Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
Chapter 6 Imagination
I used to think I wasn't very imaginative. How silly, we are all imaginative, we are born this way.
I just realized where that came from though. As Hill explains, there are 2 types of imagination.
1st Synthetic, arranging old concepts or ideas, and 2nd, creative.
I guess I only thought of imagination in the 2nd way. and here's where all this stems from.
My mom was absolutely the most Creative/imaginative person I know. She went to school for costume design, and literally
could create anything from fabric, into some beautiful masterpiece. I on the other hand, hated going to the fabric store.
My mom could look at a pile of rocks, and she would say to me...Sara, cant you see that becoming...
I would look at that pile of rocks, look at her,look at the rocks, and say, Mom...I think you've lost it, its a pile of rocks.
And that would happen on more occasions than I can remember, with all different materials, shells, leaves, flowers, wood, moss etc.
I have compared my imagination to my mothers creativity my entire life. And have actually felt that everyone around had done the same.
Though now that I take the time for some self discovery, that probably isn't the case at all. Realistically, I don't compare my friends, or people
I know to their parents. I take them as they are, and love them just like that, as they are. So why is it that I worry about being compared to my mom?
I'm not my mom, my mom never expected me to be like her, and I know this from conversations before she passed. And really she was a one of a kind.
She was always supportive, and really, now that I look at it, let me be creative in my own ways, something she saw, but I just now have had the light come on.
I have been putting to practice the 1st form imagination (synthetic) like a pro. I remember in high school, singing my history book in order to study for tests, not a joke.
I have been constantly creating new ways of learning, teaching, and just going about life. Here's the problem...I have been putting this practice to use, but never to succeed, rather, to self destruct.
I will say that again....I use my imagination for self destruction
where can I find a short cut, how can I get around that, is there something easier.
I'm not going to linger on this, because I have learned with a lot of help on here, from all of you,
TODAY IS A NEW DAY!!!
I can follow the recipe, and here's the thing, it works, and I know it does, I've been doing it!
I've got a fantastic imagination, and I am creative...now I just put it to the use it is there for.
Self improvement, self growth, self discovery.
We can all do this, and I hope you all will join me!
Thank you all for your words of wisdom, living in the now, truly is the only way to live!
Sara Higgason SC
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