Many years ago I read Napoleon Hill pointed out that the imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force that the world has ever known. The average individual uses the imagination if they use it at all against themselves they imagine what they don’t want but they imagine problems going. Let’s begin to use our imagination the way God intended to be used it’s greatest creative faculty that we possess and we can build anything we want you to wander around your home, or possibly your office, and take a look at all of the conveniences that you have there, that you didn’t have say two years, five years, five years, ten years, or 25 years ago. Do you know every one of them without exception was created in the mind of one individual with their imagination? You can use your imagination to go into the future and bring it into the present.
That’s what all highly successful people do, they see where they want to go and then they act like the person they want to become. It was William James from Harvard advice, he said “is the actors technique, act like the person you want to become.” How do you do that will use your imagination? It’s a strange phenomena but the greatest gift we’ve got as we use it very well up to the ages of four or possibly five. The little child we always wonder what’s going on in their mind, they’re using their imagination, their building wonderful pictures in their mind but when they get to school it comes to a halt, the teacher calls a child not paying attention or daydreaming, well what the child is really doing was exercising a phenomenal mental faculty.
We can see, hear, smell, taste, touch, therefore our physical benefit as long as we live in our physical body and corresponding with the material world, we will use our sensory factors. Same with animals they have also sensory factors but we as human beings created in God’s image have higher faculties, like perception, will, memory, intuition, reason, and imagination. These are marvelous tools, we can take our imagination and build an image in our mind of how we want to live. Block out what’s going now, don’t let your present results have anything to do with this. What you want is with your imagination that you will build everything that we want. The inventor of the camera was first created in the mind of one individual. Think of how our worlds changed, you see we were gifted with these higher faculties we’re God’s highest form of creation we were created in God’s image, we were given creative faculties to use, and you know they’re only used by two or three percent of the population it’s almost inconceivable that would people would wander around with so much power, potential, and squadron. The average person literally tiptoes through life who think, they make it safely to death it’s such a shame and it doesn’t have to be that way. Sequoia, a giant corporation, and a little weed creative departments, the reason for that is the average individual who does not believe that they are creative.
Everyone is created and no one is more creative than one another. It’s just that some have chosen to use their faculties to a greater degree than others. Imagination? What do you want? How do you really want to live? Build the picture in your mind, there’s a power that is flowing to and through you. A creative, unadulterated power a 37-year-old, curly, Russian photographer perfected apartment photography. We can actually photograph a person’s body and you see the energy glowing from them. Well, that energy flows into your mind and the images you build in your mind that’s going to dictate the vibration that this instrument you’re living in is in you. The vibration on the conscious level is called feeling, make certain that you exercise your imagination daily, build beautiful images in your mind on how you want to live, and then hold those pictures there and live
Through imagination, the greatest nation in the world was created, the imagination you’ve got one, it’s a marvelous creative tool, it deals with the invisible side of your personality, you see no one will ever see you, they’ll only see your body and they’ll see you the great work that you do, make certain that you work is a great work, and if you keep your imagination alive you’re gonna have a phenomenal life! You know life can get better every day and it will get better every day through the proper use of your imagination, what a wonderful idea.
Interview with Bob Proctor by Evan Carmichael