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This review is from: The Instant Millionaire: A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth (Paperback)
The book read fast, and it is a metaphor that can apply to any person seeking wealth. It points to the simple truth - that wealth begins by accessing the resources within and by using one's imagination.
Just like some of the reviewers of this book, the protagonist of the story is originally convinced that there is nothing much to be said or had from the power of one's imagination. He is then led through personal experiences which points to the contrary (it's what in hypnosis, we'd call a "suggestibility test").
The protagonist also learns that to move forward toward the achievement of his dreams he has to dare and to take action. It's true - world belongs to those who dare to dream and then dare to take action.
It is also true that there are numerous other books written on the same topic using more or less similar metaphors and that from that perspective the book may not be original. But then, this also reminds me of some stories told by Tony Robbins and many others about people complaining that the one instructing them is saying the same thing over and over and over again, wondering if the instructor has become senile and doesn't remember he has said the same thing before, many, many times -
to which the instructor replies - "yes, and I'll keep on repeating it until you actually put that information to use".
One doesn't learn from reading the books, no matter how informative books may be. One learns by using the information. He ownes it only once he has lived through it in his own experience.
The truth is simple, but some people get so very disappointed to hear the simple things over and over again. They think that in order for something to work, it has to be complicated, so that they have something to do with all their time, spending a life-time getting to something that was so simple and straightforward in the first place - looking for revelations everywere else except where they should go looking in the first place. All the wealth, financial or wealth of any other kind, whatever a human being may seek, begins right within one's mind.
The essential truth about creating wealth will never be anything else than what is portrayed in this book and if metaphors are created and more books are written, the only thing that will change are the protagonists and fillers that make the story interesting.
If everyone already KNEW these truths, they wouldn't experience any lack, and until such time, books like these are valuable, because one of them may just do the trick and motivate the individuals suffering from lack to actually use the information.