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The creative imagination works automatically, in the manner described in subsequent pages. 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.
The creative faculty becomes more alert, more receptive to vibrations from the
sources mentioned, in proportion to its development through USE. This statement is signiﬁcant! Ponder over it before passing on.
Keep in mind as you follow these principles, that the entire story of how one
may convert DESIRE into money cannot be told in one statement. The story will
be complete, only when one has MASTERED, ASSIMILATED, and BEGUN TO
MAKE USE of all the principles.
The great leaders of business, industry, ﬁnance, and the great artists, musicians,
poets, and writers became great, because they developed the faculty of creative
Both the synthetic and creative faculties of imagination become more alert with
use, just as any muscle or organ of the body develops through use.
Desire is only a thought, an impulse. It is nebulous and ephemeral. It is abstract,
and of no value, until it has been transformed into its physical counterpart. While
the synthetic imagination is the one which will be used most frequently, in the
process of transforming the impulse of DESIRE into money, you must keep in
mind the fact, that you may face circumstances and situations which demand use
of the creative imagination as well. 78 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH 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.
Transformation of the intangible impulse, of DESIRE, into the tangible reality, of
MONEY, calls for the use of a plan, or plans. These plans must be formed with the
aid of the imagination, and mainly, with the synthetic faculty.
Read the entire book through, then come back to this chapter, and begin at once
to put your imagination to work on the building of a plan, or plans, for the transformation of your DESIRE into money. Detailed instructions for the building of
plans have been given in almost every chapter. Carry out the instructions best
suited to your needs, reduce your plan to writing, if you have not already done
so. The moment you complete this, you will have DEFINITELY given concrete
form to the intangible DESIRE. Read the preceding sentence once more. Read it
aloud, very slowly, and as you do so, remember that the moment you reduce the
statement of your desire, and a plan for its realization, to writing, you have actually TAKEN THE FIRST of a series of steps, which will enable you to convert the
thought into its physical counterpart.
The earth on which you...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
- Spring '12