Imagination is like Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities famous opening line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,…. ” When we are reading the beginning we are trying to visualize the scene that he is describing so we may better get a grasp of where the story is going. We automatically start thinking about the good times and the bad times in our lives. When the good times flashes cross your mind you smile. It is very difficult not to smile when you are thinking about good things. The bad times take us to a place that we don’t like to be on a regular basis. Our mood goes from a high to a low as we read this line. Napoleon Hill uses this concept as it ties into initiative and leadership in his book Law of Success.
“You will never have a definite purpose in life, you will never have self-confidence, you will never have initiative and leadership unless you first create these qualities in your imagination and see yourself in possession of them.” Imagination is the one thing in our lives that we have absolute control. Think and Grow Rich stated that desire is the first step to riches. Our thoughts determines our destiny. When I was growing up in the 1980s I saw transformation in many people. A drugs called “crack” was the main cause of these transformations. I saw people that were productive citizen of the World turn into single focus organisms. The focus became finding a way to get “high” again.
When you are focusing on getting “high” , how would you able to expand your imagination. When your thoughts are on things that are not good for you, then it is easy to see your destiny. Your destiny of self destruction is deeply embedded in your psyche. When you flip it around and focus on something that is great for you, then you destiny of greatness is also written. The choice is your….