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Chapter 10: Ideas

An idea is a thought that is generated in the mind. An idea can be generated with intent, but can also be created unintentionally, hence the saying, “the idea just popped in my head”. Ideas are a form of magic, an invisible mysterious thought that comes out of nowhere that has the potential to make itself visible through the application of action. Most actions precede thought and most thought precedes an idea first generated by the mind. Your imagination is an invisible factory.


Ideas come out the blue anytime and anywhere. The problem is that 99% of the ideas you have don’t make it out of your head onto paper. To overcome this I recommend you use your memo note section in your phone to capture the ideas that come to you, then convert these notes into your daily journal. By starting this new habit of idea capturing you will be surprised how many ideas come to you, that if acted upon would change your life for the better. Build an idea list in your journal so you add all ideas that come to you, then later on you can take the time to study the list and see what is worth acting upon and what is not worth the time pursuing. With the passing of time, looking back at your old ideas with present day knowledge you will clearly see which ideas were good and not so good.




Once you have established the new habit of idea capturing and using a journal to make your idea list it’s time to see what ideas you should pursue. Only a small percentage of the ideas on your list will be worth pursuing further with time and action. Weigh the ideas and thoroughly think about which ideas you would like to manifest and turn them into goals. All goals are first a thought and ideas are just thoughts passing by in the mind. It’s the ideas that you capture, keep, nurture, nourish and take action on that really count. I can tell you from personal experience, that only a handful of the hundreds of ideas I have over time have really counted because of the time, energy and action I have put into them. You only have a set amount and time and energy you can dedicate to ideas, better take the time to decide which ideas you want to turn into goals and manifest into reality.




Imagine if all your ideas came true in your life. What would you think of? What would you dream of? What would you do? Who would you be? What would you see? Imagine if all you wanted came true in your life. The reason I asked these questions to you is to get your imagination working. Albert Einstein famously said “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” Your mind is a muscle that pumps out ideas when in use. To build the muscle requires work, repetition and time just like most things in life. The same goes for the idea factory you own between your ears, the mind. Learn to stimulate and feed the mind with the new to generate new ideas and new thoughts. Start using your imagination to create the future you dream about and imagine yourself living out the life you desire. Let your imagination run wild and imagine if…





  • All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginnings in an idea. (Napoleon Hill)
  • An idea is an impulse of thought that impels action, by an appeal to the imagination. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Any revolutionary who underestimates the material power of ideas is certain to fail. In our period of history it has proved stronger than the power of material poverty. (Wilhelm Reich)
  • Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. (Oscar Wilde)
  • As we reach successive plateaus in life, we begin to imagine ourselves reaching the next one. And that’s our imagination. It leads us on from one idea to another through every day and every year of our lives. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution. (Unknown)
  • Belief is the power of ideas to make a new world. (Terence McKenna)
  • Believe is what you are doing. If you’ve got an idea that’s really powerful, you’ve just got to ignore the people who tell you it won’t work, and hire people who embrace your vision. (Michael Dell)
  • By a full and powerful imagination anything can be brought into concert form. (Claude M. Bristol)
  • Capture, when you find a good idea capture it, don’t trust your memory, write it down, record it. (Jim Rohn)
  • Don’t you have much more faith in ideas that you discover for yourself than in ideas that are handed to you on a silver platter. (Dale Carnegie)
  • Every achievement in this world was first projected as a creative idea. First the idea, then faith in it, then the means of implementing the idea. That is the way success proceeds. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • Every time one man puts an idea across, he find ten men who thought of it before he did-but they only thought of it. There has never been a monopoly when it comes to getting good ideas, but the number of people who will take the raw material of a good idea and from it fashion reality in the world is small, indeed. (Earl Nightingale)
  • First comes thought; then organization of that thoughts, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Get your ideas on paper and study them. Don’t let them go to waste. (Les Brown)
  • Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • Here’s what’s exciting about sharing ideas with others: if you share a new idea with ten people, they get to hear it once and you get to hear it ten times. (Jim Rohn)
  • How to turn nothing into something. First imagine the possibility’s; imagination is the first step in the miracle of possibilities. Reality first starts with imagination, the next step is to imagine some of the possibilities are possible for you, we call this faith. The third step is to deposit your imagination and faith into high activity, disciplined activity, skillful disciplines. Activity finishes the miracle process of turning nothing into something. (Jim Rohn)
  • I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. (Pablo Picasso)
  • Ideas are cheap; it’s their execution that makes you rich. (Felix Dennis)
  • Ideas are free, yet they’re the most valuable commodities known to man. And great ideas enable the mind that conceives them. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Ideas are intangible forces, but they have more power than the physical brains that give birth to them. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Ideas are not reserved for those that hope, they’re not reserved for those that complain. Good ideas are reserved for those that search. (Jim Rohn)
  • Ideas are worthless unless we act on them. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Ideas can be life changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. (Jim Rohn)
  • Ideas come from space. This may seem astonishing and impossible to believe, but it is true. Ideas come from out of space. (Thomas Edison)
  • Ideas don’t come out fully formed. They only become clear as you work on them. You just have to get started. (Mark Zuckerberg)
  • Ideas with much less merit have been the seedlings from which great fortunes have grown. (Napoleon Hill)
  • If we live out of our memory, we’re tied to the past and to that which is finite. When we live out of our imagination we’re tied to that which is infinite. (Steven R. Covey)
  • If you have a single powerful purpose, you will have the courage to act on your ideas. (Robert Collier)
  • If you need violence to enforce your ideas, your ideas are worthless. (Unknown)
  • Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. (Simone Weil)
  • Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. ( Somerset Maugham)
  • Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. ( Frank Baum)
  • Imagination is everything, it is the preview of life’s coming attractions. (Albert Einstein)
  • Imagination is intelligence having fun. (Unknown)
  • Imagination rules the world. (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  • Imagination unleashed provides us a sense of certainty and vision that goes far beyond the limitations of the past. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. (Carl Sagan)
  • Imagination, like anything else, needs fuel for production. You can’t have something from nothing. (Earl Nightingale)
  • It has been said many times that ideas are a dime a dozen, but remember that the idea you have and don’t use are no more effective than the ideas you have never had and can’t use. (Jack Collis)
  • It is a fact well known to people who have keen imaginations that their best ideas come through so-called hunches. (Napoleon Hill)
  • It is believed that the most fortunate people on earth are those who have found an idea that’s bigger than they are, that fills their lives with constant interest, challenge and struggle. (Earl Nightingale)
  • It is virtually impossible to keep exposing your mind to great ideas without having those ideas expressed in your physical world. Moreover, it is probably only one idea you need to make the difference in your life. (Bob Proctor)
  • It’s a good idea, as we use our imagination, to always strive for simplicity, to avoid the complicated. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Labor gives birth to ideas. (Jim Rohn)
  • Life is too short to be little. You must enlarge your imagination of yourself and act on it. (David Schwartz)
  • Live out of your imagination, not your history. (Stephen R. Covey)
  • Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. (Albert Einstein)
  • Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
  • Many people note that their most valuable ideas and their most loving acts are born in moments of stillness. (James Allen)
  • New ideas, like seedlings, must be well watered if they are to survive. (P.K. Shaw)
  • No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. (Robin Williams)
  • Nothing in this world is so powerful as an idea whose time has come. (Victor Hugo)
  • Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That’s called doing your homework. (Jim Rohn)
  • One sound idea is all that one needs to achieve success. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art, as of life. (Joseph Conrad)
  • Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. (Albert Einstein)
  • Remain confident that through continued reliance on your imagination, your assumptions are materializing into reality. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Success is the prize for those who stand true to their ideas. (Josh S. Hinds)
  • The breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. (Napoleon Hill)
  • The imagination is man’s power over nature. (Wallace Stevens)
  • The man who has no imagination has no wings. (Muhammad Ali)
  • The next revolution is going to be a revolution of ideas. (Bill Hicks)
  • The only limit to what you can have in your life is the size of your imagination and the level of your commitment to making it real. (Anthony Robbins)
  • The power of imagination is incredible. Often we see athletes achieving unbelievable results and wonder how they did it. One of the tools they use is visualization or mental imagery they made the choice to create their destinies and visualized their achievements before they ultimately succeeded. (George Kohlrieser)
  • The power of imagination makes us infinite. (John Muir)
  • The profit of great ideas comes when you turn them into reality. (Tom Hopkins)
  • The world stands in need of men who will use their imaginations. (Napoleon Hill)
  • There is nothing in this world of less value than an idea about which nothing is done. (Earl Nightingale)
  • There is plenty of time to argue with new ideas later. The key is to take careful notes first and debate second. (Jim Rohn)
  • Turn the great energy of your thinking toward plenty ideas, and you will have plenty. (Charles Fillmore)
  • We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it. (Donald Curtis)
  • When 99% of people doubt your idea, you’re either gravely wrong or about to make history. (Scott Belsky)
  • When a new idea comes our way, we must put it on our mental scales and weigh it carefully before deciding its value. (Jim Rohn)
  • You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. (Mark Twain)
  • You don’t get paid for having ideas you get paid for making them happen. (Unknown)
  • You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist. (Azar Nafisi)
  • Your future will become limited only by your imagination. (Brian Tracy)


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