Adversity And Creative Vision

Over Coming Adversity is a very important talent, or desired ability most would love to have but it comes with a certain amount of work but if the work is done with a positive attitude towards the common goal the rewards are amazing.

This one rule comes under the concept of transmutation because it really does help to transmute all your past failures or mistakes into assets.  The only way you can convert these failures or mistakes or misgiving into assets is through a positive mental attitude.  Thomas Edison failed so many times but each time he didn’t look at them as failure but success in that what he was trying to create he learned through failures it would not work that way.  So in essence it really is about your particular insight or perspective on any given situation.

 It’s so sad that people often need to be stricken down with failure and defeat before they learn their mind is capable of mastering all their dreams. I have read in so many place that with every adversary brings with it a seed of an equivalent benefit, but here is the sad part…most will never ever see this equivalent benefit because they don’t have within their grasp that positive mental attitude or they are not coming from the perspective that I mentioned before Thomas Edison had.  It’s only through having a positive attitude for success that we open up our mind to explore other avenues and actually see in our minds-eye the solution to our problem or adversary.

Remember nothing is ever called a complete failure until you have accepted the failure within your mind…and then its only a failure within your mind…someone you know knows the answers your searching for.


Napoleon Hill talked about creating or cultivating a creative vision or imagination.  So I will use some of his thoughts to further explain my concept from what I’ve read and practiced.

This one thing is by far probably the most important thing when it comes to building our plans, goals, chief-aims or even our overall purpose in life.  It comes from our ability to tap into our imagination.  Our imagination is the one place that is consider the workshop or our minds.  This is the place where we create those plans for the attainment of some goal and we can then turn it over to our brain and the ideas for it’s accomplishment comes from our soul or our connection with the infinite intelligence.

There are two known kinds of imagination…

  • Synthetic – which is compiled of organizing, and then combining together ideas, concepts and facts we know by arranging them in a new combination
  • Creative – this one operates a bit differently through the 6th sense or through our infinite intelligence as some may say.  It’s based in the subconscious mind and serves as our exclusive connection to ideas and facts we know nothing about but are revealed.

Almost every invention known to man has been brought about through the use of the synthetic imagination.  It is the one most people use by taking  concepts, facts or ideas they know and then rearranging them in such a way to give us new combinations that…work.

However, when an invention or concept is brought forward but it’s completely new…it has never existed before like in the event of the telephone, airplanes or our common cars…those are quite different for they were brought into the imagination through the facility of a creative imagination…

Here are some suggestion hopefully to cause you to think about things differently…would you agree with them….?

  • Do you believe all the great ideas have been used up…?
  • Would you agree that there simply are no more opportunities to become rich…?

Let me ask you this…do you think if you could come up with some idea that gave to all married people how they could adopt the concept of a mastermind principal n their homes to use for themselves and their children you benefit millions of people in the world.

What other ideas do you have about your work place…your home…the things around in your life…want to stimulate your creative imagination think back to when you were a child and you played make believe…make believe about some of the things in your life…start looking at things in a different way…how could you redesign a salt and pepper shaker…?

Personal Initiative

This is the dynamo that turns imagination into action and transforms one’s goals or definite purpose into its physical or financial reality.  There are two kinds of men who never amount to much; one, those who cannot do as they are told, and two, those who can do nothing else.  It’s a well known fact that those who are successful when evaluated it’s discovered they move under their own personal initiative and never from a place where they are being told what to do, when to do it or more importantly how to get it done.

You see personal initiative is not about you physically doing what needs to be done, or knowing exactly how it needs to be done, or even knowing how to get it done.  You see it’s really about knowing your own personal strengths and weaknesses.  When finding a weakness they tend to find someone somewhere maybe a friend, a family member or just someone they were talking with who has that weakness as their strength and then, they talk with them about the ins and outs of what is going on with their particular weakness and through communication they employ their help to get what it was they needed done….done.

The following are some useful tips you can begin to employ to help you get yourself in alignment with find your personal initiative…

  • A person who has personal initiative is someone who set goals and as the motivation to attain those goals.
  • They have a master mind alliance to assist them in achieving those goals to their attainment.
  • Has the necessary persistence and will to win to carry them along with times are stressful.
  • Makes decision promptly when all the facts have been presented to them and changes them slowly if at all.
  • Follows the habit of doing more than they are paid for…going that extra mile and does this in a pleasing positive mental attitude.
  • They accept full responsibility for everything they undertake and do not pass the buck when things go wrong.
  • They can take friendly criticism without resentment because they have learned to profit by it.
  • They know the 9 basic motives are which inspire all human endeavors and does not ask for anyone to do anything for them without giving them an adequate motive for doing whatever was asked of them.
  • Never give an opinion on anything unless they been able to think the subject through completely and thoroughly, and is able to state how they came to their opinion.
  • They follow the habit of listen much and talking only when they have something to say that may benefit him or others.
  • They have a well develops sense of observation of small details and knows his job from the smallest detail to the largest.
  • They never tells anyone to do anything without first having done it before and second telling them why it needs to be done and the best way in which to do it.
  • Has the habit of concentrating their full attention on one thing at a time.
  • Their mental attitude is positive at all times.
  • If you asked them a direct question they will give you a direct answer even if they have to tell you they do not know the right answer.
  • Never procrastinates…always doing what needs to be done whenever it needs to be done through the following….
  1. Master mind
  2. Definite purpose
  3. Go the extra mile
  4. Applied faith
  5. Pleasing personality
  6. Self-discipline
  7. Positive mental attitude
  8. Enthusiasm

Following these tips will help you beyond your imagination because they are tips the successful people use on a daily basis…hope this helps you to get your personal initiative on the right track.