Stretch your imagination

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Since it doesn’t cost a dime to dream, you’ll never short-change yourself when you stretch your imagination.–Robert Shuller

Do you know what you want in life? In all seriousness, can you write out what you would love to have in your life and what you would love to do? Perhaps you’re already doing it. Perhaps you think you can’t have everything you want due to circumstances. Perhaps you don’t know. Some people don’t even bother with asking themselves what they want because they shut themselves down before there’s even a chance of imagination creating a spark. We’ve all heard it before – “Keep your feet on the ground, get your head out of the clouds.”

We all have these “mental faculties” according to Napoleon Hill. One of these mental faculties is your imagination. We were each gifted with an imagination. I remember as a young child, i was told to not use my imagination quite so much, and that i must use logic and reason to achieve what i want. Guess what… That’s to an extent wrong! Here’s why

Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
Albert Einstein

I recall telling myself then the quote of Zig Ziglar that i don’t have to be great to start and It’s never to late to start.[paraphrased] At least, this motivates Same for you. You are neither too young or old to set another goal nor to dream a new dream. (I mean it).

If you’ve still not identified your goal, don’t worry you are not late. Think about this
Sir Isaac Newton, was born in 1642. Right? But wait when was his theory of gravity published? It’s around 1680’s.

This idea came to him, when he sat under an apple tree, and an apple fell down and he thought of why it fell downward instead. Now here’s the drill, the idea popped after 30yrs. Why didn’t it come since? Haven’t he been seeing apple fall off trees? No matter where you at, don’t beat yourself up because you [think] you aren’t living the life yet. Stretch your imagination and think differently.

Have you realized what your mind can do? Okay Let’s do it. We’ll use school setting as an epitome. During exams how is it possible to memorize and understand a chapter within few hours and in normal days the same chapter takes more time?
It just shows that our mind has the potential to do the unthinkable and the unimaginable but we never operate it in the way it should be. I thought about it, If our focus could be so strong during exam or test period, why not in other days of our life?

I realized that one of the factors that limits us from stretching our imagination is just simply because we feel we’ve been defeated.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something
we can avoid only by saying
nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. – Denis Waitley

Failure is of the mind. Some of the successful people did fail in something once in their life, but before they succeed, they had to stretch their imagination off the failure zone to the winning zone.

Take Oprah Winfrey for example, she was publicly fired from her first television job as an anchor in Baltimore
for getting “too emotionally invested in her stories.”
But Winfrey rebounded and became the undisputed queen of television talk shows before amassing a media empire. She is worth a cool $3
billion, according to Forbes. {2015}

Life is not about how many times you failed, It’s about when you succeeded. Always remember, a creative man is
motivated not by the desire to beat others but by the desire to achieve success.

Some people sure do have goals, but they think it’s impossible to achieve it. There is nothing which can’t be achieved.

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20 years ago, no one one had thought that there would be a time when people will operate machines, through gestures. Or did you think it could happen? But today it is. Have you ever thought of the sixth sense technology which brought a
revolution in technology? Oh no you didn’t. It’s revolutionizing the tech world. Here’s The video

you might not have thought about it but someone
made it possible. Simply because he stretched his imagination.

Now it’s your turn. Have a note in your mind that you can think of only the facts that are possible.

Let’s play a mind game. You might be having a shirt, say your favorite shirt, but do you remember how many buttons it has?…. I guess not.
You never noticed because you didn’t want to notice that.

It’s really easy to climb up on stairs once you find the
first step of a staircase. What’s that first step? You. So, start with yourself.

Want to be creative? Stretch your imagination.

Think Positive, Think Different.

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