Do you use your imagination to achieve your dreams and desires?
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go!” – T. S. Eliot
There are three types of goal to aim for and the first two types are usually the one’s that you fail to achieve, but sadly they are the ones that most people adopt!
There are the goals that we know we can have; maybe it’s a new TV? How come we know that we can have a new TV? It’s because we already have a TV. It’s easy to believe we can have a replacement to anything we own. We’ve done it before, so we can do it again!
Then, there are the goals we think we can have, like losing weight! Other people have lost weight, we’ve seen their stories; so if we consider the problem and think about it, we should be able find or work out a strategy for losing weight!
The problem with the “know” and the “think” type goals is that both of them lack inspiration. Without inspiration our goals lose their desirability and very early on in our pursuit of these goals we give up, with our attempts to have them.
If you want a goal that you see as a pure fantasy, you will have to use your imagination to go get it and you will find that this will be a most inspiring journey. The inspiration will carry you through till you have the goal! However, most people don’t even consider this type of goal, and why is that?
As children we believed that anything was possible, our parents encouraged us to use our imagination, as it often served them to get us out from under their feet. But when we got to school we were told by our teachers to stop looking out of the window and to concentrate on the lesson being taught and if we didn’t we would be punished for not paying attention.
In this and other ways, our teachers stopped us from using our imagination and conditioned us to think about what they wanted us to think about, very much like the media attempts to do that to us in our adult life.
Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile, Edmund Hillary climbed Everest, Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine! Everyone said these things were impossible … but they weren’t! I suggest that you should, like Bannister, Hillary and the Wright brothers, escape your conditioning, and instead imagine and fantasize that your goals can become your reality!
So what is it that you want? What is your fantasy? I suggest whatever it is, however unrealistic, you should pursue it with all your might! You may want to consider having a Life Coach at your side throughout the journey to keep you on track, to believe in you, to share the tools and strategies that will help and encourage you and prevent you from feeling like giving up.
Napoleon Hill the author of “Think and Grow Rich” said “The imagination is the most marvellous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known!” I suggest you use yours!