Until the world closed in on us and restricted our inherent freedom, imagination and creativity were active ingredients in each one of us. Whatever happened to our open, unfettered imagination; our capacity and eagerness to dream dreams, to exercise visions of greatness and to accomplish feats with complete abandon and against all odds?
Imagination provides us with a lifelong journey.
Unfortunately, in our growing up process, modern day computer dependency and high tech advancements have tended to school creativity and imagination out of us. We have been compelled to conform to the parameters and restrictions the world has imposed upon us.
To be free of these limitations we must get back to basics and learn to exercise our natural capacity to invoke creative thinking. “Creative thinking” is defined by Webster as, “the ability to be productive through imaginative skills.”
To develop these “imaginative skills,” we must leave the world of limits and restrictive parameters, reject traditional “common sense” and deliberately break the bonds of accepted thinking. We must embark on what will be the most exciting adventure imaginable and explore new areas of discovery.
In this adventure, we will be completely alone. We will step out into new territories where there are no road maps, charts or blueprints to follow. There is nothing ahead of us but the excitement of discovering new horizons of unlimited achievement and invoking the kind of creativity that existed (and worked!) long before time and technology distorted its simplicity and relevance.
“Imagination,” according to Webster, is, “the act or power of forming mental images of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived.” All the criteria for creativity are embodied in this one word: IMAGINATION! What cannot be imagined?!
The range and flexibility of your imagination is virtually without limit. It is free of all limitations and restrictions. There is only one rule that pertains to your imagination and that rule is:
· There are no rules.
Your imagination is limited only by your imagination. In your imagination you are the absolute reigning monarch. You have absolute control over the images of your imagination. Here in your imagination you can fry ice and dribble footballs with absolute control and balance. Imaginative concepts do not control you; you control them. They are forever ready and willing to obey your every command and instruction and do so instantaneously without offering any resistance.
They initiate no action of their own but allow you to entertain the abstract or bizarre without passing judgments or criticisms. Because like begets like, we must be alert to entertain only those mental images that are positive and productive. Negative concepts will produce negative results.
Open your thought to be responsive to the new ideas and concepts as you exercise your “power of forming mental images (ideas) of things not present to the senses…” Miracles take place in your imagination.
No wonder Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge!”
With the power of your imagination, you are truly on the cutting edge of real progress and the controller of destinies.
Little wonder that Napoleon said, “Imagination rules the world.”
Creative thinking, “the ability to be productive through imaginative skills,” is pivotal to the productivity and success of any endeavor. Particularly when you realize that Webster defines “productive” as “the establishment of results, benefits and profits.”
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