Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I is for Imagination

Everything that has ever been created was imagined first.

Think about that. Everything starts out as a thought, an imagining, if you will. Someone at some point looked at a situation or problem and thought about a way to make it better or solve the problem. Then they imagined the solution and from that imagining, it became a reality.

Imagination is Powerful (yup, capital P powerful). Imagining the things we want helps us solidify the steps we need to take to make them reality. There's the rub. It can't stop at imagining. The imagining has to lead us to the steps. But before we can take the steps, we need to think of what it is we want. Life doesn't just happen to us. We participate in it. So why not let your imagination run wild? Allow yourself to be immersed in your wildest fantasy. And for heaven's sake please don't put limits on your imaginings. Don't qualify it. Don't second-guess it. Don't you let me hear you utter one single "Yeah, but..." This is yours alone. No one else needs to know about it. You don't have to be embarrassed by it. Give yourself the luxury of imagining your future as perfect as you can make it.

Now you can take some concrete steps toward it. Will it turn out exactly as you imagined? Perhaps. Perhaps not. No matter. It's the journey that matters. It's the doing that will end our stasis. And as long as you're pointing in the right direction, all you have to do is keep going. The imagining will point you in the right direction.

If you feel comfortable, I would love to hear some of your imaginings about what you want.


  1. As a writer I spend all day every day imagining worlds and characters. Best job ever.

    Happy A to Z posting!

  2. Thanks for the read and the comment! Happy A to Z blogging to you as well! :)


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