Imagination is mostly associated with daydreaming, wishing and illusion. Most people would not associate it with success, achievement and practical people. They most likely consider it as impractical.
This is completely wrong. Imagination is one of the most important keys to success. Every ambition, goal and plan starts in the mind, in the imagination, and only later, turns into reality.
Imagination is much more than daydreaming.
Imagination is the ability to create mental images and scenes of events that happened in the past and of imaginary future situations and events that you wish to experience.
Imagination is not limited only to seeing pictures in the mind. It is possible to imagine physical sensations, smells, tastes, sounds, music and people talking. It is also possible to imagine feelings.
In your imagination, you can create different situations and different circumstances.
In your imagination, you can live a wonderful life.
You can just daydream, which would give you a great feeling, and you can take some extra steps and turn your imagination into reality.
Imagination is the key to success. Every plan and goal begins as a vision in the mind. The first step is to build a mental image of what you want to do or to achieve. It is like building a blueprint or drawing a map.
- When you plan a vacation, you use your imagination. You see yourself in your mind’s eyes in the places where you want to travel.
- When you wish to bake a cake, you see the cake in your imagination and aim at baking it in accordance with the image in your mind.
- Athletes use their imagination to improve their performance. They visualize themselves running, jumping or throwing the ball in the right and best way.
- Artists, actors, painters and writers use their imagination to produce their works of art.
- You use your imagination when you intend to refurbish your home, plant a garden, and when you plan a party.
- Successful people visualize their goal before achieving it.
Your imagination is responsible, largely, for your current life circumstances, and it also affects your future, because what you are imagining now in your mind will be what you would experience tomorrow and in the future.
Imagination Is the Key to Success
Imagination is the rehearsal room, where you rehearse in your mind what you want to do or accomplish. It is a way to eliminate mistakes and errors and save time when you actually proceed with your action.
Imagination has much to do with reality. It shapes the way we see our reality, and therefore, affects our expectations and hopes, our actions and behavior. This means that you need to be careful to imagine only what you really want, not what you do not want.
Imagination is the key to success, since everything you create, build or achieve begins in the imagination.
When you imagine a certain object, situation or goal, day after day, the mental image you build will gain power and would be in your mind most of time, even when you are not aware of it. This will drive you to search for information about the goal, make you aware of opportunities concerning it, and become motivated to accomplish what you are imagining.
Imagination and the Law of Attraction
Imagination is the main tool for using the law of attraction.
You build an image of your goal in your mind, and you focus on this image often. This builds the blueprint of your goal in the mind.
This blueprint becomes engraved on your subconscious mind, which in turn, strengthens your motivation and ambition and helps you to recognize opportunities related to your goal.
Repeating the mental image of your goal sets the law of attraction into action and attracts what you desire into your life.
If you wish to make the law of attraction work for you, you will need to learn a few mental laws and know how to use your imagination effectively. This is known as creative visualization, which means that you use your imagination and visualization to create success.
This method can be used for big goals and for simple, everyday goals, such as finding tickets for a show, a parking space, or get more clients for your business.
The main tool is your imagination. You can get results, even if you cannot imagine clearly.
Improving Your Imagination
Imagination is a skill that you can improve by training, like any other skill. Here are two exercises to help you improve it.
Exercise Number 1
Sit comfortably on a chair, in a place where you will not be disturbed.
Hold in your hand a fruit, such as an apple, orange or any other fruit. Look at it attentively from all sides for about a minute, smell it, and feel its texture.
After about one minute, close your eyes, and for a minute or two, try to visualize the fruit. Try to imagine its shape and color, its smell and its texture, as if you are still looking at it.
If the image of the fruit becomes blurred and you cannot visualize clearly, open your eyes and look at the fruit for a few seconds, and then close your eyes and continue visualizing the fruit.
Repeat this exercise a few times every day. If you wish, you may use different fruits each day.
Exercise Number 2
As in the previous exercise, sit comfortably on a chair, in a place where you will not be disturbed.
Close your eyes and see in your imagination an enjoyable vacation you had in the past. You may also visualize a place you like visiting, or a party you enjoyed attending. This could be anything you enjoyed doing.
Make the scene as real as you can, and try to hear the people and the sounds, visualize the surroundings, and feel the joy you had.
Do this for 2-3 minutes, several times a day.
If you wish, you may visualize different places or scenes every day.
Using the Imagination to Achieve Goals
Your imagination can change your life when you used it in the right way. Imagination is not just daydreaming and waiting things to change without any effort on your part. There must be strong desire, focus, persistence, and the willingness to take action.
As said earlier, your imagination builds the blueprint of your desire in the mental world, but you need to persevere with imagining your goal as already achieved. You need persistence, an open mind to recognize opportunities, and you need to use the opportunities.
What you often imagine in your mind becomes engraved on the subconscious mind, and then the subconscious mind works on your behalf to make your wishes come true.
You can take advantage of this process, and create positive changes in your life. To do so, you need to learn how to use the technique of creative visualization
Creative visualization and the law of attraction can change your life when you use them correctly. You can learn how they work, and how to use them to create success and make the changes you want in your life. This has been explained clearly in the book Visualize and Achieve Your Dreams.
This book is a complete course on creative visualization, with clear and easy to follow instructions and advice.
The book includes examples and guiding stories that clearly explain how to use visualization and imagination to change your reality and achieve your dreams and goals.