When I was in 3rd grade I sat by the window for part of the year. I loved sitting by the window, staring out into the playground, thinking about what I would do come recess, dreaming some other dreams. The teacher, who happened to be one of my favorites, wrote on my report card that I daydreamed out the window. It wasn’t long before she moved me to the other side of the room. It felt so dark there.
Daydreaming is really being creative. This is where we create our fantasies and fantasy is the first stage in creation. Everything was once just an idea in someone’s imagination, from the simplest table to the most complex computer. It all starts in the imagination.
Imagination is a powerful mental tool available to all of us. Some of us may have more developed imaginations than others, but we all have one. We are naturally creative beings. We can create the life we want; we can create objects or create ideas. With our thinking minds, we can literally create anything.
Using our imagination, our creative mind, we can see our self doing, being or having whatever we can dream. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” We don’t get ideas to do something that we aren’t able to do.
When you have an idea that you love, ask yourself, “Am I willing?” and “Am I able?” to do this. Everyone is able to do something. There are great examples of people who appear handicapped that show the world they have no limitations. People may think they are not able when really it is that they are not willing. You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to make that dream a reality. That may mean learning a new skill, finding financing, or getting help. Until you can answer yes to both these questions, your dream will just stay a fantasy and will not be realized in your life and in your world.
We never want to stop someone from using their imagination or from being creative. So many gadgets these days, already inhibit the use of imagination. It is a precious resource that should be developed and encouraged to use.
Your imagination is the key to your achieving great things in your life. Don’t ever stop dreaming or daydreaming. Often, we’ve been so wrapped up in our busy lives that our dreams are put on the back burner and we quit dreaming. Just imagine what your life could look like if you went back to daydreaming. What is YOUR dream?