By Remez Sasson
Did you know that you can use your imagination constructively in your day-to-day-life? Actually, you are already using it.
When you plan your day, you are actually using your imagination, visualizing yourself how you are going to do each task.
When you point the way to someone, you see the route in your imagination.
When you prepare a meal, you plan it first in your imagination.
It is quite possible that you are not aware that you are using your imagination in this way, but it is something you do every day, many times a day.
Imagination is usually associated with daydreaming, and with being impractical. However, this is completely wrong. The truth is that it is a most useful tool in all walks of life. It is useful not just for artistic pursuits, but also for the achievement of every goal. It is an essential skill for achieving any kind of success.
You cannot achieve a thing, unless you know what it is you want, and what you are going to do, and this of course, requires imagination.
1) You can use your imagination constructively in a conscious way. You can imagine in your mind every act, before you do it. In this way, you anticipate every twist and problem that might pop up, and use your imagination creatively, to find a solution.
2) You can use it for training yourself to do a certain task, because you can make mental rehearsals, which are no less useful than actual rehearsals.
3) You can make yourself ready; you can teach yourself to act in a certain way in real life, and you can develop new habits, but acting in your mind, as you would like to act in real life. This affects your subconscious mind, and therefore, your behavior, thinking, actions, and reactions.
4) You can also use your imagination in this way for performing better at sports, for learning new skills, and for improving relationships.
5) You can also use this power, and it is a power, for self-improvement, and for enhancing your motivation.
Some people can see clear mental images, and others see only hazy ones. Some use words, instead of mental images, but all these, are various forms of using the imagination.
By the way, did I say that you can develop this skill? You can teach yourself to visualize clear mental images. Here is a sample exercise:
Take any small object, such as a key, a pen or a fruit. Look at it for about a minute, and then close your eyes, and try to visualize it. Repeat this exercise every day, and in time, your ability to visualize more clearly would improve.
If you find this subject intriguing, and would like to know more, here are a few more articles about this subject:
The Power of Imagination
The Power of Your Inner Vision
Creative Visualization & Daily Tasks
I would also recommend my book, Visualize and Achieve, for deeper understanding, and for guidance and advice for learning to use this power constructively in your everyday life, and for achieving your dreams and goals.