches

However, Hill had the right idea that a creative imagination is crucial to success based on his constant study of success and what attracts it. He explains that creative imagination will begin to work automatically if a person has a strong desire . The strong desire creates emotion and this emotion will cause your imagination to assist you in accomplishing the object of your desire.

Hill felt that crative imagination was the mechanism that directly communicated with infinite intelligence. “It is the faculty through which hunches and inspirations are received. It is by this faculty that all basic, or new ideas are handed over to man.”

This is the key all new ideas are handed over to man through creative imagination. Therefore creative imagination is a tool that should be developed and not something to shy away from.

Hill points out that all great business leaders, musicians, artists and captains of industry have all developed their creative imagination. Two great articles on developing your imagination 10 ways to increase imagination and creativity and How to improve your imagination. Hill hones that point that your imagination may have become weak and can only be strengthened through use.

Use your imagination to create riches

We all have to recognize the single point that Hill is making. “Ideas are the beginning point of all fortunes.” Likewise, ideas are the product of imagination. You may constantly see products that seem so simple but they are in use every where. You probably say to yourself “how did they think of it.” Well its simple, they used there imagination and came up with an idea that resulted in them making a fortune.

This is a consistent concept. You must develop your imagination and use it to further your goal or plan. This is what is meant by thinking outside the box. It means that you have to be creative to make it work. It is the person that comes up with the idea that gets passed the hurdle that finds success.

The imagination is unlimited. Thoughts have fueled society. The telephone, the airplane, the submarine all started out as an idea that made the inventor rich and changed the course of society.

To sum up, the point is to intentionally develop your imagination. Began to use it more and more. First, in small ways and then for bigger and better ideas. This is essential to your quest for success and your end goal of riches. See Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich Chapter 6. This is how you use your imagination to create riches. See our recent post Effectively using your creative imagination.