October 20, 2021
22 Minutes

Think And Grow Rich

Book summary of Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Read this book summary to review the important takeaways and lessons from the book.

Hill On Acquiring Knowledge

  • Most professors have little or no money. They specialize in teaching knowledge, but they do not specialize in the organization or the use of knowledge.

  • Knowledge will not attract money unless it gets organized and intelligently directed through practical plans.

  • Any educated man knows where to get knowledge when he needs it, and how to organize that knowledge into plans of action.

  • The goal towards which you are working will help you to determine what knowledge you need.

  • Anything acquired without effort and cost is generally unappreciated. Perhaps this is why we get so little from our marvellous opportunity in public schools.

  • The person who stops studying because he has finished school is forever doomed to mediocrity.

  • The continuous pursuit of knowledge is the way to success.

  • Money is worth no more than brains. It is often worth much less.

  • Power may get defined as “organized and intelligently directed knowledge.”

  • Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence.

  • People who have but a smattering or a veneer of knowledge, try to give the impression that they have much knowledge.

Hill On Applying Autosuggestion

  • Nature has built man so that he has control over the material, which reaches his subconscious mind through his five senses.

  • Plain words do not influence the subconscious. You'll get no results until you learn to reach your subconscious mind with emotionalised thoughts, or spoken words with belief.

  • Play a legitimate “trick” on your subconscious mind. Make it believe that you must have the amount of money you are visualizing. That this money is already awaiting your claim, that the subconscious mind must hand over to you practical plans for acquiring the money.

  • Go into a quiet spot where you will not be disturbed. Close your eyes, and repeat the statement aloud of the amount of money you intend to accumulate, your time-frame, and a description of what you intend to give.

  • "By the first day of January, 19, I will have in my possession $50,000, which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim. In return, I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable. Rendering the fullest possible quantity and quality in the capacity of salesman of "describe the service or merchandise you intend to sell". I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time, and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan when it is received."

  • Repeat this program night and morning until you can see (in your imagination), the money you intend to accumulate.

Hill On Applying Repetition

  • Perfection will come through practice.

  • It is a well-known fact that one comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself, whether the statement is true or false.

  • You may voluntarily plant in your subconscious mind any plan, thought, or purpose which you desire to translate into its physical or monetary equivalent.

  • If you fail to plant desires in your subconscious mind, it will feed upon the thoughts which reach it as a result of your neglect.

Hill On Becoming Successful

  • 'Opportunity' has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door. It often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

  • Before success comes in a person's life, they are sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure.

  • One sound idea is all that one needs to achieve success.

  • Success comes to those who become success conscious.

  • All who succeed in life get off to a bad start and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they “arrive.”

  • When you call upon your subconscious mind, conduct yourself as you would, if you were already in possession of the material thing you are demanding.

  • The day of the “go-getter” has passed. The “go-giver has supplanted him.”

  • When one goes hunting for game, one selects hunting grounds where the game is plentiful. When seeking riches, the same rule applies.

  • We see men who have accumulated great fortunes. But we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving”.

  • If you are one of those who believe that hard work and honesty alone will bring riches, perish the thought! It is not valid.

  • Keep your mind closed against all people who discourage you in any way.

  • Attributes of great leaders: (1) Unwavering courage, based upon knowledge of oneself and occupation. (2) Self-control. (3) A keen sense of justice. (4) Definiteness of decision. (5) Definiteness of plans. (6) The habit of doing more than you get paid to do. (7) A pleasing personality. (8) Sympathy and understanding. (9) Mastery of detail. (10) Willingness to assume full responsibility. (11) Cooperation.

Hill On Being Persistent

  • When someone desires a thing so deeply that they are willing to stake their entire future on a single turn of the wheel to get it, they are sure to win.

  • Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn their ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a 'burning desire to win.'

  • If the first plan does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan. If that plan fails to work, replace it with another and so on until you find one which does work.

  • The world has a habit of making room for the person whose words and actions show that they know where they are going.

  • Will-power and desire when adequately combined, make an irresistible pair.

  • The only “break” anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made “break.” These come through the application of persistence.

  • Riches do not respond to wishes. They only respond to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.

Hill On Building Habits

  • Form a friendly alliance with one or more people who will encourage you to follow through with both your plan and purpose.

  • Success and failure are mostly the results of habits.

  • The mind is a creature of habit. It thrives upon the dominating thoughts that feed it.

Hill On Criticism

  • The fear of criticism robs man of his initiative, destroys his power of imagination, limits his individuality, takes away his self-reliance, and does him damage in a hundred other ways.

  • It should be recognized as a crime (in reality, it is a crime of the worst nature), for any parent to build inferiority complexes in the mind of a child through unnecessary criticism.

  • Unfortunately, there is no legal protection against those who, either by design or ignorance, poison the minds of others by negative suggestion.

  • Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth.

Hill On Emotions

  • Positive emotions: (1) Desire. (2) Faith. (3) Love. (4) Sex. (5) Enthusiasm. (6) Romance. (7) Hope.

  • Negative emotions: (1) Fear. (2) Jealousy. (3) Hatred. (4) Revenge. (5) Greed. (6) Superstition. (7) Anger.

  • Symptoms of fear: (1) Self-consciousness. (2) Lack of poise. (3) Personality. (4) Inferiority complex. (5) Extravagance. (6) Lack of initiative. (7) Lack of ambition.

  • Symptoms of fearing abandonment: (1) Jealousy. (2) Gambling. (3) Fault-finding.

  • Symptoms of fearing ill-health: (1) Auto-suggestion. (2) Hypochondria. (3) Exercise. (4) Susceptibility. (5) Self-coddling. (6) Intemperance.

  • Symptoms of fearing poverty: (1) Indecision. (2) Doubt. (3) Worry. (4) Over-caution. (5) Procrastination.

  • The basic fears: (1) Fear of old age. (2) Fear of a loss of love. (3) Fear of ill health. (4) Fear of criticism. (5) Fear of poverty. (6) Fear of death.

Hill On Generating Sales

  • The better portion of all sales I have made was after people had said ‘no’.

  • All master salesmen know that ideas can get sold whereas merchandise can't. Ordinary salesmen do not know this - that is why they are “ordinary”.

  • Successful salespeople groom themselves. They understand that first impressions are last.

  • Every company is looking for people who can give them something of value, whether it be ideas, services, or “connections.”

  • One of the strange things about human beings is that they value only that which has a price.

Hill On Invisible Counsels

  • Every night, I held a council meeting with this group whom I called my “Invisible Counselors.”

  • Just before going to sleep, I would shut my eyes, and see, in my imagination, this group of men seated with me around my council table. Here I had not only an opportunity to sit among those whom I considered being great, but I dominated the group, by serving as the chairman.

  • In these imaginary meetings, I called on my members for the knowledge I wished each to contribute, addressing myself to each member in audible words.

  • Mr Ford, you've been among the most helpful of the men. You've supplied much of the material essential to my work. I wish to acquire your spirit of persistence, determination, poise, and self-confidence. Which has enabled you to master poverty, organize, unify, and simplify human effort so that I may help others.

  • Mr Carnegie, I am already indebted to you for my choice of work, which has brought me great happiness and peace of mind. I wish to acquire a thorough understanding of the principles of organized effort, which you used so effectively in the building of a great industrial enterprise.

  • Mr Lincoln, I desire to build into my character: the keen sense of justice, the untiring spirit of patience, the sense of humour, the human understanding, and the tolerance, which are your distinguishing characteristics.

  • Mr Darwin, I wish to acquire from you the marvellous patience, and ability to study cause and effect, without bias or prejudice, so exemplified by you in the field of natural science.

  • Mr Paine, I desire to acquire from you the freedom of thought, and the courage and clarity with which to express convictions, which so distinguished you.

  • Napoleon, I desire to acquire from you, by emulation, the marvellous ability you possessed to inspire men and to arouse them to more incredible and determined spirits of action. Also, to acquire the spirit of enduring faith, which enabled you to turn defeat into victory, and to surmount staggering obstacles.

  • Mr Burbank, I request that you pass on to me the knowledge which enabled you to harmonize the laws of nature. Give me access to the knowledge which allowed you to make two blades of grass grow where but one grew before.

  • Mr Emerson, I desire to acquire from you the marvellous understanding of nature which distinguishes your life. I ask that you make an impression upon my subconscious mind, of whatever qualities you possessed, which enabled you to understand and adapt yourself to the laws of nature. I ask that you assist me in reaching and drawing upon whatever sources of knowledge are available to this end.

  • Mr Edison, I have seated you nearest to me, at my right, because of the personal cooperation you have given me, during my research into the causes of success and failure. I wish to acquire from you the marvellous spirit of faith, with which you have uncovered many of nature’s secrets. And, the heart of ongoing toil with which you have so often wrested victory from defeat.

Hill On Love And Sex

  • The pages of history are filled with the records of great leaders, whose achievements may be traced directly to the influence of women who aroused the creative faculties of their minds.

  • The entire subject of sex is one with which the majority of people appear to be ignorant.

  • The emotion of sex is a virtue only when used intelligently, and with discrimination. It may be misused and often is, to such an extent that it debases, instead of enriches, both body and mind.

  • When the emotion of love begins to mix itself with the emotion of sex, it results in the calmness of purpose, poise, the accuracy of judgment, and balance.

  • Love, romance and sex are all emotions capable of driving men to heights of achievement.

  • Love is spiritual, whilst sex is biological.

  • Love alone, will not bring happiness in marriage, nor will sex alone.

  • Mind stimulants: (1) The desire for sexual expression. (2) Love. (3) A burning desire for fame, power, or financial gain. (4) Music. (5) A friendship between those of the same sex or opposite. (6) A "mastermind" alliance based upon the harmony of two or more people, who ally themselves for advancement. (7) Mutual suffering, such as that experienced by people who get persecuted. (8) Auto-suggestion. (9) Fear. (10) Narcotics and alcohol.

  • How to transmute sexual energy: (1) A hand-shake. (2) Vibrations of thought. (3) Posture and carriage of the body. (4) The tone of voice. (5) Body adornment.

Hill On Mankind's Weakness

  • One of the weaknesses of humankind is a person’s familiarity with the word “impossible.”

  • Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.

  • Another weakness found in altogether too many people is the habit of measuring everything, and everyone, by their impressions and beliefs.

  • We foolishly believe that our limitations are the proper measure of limitations.

  • No more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is necessary to accept misery and poverty.

  • Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

  • The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are generally easily influenced by the “opinions” of others.

  • Why leaders fail; (1) Inability to organize details. (2) Unwillingness to render humble service. (3) The expectation of paying for what they "know", instead of what they do with that which they know. (4) Fear of competition from followers. (5) Lack of imagination. (6) Selfishness. (7) Intemperance. (8) Disloyalty. (9) The emphasis of the "authority" of leadership. (10) The focus on the title.

Hill On Mastermind Groups

  • Before forming your “mastermind”, decide what advantages you may offer the individual members of your group in return for their cooperation. No one will work indefinitely without some form of compensation. No intelligent person will either request or expect another to work without compensation. The advantage may not always be in the form of money.

  • The “mastermind” may get defined as: “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.”

  • No individual has sufficient experience, education, native ability, and knowledge to ensure the accumulation of a great fortune without the cooperation of other people.

  • Capital consists not only of money, but of organized and intelligent groups of people who plan ways, and means, of using money efficiently for the good of the public and profitably.

  • Advantages may be created by any person who surrounds himself with the advice, counsel, and cooperation of a group of people who are willing to lend aid in a spirit of harmony.

Hill On Self-Analysis Questions

  • Whom do you believe to be the greatest person living? How is this person superior to you?

  • Do you cater to people because of their social or financial status?

  • Are you easily influenced by what other people think or say of you?

  • Are you easily impressed by other people’s business or titles, degrees, or wealth?

  • Do you usually finish everything you begin?

  • Do you change your mind often? If so, why?

  • What, above all else, do you most desire? Do you intend to acquire it? Are you willing to subordinate all other desires for this one? How much time daily do you devote to acquiring it?

  • What is your greatest worry? Why do you tolerate it?

  • When others offer you free, unsolicited advice, do you accept it without question, or analyze their motive?

  • Who among your acquaintances; (1) encourages you most (2) cautions you most (3) discourages you most (4) helps you most in other ways.

  • How much time out of every 24 hours do you devote to; (1) your occupation (2) sleep (3) play and relaxation (4) acquiring useful knowledge, (5) plain waste.

  • Are your intimate associates mentally superior or inferior to you?

  • By what rules do you judge who is helpful and who is damaging to you?

  • Could it be possible that some person whom you consider to be a friend is, in reality, your worst enemy, because of their negative influence on your mind?

  • What connection, if any, do you see between the people with whom you associate most closely, and any unhappiness you may experience?

  • If you believe that “birds of a feather flock together” what have you learned about yourself by studying the friends whom you attract?

  • Do you feel it your duty to share other people’s worries? If so, why?

  • Does your religion help you to keep your mind positive?

  • Are you conscious of possessing spiritual forces of sufficient power to enable you to keep your mind free from all forms of fear?

  • Does your occupation inspire you with faith and hope?

  • Have you learned how to create a mental state of mind with which you can shield yourself against all discouraging influences?

  • What habits of other people annoy you most?

  • Do you form your own opinions or permit yourself to get influenced by other people?

  • Does your presence have a negative influence on other people as a rule?

  • Do you choose, from your experiences, lessons or influences which aid in your advancement?

  • Do you encourage other people to bring their worries to you for sympathy?

  • Can you name three of your most damaging weaknesses? What are you doing to correct them?

  • Do you analyze all mistakes and failures and try to profit by them or, do you take the attitude that this is not your duty?

  • Do you face the circumstances which make you unhappy, or sidestep the responsibility?

  • Has today added anything of value to your stock of knowledge or state of mind?

  • Are you easily influenced by others, against your judgment?

  • Do you make deliberate use of auto-suggestion to make your mind positive?

  • Which do you value most, material possessions, or the privilege of controlling your thoughts?

  • Have you a method by which you can shield yourself against the negative influence of others?

  • Do you suffer from any of the "six basic fears"? If so, which ones?

  • Do you have a purpose, and if so, what is it, and what plan have you for achieving it?

  • Does anyone “nag” you, and if so, for what reason?

  • Do you resort to liquor, narcotics, or cigarettes to “quiet your nerves”? If so, why do you not try will-power instead?

  • How many preventable disturbances annoy you, and why do you tolerate them?

  • Do you neglect internal bathing until auto-intoxication makes you ill-tempered and irritable?

  • Would you call yourself a “weakling” if you permitted others to do your thinking for you?

  • Have you learned how to “drown your troubles” by being too busy to be annoyed by them?

  • Are you careless of your appearance? If so, when and why?

  • What is the cause? Do you tolerate negative or discouraging influences which you can avoid?

  • Who has the most inspiring influence upon you?

  • Are you sometimes “in the clouds” and at other times in the depths of despair?

  • Are you permitting some relative or acquaintance to worry you? If so, why?

  • Do you learn something of value from all mistakes?

  • Are you gaining or losing self-confidence as you grow older?

  • To which do you devote most time, thinking of success, or failure?

  • Are you envious of those who excel you?

  • Do you like your occupation? If not, why?

  • Do you often feel self - pity, and if so, why?

  • Does life seem futile and the future hopeless to you? If so, why?

  • Do you frequently suffer from indigestion? If so, what is the cause?

  • Do you deliberately avoid the association of anyone, and if so, why?

  • Are you sarcastic and offensive in your conversation?

  • Do you frequently make mistakes in your work, and if so, why?

  • Do you find fault with other people at the slightest provocation?

  • Do you often complain of “feeling bad,” and if so, what is the cause?

  • How much time have you devoted to studying and answering these questions? At least one day is necessary for the analysis and the answering of the entire list.

Hill On Annual Self-Analysis Questions

  • Have I attained the goal which I established as my objective for this year?

  • Have I delivered the best quality of which I was capable, or could I have improved any part?

  • Have I delivered service in the greatest possible quantity of which I was capable?

  • Has the spirit of my conduct been harmonious, and cooperative at all times?

  • Have I permitted procrastination to decrease my efficiency, and if so, to what extent?

  • Have I improved my personality, and if so, in what ways?

  • Have I been persistent in following my plans through to completion?

  • Have I reached decisions promptly and definitely on all occasions?

  • Have I permitted any one or more of the "six basic fears" to decrease my efficiency?

  • Have I been either “over-cautious” or “under-cautious?”

  • Has my relationship with my associates in work been pleasant, or unpleasant? If it has been unpleasant, has the fault been partly, or wholly mine?

  • Have I dissipated any of my energy through lack of concentration of effort?

  • Have I been open-minded and tolerant in connection with all subjects?

  • In what way have I improved my ability to render service?

  • Have I been intemperate in any of my habits?

  • Have I expressed, either openly or secretly, any form of egotism?

  • Has my conduct toward my associates been such that it has induced them to respect me?

  • Have my opinions and decisions been based upon guesswork, or accuracy of analysis?

  • Have I followed the habit of budgeting my time, my expenses, and my income, and have I been conservative in these budgets?

  • How much time have I devoted to the unprofitable, which I might have used better?

  • How may I re-budget my time, and change my habits so I will be more efficient next year?

  • Have I been guilty of any conduct which was not approved by my conscience?

  • In what ways have I rendered more service and better service than I got paid to render?

  • Have I been unfair to anyone, and if so, in what way?

  • If I had been the purchaser of my services for the year, would I be satisfied with my purchase?

  • Am I in the right vocation, and if not, why not?

  • Has the purchaser of my services been satisfied, and if not, why not?

  • What is my current rating on the fundamental principles of success?

Hill On The QQS Formula

  • "Quality" of service shall get construed to mean the performance of every detail, in connection with your position, in the most efficient manner possible, with the object of greater efficiency always in mind.

  • "Quantity" of service shall be understood to mean the habit of rendering all the service of which you are capable. Increasing the amount of service rendered as a greater skill is developed through experience.

  • "Spirit" of service shall get construed to mean the habit of agreeable, harmonious conduct which will induce cooperation from associates and fellow employees.

Hill On Your Mind

  • You either control your mind, or it controls you.

  • Your mind is your spiritual estate. Protect and use it with the care.

  • Kill the habit of worry, in all its forms, by reaching a general, blanket decision that nothing which life has to offer is worth the price of worry.

  • Death will come, no matter what anyone may think about it. Accept it as a necessity, and pass the thought out of your mind.

  • A state of mind is something that one assumes. It cannot get purchased. It must get created.

  • You should know all of your weaknesses so that you may either bridge them or eliminate them.

  • You should know your strengths so that you may call attention to it when selling your services.

Hill On Taking Action

  • My experience has taught me that the next best thing to being truly great, is to emulate the great, by feeling and action.

  • If you neglect to make a start or stop before you arrive, no one will be to blame, but you.

  • Plans are inert and useless, without sufficient power to translate them into action.

  • Do not look for a miracle, because you will not find it.

  • If you talk more than you listen, you not only deprive yourself of many opportunities to accumulate useful knowledge. But you also disclose your plans and purposes to people who will take great delight in defeating you, because they envy you.

  • Keep your eyes and ears wide open - and your mouth closed if you wish to acquire the habit of prompt decision.

  • People who fail to accumulate money, without exception, have the habit of reaching decisions, if at all, very slowly, and of changing these decisions quickly and often.

  • Procrastination, the opposite of decision, is a common enemy which you must conquer.

  • Nothing ever happens without a cause.

  • Intelligent planning is essential for success in any undertaking designed to accumulate riches.

Hill On Weaknesses To Overcome

  • Failure to recognize and to clearly define what one wants.

  • Lack of interest in acquiring specialized knowledge.

  • The habit of relying upon alibis instead of creating definite plans for the solution of problems.

  • The habit of blaming others for one’s mistakes and accepting unfavourable circumstances as being unavoidable.

  • The weakness of desire, due to neglect in the choice of motives that impel action.

  • Willingness, even eagerness, to quit at the first sign of defeat.

  • Lack of organized plans, placed in writing where they may get analyzed.

  • The habit of neglecting to move on ideas, or to grasp opportunity when it presents itself.

  • Wishing instead of willing.

  • The habit of compromising with poverty instead of aiming at riches.

  • The general absence of ambition to be, to do, and to own.

  • Searching for all the short-cuts to riches, trying to get without giving a fair equivalent, usually reflected in the habit of gambling, endeavouring to drive “sharp” bargains.

  • Causes of failure: (1) Unfavourable genetic background. (2) Lack of a well-defined purpose in life. (3) Lack of ambition to aim above mediocrity. (4) Insufficient education. (5) Lack of self-discipline. (6) Ill health. (7) Unfavourable environmental influences during childhood. (8) Procrastination. (9) Lack of persistence. (10) Negative personality. (11) Lack of controlled sexual urge. (12) Uncontrolled desire for "something for nothing." (13) Lack of a well-defined power of decision. (14) One or more of the six basic fears. (15) Wrong selection of a mate in marriage. (16) Over-caution. (17) Incorrect choice of associates in business. (18) Superstition and prejudice. (19) Wrong selection of a vocation. (20) Lack of concentration of effort. (21) The habit of indiscriminate spending. (22) Lack of enthusiasm. (23) Intolerance. (24) Intemperance. (25) Inability to cooperate with others. (26) Possession of power that didn't get acquired through self-effort. (27) Intentional dishonesty. (28) Egotism and vanity. (29) Guessing instead of thinking. (30) Lack of capital.

  • Commonly used alibis: (1) If I didn't have a wife and family. (2) If I had enough "pull". (3) If I had money. (4) If I had a good education. (5) If I could get a job. (6) If I had good health. (7) If I only had time. (8) If times were better. (9) If other people understood me. (10) If conditions around me were only different. (11) If I could live my life over again. (12) If I did not fear what "they" would say. (13) If I got given a chance. (14) If I now had a chance. (15) If other people didn't "have it in for me". (16) If nothing happens to stop me. (17) If I were only younger. (18) If I could only do what I want. (19) If I had been born rich. (20) If I could meet "the right people". (21) If I had the talent that some people have. (22) If I dared, assert myself. (23) If I only had embraced past opportunities. (24) If people didn't get on my nerves. (25) If I didn't have to keep the house and look after the children. (26) If I could save some money. (27) If the boss only appreciated me. (28) If I only had somebody to help me. (29) If my family understood me. (30) If I lived in a big city. (31) If I could just get started. (32) If I were only free. (33) If I had the personality of some people. (34) If I were not so fat. (35) If my talents got known. (36) If I could just get a "break". (37) If I could only get out of debt. (38) If I hadn't failed. (39) If I only knew how. (40) If everybody didn't oppose me. (41) If I didn't have so many worries. (42) If I could marry the right person. (43) If people weren't so dumb. (44) If my family were not so extravagant. (45) If I were sure of myself. (46) If luck were not against me. (47) If I had not been born under the wrong star. (48) If it were not true that "what is to be will be". (49) If I did not have to work so hard. (50) If I hadn't lost my money. (51) If I lived in a different neighbourhood. (52) If I didn't have a "past". (53) If I only had a business of my own. (54) If other people would only listen to me. (55) If — and this is the greatest of them all — I dared to see myself as I am, I would find out what is wrong with me and correct it. I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others. I know that there is something wrong with me, or I would now be where I would have been if I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses - less time building alibis to cover them.

Hill On Your Imagination

  • The imaginative faculty functions in two forms. One is known as "synthetic imagination," and the other as "creative imagination."

  • Synthetic imagination: Through this faculty, one may arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This faculty creates nothing. It merely works with the material of experience, education, and observation with which it gets fed. It is the faculty used most by the inventor, except for those who draw upon the creative imagination, when he cannot solve his problem through synthetic imagination.

  • Creative imagination: Through the faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of man has direct communication 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 get conceived.

  • Centre your attention, for the time being, on the development of the synthetic imagination. That is the faculty which you will use more often in the process of converting desire into money.

  • Your imaginative faculty may have become weak through inaction. It can be revived and made alert through use.

  • If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.

  • This sixth sense is "Creative Imagination."

  • The creative imagination functions best when the mind is vibrating (due to some form of mind stimulation) at an exceedingly high rate.

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