Have you ever wondered why some persons are wealthy while others are not? I have been exploring this question now for several years. I define wealth as financial independence, great health, happiness, love and spirituality. Initially, the question was a mere curiosity, which has since evolved into a passion to find the answers. On reflection, I believe my interest started after I decided to read one book per month. This was at the beginning of my doctoral program. I started with Napoleon Hill’s book Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion. At the time, I had no idea who Napoleon Hill was nor was I passionate about the process of wealth creation. Perhaps the thought of becoming wealthy was not in my consciousness.
The next book I read was another Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich described as the greatest guide to wealth and happiness ever written, and by 2015, had sold over 100 million copies worldwide. By now, I knew the story about how Napoleon Hill got started on researching the Principles of Success to produce the Philosophy of Achievement. The insights gained from Think and Grow Rich had a profound impact on my life. I describe this experience as a “defining moment” in my journey. The impact was so great, I made a decision to share this book with as many persons as possible, and more importantly, to use the content in training sessions to positively impact the lives of human beings. I believe this book triggered my search to find answers to my question.
The Approach to Find Answers
To help address the question of why some individuals are wealthy and others are not, I decided to use several approaches including observation, thought experiment, review of information on human condition as well as personal growth and development. This involved reading a vast number of books written by great minds, visionaries, thought leaders, and sages.
The predominant themes of these books centers around how the mind works, and the unlimited power of human imagination.
I became fascinated with books written by authors including James Allen, Wallace D. Wattles, Charles F. Haanel, Earl Nightingale, Neville Goddard, William W. Atkinson, Joseph Murphy, Wayne W. Dyer, Ernest Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Troward, Robert Collier, Norman Vincent Peale and Genevieve Behrend. The predominant themes of these books centers around how the mind works, the unlimited power of human imagination and its infinite potentialities, and how individuals can use the limitless power of their minds to unlock untapped capacities to create great wealth and an extraordinary life.
I came to recognized that I was not unique in being curious about the question of wealth as persons throughout the ages have been seeking answers to this question. I was now exposed to a different world – a world of infinite possibilities, a world which was not taught in the traditional school system, higher education and a world that I did not know exists.
Integral Theory states that all other levels of evolution are true but partial, however, each level add something significant.
My search also evolved into reviewing scientific literature from multiple disciplines, especially philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, physics, biology, mathematics, cultural and social anthropology, history, economics and accounting. I became fascinated with work by William James, Martin E. P. Seligman, Carl G. Jung, Viktor E. Frankl, Henri Bergson, Franz Boas, Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein and many other great scientists. Gregg Barden’s book on the Divine Matrix and Bruce Lipton’s Biology of Belief significantly stimulated my interest. Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory and Clare W. Graves, a pioneer in developmental psychology, work on adult human development also provided invaluable insights. Integral Theory states that all other levels of evolution are true but partial, however, each level add something significant. Importantly, if for no other reason, each level of development becomes a part of the next higher level of development. This work is very important in understanding our growth and development. Overall, this multi-disciplinary approach to explore wealth creation has expanded my knowledge considerable, and improved the quality of my thinking in developing mental models of success.
How to Identify Untapped Capacities
The results of my search, using the various approaches suggest that human beings have unlimited potential, and with inspiration, a mind on fire, and an intense, burning desire they can be empowered to unleash the untapped capacities of their mind to create great wealth and an extraordinary life. By using your higher faculty of imagination, which is infinite, you can image and create anything you desire. Writing on the limitless world of imagination, world renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein states that “imagination is more than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
An impulse, desire, idea, is given shape, form, and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.
Using the process of creative visualization you can create and achieve great wealth. First you create a mental imagine of what you desire, then, you become what you have imagined. That is, you assume the feeling of your desire as if it is already fulfilled. The key is to recognize that ideas are the products of imagination, and all achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. According to Napoleon Hill, “the impulse, the desire, the idea, is given shape, form, and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.” In fact, thought are forms of energy, the vibratory force formed by converting static mind into dynamic mind. Thought impulses are things and you have the power to control your thoughts. You can literally create anything which you can imagine. An intangible impulse of thought can be transmuted into its physical counterpart by the application of known principles. Your belief, faith, emotion, feeling and action are integral to transforming your thoughts and mental images into physical realities.
Yes, you can have what you want, if you know what you want, and are willing to take courageous actions to achieve it. The world of imagination has infinite possibilities. All things are indeed possible. To become wealthy, you must embrace the wealth consciousness, to become healthy you must get the health consciousness. A key step in the process is to act and feel as if you are already wealthy and healthy. That is, become what you desire.
Although the question of why some individuals are wealthy and others are not, have been, and continue to be extensively explored, similar to the Integral Theory where each level have something significant to add, I intend to contribute to the literature on human potential. I am passion about helping individuals become aware of the untapped capacities of their imagination, and empower them to unlock their full potential to create the life they desire and deserve to have.
Mind Mastery 4 Wealth (MM4W) has been long in the making because I had to convince myself, using Emerson’s words “to go where there is no path and leave a trail.” What do I mean by this? I mean moving from my traditional career path of industry and academia to entrepreneurship and a company that aims to fulfill human beings intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually by integrating my professional experiences and academic qualifications – management consulting, DBA (Accounting), MBA, CPA, CGMA, and others with my passion for personal growth and development as well as certifications in Life and Master Business Success Coach, to help empower individuals to achieve the life they desire.
How can you achieve your full potentials if you don’t know what they are.
The main purpose for creating MM4W is to positively impact humanity by helping individuals become aware of and how to unlock their latent capacities and potentials of their imagination, develop an abundance mindset, inspire, and motivate them to pursue their own particular path of growth and development to achieve the lifestyle they desire. How can you achieve your full potentials if you don’t know what they are? As long as your higher potentials remain hidden from you – you can never fully actualize them. You cannot practice, grow, change, transform, or become, what you do not know exists.
Unlocking Untapped Capacities
Here are key action steps in the process to unlock your untapped capacities and potentialities, to create an extraordinary life and achieve your burning desires:
First, you must become aware of your inner unlimited power - the infinite world of your imagination.
Then, create a mental image of the desire you intent to achieve.
Next, imagine with the feeling of joy and unshakeable belief that you have already achieved that which you desire. That is, you must assume the feeling of fulfillment of your desire, and this feeling eliminates all other ideas from your consciousness, until your desired state becomes a physical reality. This is the secret to achieving your desires.
Then, take courageous actions to pursue your burning desires, and never, never, give up until you have realized your dreams.
Interestingly, the only limitation to transforming your desires into physical realities is what you acknowledge and accept as limitations in your mind. Creating an extraordinary life is essentially an act of your imagination, feeling and belief. You must believe without any doubt that you can have an extraordinary life, and be willing to take courageous actions to achieve your desires and accomplish your goals.
Will you explore the higher faculty of your imagination and its infinite capacities and potentialities to create great wealth, and an extraordinary life, while helping others become the most empowered version of themselves?
Rose M. Thompson, DBA (Accounting), MBA, CPA, CGMA is a Management Consultant, author, speaker, certified life and master business success coach, founder and CEO of Mind Mastery 4 Wealth, an innovative research and educational company that focuses on financial, human potential and empowerment education and solutions. Dr Thompson is committed to the idea that every human being has genius capabilities. She is the creator of the Signature Training Program Possibility Thinking: Change Your Mindset to Create Wealth. She collects quotes from great minds, visionaries and sages. Her forthcoming book on quotes is entitled Inspiration from Great Minds: A Guide to Mental Liberation and Resilience.