Imagination and Success

imaginationImagination is one important tool that we all have.  If you have lost your imagination you should find it again.   It does not matter what field you are in, writing, science or even a secretary, if you use your imagination you could get ahead in your career or business.  Think about it a moment.  If you think of something brand new, that has not been thought of before, new breakthroughs can happen.

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

Albert Einstein is known as one of the great minds of our time.  What made the difference between him and you?  Brain power maybe, concentration definitely, but most of all he was able to imagine something completely different than what had been thought about previously.  This is important for anyone in any field.

One exercise to help you increase your imagination is to concentrate on a certain subject or an object.  Let your mind take hold.  It will transform the subject or object into something different a lot of times.  This can be difficult so if you can concentrate for about 10 minutes on the single subject and write down a few notes on a blank sheet of paper you can begin your journey to using your imagination for success.

Part of using your imagination is ending the beliefs that you cannot do something.  You are a human being and should take more credit for what you have been given.  Here is a tool you can use to help End Limiting Beliefs.

Here are a few ways you may use your imagination in your current job.  Find a way to change something that everyone seems to complain about.  If you can find a solution to a problem that people are having you have struck gold within yourself and your imagination.  A scientist may take a different approach on a theory he or she was having.  You have to learn how to go outside of your limited box.  We all seem to put some form of limit on ourselves.

As far as an exercise today I want you to try a writing exercise, even if you are not a writer.  Set a three minute limit whether it is on your phone, watch or microwave.  Then you just start writing every thought that enters you head.  You will be surprised how much comes out of your thought process.

I hope you enjoyed this post today.  Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or thoughts.

To be successful you need to…

success mark twainI know I have probably beat this to death but let us get serious for the moment.  Mark Twain stated, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”  This quote is very important when it comes to success.  It should be utilized not only in the future but right now.

Success comes by starting right now.  This is sometimes the hardest step because people always have good ideas and things that they want to do.  The problem that people have is taking the initial step.  This step will show a person the way.  As stated previously a person should take a breath, decide what they wish to do and act.

Remember that you are in charge of yourself.  If anything messes with your universe you should fix it.  There is no reason why you should not be in charge of who you are.  This does not mean go out and be a jerk to people because they do not act the way you wish.  That means that you can control yourself.  Do not let emotion rise because others are angry or upset with you.  Make a decision and stick to it.  Of course, you can stick with that decision unless someone can reason with you and you understand the reasoning of others.  A mentor or a person who is more educated in a certain area may know more about a subject than you.

Sometimes reason can override the drive that makes us want to act out of emotion.  This emotion can be our success factor or our detriment.  Which will you utilize?  Be emotional, act out but listen to the people around us.  I will leave you with this if you choose to act upon the now.  Go do something about your goal.  Make a call.  Talk to those around you to develop relationships.  Strive to get started in your endeavor.  I wish you all well and good luck.

Being a Doer

What the heck, isn’t that from a movie?  Yes, recently I was at a movie with my wife and the “success” person was talking about being a doer as opposed to a donter.  This was silly but it does hold some truth.  It is so important to become a person who is willing to act as I have discussed previously.

Something that some people do is say that they wish or if only this or that happened then a reaction could happen.  The person is right.  It could happen.  Whatever that it is could happen if only something else happened.  Instead of that let us change our thought process.  First state that you can have whatever you want.

Follow these steps to learn to be the so called “Doer.”

  1. Make a plan
  2. Do one action to start the plan that day
  3. Continuous action toward that plan
  4. Get to your goal

I know this is very simplistic.  It just takes a moment in time to decide to change your life to where you want to go.  It is in that moment that you will decide how “wish” to be.  That wish can come true it is just a matter of time.

This is a shorter post so for that I apologize.  It is a very easy concept but I hope that you act on whatever it is you want in life.  Action is being what is referred to as a Doer.