I saw this sign the other day and it made me smile and think that I should share it with my community given that I had recently suggested that people set their imagination free. So what is imagination and how can we harness it to improve our lives?
Merriam-Webster defines imagination as such:
Definition of imagination
1: the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality
2a: creative ability
b: ability to confront and deal with a problem : RESOURCEFULNESSuse your imagination and get us out of here
c: the thinking or active mind : INTERESTstories that fired the imagination
Imagination is something never before perceived in reality. Being imaginative implies an ability to deal with the unknown as well as an ability to deal with and embrace change. Thinking of imagination in this way can be daunting. However, imagination also can help us develop a healthy discontent with our circumstances as they are. Imagination can prod us out of ruts, push us out of bad habits and into good ones. Imagination can instill a desire for accomplishment — for attainment of our biggest dreams.
In my last post I invited you to set your imagination free. Setting goals requires invoking your powerful imagination and guiding it with disciplined methods to attain those goals that will give you fulfillment.
So, revisit the prompters in my last post and see where your imagination takes you. Future posts will help you distill your list of “I want, I wish…” into concrete goals but engaging your imagination is the first step.