Remember as a kid, you were something different everyday. Today you might be a superhero fighting evil, tomorrow you would play doctor. Your mind was free, your imagination roamed unfettered. Then one day someone told you to stop dreaming, to get your head out the clouds, to get back down to reality, settle for what you have. Slowly, you forgot how to dream, how to imagine.
We can’t all necessarily spend all day dreaming and playing pretend but I think imagination is one of the more overlooked aspects of getting to success. We are so used to having our reality dictated to us by our peers, our environment, the media, we forget we have the power to override reality and transform it.
Everything starts in the mind, as a thought, and that thought grows and plans are formed, action is taken and things happen. But it all starts in the mind. If you can’t imagine something different, you wont have something different. If you want to change your life, you must change your thinking. Imagine the change you want, visualize it.
It is not enough to just imagine it. Everyone can fantasize; turning those dreams into reality is a whole different story. But imagination is the first step. If you can’t see it in your mind’s eye, you won’t see it with your real eyes. You must believe that you can attain your dream, even if it takes a long time you have to keep the faith. You have to feel it before you live it.
Fire up your imagination, indulge your dreams, feel its energy, let it inspire you, fuel you and carry you into a new reality.