October 4, 2013 11 Comments
I was touched by the comments on yesterday’s post. I love that so many different things can awaken us from mediocracy. Today, though, I’d like to talk about our imaginations. Whether you operate from the left or right side of the brain, you’ve got one.
You put it to use when you proposed to your wife. You employed your imagination when you discovered a new way to tell your kids you love them. You open it up for influence whenever you read a book or watch a movie.
It took imagination to build this country, to invent the light bulb, to land on the moon.
The imagination, I think, is one of the most powerful things, short of prayer, that we as humans posses. And sadly, not many of us put it to good use.
Make no mistake, it takes work to build and strengthen your imagination. I know this firsthand as I’m currently revising my book The Man in the Box. Those of you who’ve read it so far praised it as being Narnia-like and highly imaginative.
Dr. Iffi commented on yesterday’s post that people who find success move her. Well, I found success in getting my book published after several years of pitching it. But now the next step is to make it even better than it is now – by adding more action, more creatures, more heart, more laughs, more tears – and propel it to bestseller status. (But that’s for a later post – in the meantime, like my book on Facebook for updates on the second edition.)
But how does one outdo oneself? How does one dig deeper into one’s mind and heart and unleash the full potential of one’s imagination?
Work, is my guess. Work and perseverance. And determination.
What do you want to see that yet to exists? Is it that book that’s been hiding inside you? Is it a safer community in which you live? Maybe good behavior in your children, or a computer app that you think could be a good idea.
All these things take work, perseverance, and determination to bring to fruition. And a whole lot of imagination.
Share with us where you think your imagination would be put to good use. What will it take to accomplish your goal?