Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere
Perfectly said by Albert Einstein, achievers are born out of imagination. In the world of today, the more you think creatively the more you stand out of the crowd.
Albert Einstein also said “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
If we must achieve the extraordinary, we must consciously engage our imagination. Often times our imagination is limited due to unrecognised potentials. According to Wikipedia, potential generally refers to a currently unrealized ability.
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII
To grow in any endeavor two important words come to mind; imagination and potential. The first can stand alone, but certain adding the later to it gives it more potency. Your ability to imagine your potential will determine your growth in life. Potentials are the innate attributes which differ from person to person. Often times people are busy looking at others for direction in life rather than engage their imagination by unravelling their potentials.
Imagining your potential can be a cumbersome task, however it will enhance your growth in all aspects of life. You need to do a mental accruement about your potential. Below are a few questions to ask yourself, then you can engage your imagination to grow.
When do you find yourself most joyful and excited?
If you could never fail, what would you choose to do?
What are the principles that you hold most dear?
What is the one thing that makes you special and unique?
Do you appreciate your unique abilities? If not, what is the reason? How can you change it?
If money was not a constraint, what would you be doing with your time?
What do you do for a living?
If someone made a movie out of your life, what will it be like?
Ask your self more questions to know more about your potential.
Take down the assessment on a paper and carefully imagine all your potential. Be aware of how you’re feeling and put yourself FIRST!
One thing is certain, you CAN imagine your potential and grow.
Imagine your potential!
T. Denise Manning is the president and owner of Imagine Potential Life Strategies Coaching Firm